The Rockhampton And District Amateur Radio Club, RADAR (call signVK4RAR, VK4WIR and VK4RMA), is an amateur radio club based in Rockhampton Queensland.
We are located at The Men’s Shed CQU, Rockhampton Campus. The club meets the third Wednesday of each month. All are welcome. For further enquiries, Please contact the club secretary Clive, 0429532815
The club provides a range of activity’s for all levels of operators from foundation through to advance. Activities include radio nets on Tuesday evenings, news and call back on Sundays, major event communications and International Lighthouse and Lightship days.
RADAR maintains and operates two repeaters on Mt Archer (604Mts), one at Mt Alma (806Mts) and a UHF 3CB repeater for public use in the Byfield/Five-rocks areas. Our 2m repeater on Mt Archer (146.700MHz) is equipped with IRLP (node 6973) and ECHO Link. The second repeater on Mt Archer, a 70cm repeater (438.225MHz). Being connected to the Central Highlands repeater system it provides coverage roughly the size of Tasmania. The Third repeater, located at Mt Alma (439.750MHz) is also available to 70cm operators. All of the clubs amateur repeaters require a TONE of 91.5Hz
The club also provides and maintains a channel 3, UHF repeater on the Byfield range, north of Yeppoon. This repeater is provided as a community service and is regularly used by 4WD operators in the area.
For those looking to enter the exciting world of amateur radio, RADAR can help.
Foundation, intermediate and advanced assessments and training is available. These courses are conducted on behalf of the WIA with experienced, fully qualified instructors.