Prospective or licensed amateurs, CB radio operators, shortwave listeners and radio or electronic hobbyists of any gender or age are all welcome to join the Ipswich & District Radio Club Inc.
Joining the Club helps to defray the costs of maintaining the repeaters and other Club equipment plus assists in paying for the outgoings associated with the Clubhouse.
The Club has it’s own premises in the Ipswich CBD which was built in 1967 by the early members. In 2012 the club celebrated the 50 year anniversary of it’s founding in 1962.
The clubhouse is the venue of most activities of the members and is the location of VK4WIP the callsign of the Club amateur radio station. Members are encouraged to operate the radio equipment in the radio shack, even non licenced members or foundation members can talk on the equipment at high power under the guidance of an advanced amateur.
Training and assessment of all classes of amateur licences is done at the clubhouse.