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Western & Northern Suburbs Amateur Radio Club


WANSARC PO Box 328 MDC Bundoora 3083
Club location Strathmore Victoria 3041


Since 1970 WANSARC has been providing amateur radio and electronics enthusiasts in the Northern and Western Suburbs of Melbourne with a forum for the sharing of knowledge and experiences. The club has a good balance of young, not so young, and spiritually young members, with a wealth of experience and knowledge available to members in the fields of amateur radio, electronics and computing.


WANSARC meets on the 1st Friday of every month (excluding January) at 1930 hours. The venue for meetings is the 1st Strathmore Scout Hall, 137 Lebanon Street, Strathmore.

The club also conducts a VHF net each Tuesday evening, commencing at 2000 hours local time. Club frequency is 146.450MHz FM and club callsign VK3AWS. The net controller will vary so please listen on the frequency and feel free to participate in the net. ALL amateurs are welcome to join the net.

Club Activities & Events

WANSARC is a club which invites all family members to share in our hobby.

The club hosts lectures, participates in tours to facilities, construction nights, general natter nights and surplus amateur equipment auctions/swap meets.

The club holds three major social events during each year, the WANSARC FAMILY DAY in January of each year, CHRISTMAS IN JULY for members and their families each year and the WANSARC Christmas Dinner in December of each year.

The club invites participation from family, friends, partners and others for all of these events.

WANSARC also participates in the John Moyle Field Day competition, with a growing band of enthusiastic members.

WANSARC won the 6 hour multi-operator all bands category for six consecutive years 2007-2008-2009-2010-2011-2012 and continues to share the thrills of portable operating at every opportunity.

WANSARC also supports Scouts & Girl Guides each year during the JOTA/JOTI October weekend and welcomes the opportunity to provide communications in support of scout and guide activities.

Western & Northern Suburbs Amateur Radio Club Meeting Location

Training Courses And Assessment Information

No formal courses or assessments are conducted by the club at this point in time however WANSARC members are willing to assist prospective amateurs to access courses and training materials.

Upcoming Courses and Assessments

No club course or assessments are planned at this point in time.

Training And Assessment Contact

Club training course coordinator

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Club Contact Details

Western & Northern Suburbs Amateur Radio Club
WANSARC PO Box 328 MDC Bundoora 3083
Club location Strathmore Victoria 3041
Phone : Peter VK3XCO 0411 072 558
Email :


Graeme VK3NE
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Peter VK3XCO
Phone : 0411 072 558
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Phone : 0416 597 620
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