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Any of these CB Radio groups still in existence?
2015/04/12 at 8:25 PM #706
Copied from google groups from fifteen years ago.
I wonder if any of these other than CREST [website link works] still exist or operate in 2015?
Below is a list of active CB clubs (so far as I am aware). If you know of an
active CB club that is not listed, send me some details and I’ll add it. If
any of these details are incorrect or out of date, please send me the
correct info so that I can sort it. If you know a club on the list that is
no longer around, tell me so I can remove it.
Its is hoped that this list will help bring CB enthusiasts together and help
our hobby to provide continued enjoyment for all those involved, so dont be
shy at saving this and sending it to anyone who might find it useful.
Albatross Radio of Australia Club inc.
Limited to 600 members it is well organised with regional directors for each
state. AGM and annual conventions all over Oz. The majority of members are
of mature age.
PO box 1283
ALPHA MIKE CLUB
The Alpha Mike Club is located and operates from Newcastle NSW, Australia.
This club is a growing club, formed by Alpha Mike 13, Alex and Alpha Mike
40, Michael who decided they would start a club for people who like to chat
on Lower Side Band.
The club members enjoy chatting on a regular basis about a diverse variety
of subjects and are happy to accept any breakers on their conversations. If
you would like to talk to club members about the Alpha Mike Club on your CB
radio, drop by channel 28 on Lower Side Band and listen out for club
members. Alternatively you can place a call out n radio for either Alpha
Mike 101 Gavin (‘Wild’) – Club Official, Alpha Mike 69 ‘Locker’ – Club
Official or Alpha Mike 10 Ashley – President, during the evening 7 days a
week. On the weekends, one of these members will most likely be out there
chasing skip, so if you hear then on, call them. If you are on Channel 11 on
AM, you might be lucky to catch one of them you put a call out for either
Aj, Wild or Locker.
There are currently no membership fees until such time as the club has
accumulated over 150 members. Every so often the club sends out a Club
Newsletter stating all new members, good DX reports, new contacts etc.
Members using the Alpha Mike callsign can choose their own number if
available. The callsign is mainly for DXing but it is used quite regularly
on the club’s CB chat channel.
The club are looking for new members to join them. It welcomes any requests
to join no matter where the prospective member is situated. The Queensland
Representative of the Club, Alpha-Mike 20, Pat is on the search for new
members to add to the Queensland representation. The club are always on the
look out Alpha Mike ‘State Representatives. If you are in any state other
than NSW Australia or QLD Australia, please apply for the ‘position’. It is
hoped that you will build a list of members in your area.
To join the Alpha Mike Club email the Club’s President, Ashley, Alpha Mike
10 stating what Club number you prefer, your name, postal address, em@il
address (if applicable), your personal callsign and your preferred band of
operation, eg; AM, USB or LSB, 2M, 80M, 70cm etc. After your email has been
received and processed details about your request and your success of
membership will be forwarded to you.
You may prefer to contact Ashley directly via his ICQ number being 19198732
or via the Club’s chat room on the internet which can be accessed from their
Australian Association Of Citizens and Band Radio Operators (Incorporated
ACBRO is recognized by the Australian Federal Government as the “voice” on
behalf of all CBers, to the Government and to the Regulatory authorities, to
maintain, improve and oversee the Citizen’s Band Radio Service in Australia.
PO BOX 170
AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN RADIO MONITORS (A.C.R.M.)
The Australian Citizen Radio Monitors, (A.C.R.M.), is a volunteer
organisation, set up to monitor the emergency channels in the Citizen Band
Radio Service, on both UHF and 27MHz. ACRM (pronounced ACKRUM) also caters
for various sporting events that need safety communications to keep track of
the many riders and entrants that participate where a reliable
communications network is paramount to the events success.
In 1972, with the CB movement in its infancy, ACRM was formed as a lobby
group to put pressure on the government to legalise CB radio and had three
1. To make the public aware of the benefits of CB.
2. To gain a legal CB service for Australia.
3. To initiate a radio oriented safety network.
In 1977 the last aim was achieved and, with the safety network in place,
ACRM became a very important communications link between the Citizens of
Australia and the various services, Police, Fire Brigade etc. The
organisation incorporated in 1979 and is still a totally volunteer
organisation, depending solely on fund raisers, raffles and donations
received. Despite many pleas for government assistance they remain on the
“Maybe next year” plan.
ACRM handles well in excess of a thousand calls each year for assistance.
Many of these are of a life threatening nature and the dedicated monitors
are often the only link between life and death.
For information on how to contact ACRM in your state;-Telephone (08) 262
3370 or write to
A.C.R.M. S.A. Inc.
P.O. Box 83,
Prospect. S.A. 5082.
