Local Area Repeaters

All amateur repeaters in the Bendigo Amateur Radio and Electronics Club area are maintained by Amateur Radio Victoria, with the exception of VK3RCA, which is maintained by the Club.

2m Voice (FM) Repeaters

VK3RCA - Club Repeater - Currently being relocated to Rochester.

Output Input ERP HASL Site Timer Ident
146.675MHz 146.075MHz 40 Watts 120 Metres Out of action 3.0 Mins Voice

VK3RMK - Located on Mount Kerang, near Wedderburn.

Output Input ERP HASL Site Timer Ident
147.025MHz 147.625MHz 80 Watts 500 Metres Mount Kerang 2.5 Mins Morse

VK3RCV - Located on Mount Alexander. Situated at a high vantage point, VK3RCV provides general coverage of the Bendigo area.

Output Input ERP HASL Site Timer Ident
147.150MHz 147.750MHz 40 Watts 730 Metres Mount Alexander 3.0 Mins Morse

VK3RCU - Located on Mount Moliagul.

Output Input ERP HASL Site
144.925MHz 144.925MHz 25 Watts 527 Metres Mount Moliagul


70cm Voice (FM) Repeaters

VK3RBO - Installed on Specimen Hill, Bendigo on June 11th, 2006 to provide coverage for Bendigo proper and IRLP Node 6063.

Output Input ERP HASL Site Timer Ident
438.025MHz 433.025MHz 150 Watts 335 metres Specimen Hill 3.5 mins Morse

The hosting of the tower, antenna and repeater housing is kindly sponsored by Bendigo Telco at http://www.Bendigotelco.com.au.

Information on IRLP and other operational aspects of this repeater can be found at VK3EME IRLP Node 6063 web site.

VK3RCU - Located on Mount Moliagul.

Output Input ERP HASL Site Timer Ident
438.425MHz 433.425MHz 40 Watts 120 Metres Mount Moliagul 3.0 Mins Morse


ATV Repeater

VK3RBO - Situated on Specimen Hill in Bendigo. The transmitter is running 100 watts vision and about 17 watts audio into an antenna with a gain of 10dBi minus any loss in the waveguide feeder.

A simple way of viewing the signal is with an old Austar 'gridpack' antenna. The 'gridpack' contains a gasfet preamp mixer and down converter all contained in the plastic arm which has to be power fed. The output of this comes out at around 460Mhhz and this can be tuned with a modern television receiver. There is a very strong signal around Bendigo. Graeme, VK3JGL, gets a picture inside his tin shed waving a 'gridpack' around.

Output Input ERP HASL Site
2415MHz 1250MHz 100 Watts 335 metres Specimen Hill


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