Waverley Amateur Radio Society, INC

100 Years in 2019

Affiliated with the Wireless Institute of Australia

(“On The Air Sign” courtesy of Rob VK2CV)

The Waverley Amateur Radio Society was formed in 1919 in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney and is the oldest, continuously licensed, amateur radio club in Australia. It is a very active club and caters for the hobbies of amateur radio and electronics with a variety of activities.

We are meeting at the Rose Bay RSL each Wednesday from Noon for lunch and a discussion of future and current activities. All interested persons are welcome to any of our meetings and activities.   Workshop facilities will be established soon.

Monthly meetings are being held at the Rose Bay RSL at 19:30 on the third Wednesday of each month often with an interesting lecture related to Ham Radio. 

A Saturday afternoon project day meeting is held on the first Saturday of the month from13:00  at the Rose Bay RSL. Bring your projects to progress or complete them and get help from others. Soldering is permitted, & all are welcome (BYO Tools)

Register HERE for our 3Dec22 Free SMD Workshop @Rose Bay RSL from 13:30

CONTESTS: We will be operating our Contest Station as VK2W at Robertson, NSW on  October 1st in the Oceania DX SSB contest. (Members and any others are invited to participate)

Other contest dates in the near future are:

Oct 8 (7PM) – Oct 9 (7PM)  Oceania DX CW contest

Oct 29 (11AM) – Oct 31 (11AM)  CQWW DX SSB contest

Nov 26 (11AM) – Nov 28 (11AM)  CQWW DX CW contest


NEWS: Echolink/Allstar & VKMultiNet Node is now operational. (IRLP is down)

Check out usage instructions and status page: http://vk2rot.vk2bv.org 


Order our popular Powerpole Distribution Box Kit and /or Powerpole Connectors. 

The Club held a successful Radio Contest event for the Trans-Tasman Contest on 16/17 July 2022. We came second in our category! 

And we have lots more AWARDS

Ferry Contest Awards 2022

The Dish was not the Whole Story:

A special guest speaker, Ross Clements, gave a fascinating talk at the April 2018  regular  Club Meeting about ” Cracking Germany’s Enigma  Code in World War II”, and demonstrated his home built working replica.

Membership Renewals for 2022.

This is just a reminder that Membership renewals for 2022 were due 1st January. If you haven’t renewed yet,  please do so via Paypal, direct bank transfer, cheque by post, or cash at a meeting. Annual Subs are $30 , or $20 Concessions.

Bank deposits for subscriptions and other payments can be made to Waverley Amateur Radio Society, Westpac BSB 732-051 Account Number: 71-6694. Please include details on the transfer (eg VK2ZZ subscription) and email (treasurer at vk2bv dot org) with details of your payment. Alternatively, payments can be made to paypal@vk2bv.org via Paypal, with details in the comments field.

Postal address: PO Box 634, Rose Bay NSW 2029 

Recent Posts

  • Free SMD Workshop 3Dec22 - The Waverley A.R.S. is planning a workshop/project day for Saturday 3Dec22. from 13:30 at Rose Bay RSL. To RSVP Click Here The topic will be “Surface Mount Techniques for Hobbyists” andparticipants will discuss and demonstrate methods for radio amateurs touse these components and techniques.  The sessions will be almostentirely “hands-on” and involve constructing small devices to learn … Continue reading Free SMD Workshop 3Dec22
  • 2022 Trans Tasman contest - A crew of contesters competed in the 2022 Trans Tasman contest from the Robertson contest site. This contest was held on Saturday the 16th of July 2022.We used the WARS club’s contest callsign VK2W.We competed for the full 6 hours of the contest duration, from the start time at 1800 local time on Saturday evening, … Continue reading 2022 Trans Tasman contest
  • 2022 CQ WPX RTTY - A crew of contesters competed in the 2022 CQ WPX RTTY contest from the Robertson contest site. This contest was held over the weekend of the 12th and 13th of February.We used the WARS club’s contest callsign VK2W.We competed from the contest start time of 1100 local time on Saturday morning to around 0130 on … Continue reading 2022 CQ WPX RTTY
  • 2022 ARRL RTTY Roundup - On Sunday the 9th of January, VK2IBE, VK2ALR and myself, VK2WS, competed in this year’s ARRL RTTY Roundup from the Robertson contesting site.We used the Waverley club’s VK2W contesting callsign.We spent Saturday fixing up two dipoles (well, one didn’t really require fixing at all, we just needed to select the correct (mislabelled) feedline and getting … Continue reading 2022 ARRL RTTY Roundup
  • Ferry Contest 2022 - This year’s Sydney Amateur Radio Ferry Contest is scheduled for Sunday March 6th – pending Covid regulations. It will be a Covid-safe event with special rules to allow for social distancing. See our Ferry Contest page for details.
  • Covid Requirements - Once we have the opportunity to meet face to face again . Please be aware that it is the Rose Bay RSL policy as well as WARS policy that we are double vaccinated. The Service NSW and Medicare mobile apps have now both been updated to allow the COVID certificate to appear on the screen … Continue reading Covid Requirements
  • Unified S Band Communication - Continuing on our space theme which started with the QSO from St Scholastica to the ISS. We delved a little more deeply into some of the underlying communications technology that supported the Apollo mission. And, indeed the whole of the space program from the very early days. These videos below are relatively recent and describe … Continue reading Unified S Band Communication
  • WARS wins category in John moyle field day 2021 - We were a little under gunned for 2021 (or so we thought) with a significantly smaller group and without our usual “high ground” on top of the hill. We set up next to the shearing shed with three antennas on 120-degree radius about a centre point adjacent to shed. Our old genset on the opposite … Continue reading WARS wins category in John moyle field day 2021
  • Audio Recording of ISS contact – 26 april 2021 - On 26 April, via technology managed by ARISS we participated in a contact with the ISS. It was a long signal chain that started with a telebridge using a mobile phone and PTT microphone that linked to VK4KHZ (Shane) as a local moderator and ON4ISS (Jan) at the reception ground-station and then RF link to … Continue reading Audio Recording of ISS contact – 26 april 2021
  • NANO VNA Beginners guide - Check out this NanoVNA beginners guide : https://vk2bv.org/nanovna-guide/

Created: 30/10/95 Updated: 17/02/15

Australia's oldest continuously licenced amateur radio club


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