Barossa And Districts Repeater Association Incorporated
Its first meeting at which the Association was formed was held on the 5th of
August, 1985. Repeater 4 has a wide radius as the Mount Rufous site is 587m
high and is situated on a 35m tower. This provides people from Ardrossan to
the Riverland areas with the facility of using U.H.F. Radio.
The Association’s main objective is to continually provide and maintain the
repeater site for the Barossa and surrounding districts in South Australia.
Annual membership in the Association is $25.00 with life membership being
$200.00. All members are provided with a U.H.F. repeater which is kept in
working order and upgraded when necessary by a small committee comprising of
members from all over the district. Members are also notified in writing of
any matters pertinent to the Association such as Annual General Meetings and
The Management Committee meet on a regular basis to oversee the general
operation of the Association and call on “working bees” as required.
There are far more people using the repeater who are not members and do not
support the maintenance of the repeater. In a country area the repeater is a
useful communication aid for general and emergency purposes and as a result
the Association welcomes support of any type from all users of the repeater.
Enquires to the Association may be directed to the address listed above and
marked att: B.F. Rice (Secretary.)
Congratulations to all those helping to maintain repeater 4 for a job well
done in continuing to meet the needs of the U.H.F. users through the
BENDIGO SIDEBAND CLUB INCORPORATED
The Bendigo Sideband Radio Club Inc. was formed by a group of enthusiastic
radio operators on the 13th.September 1977 which was a short time after
legalisation of the 27 Mhz. C.B. Band, This was the birth of the BSB Club.
It consisted of a group of local persons who were primarily interested in
communicating on the then new phenomenon of Citizens Band radio. From this
contact a bond was established between members and their families which
exists to this day with several founding members still present and active in
In addition to radio communication, management of the club organises regular
social activities intended to maintain interest in the club for all members
and their families including those who are not radio operators. Although the
clubs’ primary intention is social and not directed at fund raising it was
soon evident that members were keen to contribute their efforts,
particularly if the money raised was directed to local charitable groups.
The members have worked very hard in fund raising activities, like radio
talkathons, white elephant sales, garage sales, fishing competitions etc.
from which many thousands of dollars were raised and donated to local
charities In the early stages after introduction of Citizens Band radio it
was relatively easy to conduct “Talk A Thons” on this medium and solicit
contributions from other operators both locally and from all over Australia
as under certain atmospheric conditions it is possible to communicate over
long distances. In September 1978 a total of $2,392 was raised by this
method and donated to the Noah’s Ark Toy Library for handicapped children in
Bendigo. By June 1980 a further $1,500 was raised and presented to the
handicapped children’s Toy Library.
However, as the novelty of C.B. Radio diminished with consequently less
operators this method of fund raising formed only a small part in latter
fund raising activities. A White Elephant auction conducted in 1983 raised
$530 which was donated to the Bendigo Salvation Army Local Building Fund. On
Sunday 19th. October 1986 after many months of organizing, seeking out
sponsors, mapping out a section of river and sending out entry forms all
over Victoria and New South Wales, the Club conducted a FISHING BOAT REGATTA
on the Loddon River. The regatta, 35km long, Started from Laanecoorie and
finished at Bridgewater. (Central Victoria) All craft in the regatta were
restricted to hulls of conventional construction of the V or punt type,
powered by outboard motors no more than 15hp. and all were split into
different classes according to engine size. The idea of fishing boat
regatta’s originated in some parts of America, and later on adopted by
fishing boat enthusiasts in Western Australia. Regatta’s were soon set up
around Victoria and NSW on rivers and lakes, and now there are many events
on the calendar.
The BSB & District News service has also had a very big impact on C.B.Radio
in and around the Bendigo area, keeping operators informed of social events
of all radio clubs, information on new equipment and more importantly
information on the new radio laws that change from time to time, and not
forgetting the ever so popular swap shop conducted on the news service each
Thursday evening. Over the past few years a computer segment has been added
to the news broadcast to further broaden the interests of the listeners.
The BSB and District News Service came about from on air discussions between
the BSB06 John and BSB10 Bill (now deceased.) These ideas were presented to
other club members at the next general meeting and as the proposal was given
an enthusiastic reception it was decided to “give it a go.” BSB06 John and
the then BSB10 Bill volunteered as news readers and with Bill’s QTH located
on one of the highest points in Bendigo it was decided to broadcast the News
Service from there. The News proved to be very popular with the local CB
community with up to 150 operators listing their call signs on the roll call
in those early days. From BSB10’s near perfect location radio coverage was
good with regular line of sight copies in a radius encompassing Ballarat in
the south to Echuca and Deniliquin in the north and of course no shortage of
skip contacts from interstate as well.
