Sponsors and supporters

BDARS is a strong part of the Redlands community. We say thank you to our supporters

Redland City Council

Redland City Council provided funding in 2019 to BDARS as part of the Community Grants Program to assist the Redlands Community.

This grant was used to build and equip our Mt Cotton HF amateur radio station for use by club members.

RCC has also been instrumental is helping us find our new home at Redland Museum – a big thanks to the Councillors and RCC staff involved.

Redland Museum

BDARS has a strong association with Redland Museum in Smith Street, Cleveland. We have agreed a ‘Licence to Occupy” with the Museum and we shifted our operations there in 2022. BDARS holds our regular meetings at the Museum and is establishing a Training Workshop and Radio Shack there.

Conetix Pty Ltd

Conetix hosts our BDARS website. It is a strong Australian company and BDARS appreciates their support.

Alexandra Hills State High School

BDARS runs examinations for amateur radio licences. We usually host these at weekends at the Alexandra Hills State High School, which is an excellent facility for this purpose.

This school hosts the Centre of Excellence in Automation and Robotics, a STEM discipline in keeping with amateur radio.

Redland State Emergency Service Unit

The Redland unit of SES is located at Cleveland. Many BDARS members are also SES members.

Gambling Community Benefit Fund

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) is Queensland’s largest one-off community grants program. It distributes approximately $60 million each year to not-for-profit community groups. BDARS received a grant to help build the Mt Cotton HF and VHF/UHF station for members’ use in 2019.

Bunnings Limited

The main source of BDARS’ funding over recent years has been sausage sizzle fundraisers at Bunnings Capalaba. Friendly and helpful, these are always fun club events. Look out for us there two or three times a year!

Pivot Freight Solutions Pty Ltd

Pivot is a successful Bayside business with a global reach and an international clientele: Pivot make freight forwarding less about the overwhelm and more about the possibilities.

Pivot generously supports the BDARS Clubhouse project 2024 and have donated funding toward its fit-out and upkeep. Thank you!

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