Clarence Valley Amateur Radio Group Inc. (CVARG)

We activated the oldest cenotaph in the district at Doust Park, Kelsalls Hill for the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War.  Allocated to us was special event callsign VI1LWF (Lest We Forget). Some stations worked were allocated a WW1 serviceman.  Photos of these servicemen are posted on Taya's (VK2FTAY) QRZ web site.*** 

We welcome you and trust that you enjoy your visit. We are a friendly group of people with a wide range of ages and backgrounds with principal interest in the hobby of amateur radio.

The Clarence River valley is situated in northern New South Wales, Australia. Grafton is the largest town in the valley followed by Maclean. Other smaller towns in the valley include: Iluka; Yamba; Ulmarra; Lawrence and Copmanhurst.

Our group call sign is VK2GF and VK2CLR.

Amateur Radio is a fabulous hobby. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet or mobile phones. It's fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need. With Amateur radio you can talk as much as you like or just be a listener. You can communicate without talking by using computers to control your transmitter on modes like SSTV and PSK31 for example.

It is a hobby that you can do from your home, your car, or go out into the field, or participate in group activities. You can spend as little or as much as you like on your equipment.  A good handheld radio can be purchased for less than $50.

In Amateur Radio you can also become as technically involved as you like, from not at all to highly advanced, it does not matter and people are accepted equally.  Amateur Radio dovetails well with computing and can provide a pathway for careers in communications. 

The aim of our group is to promote the hobby of Amateur Radio.