Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society Inc.


was formed in 1983 and is the successor to the original Blackwood Amateur Radio Club (founded 1924).
 It's South Australia's largest radio club.
Perhaps it's the diversity of members' ages and backgrounds that has seen the club grow steadily over the years - with good help from an experienced and active committee.
Current club membership (2010) is about 130.

You don't have to be licensed to join us. Talks and activities also cover electronics and use of computers,  etc.


< Club Program >

<Where we Meet>

< Regular keynote speakers.>
Most meetings have an experienced, qualified speaker address the group.
Topics range from the simple and practical to the occasional highly technical or light-hearted dissertation.
Training and examinations >
AHARS'  examiners conduct several examinations during the year.
Foundation Licence and other examinations: Refer also to the Back Page of our latest newsletter.
Licensing Authority (ACMA): Go to
AHARS Resource Centre
<Club Projects >
We have an annual club construction evening, and usually two club projects per year.
Refer to our
Newsletter section for more details.
< Visits to other clubs and venues >
Examples include the Port Adelaide Military Museum; the former OTC station at McLaren Vale (now allied to the South Coast Amateur Radio Group); the ABC; the Weather Bureau.
< Buy and Sell >
Two Buy and Sell events are conducted per year.
A Buy and Sell for members only is held at the club early in the year.

The main event is held
 in November. Look for information in our
Club  Program  page.
You can arrange for a table to sell your wares or just peruse the numerous items on display that are for sale. This event is open to the public
< Club Net >
Every Monday night. 8 pm to 9:30 pm. On repeater VK5RAD (147.00 MHz, -600 KHz offset).
All welcome.
< Field Days >
Once or twice a year, members are invited to participate in radio activities in various locations. These activities provide a good opportunity to learn contesting and other skills, and to socialise with other members.
< Social Activities >
In July and December members meet for a club dinner.
In January, we usually have a club barbeque.

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John, VK5EMI.