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More About The Bayside District Amateur Radio Society


The Bayside District Amateur Radio Society (BDARS) is centred in the bayside area of Brisbane.  We welcome those interested in amateur radio, short wave listening and related electronic communications.  The interests of our members are diverse – covering HF, VHF, satellites, homebrewing, digital techniques and even good old ragchewing.

The wonderful hobby of amateur radio encompasses about three million people worldwide and is a truly international pastime.


The aim of our Society is to progress amateur radio locally through training courses and accreditation examinations for those interested in joining the hobby. We like to attract young and old alike and develop technical skills across a wide range of activities by holding regular meetings and events.

We assist our members with our Member’s Shop (bulk purchase of items like coax and connectors). In addition, we have a small collection of high quality test gear available for member’s use.

You are very welcome to come and meet our members or contact us via email.  

Our Meeting Venue

The society meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 7.30pm. We are fortunate to meet at the Redland Museum, 60 Smith Street Cleveland. Call in is via the VHF Repeater VK4RBS on 146.875 MHz (-600,91.5) if needed.

Club Coffee Meets - A Morning Coffee Meet is held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Redlands Sporting Club, Anson Road, Wellington Point, from 10:00 AM.


Social /Technical Meetings - third Monday of each month at 7.30pm (again at the museum)

Bank details:
BSB 124-025 (BOQ)       Account number  10227910

Download our 2021-2022 Annual Report

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