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Manly-Warringah Radio Society


PO Box 3192
Allambie Heights NSW 2100


We've been "surfing the airwaves since 1923!" The Society began as the Manly & District Radio Club on 26 February 1923. Listen out for Special Event Station VI 100 MB, which is active throughout our centennial year!

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 Amateur Radio NSW. Most of us are ACMA-licensed radio operators (or are studying to be...) but we do not limit membership to licensed "radio hams". If you're interested in radio communications, you're welcome here.

Follow us on social media:

Facebook: ManlyWarringahRadioSociety
Twitter and YouTube: @VM2MB


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. You can catch up with previous club lectures and other videos on our YouTube channel VK2MB-TV.

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.

We also operate APRS internet gateways on 2m VHF and 30m HF bands to help keep track of Amateur travellers.

Our 2m repeater audio is streamed live to the internet: listen in wherever you are in the world, or check how well you're getting into the repeater!

We usually activate Barrenjoey Lighthouse at Palm Beach (AU0046) for the annual ILLW lighthouse weekend, as well as JOTA for Sydney Scouts Northern Region.

The Society regularly participates in contests and other on-air events, usually operating portable from various locations around the state.

Manly-Warringah Radio Society Meeting Location

Training Courses And Assessment Information

The Society recommends the excellent training and assessment facilities provided by Amateur Radio New South Wales at Dural. See for more information.

Meanwhile, if you need help with learning for the assessments, we are more than happy to assist! Come along to the club on Wednesday evenings.

Club Contact Details

Manly-Warringah Radio Society
PO Box 3192
Allambie Heights NSW 2100
Phone : 0459999725
Email :


Geoff Osborne VK2TGO
Email :

Des Cottle VK2TGJ
Phone : 0429 320 919
Email :

Richard Ames VK2NRA
Email :


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