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Amateur Radio Experimenters Group


P.O. Box 921 MODBURY S.A. 5092
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.

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 NOT holding "face to face" meeting at the club rooms.

The monthly meetings are currently 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.

On hold until Covid 19 restrictions are lifted!

AREG General meetings are the third Friday in each month, except on rare occasions, refer to the calander 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

Reporting for the AGM and General meeting, held online via Zoom, 21/8/2020.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, the AREG Committee were of the opinion that it would be in the best interests of all, that the AGM and general meeting best be held as an "online Zoom" meeting restricted to club members alone.

35 members logged on including our Interstate members.

All reports were presented by the Executive and were carried.

The Old Committee was dismissed and elections held for the new Committee. The results are:

President: Matt Cook VK5ZM
Secretary: Mark Jessop VK5QI
Treasurer: Grant Willis VK5GR
Committee members;
Steve VK5SFA
Theo VK5IR
Jeff VK5AC
Darin VK5IX
Welcome to the new Committee.

Rob 1KRM noted that the use of Zoom and online meetings has been a great benefit to enabling many members, in particular those interstate, to participate more in the club, and thanked all those involved in making it happen. This was seconded by many others present at the meeting.

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

73 from Ben, VK5BB, 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 921 MODBURY S.A. 5092
Club rooms, Phelps Court, Fulham South Australia 5024
Phone : 0416 578 719
Email :


Matt Cook VK5ZM
Phone : 0487 653 245
Email :

Mark Jessop
Phone : 0407 302 353
Email :

Grant Willis VK5GR
Phone : 0418809048
Email :


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