Amateur Radio (often called HAM radio) operators use two-way radio stations from their homes, cars, boats and outdoors to make hundreds of friends around town and around the world. They communicate with each other using voice, computers, and Morse code. Some hams bounce their signals off the upper regions of the atmosphere, so they can talk with hams on the other side of the world. Other hams use satellites. Many use hand-held radios that fit in their pockets.

The Hamilton Amateur Radio Club is based in an old transformer station on Seddon Rd, in Hamilton. They graciously allow the WaikatoLinuxUsersGroup to meet in their clubrooms.