Our VI25AREG Special Event QSL Card is now off to the printers. QSL cards will be available for ordering via our QSL Manager, Charles M0OXO.

The callsign still has 12 days to run and will conclude on 31st August 2023!


Cards can be requested using the Online QSL Request Service (OQRS) which offers options for both direct QSLs as well as via the Bureau. Note: We will only distribute cards via the M0OXO OQRS service. You can access the service via the following link:



Spring VHF/Field Day – this weekend! VL5X will be there…

The WIA Australian VHF/UHF Field day will be held this coming weekend. AREG will be setting up portable from the ranges to the west of Tarlee. We will be operating on 50/144/432 and 1296MHz in the 24hr section of the contest! Look out for VL5X on the air on both horizontal and vertical polarisation using both SSB and FM modes (and maybe even some CW) across the bands. VL5X will be a multi-op station.

If there are other AREG members who want to join the contest team for the weekend please contact vk5arg at on email to let us know of your interest!

See you on the air!

Introducing Amateur Satellites – YouTube Livestream – Friday 7.45pm ACDT

AREG in conjunction with Hayden VK7HH and the HamRadioDX YouTube channel are pleased to bring to you a presentation by Adam VK2YK / VK5GA on how to get started with Amateur Radio Satellites.

AREG Members can meet Adam in person at our main meeting venue, Fulham Community Centre, in Adelaide. Remote members can interact with the meeting via Zoom. Non members will be able to watch the session via HamRadioDX on Youtube.

The presentation starts at:

  • 7.45pm Central Daylight Time
  • 8.15pm Eastern Daylight Time
  • 7.15pm Queensland
  • 6.45pm Northern Territory
  • 5:15pm Western Australia



AREG VHF Sprint – Log Submission Problems – Instructions

As with all new events things sometimes have teething problems. We appear to have some issues with submitting logs for the AREG sprint.

Firstly please make sure your cabrillo header has the following rows:

CALLSIGN: [your call here]
OPERATORS: [your operator call here]

Once you have those rows we are finding that the logger checker is not accepting the logs without an error. We are investigating this with the log checker host and will announce here what the next steps will be!

In the meantime – can you please submit your logs by email to vk5arg (at)

AREG Presentation: 50MHz Ionospheric Propagation – THIS FRIDAY

AREG is pleased to announce that our guest speaker for our October meeting is Roger Harrison, VK2ZRH. The topic is “Ionospheric Propagation on 50MHz”.

For Adelaide based members the meeting will be held from our club rooms in Fulham Community Centre, Phelps Ct, Fulham, with Roger presenting from his home in Queensland. For remote members, it will be also available via Zoom where you can interact with the meeting. For non members, you can view the presentation via the HamRadioDX YouTube channel.

Start time is 7.45pm ACDT

(8.15pm AEDT, 7.15pm AEST, 6.45pm ACST, 5.15pm AWST, 0915 UTC)

It’s called “the magic band”. Propagation of 50MHz signals over long distances is supported by serendipitous opportunities that arise in the ionosphere, in both the E and F regions. Those opportunities may be anticipated, but cannot be reliably forecast. You’ve gotta be there when they happen! Then, it’s magic.

Roger will be covering the characteristics of ionospheric sporadic-E propagation (Es), transequatorial .propagation (TEP), and ionospheric F2 propagation. He has extensive experience in this area having previously worked for the IPS Space Weather Services Research / Engineering branch.