VK4QD

Lookups:   209
| Bureau | Direct | LoTW | eQSL
Name:Caboolture Radio Club Inc
QTH:Caboolture
Country:Australia
Grid:QG62LV
 
Web: http://www.vk4qd.net
Email: vk4qd@wia.org.au
Hidden
Hidden
Hidden
Australia
 
  
  
ITU: 55
CQ:30
 
  
  
   
QSL via: BURO OR DIRECT


Introduction

 

Caboolture townshipThe township of Caboolture is located in a semi rural area approximately 45km (27 miles) north of Brisbane city and 20km (12 miles) west of Bribie Island and Moreton bay and was first settled in 1842.

 

Incorporated in 1999, the Caboolture Radio Club shares approximately 5ha (12 acres) with the Caboolture Scouts on Department of Natural Resources land.

 

Housed in a WWII military building that is currently undergoing renovations by club members, the club is active in providing communications for various community events and groups including The Caboolture Scouts, various sporting car clubs and rally organisations, horse endurance rides and cycling events. We also have fun during field days and various on air contests.

 

Club Logo

 

Club LogoOur logo shows the importance of the history of the area with the Caboolture River shown in the foreground, which was used by the timber getters of the 1800's and 1900's. The timber getters floated red cedar logs from the D'Aguilar Ranges to the coast for shipping to various parts of Queensland. The area in between depicts the area the pastoralists used for growing sugar cane and cotton amongst other things.

 

The significance of the carpet python is the most important aspect of our logo, as the township of Caboolture derived its name from the Brisbane Aborigines, and is pronounced Kabul-tur, which means place of the carpet pythons. Although plentiful in the area, the carpet python is a harmless, non-poisonous snake, reaching a length of four metres (13 feet) or more.

 

 

 

 

Meetings

 

Club RoomsGeneral meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 19:30 AEST (09:30 UTC) at the Club rooms located at, 169 Smiths Road, Caboolture QLD 4510.

 

The club is open every Saturday from 09:00 AEST (23:00 UTC) for members and visitors.

 

If you are not sure how to find us, please feel free to call VK4QD on our repeater VK4RCC on 146.625mHz or contact the secretary by email for directions.

 

Club Nets

 

VHF and UHF antennasThe Caboolture Radio Club hosts two on air nets:

 

Monday mornings at 07.45 AEST on our repeater VK4RCC 146.625mHz Echolink/IRLP node 314599/ 6898

 

Friday evenings at 19:30 AEST (09:30 UTC) on 3.610mHz +/- QRM

 

Nets generally run for 3 rounds and can last up to an hour or more depending on the turnout.

 

The club repeater is always monitored so please feel free to call in for a chat outside of these times. Or visit the club rooms on any Saturday morning from 09:00 AEST (23:00 UTC). Check in on the repeater if you need directions.

 

 

How To Find Us

From Brisbane follow the Bruce Highway north to the Sunshine Coast. Approximately 8km past the truck weighing station located at Burpengary, take the Lower King street exit veering left towards Caboolture.

 

From the Sunshine Coast follow the Bruce Highway south to Brisbane. Take the Bribe Island exit and turn right onto Lower King street heading west towards Caboolture.

 

In both of the above scenarios, continue west along Lower King street straight through the round-a-bout, crossing the railway overpass and continue through town past the big white concrete tower which will be on your right. Continue west for a further 2km past the interstection of King street and Bellmere road until you come to the traffic lights at the intersection of King street and Smiths road. Turn right into Smiths road

 

Follow Smiths road for 1km over the railway lines at the traffic lights, and past the Caboolture State School. Continue along Smiths road through the round-a-bout and cross the D'Aguilar Highway overpass. Continue along Smiths road for 500m. Just before the left hand bend in the road at the bottom of the dip, there is a gate on your right. This is the Caboolture Scout Grounds. Go through the gate and follow the track on the left around the back of the buildings and sheds, the Caboolture Radio Club is the last building at the back of the property, look for the antennas.

 

From Woodford and places west follow the D'Aguilar Highway east to Caboolture. Continue through Wamuran and follow the D'Aguilar Highway for a further 5km and take the King street exit on your right. Follow King street for 3km passing the IGA shopping centre. You with come to a set of traffic lights at the intersection of King street and Smiths road. Turn left into Smiths road.

 

Follow Smiths road for 1km over the railway lines at the traffic lights, and past the Caboolture State School. Continue along Smiths road through the round-a-bout and cross the D'Aguilar Highway overpass. Continue along Smiths road for 500m. Just before the left hand bend in the road at the bottom of the dip, there is a gate on your right. This is the Caboolture Scout Grounds. Go through the gate and follow the track on the left around the back of the buildings and sheds, the Caboolture Radio Club is the last building at the back of the property, look for the antennas.

 

Remember, you can always call in on the club repeater, VK4RCC 146.625mHz, if you need directions.

 

We look forward to seeing you some time.

