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Hervey Bay Amateur Radio Club Inc.


PO Box 829
Pialba Queensland 4655


Welcome to the Hervey Bay Amateur Radio Club Inc

The club's Yaesu DR-2X Fusion C4FM Digital/Analog FM repeater is located along the River Heads Road at the same site as the commercial broadcast FM transmitter KIX FM, our callsign is VK4RHB, 146.650 Mhz -ve offset, it runs in AMS mode so it will auto switch when either a Digital or Analog FM signal triggers it, if a station running Analog FM hears a bucket load of static coming from the repeater it is in Digital mode, if they press their PTT the repeater will switch back to Analog FM, we welcome any reports as to its coverage.

Our Club website is at and maintained by our webmaster Dave VK4DP, Dave can be contacted via the contact form on the Contact page, there is a link to our Club Facebook page there too, Our club also has a page at


There is a rag chew, eyeball, drink coffee/tea at the club room every Saturday, someone is usually there from 0900 EST

The Club's monthly meeting is usually every 3rd Saturday of each month, starting 0930 EST at the club room located at the back of the SES complex at 103 Old Maryborough Road, Pialba with a BBQ afterwards, please park outside of the complex in the front carpark or in the street, remember do not block access by SES personnel.

Visitors will be made very welcome.

Club Activities & Events

The club runs a HF net on Thursday nights, now starting later at 08:00 pm EST, this has helped most people to get there especially in summer when people tend to have dinner later, 3.615MHz, all welcome.

There is now a 160 meter net on 1.848 Mhz on Wednesday night also starting at 08:00 EST, this net was started by Terry VK4HQ or VK8TM (depending on which direction the wind is blowing at his QTH ;-) it has proven to be an interesting exercise in propagation and antenna construction, if you can hear us please check in.

Hervey Bay Amateur Radio Club Inc. Meeting Location

Training Courses And Assessment Information

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

Upcoming Courses and Assessments

These days we do not run any courses as such, however if anyone does contact us we make every effort to engage them and assist as much as we can with study advice and help so if you have any query please don't hesitate to contact us or come on a Saturday morning and meet us in person!

Contact persons are Wayne VK4EU mob 0419730758, Dave VK4DP PH 0427003787 or and Steve VK4QQ, PH 0438269574 or
Wayne and Steve are qualified Australian Maritime College Assessors and can conduct the necessary assessments as required by candidates, further information can be viewed on our club website under Training.

Training And Assessment Contact

Club training course coordinator

Wayne Staples, VK4EU
Phone : 0419730758
Email :

Club Contact Details

Hervey Bay Amateur Radio Club Inc.
PO Box 829
Pialba Queensland 4655
Phone : 0419730758
Email :


Wayne Staples VK4EU
Phone : 0419730758
Email :

Wade Millwood VK4WM
Phone : 0741246253
Email :

Sue Stephenson VK4OW
Phone : 07 4124 4764
Email :


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