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Visit Westlakes A.R.C.




   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?

The Weekly Sunday News Broadcast

During the week Luke VK2LGW, Dave VK2RD,  Michael VK2OB and Steve VK2NCS have done some testing to transmit the news Broadcast at 80 meters on 3.640MHz. This Sunday  25-9-2016 at 7:00pm we will again transmit the news at 3.640MHz. Please if you can give us some feed back about the audio and signal strengths.



In honour of the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan VI (NUMERAL) BLT50 stations are on the air for a month. 

VI6BLT50 is in the name of Malcolm Johnson (SVN Vet) 
VI4BLT50 in the name of WIA Director Ewan McLeod (SVN Vet) 
VI1, VI2, VI3, VI5, VI7, VI8BLT50 stations are registered to the WIA 

VI4BLT50 has a roster system and Ewan VK4ERM and Dale VK4DMC are at the moment the 2 ex servicemen operators.

Already VK4BLT50 has been heard on air from Queensland. 

This is the Special Event that Malcolm VK6LC got rolling that we told you about in last weeks NationalNewcast. 

Following the ACMA's issuing of callsigns to mark the important anniversary 
Mal Johnston VK6LC has been given VI6BLT50, while other veterans may apply 
through the WIA to use on a roster basis, the callsign VI5BLT50. 

These commemorative callsigns issued by the ACMA for 30 days, pay honour to 
those in the Vietnam War - with a focus on the anniversary of the Battle of 
Long Tan, August 18, 1966. 

VI6BLT50 HF Calling Frequencies 

Band SSB CW PSK31/63 RTTY 
160m 1850kHz 1825kHz 1807kHz 1830kHz
80m 3.645/3.795MHz 3.510MHz 3.580MHz 3.750MHz
40m 7.095/145 MHz 7.010 MHz 7.040 MHz 7.045MHz
30m 10.130 MHz 10.110 MHz 10.135 MHz 10.138MHz
20m 14.195/250 MHz 14.010 MHz 14.071 MHz 14.085 MHz
17m 18.130 MHz 18.090 MHz 18.125 MHz 18.110 MHz
15m 21.250 MHz 21.010MHz 21.071 MHz 21.085 MHz
12m 24.950MHz 24.895 MHz 24.920 MHz 24.930 MHz
10m 28.450 MHz 28.010 MHz 28.120 MHz 28.085 MHz


We have put down a landmark in the Teralba area.
Removal of the antenna tower and
the moving of the container.

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!



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Westlakes Amateur Radio Club Inc. York Street, Teralba NSW