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Roadworks affecting access to Clubrooms:
There is significant ongoing roadworks in the area. Watch for detour and safety signage.
There are roadworks on Airport Rd. It is down to one lane between the roundabout at Nettles Rd/Airport Rd and the runway with temporary traffic lights in place to control the direction of traffic. If you want to avoid the roadworks then come via McCartneys Rd.
Airport Rd has been closed completely for some time between Learmonth Rd and Nettles Rd you will need to come via Liberator Drive or McCartneys Rd.

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BARG Weekly 80m HF Net Control Station Roster for Dec 2023- June 2024 is available here.

June 2023 was the anniversary of 100 Years of known Amateur Radio activity in Ballarat.

Click here to read how BARG is trying to commemorate this significant event.

 All GENERAL meetings are held on the last Saturday of the month at 11am. All welcome to come along. These start at 11:00AM and are usually followed by an opportunity for a chin wag over a couple of Snags ‘n Sauce in bread.

If you arrive early you will  find the doors open about 30 minutes earlier.


Are held on the first Saturday of the Month at 1 pm. We encourage everyone to take advantage of the Construction gatherings.

Coffee Meetings

These quick social catchups are held every Thursday at 10:00 at Food Seduction on Doveton, 524 Doveton Street North, Ballarat

We obviously prefer face to face meetings, however where circumstances dictate we will hold meetings ONLINE via  Webex. Details are emailed prior to the meeting. Guests are still welcome. Contact us to get the meeting details.

All members new and old are quite welcome to come out and join us. We are located at the Ballarat Airport. BARG runs a couple of radio nets on a weekly basis. Everyone is quite welcome to join in our radio nets. So if you have 30 mins to spare, please join in and say hi to a great bunch of people who will make you very welcome.

Times and dates of nets as per below

Club Nets: VHF NET: Every Tuesday Night at 8 pm on 146.750 MHz – VK3RBA
HF NET: Every Thursday Night at 8 pm on 3.608 MHz – VK3BML
6m NET: Every Tuesday Night at 8:30 pm on 53.650Mhz RX / 52.650Mhz TX – FM with a 91.5 tone – VK3RWU

LINKED REPEATERS: The local VK3RBA-70cm repeater on Mt Buninyong  is part of a network of linked repeaters covering North-Western Victoria.

Access details for this repeater have recently changed.

For full details of this linked network and access details see https://www.qrz.com/lookup/vk3rba

You can listen to the system live http://vk3rba.dyndns.org:441/

This linked system may be accessed via IRLP node 9503.