Celebrating 30 years 1983-2013

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

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.

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

Admin                               president@harg.org.au 
QSL Mgr    Steve VK6IR    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                              president@harg.org.au
Secretary   Christie VK6XCJ    secretary@harg.org.au
Treasurer   Cliff VK6LZ           treasurer@harg.org.au

Postal Address

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

Recent News

  • HARGfest - Saturday May 10th It’s now only three weeks until Hargfest on Saturday the 10th of May at the HARG Club Rooms in the Paxhill Guide Hall on the corner of Sanderson and Brady Roads in Lesmurdie. Sellers will be setting up at 11.00 and food stalls, including the famous Hargburgers will start around 12.00 and buyers will be admitted for the bargains at 1.00. Entry fee is $5. The raffle prizes so far are a 900 to 1300 MHz SWR Meter donated by Steve VK6ST, a True RMS AC/DC Clamp Meter and a Peak Component Analyser both donated by Altronics and a number of Balun and Antenna kits donated byTET-Emtron. There is one more major prize ...
    Posted 18 Apr 2014 00:50 by Martin Stretton
  • SSTV talk - Saturday 26th April  The next technical talk at HARG will be on the subject of SSTV and will take place at our April General Meeting on Saturday 26th April. Thanks to Peter VK6QK who has agreed to tell us about SSTV activity in WA , demonstrate the mode and tell us what hardware and software we need to get involved. Peter will also provide printed notes. Everyone is welcome – members and non-members alike. We will have our usual sausage barbecue at 1.00, the formal half hour meeting will be at 2.00 then Peter will give his presentation as close to 2.30 as possible. Venue is the HARG Club Rooms at the Paxhill Girl Guides Hall, Sanderson Road Lesmurdie,
    Posted 15 Apr 2014 05:52 by Martin Stretton
  • Hargfest is on 10 May 2014 Hello All Hargfest this year will be on the 10 may 2014 with food and drinks available.If you need any questions Answered please contact secretary@harg.org.au.
    Posted 29 Mar 2014 00:45 by Christie Jahn
  • DXpedition movie - Saturday 22nd February 2.30pm Mal VK6LC will present a fascinating video of the rare VK9RS Rowley Shoals DXpedition in 1999. According to Mal this is still the most famous Island DXpedition ever mounted in Australia. The Video runs for 59minutes and covers the mammoth task of moving 2 tonnes of DX gear 2,300 km to Broome then another 260km of sea travel to Cunningham Island-Imperious Reef, running two 1kw stations for 5 days including 11,000 QSO's on SSB/CW.
    Posted 1 Jan 2014 00:32 by Martin Stretton
  • Next Fox Hunt will be held Saturday 18th January 2014. Hunters to assemble at the Women’s Memorial Fountain Car Park in Kings Park for 7.30pm start. See Starting Venue page for further details.The Fox for the night will be VK6LD Rob.Liaison repeater for the night will be VK6RLM on 146.750MHzAs this will be the first fox hunt held for some time, it is proposed to run at least two short, not too difficult fox hunts. This will assist the newcomers and old hands alike to check their equipment and refine their hunting techniques..More information is on www.vk6fox.org.au and on the VK6 Fox Hunt Mailing List. (Details on the VK6FOX website).
    Posted 26 Dec 2013 03:10 by Martin Stretton
  • Seasons Greetings from all of us at HARG.  There is no formal meeting in December and January but the shack will be open on the usual second and last Saturdays. 
    Posted 3 Dec 2013 02:06 by Martin Stretton
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