The West Australian V.H.F. Group (Incorporated) is based in Perth, and is the single largest license holder and operator of terrestrial VHF, UHF and SHF beacons in Australia.

The group has operated continually since 1955 and recently held its 587th General Meeting.

Ben Rampling VK6IC

A Field of Hayfever

Spring Scramble

Rob VK6LD

The West Australian VHF Group Spring Scramble is happening on Sunday 16 October 2011 between 10.30am and 12.30pm local time. (0230 - 0430 Z)

The object is to contact as many different stations as possible, on as many bands, 50 MHz and above, as possible.

The contest is divided into 2 intervals of 1 hour each, 1030-1130 WST and 1130-1230 WST. All licensed modes may be used and extra points can be earned for working portable and country stations.

Make sure the date is in your diary and dust off your transceivers, transverters and antennas. Even consider going portable in the field.

If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to contact me by e-mail at .

Interested in joining in? Download the Spring Scramble Rules or Log.


Digging in to the Archives

Bulletin issues from 1990 to 1995 are now available for browsing and downloading. Articles from Walter Howse, Jacques Borthen, David Minchin and many others are up for edification and nostalgia. Read More

Meetings at Wireless Hill

Monthly technical meetings are held at Wireless Hill Park, Ardross. Technical talks, build nights and group discussions make up the majority of meetings, and a junk sale is held in April. Read More

Build Nights

The group is currently investigating a group purchase and build nights for the SoftRock v9.0 Software Defined Receiver. Contact the group for more details or come along to the September Annual General Meeting.