The inaugural meeting of the Bayside District Amateur Radio Society was held at Alexandra Hills State High School on Friday 20th October 1989. There were 32 members and the first president was Don Thompson, callsign VK4YI (silent key) at that time.
In 1991, the Society installed a VHF repeater VK4RBS transmitting on 146.875 MHz at Alexandra Hills to extend the local area amateur coverage.
A UHF repeater also with callsign VK4RBS, transmitting on 439.725 MHz was donated and installed by club member, Russell Walker VK4DCM in 2009. Echolink (on the UHF repeater) and IRLP (Node 6633) operates on the VHF repeater. Your mobile phone can access Echolink via an app.
The repeaters were moved to their current home on Mt Cotton in 2018.