This is the primary callsign of HADARC, the Hornsby & Districts Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
It is used by net control on the Clubs weekly nets: Mondays at 8:00pm Sydney time on the repeater VK2RNS on 147.250 MHz (-600kHz, no tone for access, but sends 91.5Hz for optional use); Wednesday on the 80 metre net on 3608.5 kHz LSB, also at 8:00pm; and Morning Tea with HADARC on Friday mornings at 9:00am on or near 7104kHz.
VK2MA is also used by theClub's station during contests such as theVHF-UHF Field-days; 80m and 160m Trans-Tasman; and the "RD" Rememberance Day contest.
It is also used at community events. On days of national significance it has been used as AX2MA, and could be used as VI2MA during events of significance for New South Wales.
The Club also uses the callsign during International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW) to activate Commonwealth Lightship 4 (CLS-4) "Carpentaria" (AU100) at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour, Sydney.
The club also holds VK2IMD (International Marconi Day) and VK2WAH, standing for Wahroongah Amateur Historical [Association], used on significant anniversaries of Fisk's reception of the first direct radio message from the UK (from Caernarfon (then Carnarvon), in North Wales.
HADARC meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, except December and January at the Mt Colah Community Centre at the northern end of Pierre Close, Mt Colah, NSW. The Club is active in training and examination of prospective and upgrading Amateurs.
The callsign was previously used as an experimental callsign by AWA's Empire Broadcasts using the FM mode on 7 MHz. VK2ME was used for AM on the same band.
For further details, please contact the Club, preferable via the form at: http://www.hadarc.org.au/
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