Activities

Club Meetings and Newsletters

Next Meeting Date & Time: Saturday 6th November 2021 at MYCNC
Please arrive at 9.30am for a chat and a coffee. The meeting will start at 10am sharp.
Everyone is welcome, including members of the public, but R.S.V.P is required, please see below.

Due to being a COVID-SAFE event, R.S.V.P. is required.
Please R.S.V.P. on or before the 30th October to Jake VK4FABC at webmaster@bunyaamcom.org.au

The club holds meetings every 3 months. This is usually held at the Myall Youth and Community Network Centre in Dalby.

If COVID-19 restrictions are tightened, we will change to a ZOOM online meeting to ensure our safety and compliance with the restrictions. We will notify all members in advance if this occurs.

Occasionally we will meet elsewhere to accomodate remote members or honor special events. We try to have a couple of meetings in the South Burnett area to accomodate our members within that region.


Past meeting minutes can be downloaded here.

The club also publishes a newsletter about 4 times a year. Past newsletters can be downloaded here.

Bunya Mountains and District AmCom Inc. Nets: 2m VHF Net:.
WHEN: Wednesday evenings at 19:30 AEST.
FREQUENCY: VK4RET 2M Repeater - Bunya Mountains (146.675MHz, -600kHz offset, CTCSS 91.5)
CALLSIGN: VK4BAD (Our Club Callsign)
NET CONTROLLER: Main - Neil VK4NF, Backup - Gary VK4GRB or Jake VK4FABC
All Amateurs are welcome. Please check in with your Callsign, First Name and Location when asked.

70cm DIGITAL Net:
WHEN: Sunday evenings at 19:30 AEST.
FREQUENCY: VK4RET 70cm Repeater - Bunya Mountains (438.700MHz, -5.00MHz offset, C4FM DN Mode)
CALLSIGN: VK4BAD (Our Club Callsign)
NET CONTROLLER: Main - Gary VK4GRB, Backup - Jake VK4FABC
All Amateurs are welcome. Please check in with your Callsign, First Name and Location when asked.

Other Local Nets: 80m HF Net: Run by DDRCi
WHEN: Saturday evenings at 19:30 AEST. / 9:30 UTC.
FREQUENCY: 3.650MHz / LSB
NET CONTROLLER: (Updates in progress)

2m VHF Net: New Horizons
WHEN: Tuesday evenings at 19:30 AEST.
FREQUENCY: VK4REG 2M Repeater - Bunya Mountains (146.950MHz, -600kHz offset, CTCSS 91.5)
NET CONTROLLER: Don VK4FNUN

2m VHF Net: Scrub Turkey
WHEN: Thursday evenings at 19:30 AEST.
FREQUENCY: VK4REG 2M Repeater - Bunya Mountains (146.950MHz, -600kHz offset, CTCSS 91.5)
NET CONTROLLER: Merv VK4EM

2m VHF Net: Run by DDRCi
WHEN: Sunday mornings at 10:00 AEST.
FREQUENCY: VK4RDD 2M Repeater - O'Roukes House (146.750MHz, -600kHz offset, no tone)
NET CONTROLLER: (Updates in progress)

70cm UHF Net: 70cm Revival
WHEN: Monday evenings at 19:30 AEST.
FREQUENCY: VK4RTQ 70cm Repeater - Mt Kynoch (147.050MHz, +600kHz offset, CTCSS 91.5)
NET CONTROLLER: Don VK4FNUN or Jason VK4FAAF

Foundation License Courses and Exams Our club can host weekends for foundation license courses and exams. This entry level license is easy to obtain and provides you with the necessary skills to be an Amateur Radio operator. You can also upgrade to a Standard or Advanced license later on. For more information, please Contact Us.


Be part of our club It's simple to join our club. Just fill out a Member Application Form, or Contact Us for more information.

Lighthouse / Lightship WeekendThe club activated the new Caloundra Lighhouse for the International Lighthouse / Lightship weekend in 2014. The team was: Andy VK4TH, Kerry VK4FKDB, Sharon VK4FSRB, Reg & YL VK4AQU. More information about the International Lighthouse / Lightship weekend can be found here. Please contact Andy (VK4TH): hawat1@yahoo.com if you are interested in participating.

Annual Club Camping Event The club comes together once a year and invites all members and their families to join for a long weekend camping. We are currently looking for a suitable location and any suggestions are welcome. Everybody is welcome. We are planning many fun activies in addition to lots of camp oven food and - of course - lots of ham radio talk and activity.

Noels Nutty CampersNoel VK4NL from the Sunshine Coast ARC organizes some great inter club camping events thruout the year.

For info and bookings, please contact NOEL, VK4NL : vk4nlnoel@gmail.com or call 0413 958 216 or visit the Nutty Campers Website.

Our Club in the news The South Burnett Times recently ran an article about our club and its involvement in emergency communications. Great to create some visibility in the community.
Download a high-res version here (jpg - 1 MB)
A pdf version of the article is also available by clicking here. (pdf - 8 MB)