The Group

Suburban Amateur Radio Club members photograph

Members of the Suburban Amateur Radio Club, forerunner of the Musick Point Radio Group, photographed on 14 December 2008.

The Musick Point Radio Group Inc (MPRG) is an association of licensed amateur (ham) radio operators with an interest in protecting and maintaining the historic Musick Memorial Radio Station as a memorial and radio communications facility.

Until April 2012, MPRG was known as the Suburban Amateur Radio Club.


  • Chairman: John McWilliams ZL1BGQ
  • Secretary: Ann Walker ZL1BFB
  • Treasurer: Barbara Shephard ZL1UFT


Any six financial members plus two elected officers present at any general meeting

Technical Advisor

  • Dennis Seymour ZL1UET

Advisory Committee

  • Rick Taylor ZL1WOT
  • Peter Scott ZL1AAM
  • Paul Chamberlain ZL1BBR

Newsletter Editor

  • Ann Walker ZL1BFB


The club would like to co-opt as many former technicians and operators to join in the challenge of restoring and working with this equipment again, even though it may have been modified for amateur use. The station and equipment could be used possibly as a demonstration area for learning the practical basics and history of radio by interested groups, which may enhance their studies back at their own training facilities.

NZART-lockup-200MPRG is Branch 86 of the New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters and operates the ZL1 QSL Bureau.

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