Links Resources & Stories


links for Amateurs

These links will direct Amateurs to useful sites and also showcases our members' projects.
We provide some commercial links to Companies which have given exemplary service to our Club, or sites which offer genuine resource materials for our members.
We try to avoid the fake resources from commercial spammers.

Latest link uploaded...

Amateur Radio Story from the U.S.
YouTube video from an American Amateur club.
YouTube video well worth watching [25min]

Australian Links

Wireless Institute of Australia


WIA is our Amateur Radio organisation and would be your first link for official business, training and licencing information

Radio & Electronics School


A link to a school we recommend for Amateurs wishing to upgrade their Licence

ACMA Register of Licences


A link to the Federal Government Radiocommunications website

Club & Members' Links

Check the stories and see what we get up to.
The newest articles are at the top and slowly sink down the page.


Members News is regularly updated so so take a "stroll" down memory lane.

We also have a Facebook page;
You can Like us here...


Calendar of club events which is updated periodically by the Management Committee


Meet our hard working members who volunteer their time to maintain our Club policies and procedures while planning for the future.


Emergency Communications group within our club, part of the Bundaberg Regional Council Disaster Management Plan.



WICEN group is active and we update the news page with images and stories our our training and activations.


Resource Area

Documents, resources and workshop notes are stored for easy download by members.


BARC established an IRLP Node 2019 and this page has information on how to set up IRLP and the worldwide access codes.

APRS Gateway

Another achievement was setting up an ARPS gateway to assist Amateurs as they travel through our region.


We are competitive! The club fosters friendly competition to try for longer distance records for conversations between club members.

Remembering the Past

The club formed in 1961 so we've amassed a lot of memories.
We are still searching for past information to fill the gaps.

Photo Archive

We've split our images into separate archives so it's easier to find photos.

VK4ION Internet Yagi

A DIY project to build a wireless internet yagi for Telstra Bigpond Next G Wireless internet 850MHz.


VK4JRO TVI Quarter Wave Stub Filter

Television Interference solution using 50 and 75 Ohm coax... just the thing when you're causing TV interference

Deltahet Project

Built in 1964 by Arch Lewis (SK)
Inspired by an article in a 1963 magazine, Arch built a unit by hand.


Overcharging Gel Batteries

VK4SR story & images about the myths and dangers of overcharging Gel Batteries.

past club events

Check the webpages to see what the club does and how we work with our community.

ARISS project with Avoca School


We partnered with Avoca State School so that students could speak with Astronaut Colonel Mike Hopkins aboard the International Space Station.
On March 11, 2021 12 students had two-way Amateur Radio communication with the ISS for over 11 minutes.
It was an exhilarating experience for all concerned.
The club certainly learned a lot in bringing this project together.

Hi Altitude Balloon Project


The group launched and recovered payloads on 2 balloon launches, in 2016 and 2017, and learned a massive amount about gps tracking, helium and the upper-atmosphere wind patterns.

Supporting Scouting Australia


Every October we support Scouting Australia at their "Jamboree On The Air" at the Wyper Park scouting facilities.

The Shed


We needed storage room, and almost ended up with this... until Gary and Stu stepped in and organised the project.

Our 50th Anniversary


2011 was a BIG year and the club celebrated a Golden Jubilee.
Amateurs came from all over Australia to say Happy Birthday
We've since turned 60 and celebrated our Diamond Jubilee!

BBQs with Hervey Bay


We're great friends with the Hervey Bay club and each year we BBQ together at either Buxton or Woodgate to party by the sea.

Offical Opening VK4RBW


When Councils amalgamated we needed a bigger footprint to cover the region during emergencies, so we built our 3rd repeater site on Double Sloping Hummock, better known as Mt Watalgan.

August is ILLW


International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend 2009

Lifestyle Expo


Bundaberg Council lifestyle expo was a perfect place to set up and show what we could do.

Foxhunting Workshop


Happy Hams make...

And then go...

WIA Field Day


The WIA encouraged Amateurs to break out the emergency or field day kit and use the weekend to test and connect.
We set up on a property North of Bundaberg and worked the club's portable equipment.

John 'Rusty' McGrath S.K.


Rusty was a foundation member of BARC in 1961, and served on the committee for many years.

Ron Graham S.K.


2017 the club lost a good friend in Ron VK4BRG.
Ron was always first to run a workshop or pass on his knowledge and he will be missed.
The eulogy from his service can be found at this link.

Keith Haverfield S.K.


2010 we lost our most senior member, Keith VK4APQ. He was an inspirational member who was responsible for design, procurement and build of the repeater tower on Mt Goonaneman.

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