The News is still being presented each Thursday evening at 20:00 Hrs. on
27.225Mhz.LSB (channel 22) After 18 years and quite a few news readers. The
only nights the news hasn’t been put to air in all those years are the few
short breaks that have been had over the Christmas period. At the helm in
the news room at this time is the BSB21 Bill, so if you are reading this and
you have access to a radio please have a listen some Thursday evening and
break into the news net with your comments! The Club would love to hear from
Bendigo Sideband Radio Club Incorporated
P.O Box 277
CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN RADIO EMERGENCY SERVICE.
WHAT IS C.A.R.E.S.?
C.A.R.E.S. is the name of a group of dedicated volunteer’s assisting the
community through the medium of two-way radio.
C.A.R.E.S. stands for Central Australian Radio Emergency Service and the
volunteer’s monitor the Government allocated Emergency Frequencies Channel 5
UHF and Channel 9 HF on the Citizens Band Radio Service (CBRS.)
Since its inception in early 1996 the group has handled many calls from
local people and travellers in the out-back and assisted them with there
The group has the support of the Northern Territory (N.T.) Police and the
N.T. Emergency Service’s.
Simply put, the primary function of C.A.R..E.S. is to supply that missing
link, connecting the scene of the emergency to the required service.
This enables C.A.R.E.S. to aid the public through their Citizen Band
Radio’s, to summons help in cases of accidents, road hazards and other
emergencies that may cause suffering and distress in the community.
C.A.R.E.S. also monitors the four wheel drive Channels 10 UHF and 10 HF on
the CBRS and also the other 4×4 drive frequencies in the VKS -737 network as
well as the Royal Flying Doctor Service (R.F.D.S.) frequency of 5410 only
after VJD Mice Springs has closed down for the night.
C.A.R.E.S. will also offer weather and road alert reports on request.
PO BOX 8901
COAL MINERS WONTHAGGI CB RADIO CLUB
The COAL MINERS WONTHAGGI (C.M.W.) CB RADIO CLUB was established on the 9th
of May 1992.
A group of CBer’s were kept busy one night tracking down same local stations
that were being abusive over the airwaves. The aftermath was a meeting held
at Dave’s QTH (C.M.W. 212) where it was decided to form a CB Club by those
present who were “hoon” chasing. As the area of Wonthaggi was deep in
history with its black coal mines since 1915 and most of those CBers present
had family who were ex-miners, it was decided to name the club, Coal Miners
Wonthaggi CB Radio Club.
The Club has members throughout Australia, Canada and New Zealand with the
Club’s aims and objects being to help prospective CBers, assist operators
with CB related problems and to enjoy the hobby of CBing with emphasis on
establishing friendships through radio.
The joining fee is $10.00 a single or $15.00 for couples a year.
Coal Miners Wonthaggi CB Radio Club
Citizens Radio Emergency Service Teams Incorporated monitors the Emergency
Channels on CB Radios (UHF and HF).
PO Box 349
PO Box 3056
Rockhampton Shopping Fair
NORTH ROCKHAMPTON QLD 4701
New South Wales-
23 Pelican Crescent
NAMBUCCA HEADS NSW 2448
web page http://www.crest.org.au/
DRY RIVER RADIO INTERNATIONAL DX GROUP
Dry River Radio Group originated with Dry River Radio 174 Jim who created
the callsign based upon the name of a watercourse local to him.
The group has spread as far as Alaska and Florida so far but is still in its
The main aim is to bring together people from all over the world who share
an interest in both radio and computers. Some main objectives have been
achieved already. They are the provision of an Internet web site to become a
focal point for the group’s members. Currently, members visiting the site
have access to a live log in page, a chat room, a file download area and a
complete member’s list with e-mail addresses.
To join the group you must have an active e-mail address and accept the
number assigned to you. To maintain membership you must respond to any email
sent to your address from Dry River Base. Currently there is no fee for
joining the group. This may change.
Members receive full access to all Internet site facilities.
The group is mainly active off air on the Internet web site
On air listen and call on 27.375 LSB.
Dry River 174 Jim dr…@corvista.com
EASTCOAST RADIO CLUB (Incorporating Echo Charlie Int.)
THE EASTCOAST RADIO CLUB WAS FORMED ON THE 5th OF JUNE 1989 BY A GROUP OF CB
OPERATORS WHO WANTED TO DO A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN TALK ON THE RADIO. THE
INAUGURAL A.G.M. WAS HELD ON 14th AUGUST 1988 AT THE ARNCLIFFE R.S.L. CLUB
WITH THIRTY SIX MEMBERS PRESENT AND THE FIRST COMMITTEE WAS ELECTED.
