Society meetings are held every Wednesday evening from 7.30 p.m. at the 1st Terrey Hills Guides Hall, Beltana Avenue, Terrey Hills. Terrey Hills is about 20 kms (12 miles) north of the Sydney CBD. Turn northwest from Mona Vale Road into McCarrs Creek Road, right at the roundabout, then the second left into Beltana Avenue. Park in Beltana Avenue and enter via the steps opposite number 6. Please note: The club rooms are next to a residential area. As a courtesy to our neighbours, please keep noise in the street to a minimum; also, please park on the Guide Hall (i.e south) side of the street. Thanks for your cooperation! For the GPS enthusiasts, our coordinates are 33°40.80’S, 151°13.87’E, for you grid square fans, our Maidenhead locator is QF56oh.
On the Air
We wouldn’t be much of a Radio club if we never got on the air, would we? Listen out for individual club members, or the club station VK2MB. Here’s where you’re most likely to find us if you are tuning around the bands.
- MWRS 80 metre “Early Bird” net Daily from 6:30 am local time on 3590 kHz (or 3592 kHz on Saturdays)
- MWRS 80 metre “Morning” net Daily from 8:00 am local time on or near 3585 kHz
- MWRS 40 metre “General” net Any time on the general HF chat frequency of 7045 kHz. Some members have crystal locked radios anchored to this frequency, so if you have an HF radio and you’re not actively tuning around, leave your VFO here and you’ll find many MWRS members hanging around this one, especially when we’re mobile or portable. We often hold a 9 am net on 40 metres on Christmas Day, or any other “special occasion” we can think of!
On HF generally
Many of us like to take part in the many contests and special event activations that take place on the band. So, any time, any mode, any where, keep an ear (or an eye!) out for VK2MB… In particular, you’ll find us on 3670 kHz on the 80m band, and on 7045 kHz on 40 metres.
On VHF and UHF
Give a call on any of the club repeaters. “Drive Time”, during the morning and evening rush hours, is generally a good time to find someone about. The two metre band voice repeater is generally the most popular, though you can often hear activity on the 70 centimetre band repeaters. You will also find us on the air during Special Events using the VK2MB callsign.
By snail mail
Manly Warringah Radio Society
PO Box 6658
Frenchs Forest BH NSW 2086.