Activities

Club Meetings and Newsletters
Next Meeting Date & Time: Saturday 14th November 2020. More details about how the meeting will be held will be published closer to the date due to ever-changing COVID-19 restrictions.

If you would like to join our ZOOM meeting but are not a member of our club, please Contact Us or email Neil VK4NF at holmzie@bigpond.com

The club holds meetings every 3 months. This is usually held at the Myall Youth and Community Network Centre in Dalby. Whilst COVID-19 restrictions are in place, we will be holding ZOOM online meetings to ensure our safety and compliance with the restrictions.

Occasionally we will meet elsewhere to accomondate remote members or honor special events. We try to have a couple of meetings in the South Burnett area to accomodate our members within that region.
Check the Home Page for the latest meeting announcement.

Past meeting minutes can be downloaded here.

The club also publishes a newsletter about 4 times a year. Past newletters can be downloaded here.

Bunya Mountains and District AmCom Inc. Nets: 80m HF Net:.
WHEN: Sunday evenings at 19:30 AEST. / 9:30 UTC.
FREQUENCY: 3.650MHz / LSB
CALLSIGN: VK4BAD (Our Club Callsign)
NET CONTROLLER: Changes Monthly, listen at the beginning for the current net controller.
All Amateurs are welcome. Please check in with your Callsign, First Name and Location when asked.

2m VHF Net:
WHEN: Wednesday evenings at 19:30 AEST.
FREQUENCY: VK4RET 2M Repeater - Bunya Mountains (146.675MHz, -600kHz offset, CTCSS 91.5)
CALLSIGN: VK4BAD (Our Club Callsign)
NET CONTROLLER: Changes Monthly, listen at the beginning for the current net controller.
All Amateurs are welcome. Please check in with your Callsign, First Name and Location when asked.

Other Local Nets: 80m HF Net:
WHEN: Saturday evenings at 19:30 AEST. / 9:30 UTC.
FREQUENCY: 3.650MHz / LSB
NET CONTROLLER: VK4ESK - Theo

2m VHF Net: New Horizons
WHEN: Tuesday evenings at 19:30 AEST.
FREQUENCY: VK4REG 2M Repeater - Bunya Mountains (146.950MHz, -600kHz offset, CTCSS 91.5)
NET CONTROLLER: VK4FNUN - Don

2m VHF Net: Scrub Turkey
WHEN: Thursday evenings at 19:30 AEST.
FREQUENCY: VK4REG 2M Repeater - Bunya Mountains (146.950MHz, -600kHz offset, CTCSS 91.5)
NET CONTROLLER: VK4EM - Merv

2m VHF Net:
WHEN: Sunday mornings at 10:00 AEST.
FREQUENCY: VK4RDD 2M Repeater - O'Roukes House (146.750MHz, -600kHz offset, no tone)
NET CONTROLLER: (Updates in progress)

Foundation License Courses and Exams Our club can host weekends for foundation license courses and exams. This entry level license is easy to obtain and provides you with the necessary skills to be an Amateur Radio operator. You can also upgrade to a Standard or Advanced license later on. For more information, please Contact Us.


Be part of our club It's simple to join our club. Just fill out a Member Application Form, or Contact Us for more information.

Lighthouse / Lightship WeekendThe club activated the new Caloundra Lighhouse for the International Lighthouse / Lightship weekend in 2014. The team was: Andy VK4TH, Kerry VK4FKDB, Sharon VK4FSRB, Reg & YL VK4AQU. More information about the International Lighthouse / Lightship weekend can be found here. Please contact Andy (VK4TH): hawat1@yahoo.com if you are interested in participating.

Annual Club Camping Event The club comes together once a year and invites all members and their families to join for a long weekend camping. We are currently looking for a suitable location and any suggestions are welcome. Everybody is welcome. We are planning many fun activies in addition to lots of camp oven food and - of course - lots of ham radio talk and activity.

Noels Nutty CampersNoel VK4NL from the Sunshine Coast ARC organizes some great inter club camping events thruout the year.

For info and bookings, please contact NOEL, VK4NL : vk4nlnoel@gmail.com or call 0413 958 216 or visit the Nutty Campers Website.

Our Club in the news The South Burnett Times recently ran an article about our club and its involvement in emergency communications. Great to create some visibility in the community.
Download a high-res version here (jpg - 1 MB)
A pdf version of the article is also available by clicking here. (pdf - 8 MB)