Welcome to the official website of the Bunya Mountains and District Amateur Radio Club Inc.
Our Club consists of 15 members from the Western Downs and South Burnett Area. We own and operate 3 Amateur Repeaters within our district. A 2m & 70cm Repeater, VK4RET, is located on Mount Kiangarow at the Bunya Mountains. Situated at 1,145 metres above sea level, it's the highest point on the Bunya Mountains and provides un-surpassed coverage to our local area. The 70cm Repeater is linked to a WIRES-X Node, providing worldwide access. We also have a 2m Repeater within Dalby, providing a range of approximately 20km from Dalby.
Feel free to browse around our website and explore the hobby! We hope to hear you on the air soon.
Please note: By using this website you agree with our legal notices. All prices shown are in Australian Dollars.
The hobby of Amateur Radio has a long and proud tradition. The very first radio amateurs were true pioneers of radio technology. Amateurs 'invented' and refined much of the early radio technology and were the first to transmit music, radio plays, and information to the handful of people who had the new fangled radio receivers.
After World War II the hobby of amateur radio flourished. Radio clubs sprang up in schools all over the world and kids went home each night to build some new contraption, or have a chat with someone over the wireless. These young people became the mainstay of the technical professions and developed much of the modern technology we use today.