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       Richard VK6BMW      secretary@harg.org.au
QSL Mgr    John VK6AU            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

Recent News

  • 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
  • International Museums Week  International Museums Weekends as described at http://www.radio-amateur-events.org/IMW/Our plan, due to operator availability, is to focus on the first weekend only (June 14th, 15th ) which is now less than two weeks distant!   If you have local museums, please consider registering these and possibly participating in the second weekend as well.   I see that as of today only two museums in VK, Melbourne and Wireless Hill, have been registered.   Participation in prior events has not seen much VK activity either so it would be good to get behind events such as this. In regards Wireless Hill, if your club would like to join us in activation please advise as soon as possible with ...
    Posted 3 Jun 2014 02:04 by Christie Jahn
  • FOX HUNT The next Fox Hunt is on the 14 june 2014 meeting at Kings Park 3 pmThe demonstration/beginners day will be held at the Saw Avenue Picnic Area. See: http://goo.gl/maps/yjvghIf the weather isn't good, we will shift just down the road to the Synergy/Western Power Parklands where there is a good undercover area and the Zamia Cafe.
    Posted 30 May 2014 00:32 by Christie Jahn
  • 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
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