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   to one of the largest Amateur Radio Clubs in Australia with over 200 members. 

Celebrating 50 years of progress through activity. 


   Westlakes Amateur Radio Club is located at York Street,Teralba on the Western
shores of Lake Macquarie  which is 100 Kilometres NNE of Sydney and 10 Kilometres
SW of Newcastle NSW.

   We are a not for profit club, with the aim of promoting Amateur Radio in all its modes
and enjoyment. The club is not gender specific, having both female and male members.
Members come from all walks of life with a mix of experience, young and mature,
novice and technical.

   The most important aspect of the club is the willingness of all members to share their
knowledge for the benefit of others.
 To find out more about the club and it's activities, please follow the various links on our website or contact one of our members, or come along to our meetings.

   Canteen and activity room are provided and the club is also home to the WIA QSL Bureau. 
Please call in when you are in the area. Tea and coffee are always on.

What is Amateur Radio...

 Are you new to Amateur Radio? and you like to know more about our most rewarding, interesting, educational, democratic hobby, then click here, and we tell you all about our exciting hobby!

   There are 15,000 Radio Amateurs in Australia. It's a hobby for most and is a form of communication and probably the earliest form of social networking. It's ham radio. But what does it entail exactly?

New or Updated Content:

News Broadcast VK2ATZ
 - 17-12-2017
Despite the heat of the day, members brought their chairs, tables and liquid refreshments to facilitate in enjoying the festivities. A slight change to the weekly pie and sausage roll diet with the announcement by Christine at mid-day that “Lunch is now served.” Everyone raced to the common room to be greeted by a spread of ham, Chicken and all sorts of salad additives. It was a feed enjoyed by all prepared by Penny, Christine, Gladys and Natalie.

TX Factor - Episode 19 - 8-12-2017
TX Factor - Episode 19 -
In part of our reports from Hamfest 2017 we have a sneak preview of the Icom IC-7610 and IC-R8600 Rigs. We meet the new owners of PW Magazine and Pete tries his hand at the RSGB on-line exam. There's also an update on the Society's EMC Committee's findings.

Slow Scan TV from Space Dec 6-7
- 7-12-2017
Looks like they had to do some rescheduling related to changes in the Cygnus release.
new schedule!

The 145.800 MHz FM Slow Scan Television (SSTV) transmissions from the International Space Station Dec 6-7 should be receivable by radio amateurs around the world.
Received ISS SSTV pictures received by Luke (VK2LGW). 

Whether you enjoy writing software, getting hands-on with practical equipment, developing new technology or simply want to use what’s already there to communicate with others across the world, you’ll find all of this – and more – within amateur radio. It is also great fun. Why don't you try it and join the
 World of Amateur Radio?


The finished meeting room now complete with audiovisual equipment installed

The renovated library now the meeting room.


 The club is open:

Saturday from around 11:00 am. Also on a
Tuesday evening from around 6:00 pm
and of course visitors are always welcome!
Club's Phone number: (02) 49 060 456



Wireless Institute of Australia


Westlakes Club News  VK2ATZ broadcast Sunday's 9.00hrs on the VK2RTZ Repeater on 146.775MHz
Westlakes Amateur Radio Club Inc. York Street, Teralba NSW