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Manly-Warringah Radio Society


PO Box 6658
Frenchs Forest BH NSW 2086


The Society is a group of people interested in Amateur Radio as a hobby, in both a technical sense and as a means of Radio Communication.

As a volunteer group, we can work with accredited emergency service organisations, and can establish short, medium, and long range (near global) voice and low speed data communication links at short notice. Our communications networks can operate without relying on the Internet, telecommunications carriers, Government agencies, or other communications infrastructure.

We are affiliated with the WIA, WICEN NSW Inc, and ARNSW. Most of us are ACMA-licensed radio operators (or are studying to be...) but we do not limit membership to "radio hams". If you're interested in radio communications, you're welcome here.


The Society meets every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm at the 1st Terrey Hills Guides Hall, Beltana Avenue, Terrey Hills.

The second Wednesday of the month is our business meeting night (8pm, about an hour long, followed by fun things);

The third Wednesday of the month is our lecture night, also about an hour long from 8pm, featuring a presentation usually (but not always) on a technical topic. Afterwards, we do more fun things;

The meetings on other nights are informal, where we usually just do the fun stuff!

Some exceptions:
The January business meeting, and the December lecture night, are replaced by informal meetings;

The July business meeting is our Annual General Meeting.

Club Activities & Events

The Society has operational HF (shortwave), VHF, and UHF radio stations, which usually get a workout during informal evenings, and after business meetings and lectures. There is always someone on hand to show newcomers around and get them on air if they wish.

As a community service, the Society also provides communications assistance to local organisations, and operators are always required for these. They're generally a fun day out and help to raise the awareness of Amateur Radio in the community.

We usually do the annual ILLW lighthouse weekend, as well as JOTA for Sydney Scouts Northern Region.

Manly-Warringah Radio Society Meeting Location

Training Courses And Assessment Information

The Society conducts assessments for Australian Amateur Radio licenses. We do this, not as a way of gaining funds, but to foster the use of Amateur Radio.

Examination modules
There are three separate exam components:

Radio theory (either Standard or Advanced level)
Practical Assessment
For the entry-level Foundation licence, you sit a combined Theory/Regulations/Practical assessment at one sitting.

For the Standard and Advanced licences, the exam components may be attempted at a single sitting or, if you prefer, each one may be attempted at different times. In either case, you need to pass all three components to qualify for licence.

If you are upgrading to a higher level licence, you do not need to complete another practical assessment.

You will be given the results of your assessments on the day, so if you pass, you can apply for your licence right away!

Upcoming Courses and Assessments

Courses and assessment times are published on the club web site, in the Coming Events section of the front page. Just email to contact exam organisers.

Training And Assessment Contact

Club training course coordinator

Mark Plowman VK2MP (2-064)
Phone : 0410 649 659
Email :

Club Contact Details

Manly-Warringah Radio Society
PO Box 6658
Frenchs Forest BH NSW 2086
Phone : 0459999725
Email :


Greg Lee VK2XE
Phone : 0459999725
Email :

Des Cottle VK2TGJ
Phone : 0429 320 919
Email :

Richard Ames VK2NRA
Email :


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