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Central Queensland Amateur Radio Association


P.O. Box 3277 RED HILL


The Central Queensland Amateur Radio Association is dedicated to promoting Amateur Radio within the community and fostering the spirit of Amateur Radio within its members. Education and enjoyment are the cornerstones of our association.

The association started with 8 members, and has since grown to over 28. Our association boasts more than a 60% WIA membership and over 250 years of combined knowledge and experience.

Originally started as a simple idea to evolve and move with the times, we decided to form an association with the goal of getting on the air, into the field and generally promoting Amateur Radio.

CQARA wishes to bring together radio enthusiasts to enjoy this exciting hobby. We are also committed to actively participating in public events, and increasing public awareness of Amateur Radio.

Whether you are a licensed amateur radio operator, or just have a general interest in radio and want to know more, you are encouraged to review our website (, ask questions, join in on one of our meetings or groups, and become a member.

The objects of the association are:

To promote and foster interest in the general advancement of the science and practice of Radio Communication, and to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas on these subjects among its members and wider community;

To promote an environment consistent with the Amateur Radio Operator's code of conduct;

To provide emergency communications to statutory services to assist the public when normal means of communications are disrupted;

To train, assist and encourage those who are interested in amateur radio by conducting programs and activities, to increase the general interest and fun of Amateur Radio within the association and community including facilitating training and assessment;

To support lawful, responsible conduct by its members and the amateur community.


The Central Queensland Amateur Radio Association Inc. holds its two meetings every month. Committee meetings are held once a month approximately 1 week prior to the General Meeting. General Meetings are also held once a month and are usually the 2nd week of the month. General Meetings are held at the Frenchville Sports Club commencing at 7.00pm. Some members get together at approximately 6.00pm for a meal prior to the meeting.

All those who are interested are more than welcome to attend.

The General Meetings usually include a small amount of business and are followed by presentations from members on Amateur Radio related subjects.

Club Activities & Events

CQARA Secured Seahill Lighthouse as 200th Entry for ILLW

Many thanks to Jason - VK4FJGS and Ray - VK4HOT we are the 200th Entry for the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend in August. We have secured our position at Seahill Lighthouse and Jason and Ray are currently in the process of organising transportation and other finer details for the weekend. So far there has been a great deal of interest shown by CQARA Members to attend this weekend.

Central Queensland Amateur Radio Association Meeting Location

Training Courses And Assessment Information

Training and assessment available for people wishing to acquire a licence from Foundation through to Advanced.

Contact Ray on 0437 738 081 by e-mailing or e-mail

Training And Assessment Contact

Club training course coordinator

Ray Dobinson - VK4XXX
Phone : 0437 738 081
Email :

Club Contact Details

Central Queensland Amateur Radio Association
P.O. Box 3277 RED HILL
Phone : 0749280065
Email :


Don Wilschefski
Phone : 07490065
Email :

Email :

Leigh Wilson - VK4YLW
Phone : N/A


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