Club Leadership 2019/20

Damo VK4FDPM Damian McMorrow VK4FDPM has accepted the role as President of BDARS for the 2019/20 year. Damian has a long history with BDARS, having been a member since 2012, and serving a term as Vice President in 2015. He has an IT background, and currently manages a national team…

BDARS and SES Cleveland

The BDARS club has enjoyed a strong relationship with State Emergency Service in Cleveland for the past four years. BDARS is able to use SES facilities for club meetings and storage of equipment. And SES turns to BDARS for members willing to join SES and become radio operators when needed.…

BDARS Guide to Remote Operation

As part of our Mt Cotton multi-radio site upgrade, we will be installing remotely operable transceivers. Knowing this was a technically challenging project, the BDARS Committee searched for members with extensive IT experience who knew how to use a mouse. Fortunately Glenn VK4PK stepped up with this innovative design....

Mt Cotton repeater changes

The FM VHF repeater frequency has changed to 146.875MHz. The offset is -600KHz and it requires a 91.5Hz CTCSS tone to enable its use. The UHF repeater on 438.450MHz has been upgraded and now has mixed mode capability. It will automatically switch between FM and Digital voice Yaesu System Fusion…

BDARS Year End Fundraiser

On 22 December, BDARS held a sausage sizzle at Bunnings Capalaba. It was perfect timing with Xmas shoppers anxious for a tasty snack! Funds raised will go towards running BDARS growing activities, especially the new Mt Cotton multi-radio site, scheduled for furher development in 2019. A big thanks to all…

Foundation Amateur Radio License Course

BDARS' latest Foundation Licence course was held over the weekend of 8 and 9 December at Alexandra Hills High School.  Both our candidates, Bill and Branton were pleased with the depth of knowledge imparted by instructors Russell VK4DCM and BobVK4YA. Our examiner Eddie VK4TJE ran the theory and practical exam…