IT ALSO HAS A REGULAR MONDAY EVENING QSO USUALLY ON 37 LSB WHERE MEMBERS
CALL IN AND A NEWS BROADCAST DURING THE EVENING WHICH INCLUDES WELFARE AND
SOCIAL REPORTS AS WELL AS A MEMBERS BUY/SWAP OR SELL SEGMENT. THE QSO
USUALLY GOES FROM 7PM TILL ABOUT 9.3OPM.
THE CLUB HAVE ABOUT 350 MEMBERS AND THEY COME FROM ALL PARTS OF AUSTRALIA,
NEW ZEALAND AND THE USA, WITH SEVERAL MEMBERS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA AND AS SKIP
IS USUALLY QUITE ACTIVE BETWEEN SYDNEY AND ADELAIDE THE CLUB KEEP IN TOUCH
ON REGULAR BASIS.
THE EASTCOAST RADIO CLUB HAS A VERY FULL SOCIAL CALENDAR WITH TENPIN BOWLING
EACH MONTH, SLOTCAR/B.B.Q. EVENTS ABOUT FIVE TIMES A YEAR, TWO CAR RALLIES A
YEAR, A MID YEAR DINNER DANCE, A CHRISTMAS PARTY AS WELL AS AN ANNUAL
CHARITY SNOOKER DAY WITH A LOCAL R.S.L. CLUB AND AN ANNUAL TENPIN CHALLENGE
AGAINST THE VIKING RADIO CLUB FOR CHARITY. 1994 SAW THE FIRST TENPIN
CHALLENGE WITH THE HAWKSBURY VALLEY RADIO GROUP.
THE CRITERIA FOR MEMBERSHIP IS SIMPLE, YOUR CONDUCT ON AIR MUST BE
ACCEPTABLE AND SENSIBLE. MEMBERSHIP COSTS ARE $5.00 JOINING FEE WITH $5.00
MEMBERSHIP FEE PAYABLE ANNUALLY. FOR ADULTS AND UNDER SIXTEEN THE ANNUAL FEE
P0 BOX 412
ENCOUNTER COAST KBY 03 REPEATER ASSOCIATION
A group of foundation members back in 1991 got together and tossed around
the idea of creating a local Citizen Band UHF repeater. A number of test
transmissions were done at selected locations in the hills behind the South
Coast, and a footprint plotted to submit to the Department along with the
Licence application. The necessary licence was issued in January 1992 which
gave the go ahead to proceed to plan the formation of the Association and
the construction of the repeater station.
Membership of the Association is available to all UHF users. Membership fees
and donations are the only source of income to the Association, along with
any extra fund raising conducted by the Association Committee.
PO BOX 57
FELIX RADIO CLUB
The Group originated in Melbourne, 1977 with around 30 members. After many
years of operation it wound itself up until 1988 where in Adelaide it began
operations again and finally based its self in Queensland in 1991. From
there the club has increased its membership and now boasts over 500 members
from all over the world. The joining fee is $5.00 single and $10.00 double
(which includes spouse and children who are dependants). Membership is for
life (subject to change in the near future) As a member one will receive 10
QSL cards or 20 for a double membership, a letter of welcome, a membership
certificate, a 3 page members list, a log sheet, a list of discounts
available to members and the use of the club’s P.O. box.
The club distributes newsletters 3 times a year with raffles designed to
cover the cost of the printing and postage with prizes such as CB radios and
equipment. BBQs are organized for members to get together and put a face to
the voice. Beams and dipoles are set up to hook in to other states and at
times club meetings are incorporated into the BBQs. The club provides a
regular program on the air called “The Brisbane Buy, Swap and Sell,” and
sometimes known as the “Trading Post” of the airwaves. It airs Sunday and
Monday nights at 7.30pm on channel 20 LSB. FR429 Ivy, has been doing the
program for about 5 years with her offsider FR0l Rita. Listen out for this
as it is occasionally heard around Australia (skip prevailing). The program
is open to all CBers who have something to wheel or deal.
PO Box 78
Friendship Radio Club Incorporated
The Friendship Radio Club has been described as one of the most well
organized clubs on the CBRS today. On the 17th of September 1995 a group of
friends at a barbacue lunch decided to form a radio club whose aims and
objectives would include to foster and maintain friendship between its
members and all other radio operators, to make representations for the
improvement of the CBRS facilities and among other things to provide
technical assistance and act as an advisory service to those within the club
and outside of it.
February 5th, 1996 saw the incorporation of the Club in the state of
The club has continued to grow with members and today has nearly 80 members
on its books enjoying the social activities of the Club such as picnics,
fishing trips, barbacues and the like. A radio forum is also conducted each
night on UHF where members and non-members are welcomed to participate. All
members receive a monthly newsletter which keeps them informed about the
Club and its activities, with regards to monthly meetings, social
activities, profiles on club members and other relevant information. It
encompasses and caters for UHF operators as well as 27Mhz operators and
future intentions are to initiate itself as a DX Club.
