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Caboolture Radio Club

VK4QD

169 Smiths Road
P.O. Box 1285
Caboolture Qld 4510

http://www.vk4qd.net

Introduction

The town of Caboolture is located in a semi rural area approximately 45km north of Brisbane city and 20km west of Bribie Island and Moreton bay and was first settled in 1842.

Founded in 1992 and incorporated in 1999, the Caboolture Radio Club shares approximately 5ha (12 acres) with the Caboolture Scouts on Department of Natural Resources land.

Housed in a WWII military building the club is active in providing communications for various community events and groups including The Caboolture Scouts, various sporting car clubs and rally organisations, horse endurance rides and cycling events. We also have fun during field days and various on air contests.

Our logo shows the importance of the history of the area with the Caboolture River shown in the foreground, which was used by the timber getters of the 1800's and 1900's. The timber getters floated red cedar logs from the D'Aguilar Ranges to the coast for shipping to various parts of Queensland. The area in between depicts the area the pastoralists used for growing sugar cane and cotton amongst other things.

The significance of the carpet python is the most important aspect of our logo, as the township of Caboolture derived its name from the Brisbane Aborigines, and is pronounced Kabul-tur, which means place of the carpet pythons. Although plentiful in the area, the carpet python is a harmless, non-poisonous snake, reaching a length of four metres or more.

Meetings

General meetings are held on the third Saturday of each month at 11:00 AEST at the Club rooms located at, 169 Smiths Road, Caboolture QLD 4510.

The club is open every Monday, Thursday and Saturday from 09:00 AEST for members and visitors.

Remember, you can always call in on the club repeater, VK4RCC 146.625mHz, if you need directions on how to get to the club.

We look forward to seeing you some time..

Club Activities & Events

The Caboolture Radio Club hosts two on air nets, :

*** Wednesday evenings at 19.30 AEST (09:30 UTC) on our repeater VK4RCC 146.625mHz Echolink node 314599(Echolink not in use)

*** Friday evenings at 19:30 AEST (09:30 UTC) on 3.610mHz +/- QRM

Nets generally run for 3 rounds and can last up to an hour or more depending on the turnout.

The club repeater is always monitored so please feel free to call in for a chat outside of these times. Or visit the club rooms on any Saturday morning from 09:00 AEST (23:00 UTC). Check in on the repeater if you need directions.

Caboolture Radio Club Meeting Location

Training Courses And Assessment Information

The Caboolture Radio Club will mentor and assist those that are interested in gaining an Amateur Operators Certificate of Proficiency and licence on a one to one basis.

Upcoming Courses and Assessments

Assessments are done on demand; we will work with you to provide an assessment in a timely manner suitable to you.

You do not need to become a member of the club to do an assessment

Training And Assessment Contact

Club training course coordinator

Colin McLachlan VK4COL
Phone : 0416 040 436
Email :

Club Contact Details

Caboolture Radio Club
169 Smiths Road
P.O. Box 1285
Caboolture Qld 4510
http://www.vk4qd.net
Phone : 0403 077 028
Email :

Committee

President
Gordon Tibbits VK4FO
Phone : 0403 077 028
Email :

Secretary
Ricky Chilcott, VK4LW
Phone : N/A
Email :

Treasurer
Brian Dalton VK4FBAD
Phone : N/A
Email :

 

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