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   to one of the largest Amateur Radio Clubs in Australia with over 200 members. 

Celebrating 50 years of progress through activity. 


   Westlakes Amateur Radio Club is located at York Street,Teralba on the Western
shores of Lake Macquarie  which is 100 Kilometres NNE of Sydney and 10 Kilometres
SW of Newcastle NSW.

   We are a not for profit club, with the aim of promoting Amateur Radio in all its modes
and enjoyment. The club is not gender specific, having both female and male members.
Members come from all walks of life with a mix of experience, young and mature,
novice and technical.

   The most important aspect of the club is the willingness of all members to share their
knowledge for the benefit of others.
 To find out more about the club and it's activities, please follow the various links on our website or contact one of our members, or come along to our meetings.

   Canteen and activity room are provided and the club is also home to the WIA QSL Bureau. 
Please call in when you are in the area. Tea and coffee are always on.

What is Amateur Radio...

 Are you new to Amateur Radio? and you like to know more about our most rewarding, interesting, educational, democratic hobby, then click here, and we tell you all about our exciting hobby!

   There are 15,000 Radio Amateurs in Australia. It's a hobby for most and is a form of communication and probably the earliest form of social networking. It's ham radio. But what does it entail exactly?

Latest News:

Fox-1Cliff launch – your help is needed!
Following the successful launch and deployment of Fox-1Cliff, all amateur radio satellite enthusiasts can play an important part in the commissioning of the new satellite.

WARC News Broadcast

To start the news this week we have some notes from the Presidential Desk.
Both the club management committee and the general meetings were held at
the club yesterday. The meetings were well attended and covered the
following major issues:

Looking to set new records
Looking for help in establishing some new records are Hayden VK7HH and Leigh VK2KRR. Summer is nearly upon us, and you know what that means? DX! Yes VHF and above DX

Transmitting ATV at 5.6Ghz - (6cm)
It is very easy (and low cost) to get on air on 5.6Ghz (the 6cm amateur band), using the cheap modules intended to transmit "First Person Video" (FPV) back from drones to their operators. These units can be used without any modifications to get on air.
Dave G8GKQ did a presentation at the BATC annual convention CAT17 in September 2017 on getting started on 5.6GHz ATV.

g its thing. Greg VK2CW started
WSJT-X 2.0 - New 77 bit messages information Update
Many of us have made QSOs using the NEW 77-bit messages on 7.078 and 14.078MHz.

Some photo's from the Field Day
Photo's taken and supplied by John (VK2ASU)

Whether you enjoy writing software, getting hands-on with practical equipment, developing new technology or simply want to use what’s already there to communicate with others across the world, you’ll find all of this – and more – within amateur radio. It is also great fun. Why don't you try it and join the
 World of Amateur Radio?


The finished meeting room now complete with audiovisual equipment installed

The renovated library now the meeting room.


 The club is open:

Saturday from around 11:00 am. Also on a
Tuesday evening from around 6:00 pm
and of course visitors are always welcome!
Club's Phone number: (02) 49 060 456



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Westlakes Club News  VK2ATZ broadcast Sunday's 9.00hrs on the VK2RTZ Repeater on 146.775MHz
Westlakes Amateur Radio Club Inc. York Street, Teralba NSW