Source Activity Date time
RBN DX de VK4CT-#: 7030.0 VK4QD CW 47 dB 14 WPM CQ 0306Z 2017-10-21 03:06:31
RBN DX de SV8RV-#: 14087.0 VK4QD RTTY 25 dB 45 BPS CQ 0412Z 2015-05-21 04:12:07
RBN DX de KO7SS-#: 14086.99 VK4QD RTTY 16 dB 45 BPS CQ 0411Z 2015-05-21 04:11:51
RBN DX de ZL2HAM-#: 21026.9 VK4QD CW 5 dB 23 WPM CQ 0142Z 2015-05-02 01:42:07
DXC DX de VK4FSCC: 7105.0 VK4QD cq contest 2141Z 2015-03-21 21:41:00
DXC DX de VK7FRJG: 21260.0 VK4QD 15-20db cq cq contest 0526Z 2015-03-21 05:26:00
DXC DX de UW5ZM: 14210.0 VK4QD same frq hz1sm 0444Z 2015-03-21 04:44:00
DXC DX de VK7FRJG: 21260.0 VK4QD cq cq contest 0229Z 2015-03-21 02:29:00
RBN DX de ZL2HAM-#: 21019.0 VK4QD CW 18 dB 23 WPM CQ 0134Z 2015-01-12 01:34:20
RBN DX de ZL2HAM-#: 14016.0 VK4QD CW 13 dB 23 WPM CQ 0132Z 2015-01-12 01:32:20
RBN DX de VK4CT-#: 14016.0 VK4QD CW 54 dB 23 WPM CQ 0132Z 2015-01-12 01:32:03
DXC DX de VK4RF: 28490.0 VK4QD SDR into a Moxon 0112Z 2014-12-29 01:12:00
DXC DX de VE7CNW: 28469.0 VK4QD 0100Z 2014-03-16 01:00:00
DXC DX de KF6ILA: 28469.0 VK4QD CQ TEST sry wrong call 0052Z 2014-03-16 00:52:00
DXC DX de VK7FRJG: 21254.0 VK4QD CQ CONTEST 0027Z 2014-03-16 00:27:00
DXC DX de VE7CNW: 28469.0 VK4QD 2320Z 2014-03-15 23:20:00
DXC DX de KE4CJS: 28480.0 VK4QD EL95<>QG62KX 2235Z 2014-03-15 22:35:00
DXC DX de EA8CXY: 28480.0 VK4QD cq cq contest 2231Z 2014-03-15 22:31:00
DXC DX de VK4SP: 21241.0 VK4QD contest 2223Z 2014-03-15 22:23:00
DXC DX de LW1EB/XE2: 28480.0 VK4QD RC V strong cq contact tks 73 2014-03-15 22:10:00
DXC DX de N7EKD: 7142.5 VK4QD 1325Z 2014-03-15 13:25:00
DXC DX de N0UY: 7142.4 VK4QD test 1244Z 2014-03-15 12:44:00
DXC DX de W5GCX: 7142.4 VK4QD 1242Z 2014-03-15 12:42:00
DXC DX de K5CX: 14200.0 VK4QD CQ Field Day 1014Z 2014-03-15 10:14:00
DXC DX de VE3VEE: 14200.0 VK4QD 51 in VE3 0948Z 2014-03-15 09:48:00
DXC DX de PA1LS: 14205.0 VK4QD 56 good copy vy 73' 0749Z 2014-03-15 07:49:00
DXC DX de M0UOK: 14205.0 VK4QD 5/5 IN PLYMOUTH 0744Z 2014-03-15 07:44:00
DXC DX de M0COM: 14199.9 VK4QD 59 in uk tnx 4 qso 0648Z 2014-03-15 06:48:00
DXC DX de I5RMY: 14200.0 VK4QD rec 59 cont 0642Z 2014-03-15 06:42:00
DXC DX de IK3PCZ: 14200.0 VK4QD good sign lp splx 0636Z 2014-03-15 06:36:00
DXC DX de PD3MR: 14200.0 VK4QD Tu 73 0633Z 2014-03-15 06:33:00
DXC DX de M0BSV: 14200.0 VK4QD cq contest 0627Z 2014-03-15 06:27:00
DXC DX de VK7FRJG: 21270.0 VK4QD CQ L/P CONTEST JOHN MOYYLE F/DAY 2014-03-15 06:26:00
DXC DX de F4TTR: 14200.0 VK4QD 0623Z 2014-03-15 06:23:00
DXC DX de VE7AV: 28470.0 VK4QD 0619Z 2014-03-15 06:19:00
DXC DX de VE7AV: 14200.0 VK4QD 0616Z 2014-03-15 06:16:00
DXC DX de N7UQ: 28490.0 VK4QD 0204Z 2014-03-15 02:04:00
DXC DX de W9CN: 28475.0 VK4QD CQ Contest 0123Z 2014-03-15 01:23:00
DXC DX de P29LL: 21262.0 VK4QD 0111Z 2014-03-15 01:11:00