This years HARGfest is on Sunday April 12th in a new bigger venue, more details in the news and events  section

Now in our 32nd year !

Welcome to the online home of  The Hills Amateur Radio Group (Inc.)

 This is the Public page of the HARG Web site, Members please login via the Members button above for additional member only info.

The Hills Amateur Radio Group, affectionately known as HARG, is a club of enthusiasts who meet regularly to enjoy the hobby of Amateur Radio. Our club house is located in the hills east of Perth in Western Australia. We have members from all walks of life who share a common interest in the hobby of Amateur Radio and enjoy socialising as well as radio activities. The club call-sign is VK6AHR.

The Hills Amateur Radio Group was founded in 1983 with its primary objective being:

"to bring together Amateur Radio Operators Citizen Band Operators wishing to upgrade to Amateur Radio Status and Shortwave Listeners in the maintenance and furtherance of the amateur radio spirit"

By and large this is still the primary objective of the club. In practice, HARG has evolved into an organisation that provides a venue and structure for local amateurs to meet socially on a regular basis.

HARG meets twice each month, the second and the last Saturday of each month. The second Saturday is a social and activities day whilst the last Saturday of each month is a "formal" meeting (with talks). Meetings are held at the Paxhill Guide Hall on the corner of Sanderson and Brady Roads in Lesmurdie. Doors open at 1pm for 2pm meetings.
Visitors are always Welcome. 

On this site, you'll find more information on our activities, meetings, talks, projects and photographs. If you'd like to become a member, there is a membership form you can complete.

We also use 145.525 MHz FM simplex for chatter.

HARG hosts a CW (morse code) tutor on 3.685 MHz. The transmitter runs 35 watts into a G5RV antenna. The tutor operates during the following times every day:

  • 6.30am to 8.30am local time (22:30 to 00:30 UTC)
  • 6.30pm to 8.30pm local time (10:30 to 12:30 UTC)

Signal reports to secretary@harg.org.au are welcome.

HARG also run a WX station and APRS Digipeater VK6AHR-3 on frequency 145.175 MHz.

CONTACT DETAILS
Web page feedback, additions and corrections to webmaster@harg.org.au.

General
Admin       Richard VK6BMW      secretary@harg.org.au
QSL Mgr    Ian VK6PXF            qsl_manager@harg.org.au
Publicity    Bill VK6WJ        publicity_manager@harg.org.au
Members    callsign@harg.org.au ( e.g vk6cat@harg.org.au )

Office Bearers
President    Miles VK6MAB        president@harg.org.au
Secretary   Richard VK6BMW    secretary@harg.org.au
Treasurer   Cliff VK6LZ             treasurer@harg.org.au

Postal Address

The Hills Amateur Radio Group (Inc.)
PO BOX 367
KALAMUNDA WA 6926

Recent News

  • JMMFD VK6 suggested frequencies See the attached pdf file.
    Posted 14 Mar 2015, 17:09 by Martin Stretton
  • HARGfest raffle prizes This year thanks to the generosity of Ian Garnett VK6LCT at Timberden Plant Hire we have a Yaesu FT-7900R 50Watt dual band mobile as the first prize and a Yaesu FT-60R dual band hand held for the second prize. Third prize is an IRODA 100 Watt gas soldering iron donated by Altronics. We will have the usual door prizes thanks to Mark at TET-Emtron. There are still some tables left, so if you would like to book a table please contact Richard VK6BMW at secretary@harg.org.au.
    Posted 20 Feb 2015, 03:44 by Martin Stretton
  • HARGfest - Sunday April 12th On Sunday 12th of April the club  will hold its popular HARGfest bring and buy sale but this year it will be bigger, better and more comfortable. This year, HARGfest is moving to a new, larger venue – the Lesmurdie Hall at 96 Gladys Road, Lesmurdie.  This is a modern hall with reverse cycle air conditioning and is much bigger than the one at the HARG clubrooms; it has a good kitchen and several outdoor covered areas suitable for eating lunch or chatting with friends. Sellers at 9.00 am, buyers at 10.00, raffle at 1.00 pm and close at 2.00. Food and drink available for purchase as usual. Gladys road runs off Welshpool Road just after ...
    Posted 6 Feb 2015, 00:52 by Martin Stretton
  • February Fox Hunt The date for the next Fox Hunt is 7th February 2015, commencing at 7.30pm at the usual venue in Kings Park.Liaison frequency will again be VK6RLM repeater – 146.750MHz.See the Starting Venue page on the VK6 Fox Hunt website for further details.The fox will again be limited to a 5km radius from Kings Park to encourage those who are new to the hobby to participate.Supper to be held at the end of the night at a nearby cafe.Make sure you check your diary now and get started on your equipment.More information is on www.vk6fox.org.au and on the VK6 Fox Hunt Mailing List. (Details on the VK6FOX website).
    Posted 4 Feb 2015, 04:53 by Martin Stretton
  • John Moyle Field Day - March 21-22 HARG are in the field again this year working 160M to 70cm for 24 hours.  A 20-15-10M three element yagi and a large loop antenna for 160-40M will keep us busy on HF, 5 element beams are planned for 2M and 70cm. See you on the bands.
    Posted 31 Jan 2015, 04:18 by Martin Stretton
  • Fox Hunt. The date for the next Fox Hunt is 13 December 2014 commencing at 7.30pm at the usual venue, the Women's Memorial Fountain in Kings Park.Liaison frequency will again be VK6RLM repeater – 146.750MHz.The Fox duties for the night will be carried out by Martin VK6ZMS.  The fox will be limited to a 5km radius from Kings Park to encourage those who are new to the hobby to participate.Supper to be held at the end of the night at a nearby cafe.Make sure you check your diary now and get started on your equipment.More information is on www.vk6fox.org.au and on the VK6 Fox Hunt Mailing List. (Details on the VK6FOX website
    Posted 3 Dec 2014, 16:42 by Martin Stretton
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