Subscriptions are $12.00 per year for a single membership or $20.00 per year
for a double or family membership.
FRIENDSHIP RADIO 052, CAROL (SECRETARY)
PO Box 394
Kallangur QLD 4503
GEELONG RADIO CB CLUB OF AUSTRALIA
The Geelong Radio CB Club of Australia was formed when a few friends were
talking about the need for a fresh approach to Citizen’s Band Radio in the
Geelong area. This fresh approach included having members from both sideband
and UHF. The club makes available information, on air support and social
The Geelong Radio “name” is not unfamiliar to the area, as the original club
was formed in about 1985, but no longer exist. Today’s club, despite being a
new club, continues this distinctive name.
The club’s format has changed in recent times with one aspect being the
cancellations of yearly membership fees. In place is a small fee for those
members wishing to obtain newsletters, QSL cards and being involved in BBQ’s
and other social events.
The change in the membership structure will mean that new members will
receive at no charge:-
a. Membership certificate,
c. Geelong Radio QSL card,
d. Use of Club PO Box,
e. Involvement in club activities, a small fee may apply,
f. Access to ACBRO ACTION,
g. Information and help from other members where relevant,
h. Discounts on Electrophone RG-58 c/u and RG-213u coaxial cable.
i. Discounts on CB equipment repairs,
j. Information sheets and catalogues from Electrophone, Uniden, Pearce
Simpson and Icom,
k. Access to CB Action/Radio and Communications magazines,
l. QSL cards,
m. Club newsletters, and
n. additional membership material such as membership ,application forms upon
The club regularly meets on channels 10 UHF and 27 on LSB. Club competitions
are also in the offering. It certainly sounds like a club of “good value.”
The club may be contacted by writing to:
GEELONG RADIO CB CLUB OF AUSTRALIA
25 BERINGA AVENUE,
GROVEDALE, VICTORIA 3216.
Kilo Romeo circle of friends.
The group encourages and promotes responsible use of CB radio as well as
giving technical and other information that will assist the membership. The
group does in fact display a courteous nature amongst its members and to
others. A quality that, it can be said, is rare today on the airwaves
amongst certain operators.
Their main objective is to encourage radio operations as an enjoyable hobby
without getting involved in all the CB “rubbish” that exits on air these
days. The standards for joining the group are high so that the prospective
member will uphold the standards set so as to exhibit a sense of decorum
within the group and towards other operators.
KILO ROMEO CIRCLE of FRIENDS GROUP INC.
atten: PADDY KR 647, secretary,
PO Box 16 Cleveland,
Queensland. 4163, Australia
LAUNCESTON TASMANIA CLUB INCORPORATED
The L.T. Club Inc. was formed as a Citizen Band Radio Club sometime prior to
1977. The idea behind the formation of the Club was to enable Citizen Band
users to be able to talk to one another without fear of being caught and
prosecuted by the Radio Inspectors for using what was then, an illegal radio
transmitter. The first minutes of an L.T. Club meeting date back to February
1977, although the club came into being many years prior to this. However,
February 1977 is reconized as the date on which the Club was officially
formed and a full committee elected. The callsign of the Club originated
from the fact that the Club is based in Launceston with members in various
parts of Tasmania and extending to the states on the mainland.
These days the Club holds many social outings for its members and friends
through the year and puts all profits back into these outings in the form of
subsides for the Club’s dinners and Xmas partys as well as prizes for
various competitions that are held such as fishing competitions. The Club,
over the years, has helped many appeals, such as those of the bushfire and
flood appeals, the Year of the Disabled, M.S., and several other worthy
appeals and causes.
The Club’s aims are to promote goodwill amongst C.B. operators, create
social functions for its members and friends as well as assist charitable
orginizations and worthy appeals.
SHIRLEY (HON SECRETARY)
c/o. THE LAUNCESION TASMANIA CLUB INCORPORATED
P.O. BOX 626
MOUNTAIN RADIO CHALLENGE GROUP
The Mountain Radio Challenge Group have been involved in a specific CB
related activity on and off for the past 10 years. This group certainly has
given new meaning to activities associated with CB radio.
So far all members have been based in Melbourne, mainly the north eastern
suburbs. When their are on their weekend outing they use the callsign MRC01,
MRC02 etc. Participants are given a map showing the location of the various
The objective of the event is basically to send a message from the first to
the last station, and back again. The first and last stations are generally
given a question and answer in separate envelopes before they leave.
