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.

DARC is affiliated with the 

Wireless Institute of Australia

 and has about 40 active members.

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.

The New Yaesu Repeater arrives

By Gary Gibson | December 18, 2016

A fitting moment at our XMAS gathering for the club to receive its XMAS present.https://www.yaesu.com/jp/en/wires-x/index.php The station Manager at work.. The excitement from the watching crowd ! The new Yaesu repeater VK8RTE is now running on 147.000 MHz -600. It … Continued

Special Event Call sign VI8BOD

By Gary Gibson | December 12, 2016

Darwin Amateur Radio club Northern Territory 75th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin – 19th Feb 1942 Active 0330Z 18th February 2017 to 1630Z 28th March 2017, NT Australia

Working bee

By DARC Committee | December 10, 2016

A few gathered today to do a little antenna maintenance. Click to see a view from the cherrie  picker. We also mounted the V H F folded dipole to the mast. Thanks to all the workers.

Our Regular Meeting

By Admin | November 26, 2016

The monthly general Meeting Of members is held at 7PM on the first Wednesday of each month at the clubroom. The clubhouse at Knucky Laggoon reserve Is open at 10AM until about 1PM each Thursday morning with tea and coffee provided. … Continued

Auction was a huge success

By DARC Committee | October 5, 2016

Thanks to the estate of Terry VK8TA sk the auction was A great success

Auction next Wednesday Club night 5th October

By DARC Committee | September 29, 2016

What is?

By Neil Williamson | September 29, 2016

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