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Amateur Radio Experimenters Group


P.O. Box 155, Salisbury, SA, 5108
Club rooms, Phelps Court, Fulham South Australia 5024


The Amateur Radio Experimenters Group was formed in July 1998. The members of the Club come from all walks of life and even includes some people who don't work in the electronics industry.

AREG has a practical focus. Members have a strong interest in the technical aspect of our hobby and this is reflected in some of our activities, such as fox hunting ballons, putting together the local D-Star repeater system, playing with software defined radios and assisting other VK5 groups with technical support when requested.

We have built and maintain three of Adelaide's premiere repeaters VK5RWN (D-STAR), VK5RSA (438.025) and VK5RSB (439.900),(53.750) and (1273.500), with 439.900 being connected to the internet via IRLP (node 6214) and occasionally Echolink to provide a worldwide FM quality service.

AREG is also the VK5 custodian of the VK5RWN D-Star repeater system.

AREG has recently added (13/8/2022) a new repeater to our line up, a DMR repeater, that is colocated with the D-Star repeater system, under the same call sign VK5RWN. It is normally connected to the VKDMR networks. Have a play, experiment, enjoy!

If you are interested in becoming a member of an active practical club, come along to our next meeting, there is always lots to do and learn at AREG!

Have a look at our Web pages at


Due to the current Covid 19 restrictions, AREG is currently holding "face to face" meetings at the club rooms, pending any COVID restrictions and COVID compliant with COVID Marshall and sign in requirements.

The monthly meetings are also being held online using Zoom. If you are not a club member and would like to participate, please contact one of the club Committee members to arrange an invitation to the Zoom meeting.

AREG General meetings are the third Friday in each month, except on rare occasions, refer to the calendar on our web page for details.


The meetings are generally held at The Fulham Community Centre hall, Phelps Court, Fulham S.A.

AREG requests that members and guests please attend the venue for a prompt meeting start at 19:45 (7:45pm).

Club room doors are now open at 19:15 (7:15pm)

Parking is usually not a problem, as the Community Centre hall has plenty of car parks.

Evenings program:

AREG's meeting structure is generally with the club room doors opening at 19:15 hours local, (7:15pm). A short business meeting commences at 1945 hours sharp (7:45pm) and is no longer than 15 to 20 odd minutes.

A very short break so as attendees may avail themselves of a coffee or tea drink prior to the next activity.

The evenings talk/presentation/activity commences at 2015 hours local (8:15pm)

This is then followed by a light supper of coffee, tea and cake where everyone may mingle and discuss the topics of the day.

AREG would like to welcome any one that is interested to come along and find out just what we are about, so consider this to be your invitation to find our more about AREG, your ham radio club in the Western suburbs with members from the greater Adelaide area.

Club Activities & Events

The Amateur Radio Experimenter’s Group Inc meetings are generally held the 3rd Friday of the month at the Club rooms, The Fulham Community Centre, off Phelps Court Fulham, SA.

Further information may be found on the AREG web pages at .

On Friday evening 21st July 2023, AREG held its AGM, with all associated reports etc. Details may be found on the AREG web pages.

A new committee and a new Public Officer were elected,

President, Gerard Rankin VK5ZQV
Secretary, Mark Jessop VK5QI
Treasurer, Chris Megaw VK5FR
General committee members,
Michael Nedic VK5ZRN
Scott Jackson VK2JAX

Public Officer, Christopher Platt VK5CP

Welcome to the new Committee!

And, to the previous committee members for their work over the last year for their input with the running of AREG and its many activities, thank you!

73 from Mark, VK5QI, for the Amateur Radio Experimenters Group.

Amateur Radio Experimenters Group Meeting Location

Training Courses And Assessment Information

Upcoming Courses and Assessments

Training And Assessment Contact

Club training course coordinator

Christopher Platt VK5CP (5-010)
Phone : AH 08 8294 0774
Email :

Club Contact Details

Amateur Radio Experimenters Group
P.O. Box 155, Salisbury, SA, 5108
Club rooms, Phelps Court, Fulham South Australia 5024
Phone : 0407 302 353
Email :


Gerard Rankin VK5ZQV
Email :

Mark Jessop
Phone : 0407 302 353
Email :

Chris Megaw VK5FR
Email :


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