The main objective is of course to go camping for the weekend up a mountain,
construct some silly sized antenna and have fun. “Its amazing how far one
can get using ground wave signals on top of a good mountain with a decent
antenna,” states Tony. “It’s also an ideal opportunity for members to do
some DXing and test out those home made antennas.”
The group are usually well greeted by locals in the country as they are
aware that the group are only there for the weekend. “It’s good to have them
involved, and they often want to try contacts with the other stations.”
The group have no membership costs, and usually only meet while planning an
event. It tries to share the organisation with each other, i.e., loaning of
equipment to people who are interested that are not as equipped as others.
Some people may do a test weekend to check accessibility of a desired
mountain. The group get pretty involved with details, such as what times and
frequencies to call, also alternative times and channels at the other end of
the band to help minimise interference.
The Mountain Radio Challenge Group are always looking for interested and
dedicated people to be part of the group’s communication chain or just
people who want to know the details so they can listen in and have a chat.
The group would be very interested in any interstate stations who may want
to become involved, and are planning an event in March of 2001. It generally
hold events annually in the warmer months, and can be contacted via Tony at
the email link below.
MUSTANG RADIO SOCIAL CLUB, PERTH-WESTERN AUSTRALIA
The Mustang Radio Social Club was formed in 1973 in Girrawheen which is a
northern suburb of Perth,Western Australia. The club was formed by a group
of people who met by talking to each other on the cb radio. When first
formed the club had about six members which expanded to about sixty members
in a period of twelve months. Over a period of about ten years the club
membership held between fifty and one hundred members. As cb radio became a
thing of the past members left and new members arrived. The club now has
forty members who talk on the cb to each other enjoy outings bar-b-que’s and
general get togethers.
The sole purpose of the club is meeting people, friendship, helping each
other out and having a good time.
M.B.V. 0/8 REPEATER ASSOCIATION
In the latter part of 1988 a group of people got together to discuss a form
of communications for the farmers and other UHF radio operators in the areas
surrounding Murray Bridge such as the Harrogate and Rockleigh areas in South
Australia. After much discussion it was decided that a UHF CB REPEATER was
the way to go. A committee was formed and the repeater went to air for the
first time at 6:05 pm on August 5th 1989. Over the past 10 years there have
been no problems with the repeater itself. Apart from loosing everything in
a robbery and the tower being blown down in strong winds the repeater and
the Association have survived.
Over 300 members have passed through the books of the Murray Bridge Repeater
(M.B.V.) Association. Currently there are 130 financial members and 12
inaugural life members. The association supports the Royal Flying Doctor
service’ with a donation each year. It also encourages the use of call signs
on the repeater. Membership fees are currently $10.00 per financial year.
The Association has seen continued support which has enabled itself to keep
fees to a minimum. A BBQ at Charleston is held every year and the last 4
years has seen a mystery coach tour organized.
If interested in joining the M.B.V. 0/8 Repeater Association and for further
details about its activities, please contact the Secretary, Maureen, by
PO BOX 44
Omega Radio Club (mainly UHF)
Generally speaking we are a very active radio club, and have existed now for
some 20 years. For the last 15 years, we also look after all the Melbourne
Repeaters from time to time. We provide the vehicle in which radio operators
(CB & Amateur alike), and the general public can benefit from the clubs
activities. We are a non-profit group.
location- Victoria wide.
Meetings are usually, the 4th Thursday of the month. But dates can vary.
Members are informed of meeting dates, usually by email.
This is now announced on our WebPages in the events section, and also in the
new Egroup located at; http://www.egroups.com/group/Radio_Clubs_Vic in the
calendar section, with notices going out 1 week before, final notice 1 day
OSCAR ROMEO CB CLUB
The club has been operating since its first meeting in Oakleigh (a suburb of
Melbourne), Victoria on January 2nd, 1972 and, by all reports, is by far the
longest and continuous running CB club in Australia.
The Club today makes available to all its members – from its headquarters
located in Geelong, Victoria – for a reasonable annual membership fee of
$8.00 (includes family)
Club certificate – QSL cards, including anniversary and personalised cards –
Quarterly newsletters – Qualified club technician and salesman – Regular
club BBQ’s – Power supplies and poles available on loan – Club T-shirts,
caps, spoons, stubby holders, windcheaters and log sheets.
The Club’s QSO channel is 24 LSB (Geelong and Melbourne areas.)
OSCAR ROMEO CB RADIO CLUB
PO BOX 203
QUEENSLAND RADIO DX International Club
The Queensland Radio DX International Club is one of the latest clubs to
appear on the CBRS. Like most clubs the President of the club, Queensland
Radio 01, Neil, is making a call for interested CBers to join. The aim of
the club is to promote friendship over the air with its main objective being
to raise money for the S.I.D.S. Foundation, (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.)
