November 2022
18th Monthly Meeting. BAREC Special Interest Groups - 12 months on and beyond.

BAREC launched our Special Interest Groups, or SIGS, in September 2021.
These groups provide forums where members can learn more about various amateur radio topics such as Microprocessors, Digital Modes, Field Operations and Morse Code.
The sessions are conducted via Zoom, on air, at the club rooms or in the field. These groups are an excellent forum for discussing issues and solving problems - from digital mode interface issues, building a SOTA antenna, or getting started with activations, there is sure to be someone that can help.
We have many experts in the club that specialise in various areas of amateur radio.
Do you have an idea for a Special Interest Group that you would like to coordinate?
Bring your ideas along on Friday evening, and if you cannot make it in person, please join us via Zoom.
The presentation commences at 7.30 pm, at BAREC Headquarters, Bendigo East Hall, 35 Lansell St. A gold coin donation would be appreciated, and a light supper will be provided.

For more information, contact Graeme on 0417 389 357.

The presentation will also be available via Zoom. Check your email for details
December 2022
10th Christmas Party. BAREC Headquarters, Bendigo East Hall, 35 Lansell St. 5pm
For members and partners. BYO drinks. RSVP with any dietary requirements by Monday December 5th to
An evening of Christmas frivolity and fun activities!
No monthly meeting this month
January 2023
1st-31st Ross Hull Memorial VHF/UHF Contest
20th   7:30pm Monthly Meeting. Pizza Night
BAREC club room, Bendigo East Hall, 35 Lansell St, East Bendigo, VIC 3550
26th NEW !!! Australia Day Contest
Febuary 2023
17th AGM and Monthly Meeting. Zoom Meeting
To vote you need to be a financial member
March 2023
21st Monthly Meeting.
April 2023
18th World Amateur Radio Day.
World Amateur Radio Day is celebrated every year on this day.
21st Monthly Meeting. Activity TBA
May 2023
6th Harry Angel Memorial 80m Sprint. 10:00 - 11:46 UTC (8pm to 9:46pm).
This contest is structured to suit both seasoned contesters and operators new to contesting.
The Harry Angel Sprint is an annual 80m contest event, to commemorate the life of Harry Angel VK4HA who at the time of his becoming a Silent Key was the oldest licensed amateur in Australia.
The duration of the contest is 106 minutes, one minute for each year of Harry's life. The contest is open to all grades of licence holder. There is also a section for Short Wave listeners to enter. Place winners in the Harry Angel Contest are eligible to claim points for the WIA Contest Champion (Peter Brown) Trophy
Contest details here
19th Monthly Meeting. Activity TBA
June 2023
16th Monthly Meeting. Activity TBA
July 2023
21st Monthly Meeting. Activity TBA
22nd Trans Tasman Contest
The contest has aims to encourage Low Band activity Trans-Tasman amateur activity. That is between VK and ZL
Bands 160, 80 and 40M
Modes : SSB, CW and Digital (RTTY OR PSK)
Contest details here
August 2023
18th Monthly Meeting. Activity: TBA
September 2023
15th Monthly Meeting. Activity: TBA
October 2022
14th-16th JOTA JOTI
This is an annual event that occurs on the 3rd weekend in October each year.
The world’s largest digital and radio Scout event promoting friendship and global citizenship. Amateur radio operators from all over the world participate with over 2 million Scouts and Guides to teach them about radio and to assist them to contact their fellow Scouts and Guides by means of amateur radio and since 2004, by the VOIP-based Echolink.
BAREC will be participating at multiple sites over this weekend. Volunteers Needed.
  • Saturday 15th to Sunday 16th
      Col VK3GTV, and Ross VK3ZNR will be operating from Gunbower Island with the call scouts callsign VK3SAB
    • Tony VK3KKP. Luca VK3SHF, John Bell VK3JCV and others are operating from Castlemaine.
    • Saturday 15thViv VK3TTY, and Don VK3PDB will be operating from The Guide Hall in Maryborough from 2.00pm to 9.00 pm Saturday 15th, Club HQ 10.00am to 2.00pm
      Graeme VK3GRK, Des VK3PEZ, Colin VK3CWL, are operating from Club HQ, and would welcome any other members who are available to assist.
21st Monthly Meeting. 7:30 pm Topic: Mt Alexander Shire Radio Watch.
Location: Castlemaine Community House, 30 Templeton St, Castlemaine.Location
Bendigo Amateur Radio & Electronics Club invites you to their October meeting, featuring Mt Alexander Shire Radio Watch. This will be an opportunity to discuss the many aspects of Regional Emergency Readiness, Community Resilience, and the communications solutions which might be available to support our communities.
Discussions will include how Mt Alexander Shire Radio Watch has developed and what it does.
Do you have a communications plan? Find out more about Amateur Radio, an interesting and educational pursuit that can also be used for alternative communications when other networks fail.
For more information, phone Graeme on 0417 389 357.
30th Coffee Morning in Castlemaine 10 am
Castlemaine Community House, 30 Templeton Street, Castlemaine. You will be able to take a look at the Castlemaine Repair Cafe, as they will be there at the same time. Enter at the front door on Templeton St, and we are in room 1 which is second on the left and down some stairs. Ramp access is through rear door of building. There are several cafes nearby, including Togs on Lyttleton St for takeaway. BYO all refreshments.
All welcome!
Thanks to Tony VK3KKP for organising the venue

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