Our Club is one which is charged under the Constitution to diseminate knowledge in radio and electronics. We like to encourage enquiries to our hobby, and in our ranks you will find most facets of this hobby expressed. Some of these are modern computer influences in contest logging, vintage radio restoration, antennas, VHF and UHF operation, construction, crystal sets, valve operation and much, much more. If you are interested in it, you will find a kindred spirit in our Club.
You will also find interesting lectures by club members and non club members from time to time, as well as occassional outings to places of interest.
Our Club meets on the Second and Fourth Mondays of each month, except for December when there is no Fourth Monday meeting.
Second Monday is a Management Committee Meeting.
Fourth Monday is a Social - Technical Meeting.
The Club meets at 7.00 pm local time at the Drayton Bowls Club, 44 Gipps Street, Drayton.
Everyone [including visitors] are welcome to all meetings.
VK4RDD repeater site:
VHF repeater on 146.750 MHz (Negative offset).
UHF repeater on 439.275 MHz (Negative offset).
The Darling Downs Radio Club has two regular Nets as follows:
Each Sunday morning at 10:00 am, there is a 2m net using the Club's call sign, VK4WID, held on the Club's repeater, VK4RDD, on a frequency of 146.750 MHz (Negative offset).
Each Saturday evening at 7:30 pm, there is an 80m net on 3.587 MHz (+ or - QRM) under the Club call sign, VK4WID, and is mostly hosted by Theo, VK4ESK.
All are welcome to join in, especially new licencees. On a regular basis, amateurs from as far apart as Ingham in the North, to Evans Head in the South, participate in the Nets.
The Club's WIA Assessor is John Kirk VK4TJ
All interested are warmly invited.
John's contact details as follows:
Mob 0409 744 132
Generally, on request, formal "classroom" style training is available if we can muster 3 or more candidates. Otherwise, we work with candidates one-on-one.
John Kirk vk4tj (4-035)
Phone: 0409 744 132
Darling Downs Radio Club Inc.
PO Box 3257
TOOWOOMBA QLD 4350
Diane Main VK4DI
Kevin Crandell VK4VKX
This website has been created to promote the activities of Radio enthusiasts on the Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia.
"The Downs" is an area due west of Brisbane, the State Capital, and is in the far south of the State, to the west of the Great Dividing Range.
Toowoomba, a city of 100,000 people, is the main centre that sits atop the Range, and offers a great site for the active radio hobbyist.