April 2019
18th World Amateur Radio Day.
World Amateur Radio Day is celebrated every year on this day. A special QSL card is available if you participate in the World Friendship Net.
19th Monthly Meeting. Activity: Ironing your own printed circuit boards.
Presentation by Phil VK3BHR.
Have you ever wanted to build a special electronic project, but couldn't find a printed circuit board for it?
With an ordinary home laser printer and some readily available chemicals, you can make your own! The ‘iron-on-laser-print’ method will be demonstrated, and Phil will discuss etching chemicals, circuit board layout and what PC programs to use.
Example projects will be on display.
Friday nights are usually bad for me, too much other stuff on, start of the weekend, lots of live music in Bendigo etc. However I will be there.
This is a must see.
27th-28th FreeDV HF Digital Voice Mode: Global QSO Party
FreeDV was conceived by David Rowe VK5DGR, and is now supported by an international team of radio amateurs working together on coding, design, user interface and testing. FreeDV is open source software, released under the GNU Lesser Public License version 2.1. The modems and Codec 2 speech codec used in FreeDV are also open source.
When: 27th (0300z 1pm) to 28th (0300z 1pm). ie 24 hours.
All HF Bands from 80m – 10m (excluding the WARC bands)
How: Work as many stations as possible using the FreeDV 700D or FreeDV 1600 modes in 24 hours.
Centre Frequencies: 1870kHz, 3630kHz, 7180kHz, 14130kHz, 21180kHz, 28330kHz (chosen in accordance with IARU Bandplans)
The aim is to encourage as many Radio Amateurs as possible to learn about FreeDV and encourage as many FreeDV signals to be on the air as possible to help spread the word about this new mode.
More details on the QSO Party
May 2019
4th Harry Angel Memorial 80m Sprint. 10:00 - 11:46 UTC (8pm to 9:46pm). 20th anniversary,
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
11th-12th Mills on the Air. Andersons Mill, Smeaton.
BAREC will be at Andersons Mill on this weekend. More details to follow?
17th Monthly Meeting.Activity: TBA.
June 2019
21st Monthly Meeting.Activity: TBA
July 2019
19th Monthly Meeting.Activity: TBA
20th Trans Tasman Low Bands Challenge
The contest has an aim to encourage Low Band activity Trans-Tasman that is between VK and ZL. Only contest bands 160 80 and 40M are allowed SSB, CW and Digital (RTTY OR PSK) - No CROSS MODE OR CROSS BAND From 2018 the Trans Tasman is an official WIA Contest and will count towards the Peter Brown Contest Champion Awards.
August 2019
16th Monthly Meeting.Activity: TBA.
17th-18th Rememberance Day Contest
This contest commemorates the Amateurs who died during World War II and is designed to encourage friendly participation and help improve the operating skills of participants.
Amateurs will endeavour to contact amateurs in VK call areas, ZL and P29 on all bands except WARC bands.
Modes allowed are voice, CW and RTTY as per the era remembered.
Contest details here
September 2019
20th Monthly Meeting. Activity: TBA
October 2019
5th-6th Oceania DX Contest Phone
08:00 UTC (18:00 DST) Saturday 5th October to 08:00 UTC (18:00 DST) Sunday 6th October 2018
Bands 160M, 80M, 40M, 20M, 15M and 10M (no WARC bands)
THE AIM of the contest is to promote HF contacts with stations in the Oceania region, i.e., 9M6, DU, KH6, VK, ZL, YB, Pacific Islands and all other Oceania entities identified in the ARRL list of DXCC entities
The Contest info and a link to the 2018 rules are here.
12th-13th Oceania DX Contest CW
08:00 UTC (18:00 DST) Saturday 12 October to 08:00 UTC (18:00 DST) Sunday 13 October 2018
Bands 160M, 80M, 40M, 20M, 15M and 10M (no WARC bands)
THE AIM of the contest is to promote HF contacts with stations in the Oceania region, i.e., 9M6, DU, KH6, VK, ZL, YB, Pacific Islands and all other Oceania entities identified in the ARRL list of DXCC entities
The Contest info and a link to the 2018 rules are here.
18th Monthly Meeting. Activity: TBA
November 2019
15th Monthly Meeting. Activity: TBA
December 2019
End of Year breakup. Date and Venue TBA
No monthly meeting this month
January 2020
1st-31st Ross Hull Memorial VHF/UHF Contest

17th Monthly Meeting. Activity: TBA
Febuary 2020
21st AGM and Monthly Meeting.
Activity: Annual 'Home Brew' competition where members present projects they have completed in the past year

To vote you need to be a financial member?
March 2020
20th Monthly Meeting.Activity: TBA.

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