Welcome

Wireless Hill from above

The West Australian VHF Group was formed in 1955 with a core focus on very-high and ultra-high frequency radio communication such as: satellite, Earth-Moon-Earth and other applications of the frequencies above 30MHz. However, member interest extends from LF (longwave) through EHF (microwave) and the technology to utilise those frequencies. The club has been based at Wireless Hill (Noongar: Yagan Mia), in Ardross since 1972 with the generous support of the City of Melville.

Anyone with an interest in amateur communication is welcome at our activities and meetings.

We have regular meetings in the Operators Cottage at Wireless Hill in Ardross, just south of Perth (see map): 7:30 pm (local / West Australian Time) on the fourth Monday of the month (except December). People arrive from 7 p.m. for a chat and coffee. We also have activity days, usually on the 1st Saturday of each month (except January), and on 3rd Saturday of each month – 12 noon (local time), till about 4:30 pm.

Other information sites

We have a FaceBook page, and new information usually appears there first:

Coming up:

  • Next monthly meeting: Monday 22nd July 2024, 7 pm for a 7:30 start – at Operators Cottage Wireless Hill, Ardross.
  • Next group activity day: Saturday 3rd August, from noon – at Operators Cottage Wireless Hill, Ardross.
    … then 17th August.
  • AGM scheduled for 23rd September: members must be life-members or financial to stand for office or to vote.

Subscription Renewals:

Payment ($35) can be made to WA VHF Group: 126-541 23444951 – put your CallSign and name in message text.

Announce and Discussion email list:

We operate an email announcement and discussion list: email wa-vhf-announce@googlegroups.com (this replaces the [Announce] and [Discussion] groups that used to operate from the old website.

Beacons:

WA VHF Group maintains radio beacons. See our Beacon page.

To contact West Australian VHF Group, please contact one of the current committee:
(for phone contact within Australia, change the +61 with 0 in the phone numbers below)

See the VHF Group Team over the years.

Interested in joining?

Membership is $35 per year. Click here for the membership form.

Beacon update (March 2024):

  1. Website wavhfgroup.org.au is being decommissioned. This site (wavhf.org) is the new website.
  2. WA VHF Group has rationalised its support for beacons. Outside Perth and Kalgoorlie we no longer have the ability or funding to maintain beacons at a level required by licencing rules. From March 2024, the club will only operate:
    • VK6RPH (Wireless Hill: 50.46 MHz; 144.46 MHz; 432.46 MHz; 1.29646 GHz; 10.36846 GHz)
    • VK6RSP (Wireless Hill: 2.40346 GHz; 3.39846 GHz; 5.76046 GHz; 10.36846 GHz; 24.04846 GHz)
    • VK6RTU (Kalgoorlie: 50.468 MHz; 144.572 MHz; 432.572 MHz)
  3. We have surrendered the following beacons:
    • VK6RBS (Dunsborough)
    • VK6RSW (Augusta)
    • VK6RST (Mt Barker), and
    • VK6RSX (Dampier).
  4. We operate an email announcement and discussion list: email wa-vhf-announce@googlegroups.com (this replaces the [Announce] and [Discussion] groups that used to operate from wavhfgroup.org.au).
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