The yearly membership fee is $5 for single/shared membership and $10 for
It is envisaged that there will be made available to members, DX
competitions and social outings. To keep up to date with news and notes a
newsletter will be distributed every 3 months. On joining the club members
will anticipate receiving a club certificate to certify their membership, an
up to date listing of members’ names and call numbers along with a
description of the clubs rules and regulations. A form to pass on, inviting
others to join will also be provided.
In the main, it seems that Neil, who started up the club has laid down the
ground work for an up and coming CB club to make its mark on the CBRS.
Neil has informed us that this is only the beginning of many ideas that he
has developed for the successful operation of the Club. ACBRO congratulate
him on his efforts to start such a club that will eventually become a
support for S.I.D.S. Such a foundation as this should encourage other clubs
to be involved in worthy causes (if they are not already).
For any further information about the Queensland Radio DX International Club
and for an application form to join please contact:
QUEENSLAND RADIO DX International Club
PO BOX 12
Rebel Radio Group
In February 1998, an organization committed to the service of its members
was formed in Mackay, Queensland. The Rebel Radio Group is focused to
serving its members in a democratic and accountable way and is committed to
the belief that the most important people in the organization are the
members themselves. The group are based in Mackay, Queensland with members
extending Australia wide. Rebel Radio are committed to encourage good on-air
operating practices through education and encouragement.
Although the Group has been newly formed, they are expanding membership
constantly. Currently the group are seeking to appoint Area directors from
around Australia and the world. An invitation is open to anyone interested
who would like to take on the responsibility of recruiting good operators
from his/her locality and organize the occasional function. Please write to
the Secretary, Rebel Radio 339 Darryl for more information.
PO Box 808
Shipwreck Coast DX International Group
Membership into the group is free. All that is asked of anyone is that they
forward $2.00 to help with postage, though this is not compulsory, it is
Upon becoming a member, members receive a colour certificate with a unit
number, member’s listing and invitations for friends to join as well as for
other clubs within Australia and overseas. Member listings are updated every
The Group have a newsletter which includes competitions as well as
news-worthy items. Social outings are certainly on their calendar in the
form of barbecues and informal meals.
The overall aim of the Group is to promote goodwill and friendship with
operators in Australia and abroad and is promoted in part by the group’s QSL
cards and in a particular a postcard describing “Victoria’s Shipwreck Coast”
which new members also receive in their membership package.
All correspondence to the Group can be addressed to
Darryl 43 SC 01.
PO Box 1380
X RAY CLUB
This is a world wide club with the Australian branch controlled by BEVAN, US
X RAY 012 from PORT PIRIE SA. The goals of the club are to promote the cause
of citizen’s band broadcasting as well as amateur radio. Also to render
various public services in times of an emergency or disaster or other
occasions where public interest or welfare is involved.
The group spreads itself across 180 countries with no joining fees involved.
International headquarters are located in Paradise, California where the
world controller LOWELL, US X RAY 001 operates from. Members can buy card
jackets, bumper stickers and so forth to cover administration costs with all
new members receiving a detailed membership certificate and a yearly up
dated membership list. Membership is conditional on acceptance of the motto,
“Friendship Through Radio,” which in essence is the fostering of friendship
with other operators on a world wide basis, regardless of race, colour or
creed and offering support to them, where possible in times of need.
The local group in Port Pirie gather together from time to time for
barbecues and picnics on the beach and at parklands. It becomes a family
affair where all get to meet new faces. The Club do have several rules which
members are asked to follow. All of them sensible and practical which
involve the proper use of radio with courtesy.
In the USA members use channel 35 LSB as a home channel and for
international nets or talkback. The international talkback is held about 2pm
Eastern Australian time on Tuesdays and Australian members hearing it are
invited to log in. As channel 35 is used as a call channel in Australia, it
is wise of course, on contact to QSY to another channel.
BEVAN has invited anyone interested to write to him at the above address. He
will be only to pleased to respond to any queries.
13 First Street
TWEED RADIO DX GROUP INTERNATIONAL
Tweed Radio Group was formed in November of 1989 and was inaugurated on the
first day of January 1990 with under 60 members which rapidly grew. At the
time of writing membership extends to well over 2,300 members spread in 158
countries and islands all around the globe and by all reports is still
continuing to grow.
The callsign “Tweed Radio” takes the name from where the Group originated
from being the Tweed Valley area in the far north-east corner of New South
The Group aim to promote the bonds of friendship and goodwill throughout the
world between people with common interests in CB radio. As the Group’s title
suggests, Dxing plays a major part among Group members with DX competitions
organized on a regular basis. On the social scene, barbecues, picnics and
other types of functions serve to unite members in comradeship “off the
To join the Tweed Radio Group a prospective member has to be nominated by a
member, the fees are $8/year. A member receives 3 newsletters and a
membership directory per year and is sent a membership certificate. QSL
cards, T/shirts, key rings, club spoons, car stickers and the such-like are
all made available for the purchase. On occasions
funds are donated to the ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE.
