The Rockhampton And District Amateur Radio Club, RADAR (callsigns VK4RAR, VK4RBF, VK4RWN and Club Station VK4WIR), is an amateur radio club based in Rockhampton Queensland Australia.
The club meets on the 4th Monday of the month, General Meeting starts at 7.00 pm, grab a meal and a drink and see some radio friends from 6.00 pm at the Rockhampton Sports Club 1 Lion Creek Rd, Wandal. Everyone is welcome
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 multiple repeaters. Our 2m repeater on Mt Archer 146.700MHz -600kHz is equipped with IRLP (Node 6973) and EchoLink (108959) 70cm repeater also on Mt Archer 438.225MHz -5MHz is connected to the Central Highlands repeater system it provides coverage roughly the size of Tasmania. VK4RWN Mt Spencer (near Wowan) 438.650MHz -5MHz linked to VK4RAR 2M and VK4RBF Byfield 438.750MHz -5MHz. APRS network for mobile coverage on 145.175 at multiple sites (VK4RAR-3 Mt Archer, VK4RWN-3 Mt Spencer and fill in repeaters at VK4ARD-8 Tungamull and VK4KLL-3 Five Rocks by members)
All of the club analogue 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.
VK4RAR Mt Archer repeater site
VK4RWN Mt Spencer repeater site
For those looking to enter the exciting world of amateur radio RADAR can help.
Foundation, Standard and Advanced assessments and training are available. These courses are conducted on behalf of the AMC Australian Maritime College with experienced, fully qualified registered Assessors. Clive Sait VK4ACC is available to assist in helping organise training/education for new licences and also licence upgrades. Please contact Clive on 0429632815