Now in our 31st 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 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

Admin       Richard VK6BMW
QSL Mgr    Ian VK6PXF  
Publicity    Bill VK6WJ
Members ( e.g )

Office Bearers
President    Miles VK6MAB
Secretary   Richard VK6BMW
Treasurer   Cliff VK6LZ   

Postal Address

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

Recent News

  • 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 and on the VK6 Fox Hunt Mailing List. (Details on the VK6FOX website
    Posted 3 Dec 2014, 16:42 by Martin Stretton
  • Christmas BBQ and Summer meetings Our end of year BBQ is on Saturday December 13 from midday, all visitors are most welcome.There is no formal meeting in December or January but the shack will be open on the second and last Saturdays from 1pm.
    Posted 30 Nov 2014, 00:01 by Martin Stretton
  • VK6LC Celebrating 31 years in Amateur Radio - Saturday November 29  Mal. VK6LC will give a talk and power point presentation of his ventures from last May-June-July 2014. to North and South America.A three-month DX Vacation that covered 65,000km. of travel. Touring, sight-seeing meeting Radio operator friends and two DXpeditions.VK6LC/USA. It will encompass West-East of North America by Amtrak Railway, mobile and home base operating.South America:  “The Grey Nomads” DX Vacation 2014.HK3/VK6LC Bogota and the Andes Mountains.HK9/VK6LC. DXpedition to the Amazonas.HK0/VK6LC. DXpedition to San Andres Island.CE3/VK6LC Santiago, Chile.CE2/VK6LC La Calera, Central Chile.PT7/VK6LC Fortaleza, Brazil.During the power point there will be a talk through as its progresses.We anticipate ...
    Posted 20 Oct 2014, 01:20 by Martin Stretton
  • ILLW / RD contest Due to the closure of the Nth Mole HARG wont be able to activate the lighthouse for the ILLW.Instead we are operating in the RD Contest on August 16-17 from our club rooms.
    Posted 9 Aug 2014, 03:46 by Martin Stretton
  • Notice of Annual General Meeting The 2014 AGM will be held at the HARG Clubrooms -The Paxhill Guide Hall - cnr Brady and Sanderson Roads, LesmurdieAt 2.00pm on Saturday 26th July 2014.
    Posted 29 Jun 2014, 23:36 by Martin Stretton
  • International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend - Saturday August 16. HARG are again activating the North Mole Lighthouse in Fremantle for the ILLW on Saturday August 16.That weekend coincides with the RD contest so we will also exchange numbers for that event.Call past from mid morning and say hi.
    Posted 28 Jun 2014, 01:44 by Martin Stretton
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