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GUIDE TO SERVICES FOR
Amateurs in Canberra and surrounds
The Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club (Formerly the Wireless Institute of Australia ACT Division) delivers many services to amateurs both members and non-members.
Repeater Services Supplied and/or Supported by the CRARC;
CTCSS at 91.5Hz rx/tx tone has been implemented on all Mt Ginini (VK1RGI) repeaters to help with a intermittent interference problems.
VHF: -600khz 147.000 MHz and below, +600khz above 147.000 MHZ
UHF: -5.0 Mhz
Note that the Packet Radio services in the ACT are presently being reviewed and altered, VK1DSN is still operating as the local BBS and wormhole service !
Internet Repeater Linking Project - IRLP and Echolink
The following passive features are enabled;
More information on node 6110 may be found on it's own page.
CRARC does not distribute the programming software for these radios, we only distribute the configuration file assembled to suit our own locality. You will need to purchase your own licensed software either from Icom or RT Systems to use these files.
VK1 D-Star Programming (Using Icom Software and using RT Systems software and Hardware combination)
Please contact the Committee if you would like us to program your D-Star capable radio.
Click on the pins for repeater site details.
CRARC Amateur Radio News
The local news bulletin is NO LONGER on air, but rather an "Email Newsletter" is distributed to those people who wish to receive it. Please use the form on the mailing list website to subscribe to the list.
There is a broadcast of WIA NEWS on Sundays from VK1WIA 9.00 AM LOCAL on 146.950 MHz, 438.050 MHz and from there to the Linked Repeater systems of Wagga, Goulburn, & High Range. Callbacks are welcome on all frequencies after these transmissions.
These are held at 8:00 PM on a Wednesday, once a month at our premises at Mt Mugga Scout Hall, 17 Astrolabe St, Red Hill. Meetings normally include some form of lecture or presentation. Visitors are always welcome. Come and meet fellow amateurs.
SERVICES FOR MEMBERS
As well as the general services above, the CRARC supports amateurs in their hobby. We are upgrading the services and assistance to WIA and CRARC members. The aim is to provide better value for your membership fees.
Foundation Licence, Standard , Advanced, New Modes, etc
Just got a licence, or need help in a new endeavour? Want advice on setting up your station, antenna, equipment or operating or whatever? Everybody has been there; most of us still need help. The CRARC will try to find a local amateur with the experience and expertise you can draw on to help you. Contact the group by email to: committee "at" crarc.ampr.org
VK1 Technical & Packet Group
Join the group that helps construct and maintain Canberra's VHF and UHF repeaters. Apart from working bees at repeater sites, there are add-hoc meetings held at various locations to undertake technical works. These hands-on sessions are ideal for amateurs wanting to learn more about the practical side of amateur radio. Email to committee "at" crarc.ampr.org for more information.
Shack Open Nights
We hold Tech nights on about every 2nd Wednesday at around 7.30PM at the Mt Mugga Scout Hall 17 Astrolabe St, Red Hill.
If you have questions relating to Amateur Radio or if you have that special project that you would like some technical help or advice for, come along as we have experienced Amateurs who can help you.
If you are bit scarce in your shack to have a working station, we also operate a complete and working Club station for the use of members on these nights.
See our “Events” page for dates and details
Recycle your old batteries
Battery World of Phillip and CRARC have teamed up to recycle your old dry cell batteries. There is a 45 litre purple wheelie bin just inside the 2nd door at the Hall where you can deposit your spent dry cell batteries.
Education and Examination services
The CRARC supports an education service, click here to go to our Education page.
The CRARC sponsors the "VK1 Award" to encourage amateurs here and worldwide to work VK1 (ACT) stations. Please visit the VK1 Award page for more information.
HF DX AND QSLing
Want to work more DX! Want to know what Dxpeditions are coming up; which bands are hot when; how to use the CRARC free QSL Inwards and Outwards Bureau service for members.
Interested in the world of 50 MHz and above. Tropospheric ducting, aircraft enhancement, moonbounce and other exotica. Call Chris VK1DO on 6260 5626.
Many of us have to deal with interference problems that we suffer or we cause to neighbours and ourselves. The CRARC can help amateurs work through these problems, both through technical advice and through helping consult with those affected by or causing the interference. Call Gil VK1GH on 6254 3266.
MORE AND MORE
Foxhunting, Contesting, comm's for rallies, WICEN, test equipment, antenna construction and testing, homebrewing, moonbounce, satellite operation, logging programs, the internet and amateur radio, etc. Most facets of the hobby have their enthusiasts in the Canberra area.
The CRARC can help you achieve your interests and aims in the hobby.
Contact the President, and start using the services provided by the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club.
JOIN THE CRARC and the WIA TODAY
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