Node 6669
Monday, 21 September 2015 08:33

Club Repeater update

he club's VK4RAX Repeater has had a major upgrade. The Kenwood commercial repeater, was purchased and now owned outright by the club, this was achieved by club fund raising, donations into the club and club membership.

The repeater is located along the Summit Line of Mt Cotton giving an elevation of approx 273Mts ASL with GPS coordinates of -27.61725915, 153.2155683 (locatable on Google Maps) with coverage from Ballina NSW up to Sunshine Coast Queensland and out past Toowoomba.

The repeater was installed and maintained by Peter Kohlmayer VK4LC, and work on the site was done by Peter vk4lc, John vk4jdf, Martin vk4jvc. There was around 3 hours work which also included installing antenna's, cables and installation of two racks. to mount the repeater.

Donated by Martin these racks hold the two repeaters VK4RAX in regular use and Peters repeater VK4RPT that is getting good use.

VK4RAX operational Frequency is 147.075 Mhz with a + 600 offset and and VK4RPT is operational on 438.250 with a -5.4Mhz offset VK4RPT digital APC025

We are now in the process of updating the Antennas to two Folded dipoles and this is being done as a club Project, which will enable us to replace the aging Colinears that are currently in use on the Tower. 

if you are interested in becoming an Amateur radio operator and would like to become a member of this growing club please contact us via this Webpage

 If you prefer contact via other media here are additional Links

1) email the club direct at the Drop down menu on the side

2) VK4WSS email link available to QRZ members

3) Via the WIA website Southside amateur radio society.

4) Facebook @ southside amateur radio.

We also have a Regular Club Net, held every Tuesday night on the 2Mt repeater VK4RAX starting at 7:30 Pm and run by various members of the club

Future developments we are looking at for our new site 10Gighz Beacon, 2.4gig data link, Amateur TV just to name a couple

Past Office Bearers.

VK4EU Wayne Staples Pesident

VK4XCS Clem Skerman President

Southside Amateur Radio Society would like to thank all concerned for a job well done and welcome new members..

Published in SARS
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 17:13

Node 6857


This node is run by vk4blp in the Jimboomba Woods estate in Jimboomba, elevation ~90m ASL.

 145.400 MHz Simplex - no CTCSS

Now also Echolink node 672767


The node regulary retransmits news and other items of interest to radio amateurs.

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Published in IRLP
Saturday, 01 January 2011 10:00

About SARS

Located in Logan City 22km south of the Brisbane CBD, the Southside Amateur Radio Society Inc. was formed in 1993 by a handful of Amateurs who saw a need for a club that could cater for Amateurs in the local area.
Currently the Society enjoys a strong and growing membership, including Amateurs Short Wave Listeners and CBers.


Some Of Our Achievements.


* The Southside Amateur Radio Society provides transmitting facilities during Jamboree Of The Air (JOTA), an annual event that brings scouts together from all over the world.


Published in SARS

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