The Bayside District Amateur Radio Society (BDARS) is centred in the bayside area of Brisbane.  We welcome those interested in amateur radio, short wave listening and related electronic communications.  The interests of our members are diverse – covering HF, VHF, satellites, homebrewing, digital techniques and even good old ragchewing.

Important message about the COVID-19 pandemic:- 

All BDARS physical meeting events (including coffee meets) are cancelled until further notice.

As a radio club, we recognise that social interaction between amateurs is a very important aspect of our hobby. The committee requests that everyone now makes a concerted effort to make more use of the repeaters, club nets and the forum.  Our club nets are listed in this link.

We now have a coffee time net every day at 1000 hours on our 2m repeater 146.875 MHz, 91.5 tone. 

We are also continuing our BDARS events using teleconferencing and/or radio nets. 

When on-air we must also remember to keep positive, and be mindful not to use our privileged medium to inadvertently spread gloom to others who may already be feeling somewhat anxious and isolated.

The President


The wonderful hobby of amateur radio encompasses about three million people worldwide and is a truly international pastime.

The aim of our Society is to progress amateur radio locally through training courses and accreditation examinations for those interested in joining the hobby. We like to attract young and old alike and develop technical skills across a wide range of activities by holding regular meetings and events.

We assist our members with our Member’s Shop (bulk purchase of items like coax and connectors). In addition, we have a small collection of high quality test gear available for member’s use.

You are very welcome to come and meet our members or contact us via email.  Our New Members Handbook with membership application form is here on our website.

You can email the form to the secretary or to PO Box 411 Capalaba Qld 4157.