Waverley Amateur Radio Society

100 Years in 2019

Affiliated with the Wireless Institute of Australia

(“On The Air Sign” courtesy of Rob VK2CV)

The Waverley Amateur Radio Society was formed in 1919 in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney and is the oldest, continuously licensed, amateur radio club in Australia. It is a very active club and caters for the hobbies of amateur radio and electronics with a variety of activities.

NOTICE: The Waverley Amateur Radio Society is actively monitoring the evolving nature of the Coronavirus pandemic and will respond to advice from government and NSW Health as to best practice regarding the conduct of meetings and club activities.  Subject to evolving NSW Government regulations, we have commenced physical meetings with a limited number of participants. We also implement social distancing rules and provide hand washing and disinfection facilities. Members will receive further information via email. 

We are also holding Video Conference meetings, and some   face to face  ones with limited participant physical meetings. Members will get an email link for video meetings.

Those who have travelled within the last 14 days or who have symptoms of flu-like illness should seek medical advice. The NSW Health website provides details as to an appropriate course of action :-https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx.”

STOP PRESS: We are collaborating with ARNSW to hold a physical Foundation Licence Course and Assessment weekend at Dural on 10& 11 April 2021. Last Day to register is Saturday 20 March 2021. Information is  HERE:. Registration form  is HERE


Direct Links:-

Ferry Contest March 2021 will not proceed.


WE ARE STILL  SHIPPING OUR KITS:-

Order our popular Powerpole Distribution Box Kit and /or Powerpole Connectors. 


Events: Please note our 2020 Annual Auction usually in July has been cancelled. See you next year.

Was held on 19:30 on Wednesday  16th September 2020: Lecture by Kerrie Dougherty-past Space Museum Curator and visiting lecturer-International Space University- about 1st Aussie Satellite Oscar 5-By Zoom. 

Ferry Contest Results Sun 8th March 2020

The Dish was not the Whole Story:

WARS Comes 1st in Australia in the 2019 & 2018  CQ WW DX SSB Contest!


WARS wins  2018 John Moyle Field Day  Category  (again!)

Thanks to :VK2ALR,VK2EFL,VK2GPL,VK2HDX,VK2HHS,VK2JDH
VK2KZ,VK2LJ,VK2LWB,VK2PSF,VK2RH,VK2RF,VK2VE,VK2VEL,VK2VJB.
Past Event-Remembrance Day Contest 11&12th August 2018
International Lighthouse & Lightship  Weekend  17-18 August 2019.

WARS has been activating the Macquarie Light for the past 15 years during this annual event.

Macquarie Lighthouse  Location


Team VK2BV won the AU Multi-Multi section of CQ WW-DX-SSB in 2017! Congratulations!!!!


Team VK2BV  operated in the 2018 John Moyle Field Day and won it’s category AGAIN!

VK2BV – Multi Operator All Mode, All Bands, with 116 contacts and a score of 432 points. 

A special guest speaker, Ross Clements, gave a fascinating talk at the April 2018  regular  Club Meeting about ” Cracking Germany’s Enigma  Code in World War II”, and demonstrated his home built working replica.

Membership Renewals for 2019.

This is just a reminder that Membership renewals for 2019 were due 1st January. If you haven’t renewed yet,  please do so via Paypal, direct bank transfer, cheque by post, or cash at a meeting. Annual Subs are $30 , or $20 Concessions.

Bank deposits for subscriptions and other payments can be made to Waverley Amateur Radio Society, Westpac BSB 732-051 Account Number: 71-6694. Please include details on the transfer (eg VK2ZZ subscription) and email (treasurer at vk2bv dot org) with details of your payment. Alternatively, payments can be made to paypal@vk2bv.org via Paypal, with details in the comments field.

Postal address: PO Box 634, Rose Bay NSW 2029 


CQ WW SSB 27th TO  30th October: Members of WARS were operating from the Southern Highlands.


Team VK2BV/Portable has won its category again at the John Moyle Field Day 2018!

Check out some of the action here John Moyle Photos and read up on the contest and scores at the WIA web site page John Moyle Contest

We also received two IARU Worked All Continents Awards

IARU Worked All Continents Award – Open

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Created: 30/10/95 Updated: 17/02/15

Australia's oldest continuously licenced amateur radio club

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