Upcoming Picnic With IARS POSTPONED

EDIT: The new event is here.

Our upcoming picnic/field day with IARS that was planned to take place on the 28th of March, 2020, has been postponed.

This action has been taken out of concern for our members, especially those of advanced age in the current health crisis due to COVID-19.

Members will be advised by email regarding a new picnic date.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

2 metre repeater

The Club’s Yaesu DR-2X repeater has been taken out of service following a failure in the transmitter section.  The repeater is on its way to Melbourne for repair under waranty

We are still on the air with the usual frequencies on 2 metres with our backup repeater, but on FM only.


Tri Club Picnic 21 April 2018

The second Tri Club Picnic was held on 21 April 2018 with members from the Illawarra Amateur Radio Society, the Goulburn and Southern Highlands Radio Society and the Mid South Coast Amateur Club attending.  Although it was not a fine sunny day the weather was tolerable.  About thirty people from the three clubs attended.

There was a variety of gear on display.  The multi mode repeater from IARS was setup and functioning.  John VK2JG had a working 23cm television system running. There were also a number of HF rigs set up and operating.

Orlando, VK2ZOB from our Club attended his first picnic. His constant companion the video camera was put to good use.  Looking forward to seeing the video of the event

There was even a strange flying object moving around the carpark

The next edition of the Lyrebird will have more information and pictures


On Saturday 9 September the members of the Mid South Coast Amateur Radio Club , the Illawarra Amateur Radio Society and the Goulburn and Southern Highlands Radio Society met at the Fitzroy Falls Reservoir Picnic Area for the Tri Club Picnic. It was a fine sunny day with a light breeze. In all, including wives and children there were around sixty people in attendance.

There were a number of portable stations set up and operating ranging from HF through to 23cm.  The members from all Clubs mingled and much was discussed.

There was a break for the lunch which was prepared by the wives from our Club. The sausages, homemade rissoles (thanks Sue) and onions were eaten on bread and washed down with tea or coffee.  A  very enjoyable meal.

After lunch we gathered together for a few short speeches from the Presidents and the obligatory group photo.

A great day out enjoyed by all
For those who did not come you missed a great day.
Do not miss the next Tri Club Picnic

The Group Photo

The club Presidents
Rob, VK2XIC, Bill, VK2AIY and Martin, VK2VOM


40th Anniversary Meeting

I would like to congratulate all those members that worked so hard to make our 40th Anniversary Celebration a great success.

The weather was just right, the venue was great and the company was first class. It was good to meet so many “old” acquaintances, some of them had travelled quite a distance. Roger Harrison VK2ZRH was the WIA representative and he travelled down by train. Fortunately  Bob VK2TG was able to take him back to Sydney.

Our thanks must go to Jenny and her helper for the splendid meal.

Also to Gerald VK2HBG for all his work in organising the VI2HQ40 roster, and to everyone else who worked so hard in their own way to make things go so smoothly.

Let us hope that we can all stick around for the club’s 50th