Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club

Your Amateur Radio Club for the ACT and Surrounding Region

REPEATERS

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.

EVENTS

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.

GET YOUR LICENCE!

CRARC runs training courses for the “Foundation” licence, these courses are normally held in March, May, July, September and November.

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. 

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For Members

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.

REPEATERS

Thanks to the skill and seemingly tireless energy of the Technical/Repeater group, the Canberra Area enjoys an excellent repeater network with coverage over a large portion of the ACT/NSW region. Visit the Services page for the full list.

GENERAL MEETINGS

General Meetings are held once a month on a Wednesday evening at 8pm at the “Mt Mugga” Scout Hall 17 Astrolabe St, Red Hill.
Keep an eye on the “Events” page for exact details. Visitors are always welcome.

WICEN ACT

WICEN is a group of trained Amateur-Radio operators, accredited to assist in emergency situations, and able to provide emergency and safety communications when normal communications do not exist or are inadequate.

GET YOUR LICENCE!

The Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club runs training courses for the “Foundation” licence, these courses are normally held in March, May, July, September and November, check out the EVENTS page for dates of the next course.

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.

CRARC_NEWS

The latest CRARC news can be emailed to you via the CRARC-NEWS mailing list. This is a low volume list that can only be posted to by CRARC.

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