History of Amateur Radio Victoria
Formed in 1911, it continues to play an important role in amateur radio affairs. Since the nationalisation of the Wireless Institute of Australia, it is now more focussed on state matters, but remains committed constitutionally and through its membership of the WIA to the continued access to radio spectrum by its members.
It has a proud history of advocacy including participation in government inquiries including those on television and radio broadcasting and also a review into the response of the Ash Wednesday disaster and discussions concerning municipal planning laws.
Helping to grow the hobby of amateur radio and increasing positive public awareness of it remains among its major goals.
It actively participates in many areas including the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend, through the VK3RAN station on HMAS Castlemaine, the annual WIA National Field Day and runs the Centre Victoria RadioFest at Kyneton.
Through its revised website and voluntary office, it is often the first contact for inquiries from the general public. We are the source of regularly scheduled Foundation Licence training and assessments. Help is also given on deceased estates.
The state-wide organisation maintains an extensive network of repeaters and propagation beacons, a weekly broadcast and is building a new emergency communication facility following the Black Saturday Bushfires.
Through its funding it has enabled the digitisation of the Amateur Television repeater VK3RTV and supports the regional Bendigo ATV repeater VK3RBO.
It continues to be a leader and active in many fields and has quarterly meetings with special speakers on topics of interest. Members know that VK3 QSL Bureaux and other services are value for money.
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Amateur Radio Victoria is the licensee for the majority of VK3 repeaters. Its members through their membership subscriptions contribute to the licence and site fees, power bills and other costs.
10 Metre VK3RRU
6 Metre VK3RMS
2 Metre VK3REG VK3RGV VK3RML VK3RNC VK3RON VK3RBA VK3RLV VK3RMA VK3RDU VK3RWM VK3RBS VK3RWA VK3REB VK3RWP VK3RWZ VK3RGL VK3RNE VK3RGS VK3RHO VK3RVL VK3RWLVK3RPB VK3RSG VK3RWA VK3RGC VK3RCV VK3REM VK3ROW VK3RWP VK3RBB VK3RTY
70cm VK3RBO VK3RMU VK3ROU VK3RGU VK3RCU VK3RNU VK3RRU VK3RWI VK3RWU VK3RMM VK3RNE VK3RSU VK3RTU VK3RGL VK3RZU VK3RPU VK3RGV VK3RDU
ATV VK3RBO VK3RTV
Amateur Radio Victoria is not required by law to have a privacy statement, however it voluntarily makes a commitment to the principles of the privacy legislation.
In doing so it considers the relationship with its members as extremely important and is committed to protecting their privacy.
It collects information about members including:
- Eligibility for membership
- Postal and email addresses
This information is required to
- Assess the eligibility and category of membership
- maintain a proper record of members
- enable the provision of services to members (including a newsletter)
- to generally facilitate the normal operations of Amateur Radio Victoria.
The information is securely stored. It is not shared with third parties except as required by law.
Should you have any concerns or questions about the use of your personal information held by Amateur Radio Victoria, please contact the Secretary