TWEED RADIO DX GROUP INTERNATIONAL
PO BOX 773
MURWILLUMBAH 2484 AUSTRALIA
Ugly CB club
The Club’s membership is spread from Central Victoria to the Cold Coast in
Queensland. It has become the only active club in the Latrobe Valley Area to
cater for those CBers wishing to be a part of a group.
Upon joining the Club, members pay a once only life fee of $5.00 so that it
ca be affordable to those with limited finance. In return, members receive
newsletters on a regular basis, a membership certificate, an updated
membership list and many other rights and privileges. QSL Cards are also
available at a relatively inexpensive price. Funds are also raised through
the sale of various raffle ticket promotions.
The Club is orientated towards social functions so that all members are in
regular personal contact apart from the club’s general meetings. And for the
kids, Easter and Xmas becomes a treat for them with the Club organizing a
show for them at these times of the year.
Ugly 01 Dave,
PO Box 1116
THE UHF ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA INC
The UHF ASSOCIATION OF W.A. INC. was first conceived and the foundations set
during on air discussions by a small group of UHFer’s on the Perth Channel 1
repeater. The response was positive, so a further gathering was arranged and
a BBQ meeting was held in September 1983 in Kings Park, with about 60 local
operators attending what became the first official meeting of the UHF Assoc.
Only months earlier, Perth’s first repeater had begun operation north of
Perth, and UHF CB underwent a miniature boom period, Don WAC705 a founder
member explained the UHF Assoc. of W.A. came about to get the UHF service
off to the best possible start in W.A. Not a policing body, but just a
friendly group with the best aims in mind, which can be summed up by the
club’s motto “Courtesy, Communication, Responsibility”, the official
callsign of the club is WCB666 which was granted in November 1984.
The Channel 8 repeater is located at Kalamunda, on the Darling Scarp
overlooking Perth, and is totally owned, licensed and maintained by the
Association. It was put into service in 1989 and has been in continuous use
ever since, kept in good shape by our volunteer technicians.
The UHF Assoc. of W.A. was instrumental in helping to establish the Margaret
River Busselton repeater MGR06, and has helped in fund raising for the
purchase of the Channel 7 repeater by the Mandurah and Districts Repeater
The present UHF Assoc. of W.A. membership is spread throughout the Perth
metro area and to the Southwest of the state, as quite a few members belong
to other repeater and 27MHz groups. It has always maintained there should be
no competition between clubs and all should work together for the good of
all CBers. As the authorities no longer put out any information on the
correct use of CB radio, the Association puts out an information sheet to
anyone on request, and also to some CB radio shops in Perth.
The Association has weekly news, information and callback every Wednesday
night, as well as a quiz night on a Monday, this is for fun only and open to
members and non-members. In the past it has had a lot of interruptions but
the Association has always done its best to keep these programs going to
In 1993 the club membership declined to rock bottom levels, due to abuse and
trouble makers on air. It was decided to lower the subscriptions to $12.00
full membership and $6.00 pensioners and students, also instead of a
quarterly newsletter, the Association put out a monthly news sheet, because
operators couldn’t talk on air without it being spoilt by troublemakers.
Monthly picnics are held to encourage operators to meet one another, which
have been held regardless of weather. Finances are raised by holding fun
raffles and sales of jams and pickles, and as a thank you to members, two or
three free BBQ’s each year are held. From small numbers in the beginning the
picnic attendances have gone from 10 or 12 to an average of 60, with
Christmas picnics having 130 members and friends attending.
Over the past few years the Association has been involved with collecting
for Telethon, its President, Anne WA58l4, and her loyal band of helpers have
set up a caravan on the Telethon weekend, in the centre of Perth, near the
Princess Margaret Children’s hospital, and through Friday night, Saturday
night and Sunday morning have collected from passer-by’s and motorists, with
over the past 7 years collecting in excess of $22,000.00. The best year
being 1996 with a total of $6,250.00, and through other clubs our members
contribute to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
The UHF Assoc. of W.A. has also helped to spread the word around the state,
of issues relating to discussion papers and the encroachment of the band by
non CBRS and commercial users wanting to take over, information which
thankfully ACBRO has supplied. Its aims will always be to promote the CBRS
as it should always be CITIZEN BAND RADIO.
P.O. Box 316
With thanks to
Pas, ACBRO 26
Jim, Dry River 174
for providing information
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