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The Balloon was launched on Sunday the 1st of July. It was launched around 10AM and ascended to a height of approx 32,000 meters before coming down just off the coast near Ulladulla. You can check the APRS log at APRS.FI and search for vk2amw-11

Hello all!

Just a friendly reminder that the next meeting of the Illawarra Amateur Radio Society will be held on the 14th of August at 7:30pm at Coniston Community Hall.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Hello all!

Just a friendly reminder that the next meeting of the Illawarra Amateur Radio Society will be held on the 12th of June at 7:30pm at Coniston Community Hall.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Refurbished Hall

Our meeting place has recently undergone a major overhaul. In addition to accessibility improvements, there is new flooring, roofing, heating and lighting. The wait was worth it!

Just a friendly reminder that the next meeting of the Illawarra Amateur Radio Society will be held on the 8th of May at 7:30pm at the Coniston Community Centre. The Centre has been refurbished and we can’t wait to check out the old hangout.

The next meeting will be a SHOW & TELL, bring along pictures and projects of something you have been working on or even some plans of future projects.

It is always great to see what other like minded radio enthusiasts are working on and may even give you some ideas on how to make your projects better

Bring your pictures on a USB stick ​as there is a overhead projector to use​ and there is a white board also available.

At the meeting you will also have the opportunity to order a DMR radio. The deal discussed at the last meeting indicated a good price for a QTY of DMR rigs.

Speak to Jesse VK2ZJB at the meeting to firm up your order.

After the meeting we can have our usual cuppa, chat with mates and grab a few biscuits.

Note: Change of date

Just a friendly reminder that the next meeting of the Illawarra Amateur Radio Society will be held on Wednesday the 11th of April at 7:30pm at the North Wollongong Scout Hall

The location is To Be Advised at this stage so keep checking this website for further information.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Just a friendly reminder that the next meeting of the Illawarra Amateur Radio Society will be held on the 13th of March at 7:30pm at the North Wollongong Scout Hall

The scout hall is located at the corner of Squires Way & Virginia St, North Wollongong. There is plenty of parking on the grass around the hall.

Mick Hort VK2BZE will be giving a presentation at the March IARS meeting at the Wollongong Scout Hall.

The topic is on Propagation, 6 Meters and up, his presentation is based on the article he published in the WIA AR Magazine last year.

Just a friendly reminder that the next meeting of the Illawarra Amateur Radio Society will be held on the 13th of February at 7:30pm at the North Wollongong Scout Hall

The scout hall is located at the corner of Squires Way & Virginia St, North Wollongong. There is plenty of parking on the grass around the hall.

The presentation will be by Max VK2ARZ on the design, installation and testing of wire antennas. Max has a knack for putting things together using just the odds laying around your shack, a good way to build your next antenna without spending too much coin.

Please note this will be our first meeting for 2018 as there is no meeting in January.

We look forward to seeing you all there!