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Ballarat Amateur Radio Group


Box 1218, Bakery Hill Post Office
Ballarat Victoria 3354


Ballarat Amateur Radio Group Inc. has been operating since the late 1960's and has about 50 members.

We moved into new clubrooms in January 1997 at the local airport.

The rooms are located in Unit 31.

After 2 years of hard work getting the new club rooms from what they were to what they are now,

we have set up a radio shack, construction room and a main meeting hall for our many activities.

We have done some recent renovations to the rear area and now have a larger workshop area.

We also installed in the main room area a split system air conditioner.

Installed better lighting over tables for the practical construction nights.

The rooms have been cabled with cat 5e cable for the networking of computers.


Every last Friday in the month. At 19.30 hours.
No meeting in December.
Clubrooms, Unit 31, Ballarat airport.

Our meetings are of different nature. Next to a plain social gathering (eyeball QSO's), there are nights with lectures and/or demonstrations by members or other amateurs.

Club Activities & Events

* Meetings every month in our Clubrooms.

* Organizes an annual auction of radio related items, brought in by members.

* Subscription magazines are available to members.

* Publishes the BARG newsletter eleven times a year.

* Is active every week with the club station VK3BML and re-broadcast of WIA news.

* Supports, on request, the annual JOTA scout week.

* Participates, with sufficient member's interest, in the annual John Moyle Field day and RD Contest.

* Sponsers and maintains local repeaters, including packet and IRLP nodes.

* Organizes excursions, family outings, monthly dinner nights, and visits to Ham Fests and other Clubs.

* Facilitates and supports project nights activities.

* Assists the members wherever necessary with their ham related projects.

* Is open for suggestions from members to review or expand this list.

Ballarat Amateur Radio Group Meeting Location

Training Courses And Assessment Information

BARG runs Foundation courses as required and encourage upgrades to standard and advanced using the Mentor system on request.
Exams for all levels by arrangement with examiner.

Training And Assessment Contact

Club training course coordinator

Craig Cook - VK3KG
Phone : 03 5342 2448
Email :

Club Contact Details

Ballarat Amateur Radio Group
Box 1218, Bakery Hill Post Office
Ballarat Victoria 3354
Phone : 03 5332 3565
Email :


Malcolm White VK3OAK
Phone : tba
Email :

Doug Ellery - VK3DRE
Phone : 0421974667
Email :

Chris Huggins VK3QY
Email :


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