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Amateur Radio Central West Group


PO Box 8542
Orange NSW 2800


In March 2012 a small group of Licenced Amateur Radio Operators and friends, in Orange NSW, decided to form a new group dedicated to promotion of and participation in radio communications and electronics in a convivial atmosphere with minimal formalities. The "Amateur Radio Central West Group"was inaugurated at a meeting convened on 15th April 2012. ARCWG is not incorporated.


Group meetings are held every two months on the first Sunday of February, April, June, August, October and December each year (unless otherwise advised) at Orange SES HQ MclachLan St Orange. Arrive 1100 onwards, business session 1200 followed by lunch then rag chew, technical talk and camaraderie.

Club Activities & Events

The Group Net on 3.653 MHz is held Wednesday nights at 0930 UTC. All stations are welcome to check in.
Our Repeater VK2RCW is now fully operational on 147.200/147.800 MHz and a net is convened each Monday and Friday evenings at o930 UTC (7.30PM local time) A UHF Repeater,on 439.300/434.300 MHz is operational and will be cross linked with VK2RCW when test mode is complete. Group activities include Field Day Events, Contests (second placing in M1 cat. 2012 RD contest), Social Outings and Fund Raising events in addition to Training Classes and Equipment.
ARCWG Treasurer Ross VK2ER operates morse practice transmission (O.B.O VK2BWI) on 3550KHz each Thursday night at 8:00PM local time. Call backs are welcome during each session.
Building Projects (e.g. Mt. Lindsay Repeater VK2RCW)
The Group has participated in RD Contests 2012, 2013 and 2013 Oceania DX Contest with moderate success.
The group has adopted a policy of meeting with other ARC's to explore matters of mutual benefit. A meeting with the Orana Region ARC at Dubbo in April 2014 was enjoyable,informative and proved the value of person to person contact. The ORANA ARC reciprocated by attending our June meeting. Friendly interaction continues between our two clubs.

Amateur Radio Central West Group Meeting Location

Training Courses And Assessment Information

Group President provides training and instruction in radio and basic electronics to a small number of school children.

WIA approved Training and Assessment Officers:

Training Course Coordinator No. LF-081: Michael Albers VK2MUT, e-mail

Course Assessor No. 2-090 Jack Albers VK2TUT

Club Contact Details

Amateur Radio Central West Group
PO Box 8542
Orange NSW 2800

Phone : 02 00000000
Email :


Lez Morrison VK2SON
Email :

Terrence MacCabe VK2MTJ
Phone : 0417 665 661
Email :

Ross Wilson VK2ER
Email :


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