Any of these CB Radio groups still in existence?

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      AX005
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        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?

        Axle Jack
        1/4/01

        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        any of these details are incorrect or out of date, please send me the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.
        cheers all
        Jack
        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.

        Secretary
        PO box 1283
        Caloundra
        Qld. 4551.

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        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
        internet homepage.
        website
        http://members.nbci.com/AlphaMike10/
        email
        alpha…@xoommail.com

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        Australian Association Of Citizens and Band Radio Operators (Incorporated
        1980)

        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.

        ACBRO
        PO BOX 170
        WALKERVILLE
        SA 5081
        AUSTRALIA

        fax no, (08) 8285 6883
        email ac…@hotmail.com
        web page http://www.geocities.com/pasmaroo/acbro.html

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        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
        aims:

        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.

        http://www.twpo.com.au/acrm
        email ph…@twpo.com.au
        reprinted from
        Outback Radiocommunications Users Guide

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        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 such-like.

        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
        repeater.

        RMD
        TRURO
        SA 5356

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        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
        the club.

        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
        you.

        Bendigo Sideband Radio Club Incorporated
        P.O Box 277
        Bendigo
        Vic 3552

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        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
        many problems.

        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
        ALICE SPRINGS
        NT 0870

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        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
        BOX 420
        WONTHAGGI
        VIC 3995.

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        CREST

        Citizens Radio Emergency Service Teams Incorporated monitors the Emergency
        Channels on CB Radios (UHF and HF).

        Victoria-

        PO Box 349
        GEELONG
        VIC 3213

        phone (03) 9687 4558
        email Vic_CR…@one.net.au
        web page http://www.axs.com.au/~jimimf/crest/

        Queensland-

        The Secretary
        PO Box 3056
        Rockhampton Shopping Fair
        NORTH ROCKHAMPTON QLD 4701

        New South Wales-

        The Secretary
        23 Pelican Crescent
        NAMBUCCA HEADS NSW 2448

        web page http://www.crest.org.au/

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        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
        infancy.

        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
        http://www.dryriver.corvista.com/radio

        On air listen and call on 27.375 LSB.

        Dry River 174 Jim dr…@corvista.com

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        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
        IS $2.00

        P0 BOX 412
        BEXLEY
        NSW 2207

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        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
        PORT ELLIOT
        SA 5212

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        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
        Coodna
        QLD 4178

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        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
        Queensland.

        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

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        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
        activities.

        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,
        b. Callsign,
        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
        request.

        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
        ATT: SECRETARY,
        25 BERINGA AVENUE,
        GROVEDALE, VICTORIA 3216.

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        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

        email brya…@tgp.com.au
        or kilo-…@granite.net.au
        web page http://www.granite.net.au/~krcbrad/

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        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
        LAUNCESTON
        TAS 7250

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        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
        stations.
        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.

        to…@cat.net.au

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        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.

        To contact us:
        Mobile phone :041-9942-781
        Email: must…@webace.com.au
        Web page http://www.webace.com.au/~mustang1/
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        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
        writing to:

        MAUREEN
        PO BOX 44
        CHARLESTON
        SA 5244

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        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.

        club nets-
        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
        before.

        Omega Radio Club Inc. A0005018J
        PO Box 320 Malvern Vic, 3144.
        Phones: (03) 9822-1066 Fax: (03) 9822-1895.
        email: omega_a…@email.com
        Web: http://www.home.vicnet.net.au/~omega/welcome.htm

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        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
        NORTH GEELONG
        VIC 3215

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        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
        Double membership.

        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
        INVERELL
        NSW 2360.

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        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
        MACKAY
        QLD 4740

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        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
        appreciated.

        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
        3 months.

        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
        Attention of
        Darryl 43 SC 01.
        PO Box 1380
        WARRNAMBOOL
        VIC 3280

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        TRANSWORLD SIDEBANDERS
        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.

        Australian Branch:
        13 First Street
        Port Pirie
        SA 5540

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        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
        Wales.

        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
        air.”

        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.

        43TR01, BRYAN
        TWEED RADIO DX GROUP INTERNATIONAL
        PO BOX 773
        MURWILLUMBAH 2484 AUSTRALIA

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        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
        Morwell
        Vic 3840

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        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.
        of W.A.

        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
        Group Inc.

        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
        air.

        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
        Cloverdale
        WA 6105

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        With thanks to

        Pas, ACBRO 26
        Steve Smith
        John Sargeant
        Bryan, KR008
        Ray, ARA183
        Jim, Dry River 174

        for providing information

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