Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club

Repeater Services Supplied and/or Supported by the CRARC;

CTCSS at 91.5Hz rx/tx tone has been implemented on all Mt Ginini (VK1RGI) repeaters to help with a intermittent interference problems.

Repeater Offsets:

VHF: -600khz 147.000 MHz and below, +600khz above 147.000 MHZ

UHF: -5.0 Mhz

Analog Voice Repeaters;

Output FrequencyCallsignLocationCoverage Area and Notes
146.900 MHzVK1RACBulls HeadCanberra Local 
(Open RX Access, Transmits 91.5 Hz)
146.950 MHzVK1RGIMt GininiACT & SE NSW  
(Needs 91.5 Hz tone for access) 
147.125 MHz 
147.150 MHz 
147.175 MHz 
439.925 MHz 
439.975 MHz
VK1RWPPortableWICEN Portable repeaters placed to suit required coverage
53.925 MHZ (Planned!)VK1RGIMt GininiACT & SE NSW
438.050 MHzVK1RGIMt GininiACT & SE NSW 
(Needs 91.5 Hz tone for access) 
146.725 MHzVK1RBMOFFLINE! Canberra Local 
(Needs 91.5 Hz tone for access) 
439.950 MHzVK1RBMIsaacs RidgeCanberra Local – IRLP (Node 6110) 
(Needs 91.5 Hz tone for access) 
see IRLP Node 6110 page

Digital Voice Repeaters

Output FrequencyCallsignLocationCoverage Area and Notes
146.6625 MHzVK1RWNIsaacs RidgeD-STAR – see D-Star Information page
438.8125 MHzVK1RBMIsaacs RidgeDMR – see DMR Information page (Fully operational again)

Packet Radio;

Output FrequencyCallsignLocationCoverage AreaNotes
147.575 MHz Simplex (1200)VK1KWBelconnenCanberra LocalOwned and run by Rob, VK1KW, see the website.
145.175 MHz Simplex (1200)VK1RBMBlack MountainCanberra CityAPRS Digipeater
145.175 MHz Simplex (1200)VK1RGIMt GininiACT and surrounding AreaAPRS Digipeater

Note that the Packet Radio services in the ACT are presently being reviewed and altered, VK1DSN is still operating as the local BBS and wormhole service !

Internet Repeater Linking Project – IRLP and Echolink

NodeRepeater/FrequencyCurrent StatusNotes
6110439.950 Isaacs Ridge 

The following passive features are enabled;

  • APRS node broadcast – The status and location of the IRLP node is broadcast every hour and at the beginning and end of every connection via an APRS object labelled “IRLP-6110”. The object icon is a circle containing the status of the node, I for idle, C for connected, B for busy. By looking at your APRS display you can instantly see the status of the node and if it is connected, by looking at the object information you can see who it is connected to.

More information on node 6110 may be found on it’s own page.

6336146.725 Isaacs RidgeNode is currently non-operational.Note: 91.5 Hz CTCSS tone required for access is presently turned off.

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CRARC Amateur Radio News

The local news bulletin is NO LONGER on air, but rather an “Email Newsletter” is distributed to those people who wish to receive it. Please visit the website to subscribe to the list. 

There is a broadcast of WIA NEWS on Sundays from VK1WIA 9.00 AM LOCAL on 146.950 MHz, 438.050 MHz and from there to the Linked Repeater system to Goulburn. Callbacks are welcome on all frequencies after these transmissions.

Club Meetings

The club has a monthly ‘social’ meeting which is held at 8:00 PM on the Fourth Wednesday of each month (except December) at our premises at Mt Mugga Scout Hall, 17 Astrolabe St, Red Hill. Meetings normally include some form of lecture or presentation. Visitors are always welcome. Come and meet fellow amateurs.