The Canberra Area enjoys an excellent repeater network with coverage over a large portion of the ACT/NSW region, including analog voice, and DMR and D-Star digital voice repeaters.
CRARC either holds or is involved in many events during the year from general meetings to on-air nights, technical nights, WICEN events and more.
A long history in the ACT
The Canberra Radio Club was established in 1951 at the orginal ABC radio studios in Canberra.
On the 1st of June 1956, amateurs resident in the ACT were issued with VK1 prefixes to their call signs.
In 1957 The Canberra Radio Club became the Canberra Radio Society.
The VK1 Division of the WIA was formed in 1973 and following the formation of the National WIA in May 2004 the VK1 Division was dissolved to become the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club.
The Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club is the principal amateur radio club in the ACT and has one of the highest rates of membership per licensed amateur of any State/Territory in Australia.
The Club provides a number of services and activities for members. While some services are members only, our repeaters are available for all licenced amateurs to use. Here are some of the things we do, for more information see the services menu above.
WIA WEEKLY BROADCAST
The WIA News is broadcast on Sundays from VK1WIA at 9.00 AM LOCAL on 146.950 MHz, 438.050 MHz.
Callbacks are welcome on all frequencies after these transmissions.
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