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 and the World Amateur Radio Day.
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. Occasionally it runs a famous Bridging Course to enable the upgrading of qualifications. 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 Bureau and other services are value for money.
- Deceased estate assistance
- Training & Licence assessment service
- Regular e-news member information updates
- Advice on local government radio mast approval
- Sales of selected disposal/deceased estate equipment
- Advice on combating RFI problems and EMR compliance
- World standard QSL inwards and outward bureau service
- Appropriate & effective publicity for amateur radio and its promotion
- Maintenance of Australia's finest amateur repeater network
- Representation of member's interests at a local level including government agency liaison
$30 Full, $25 Concession for a 2 year membership Join today!
VK1WIA broadcast Sunday's 1030hrs on VK3RML, VK3RLV, VK3RMM, VK3RMU, 80m 3.615, 40m 7.158 and 30m 10.133 MHz.
40G Victory Blvd. Ashburton Victoria 3147 - Office: Tuesdays 10:00am - 2:00pm T 03 9885 9261