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Brisbane Amateur Radio Club


P.O. Box 6106
Upper Mt.Gravatt Qld 4122


The Brisbane Amateur Radio Club was started in 1977.The club meets at the Rochedale scouts complex 21 Rochedale Road Rochedale.

Opposite the Optus dish and exchange. .Visitors are always welcome to attend our meetings and if you wish to join the club our Annual fee is $20.00.

For information regarding the club contact the President via email


Social Meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of the month,meetings start at 7.30pm.

The 4th Saturday is a radio project/working bee day or licence training for members

Our business meetings are held quarterly and are gazetted on our club page

Club Activities & Events

There are 2 club nets, one on Monday night commencing at 8pm on 28.450Mhz USB and then changing to 29.230Mhz FM.

Wednesday evenings a net is held on 439.950mhz starting at 8pm

We also conduct social morning nets on 439.950 Mhz for Monday,Wednesday and Friday starting at 8am.

We welcome all amateurs to join any of our nets, just join in and introduce yourself.

2016 BARCFEST (Saturday 4th June 2016) is our annual radio sale, where we invite other amateurs the opportunity to buy, sell, meet and talk about radio gear, and don't forget our Cafe de BARC with great food,drinks and our outdoor Barbecue with burgers, hot dogs and cold drinks

Our BARC Fest has changed back to the Mt Gravatt showgrounds located in the Upper Community Building check out our website for more details

Opens for selling at 09.30am and closes 2pm
For further advice and table bookings contact us via email on or check our website where we will post Frequently asked questions about the day

Hope to see you there

JOTA, BARC proudly assists the scouting movement to understand and enjoy Ham Radios, we enthusiastically encourage youngsters into our hobby

Brisbane Amateur Radio Club Meeting Location

Training Courses And Assessment Information

The club has currently one assessor Les Parker VK4SO and another two members undergoing training with another an Accredited Learning Facilitator

We have previously run courses for members to achieve foundation licenses and this year we will continue to assist members on a request basis

We will also undertake Standard licence training for our club members who are wishing to upgrade

Step one is understanding basic electronics and calculations necessary for the licence e.g. Ohms Law, Power, Capacitance and Induction etc. to understand how radios work, and is a hands on course
This can be done at home with several lessons emailed to members

Step two covers the rest of the WIA Standard licence syllabus

Step Three is ACMA Regulations
check our page for links and find regulation exam

Step 2 & 3 training sessions will take place on Saturday starting at noon at the Rochedale scout complex
Watch our club calendar on our website

Upcoming Courses and Assessments

See our website calendar

Training And Assessment Contact

Club training course coordinator

Currently undergoing Training
Phone : TBA
Email :

Club Contact Details

Brisbane Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 6106
Upper Mt.Gravatt Qld 4122
Phone : (07) 334116987
Email :


Les Neilson VK4FAEB
Phone : 0423452065
Email :

Peter Forbes VK4ATC
Email :

Kevin Dibble VK4ZR
Phone : (07)32732738
Email :


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