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VK3 clubs

Albury Wodonga Amateur Radio Club
This club warmly welcomes those interested in learning more about amateur radio, and its members are active in many aspects of the hobby.

Ballarat Amateur Radio Group
Caters for the interests of radio amateurs, electronics, computer, and radio listening enthusiasts.

Bendigo Amateur Radio and Electronics Club
This long established club began as the Midland Zone of WIA Victoria, then became the Midland Amateur Radio Club, and adopted its new name in 2013. It services the Bendigo/Castlemaine area of central Victoria.

East Gippsland Amateur Radio Club
The East Gippsland Radio Club welcomes all who have an interest in radio and communications, from short wave listening to advanced amateur radio operations.

Eastern and Mountain District Radio Club
Based in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne this club found in 1967 engages in a diverse range of activities.

Eastern Zone Amateur Radio Club
Established May 1938, the club is based in Latrobe Valley establishing itself in many aspects of amateur radio including activity focused on the VHF, UHF and microwave bands.

Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Amateur Radio Club
FAMPARC is an active club in various interests including contests and welcomes newcomers.

Geelong Amateur Radio Club
An active club in Victoria's second largest city formed in the immediate post world war 2 years caring for the beginner and experienced operator or contester alike.

Geelong Radio and Electronics Society
Formed in 1963 it aims to foster and educate others in electronics and amateur radio as well as provide facilities available to its members.

Gippsland Gate Radio and Electronics Club
Based in Melbourne's south-east promotes all aspects of computers, hobby electronics and communications.

Macedon Ranges Amateur Radio Club
Macedon Ranges Amateur Radio Club was launched in March 2010 to cater for amateurs living in and around the Macedon Ranges area. Please check our website for current meeting dates and up to date information about club events.

Moorabbin and District Radio Club
The Moorabbin and District Radio Club formed in 1949 is active in most areas of amateur radio.

North East Radio Group
Located in Melbourne's north-east the NERG is a group interested in the friendly and fun aspects of amateur radio. It runs radio classes and is involved in various other hobby promotion activities.

Shepparton and District Amateur Radio Club
This club has been the cornerstone of amateur radio activity in north-central Victoria since 1982.

Sunraysia Radio Club
The focal point of amateur radio in north-west Victoria and associated Murray River border areas with an emphasis on self support and social activities.

Western and Northern Suburbs Amateur Radio Club
This long established club mainly has members who live in the northern and north-western suburbs of Melbourne.

Yarra Valley Amateur Radio Club
Plays a vital role in amateur radio affairs in the Yarra Ranges district, including help for those interested in joining the hobby through training and licence examinations.

Interest groups

AMSAT Australia
A membership organisation dedicated to the promotion and use of orbiting satellites for the use of radio amateurs.

ARDF
All about Melbourne Foxhunting and ARDF - how to get involved.

Australian D-STAR
Dstar in Australia

Australian Ladies Amateur Radio Association
The Australian Ladies Amateur Radio Association (ALARA) was formed in 1975 with a mission to encourage women's interest and active participation in amateur radio.

Automatic Position Reporting System
APRS turns packet radio into real-time tactical communications for a variety of applications. Inquiries can be made to Richard Hoskin VK3JFK vk3jfk@amsat.org

Historical Radio Society of Australia
The Historical Radio Society of Australia formed in 1982 by enthusiasts committed to the preservation of Australia's radio heritage.

International Lighthouse/Lightship
The International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend held on the 3rd full weekend in August since 1999 is a very well supported non-contest event.

Radio Amateurs Old Timers Club Australia Inc
Full membership of the Radio Amateurs Old Timers Club Australia Inc is open to anyone who has qualified to hold an amateur licence for 25 years, or Associate membership is available for those who have held a licence for 10 years or more.

Scout Radio and Electronics Service Unit
Victorian Branch of Scouts Australia, providing services including health and welfare communications at large scouting activities, amateur licence training and JOTA/JOTI coordination.

Organisations

American Radio Relay League - ARRL
Australian Communications & Media Authority - ACMA
BluSat
Bureau of Meteorology - Victoria
Ionospheric Prediction Service - IPS
Long Wave Club of America
New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters - NZART
The Radio Society of Great Britain - RSGB
Wireless Institute of Australia - WIA