Welcome to GGREC !!!
We are a group of amateur radio operators (Hams) and electronics enthusiasts. We promote all aspects of the hobbies of Radio Communications, Telecommunications, Computers and Electronics.
Our general meetings are held on the third Friday monthly and start at 2000hrs (8pm), they are held in the Guide Hall behind the Cranbourne Integrated Care Centre, Grant Street, see the map below. Visitors are always welcome
Unfortunately due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Prac Nights on the first Friday of the month have been suspended due to the small size of the rooms. Prac Nights have been replaced by online Natter Nights. GGREC members will receive a Natter Night invitation via email. General Meetings on the third Friday of the month have now resumed in the Guide Hall. All members are still required to follow the current Covid restriction guidelines for meetings. To contact GGREC please send an email to committee(at)ggrec.org.au
On the first Friday of every month, the club holds a Prac Night, where interested members meet for technical discussions and to participate in common projects. These meetings are held in the Peter Pavey Club Rooms which are located behind the Guide Hall from 1930hrs (730pm).
Please head over to our Download and Links page to find links to our Facebook page, information on upcoming club events, links to articles and videos relating to amateur radio and electronics.
Our Location (QTH)
The Club Station is located behind the Guide Hall located on Grant Street Cranbourne
The prac nights held on the first Friday of the month are held in the club rooms
The general meetings held on the third Friday of the month are held in the Guide hall
There is a morning coffee group held on VK3RGW at 10.00am most mornings
Amateur Licences and Upgrades
GGREC offers licence testing for all levels from foundation to advanced, these are usually held at the clubrooms in Cranbourne. Please contact the Exam Coordinator Graeme Brown VK3BXG to find out when the next exam sessions will be or to learn more about the exam and licensing process.<> education(AT)ggrec.org.au
Our Club Frequencies
Club Station VK3BJA Club Rooms Cranbourne
6Mtr Rptr VK3RDD In 52.575 MHz Out 53.575 MHz Cranbourne
70cm Rptr VK3RGW In 431.425 MHz Out 438.425 MHz 91.5Hz Cranbourne
VK3RGW is IRLP node 6794 the status can be seen here http://status.irlp.net (off air Mar 21)
VK3RGW is Echolink Node VK3RGW-R 168721 dial # before Echolink Numbers (off air Mar 21)
70cm Rptr VK3RWD In 433.575 MHz Out 438.575 MHz CTCSS 91.5Hz Mt Worth (off air Jan 21)
Beacons VK3RGW 1296.532 MHz and 2403.532 MHz at Frankston (off air)
Club Call in Freq. HF 28.325 MHz USB and VHF 145.450 MHz FM
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Our Committee Members
(contact via committee(AT)ggrec.org.au or individual addresses)
President – Bruno Tonizzo VK3BFT president(AT)ggrec.org.au
Admin Secretary - Miguel Vaca VK3CPU secretary(AT)ggrec.org.au
Treasurer - Albert Hubbard VK3BQO treasurer(AT)ggrec.org.au
Committee Member - Bruce Williams VK3BRW
Committee Member - Leigh Findlay VK3FOAB
Other Club Roles
Learning Organiser Graeme VK3BXG
GGREC conducts learning and assessment activities, including Foundation Licence examinations.
Equipment & Facilities Officer
Magazine Editor Paul VK3TGX
GGREC publishes a Club magazine "Gateway" each Month.
Website Management Mark VK3PKT
408 Old Sale Road
Drouin West 3818
Full Member $50.00
Pensioner Member $40.00
Junior Member $25.00
Extra Family Member $20.00
Fees are due after each April Annual General Meeting.
Fees can be paid by EFT to BSB 633000 - Account 146016746. Always identify your EFT payments.
Fees are subject to change, please contact the club to confirm the current membership fees.
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