Club History

The Blue Mountains is an area about 60km west of the Sydney CBD comprising around 1,400 square kilometers of which about 70% is the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

The Blue Mountains Amateur Radio Club was founded in 1958 by Bill Moore, the original license holder of VK2HZ. It was founded as the Blue Mountains Section of the NSW Division of the Wireless Institute of Australia, and subsequent amalgamations and name changes sees the club as it is today.

The Club provides a focal point for the Amateur Radio community in the Blue Mountains and surrounding areas. Members share information about the many diverse fields encompassed by the fascinating hobby of Amateur Radio which includes competitions, construction, education, satellite, and of course using Radio to talk to the world.

BMARC Meetings are held on the first Friday of each month. Visitors are welcome to come along to a couple of meetings to try us out before joining.

The club operates repeaters based at Lawson in the 70cm, 2m, and 6m bands with the 2m repeater linked to IRLP.

The education team provide training, support, and assessment for new and upgrading amateurs.

BMARC is affiliated with the Wireless Institute of Australia.

Further information about BMARC and its activities can be found in these pages or by contacting us through the links on the contacts page.

Here is some very useful information: Everything you wanted to know about Ham Radio from a page on**

**Thank you to Kelly Lindman, 5B4AIT / SM7NHC of HamSphere for allowing us to link to his page.