Club Auction results

Thanks to everyone who attended and participated in the IARS November auction. The auction went very well with a huge selection of bargains.Example was a fully operational Kenwood TS-830S selling for $200.00, 😱 that was a steal. Many items followed the same route with the must sell philosophy this year and low reserves.

Mal VK2DXM seemed to have a never ending pit of money and scored many bargains on the evening, well done Mal your shack must be full.

A very big thank you to all that worked hard on the evening with special thanks to Simon VK2XQX who had us in stitches most of the time and MelB who worked many hours setting up the spreadsheet system.

A great evening, start saving now for next year.

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!

WIA Survey

Dear Members,
You may or may not be aware of the current WIA survey.  This is very important for all amateurs whether you are a WIA member or not.
This will assist the WIA moving forward with what amateur radio operators are thinking, and what do they want for the future of amateur radio.
The survey is located here:



After the success of the last BBQ we now have three like-minded clubs getting together, these being the Goulburn and Southern Highlands Amateur Radio Society, the Mid South Coast Amateur Radio Club and the Illawarra Amateur Radio Society.

Radios, antennas, snags and fun

Put the date in your diary or calendar with more detailed information to follow closer to the time.

Please RSVP and contact your local club secretary for more information.

WHERE: Fitzroy Falls Reservoir Picnic Area

WHEN: Saturday 9th September 2017

TIME: 10H00 to 15H00

The IARS are presently trialing a Yaesu Fusion C4FM repeater on VK2RMP 438.725MHz at Maddens Plains. The 70cm repeater operates with the usual 5MHz negative offset with a 123Hz CTCSS access tone necessary for FM users. The repeater is operating in Auto Mode, so analogue FM transmissions are re transmitted in FM, while digital C4FM signals are re transmitted in C4FM.

-Rob VK2MT Repeater Committee.

IMG_1112 IMG_1110 IMG_1120 John at the long serving gear under review John VK2AAL At work bench with  C4FM John VK2AAL - New Yaesu Fusion C4FM


Thank you to all who attended the Febuary meeting. The topic discussed was quadcopters, or Drones as they are commonly known. For more info you can check out for discussion groups and guides to the open source software and hardware discussed at the meeting.