AREC at community events
Amateur Radio Emergency Communication (AREC) the public service arm of the New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters (NZART) formed by members who are individually licensed amateur radio operators.
Welcome to AREC New Zealand
Welcome to Amateur Radio Emergency Communication (AREC). AREC is the public service arm of the New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters (NZART) formed by members who are primarily individually licensed amateur radio operators. AREC provides skilled Volunteers enabling essential communications to support search and rescue, disaster response, and our community.
AREC’s legacy website and the technical information it contained is still available for a period of time at www.arec.site
AREC provides a range of communications services covering the provision of highly trained, experience Volunteer radio operators delivering vital messaging services for search and rescue, civil emergencies and community events.
Training & Advice
AREC delivers high quality education, training and assessment of AREC volunteers and other partner organizations. Our volunteers deliver advice and guidance utilizing their extensive technical and operational knowledge.
Infrastructure & Equipment
AREC endeavours to provide and maintain suitable radio and communications technology equipment and infrastructure to enable our volunteers to provide a highly capable and responsive emergency communication service.
AREC’s 375 fully equipped Volunteers provide communications services for civil emergencies, search and rescue and community events.
Events attended by AREC + 126 SAR events
(NZSAR, RCC, Police, LandSAR,)
Join the adventure!
Join AREC as a volunteer
You will join a group and receive training to provide essential communications to support Search & Rescue, Disaster Response, and our community.