Brisbane Amateur Radio Club

About BARC

The Brisbane Amateur Radio Club Inc, formed in 1977, is an active Amateur Radio group for those who have an interest in radio communications and electronics in all its various forms.

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Interested in Radio, and need a license

Well we can help you obtain a Foundation Licence

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New Licence conditions underway for 2019 please read further on the link

Check out our helpful links to assist you to understand the exam requirements Exams

We plan to start Foundation and Standard Licence training in the New Year of 2017

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Club Meetings

2019 is the year of the Shack when we start to fully realise all the potential we have with the assets

Meeting dates for 2019


Friday January 18         Social Night - 7:30pm
Saturday January 26      Project Day - 12 noon


Friday February 8         Social Night - 7:30pm
Saturday February 23     Project Day - 12 noon


Friday March 8          EOY Business Meeting - 7:30pm
Saturday March 23         Project Day - 12 noon


First two meetings to set up how to use the HF radios on site and do some real time DX ing for members



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Friday 18th January

We had a good roll up for the Friday Social night and we did enjoy the air con of the shack too it made the night indeed
We did enjoy the Antenna challenge so far
VK4PTR & VK4DMB both provided a version of using a coat hanger with a Gamma match tuner both tuned on the 2M band
VK4PTR was able to use the Ipswich repeater frequency to demonstrate just how good it was working
VK4DMB sought to leave the hanger in its original shape and just use a Gamma Match to tune up 
see diagram below for a rough idea 
VK4LEZ brought two versions with one bent into rabbit ears and another with two hangers in original shape one upside down both untested for transmission but tune up well for SWR on 70cm and 2m
Our official Ham nets started last Monday 14th January
so set your alarms etc. to remind you of the days and times programmed for each week
Evenings: @ 8pm
  • Mondays 10m Net will be 29.220 FM 
  • Wednesday 70cm repeater Net will be 439.950 negative offset 
  • Sundays 6M Net will be 53.525 FM 
Mornings @ 8.00am
  • will be 147.925 repeater Net
  • Mondays Wednesday and Friday



Fundraising  BBQ at Bunning’s Underwood 

has been requested for 2019 a committee to form once date has been offered and we start to plan

RASA is a new amateur radio representative body and they had talks with ACMA on our behalf, please click on the following link to find out the details



Jota 2019

Will be the year of the kit soldering as it was the surprise hit for Scouts in 2018, we will ramp up to roll out some more simple circuits to solder and desolder for Scouts

 BARC Shack


  • Is finished and only needs a few improvements to tidy things up.

Antenna Mast

  • is in operation now for both repeaters
  • the remaining 3 antennas will be terminated with fittings and plumbed into the shack for use at our next field day
  • Our Stepper HF Yagi construction will start soon and be mounted on the end of the shack in its new location

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