WELCOME TO THE "MACKAY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION INC" EST. 1972
The Mackay Amateur Radio Association INC. was founded in 1972 by local amateur radio operators, to better promote the hobby in the region. Today, the club is still quite active, with around 30 members or so. We are involved with many amateur radio activities throughout the year, which include participating in field days such as the John Moyle Memorial Contest, Jamboree on the Air (Jota) for Scouts, communications support for horse endurance trials and other various activities.
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It's our Annual Social Gathering, previously known as the May Day Weekend Gathering. We host the Infamous Saturday Night Mega Auction, Raffles and also a Foxhunt. There will be other various activities throughout the weekend as well.
FIELD DAYS & CLUB ACTIVITIES
The Mackay Amateur Radio Association Inc. for many years, has been involved in various club & community activities since its founding in 1972. Some of the main events the club is involved with is contesting in the "John Moyle Memorial Field Day", "The International Lighthouse Weekend" and also "JOTA - Jamboree on the Air". These events are held yearly and are attended my our members, volunteers and general members of the public.
OUR CLUB NETS
80m HF & 2 Metre Repeater Nets
80M HF NET
Every Monday night at 0930Z or 1930 pm Local Time, on 3597 KHz
2M REPEATER CASUAL NET
Every Wednesday night at 0930z or 1930 pm Local Time, on VK4RSA (146.675 MHz -600 KHz 95.5 Hz CTCSS)