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Illawarra Amateur Radio Society


P.O. Box 1838
Wollongong NSW 2500


The Illawarra Amateur Radio Society is one of the oldest amateur radio clubs in Australia. The IARS celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2008.
The IARS operates an extensive repeater network covering an area from the Sydney basin down the south coast. For repeater details, please visit our web site.


* The Illawarra Amateur Radio Society meets on the second Tuesday of every month except for January, with the next meeting to be held on the 13th of February. The general meeting start-time is at 7:30pm. The Societyâs meetings are normally held at the Coniston Community Hall located in Bridge Street Coniston, however, due to repair work being done to the hall by the Council, the February and March meetings of the Illawarra Amateur Radio Society will instead be held at the North Wollongong Scout Hall. The location of the Scout Hall is on the corner of Virginia Street and Squires Way at North Wollongong, opposite Stuart Park. For more location details, check the IARS website at

The IARS meets at 7:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month (except January). The venue is Coniston Community Hall Bridge Street Coniston. For directions, please visit our web site.

Club Activities & Events

At the October 2017 meeting of the IARS we were pleased to acknowledge Rob McKnight VK2MT efforts, for the second year running, who has achieved sufficient points as a single operator phone, earning him the highest national score in the Remembrance Day Contest. Rob also achieved the highest New South Wales sore for the Remembrance Day Contest as single operator phone.
On the behalf of the Illawarra Amateur Radio Society Inc., well done Rob.

It was also noted the excellent placings of Steve Leatheam VK2BGL 2rd place and Tony Stone VK2ST 3rd place in New South Wales single operator phone, well done gentlemen.

Nice to see three amateur radio operators from the Illawarra rank so well. What will 2018 RD Contest bring?

Illawarra Amateur Radio Society Meeting Location

Training Courses And Assessment Information

The training mentor,Ted Thrift (VK2ARA) is available on request to set up support programs for any candidates.

Training And Assessment Contact

Club training course coordinator

Ted Thrift VK2ARA ( 2-068 )
Phone : (02) 4272 9521
Email :

Club Contact Details

Illawarra Amateur Radio Society
P.O. Box 1838
Wollongong NSW 2500
Phone : 0423230108
Email :


Rob Heyer VK2XIC
Phone : 0423230108
Email :

Keith Bradshaw VK2KQB
Phone : 0400511535
Email :

John Lawer VK2EJL
Phone : (02) 4228 9856
Email :


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