Welcome to VK8DA
Darwin Amateur Radio Club
Amateur radio operators in Darwin form an interesting group who meet regularly to promote the interests of amateur radio and to share technical information and socialise.
Apart from pursuing our own personal interests, members of DARC operate Darwins' emergency radio network which includes personnel operating from cyclone shelters during an emergency. We also provide operators for organisations such as the Red Cross.
There are dozens of other radio operators operating throughout the Territory who interact on occasions - for example, when there are emergency warnings, they are able to activate radio links and share information.
The Darwin Amateur Radio Club
is one of the oldest clubs in Darwin. It provides emergency radio communication in times of need, as well as flexible communication networks for major social and sporting events throughout the Territory. The club is the agency through which Territorians can gain their amateur radio licences.
Club Members Richie VK8RR and Paula VK8ZI are currently mobile in VK4 But As you can see there are “NO FLIES ON RICHIE” Look carefully at the fly net!!
Asia-Pacific Sprint, SSB 1100Z thru 1300Z June 9 http://jsfc.org/apsprint/aprule.txt VK Shires Contest June 9 0600Z thru 0600Z June 10 http://www.wia.org.au/members/contests/wavks/ IARU HF World Championship 1200Z July 14 thru 1200Z July 15 http://www.arrl.org/iaru-hf-championship RSGB IOTA Contest 1200Z July 28 thru 1200Z … Continued
DARC has introduced a new Award for the club. Rowan VK8RD will be the Award manager. To qualify for the award a station needs to contact 5 Darwin Amateur Radio Club members as well as make contact with VK8DA.
Club members and their partners attended a Christmas lunch at the Knucky Lagoon club rooms on Sunday 17 December. It was an enjoyable afternoon with plenty of good conversation and excellent eats..