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Monthly Meeting:
Date: Normally Every second Tuesday of Each Month
Time: 18:45
Venue: HARTS Communication Services Support Centre (CSSC),
429 Cha Kwo Ling Road,
Yau Tong, Kowloon.
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HARTS Annual Dinner 2018


Date: 19th May 2018 (Saturday)


Venue: Full Gold Restaurant, 2/F Yau Lai Shopping Centre, Yau Lai Estate, Yau Tong, Kowloon.


Time:  6:00pm  10:00pm


Program: Technical Seminar, Display Booth, Lucky Draw

Cost: Member$320, Non-member$370

Enrollment form:



Online Enrollment



 Radio Support Social Services:

  24/9/2017 Hong Kong Red Cross First-aid Support in Hong Kong Triathlon 
  7-8/10/2017 Totem Run
  14/10/2017  Hong Chi Climbathon
  22/10/2017 Civil Aid Service - Mountain Safety Promotion Day
  17-19/11/2017 Oxfam Trailwalker
  25-26/11/2017 Breakthrough Inner Challenge 
  10/12/2017 Care Action
  14/1/2018 Ngong Ping Charity Walk
  3/2/2018  Green Power Hike
  25/2/2018 Run Our City  
  25/2/2018 Hong Kong Mine Challenge  
  4/3/2018 Hike for Hospice

2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Notice is hereby given that the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Hong Kong Amateur Radio Transmitting Society Limited will be held at 1930 hours on Tuesday, 12th December, 2017, at the Radio Communication Support Services Centre, 429, Cha Kwo Ling Road, Yau Tong

Attachment Download:



On 19/8/2017 we have the honour of veteran CW expert, VR2UW, delivering a workshop on practical CW at the CSSC. (Time: 1400-1600)
This is a rare appearance of VR2UW. Be there or be square.
Please enrol by email on info @ harts.org.hk



HARTS will participate in IARU HF Championship 2017 on 8-9/7/2017, at Cha Kwo Ling, CSSC.  HARTS will operate as HQ Club Station using special callsign VR20HK.


VR20 prefix is to celebrate Hong Kong Special Administrative Region commemorating the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s reunification with China, Hong Kong licensed radio amateurs are being allowed to use the special prefix VR20 on a voluntary basis from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.   



The following is from OFCA Circular Letter to Holders of Amateur Station Licence and Authority to Operate:- 

In response to the request of the amateur radio community for temporary use of call sign prefix VR20 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, we would like to inform you that holders of valid Amateur Station Licence or Authority to Operate (Amateur Station) issued by this office are permitted to use VR20 as call sign prefix from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018. During this period, holders of valid Amateur Station Licence or Authority to Operate (Amateur Station) may use either VR2 or VR20 as the call sign prefix  



HAM Ravi ON8RT presented a nice topic in the HARTS Annual Dinner on 20/5/2017 - "A 'tour d'horizon' of the opportunities and challenges to amateur radio from technological transformations and shifts in societal behaviour & expectations.", the materials can be downloaded here:-








We sincerely thanks Ravi for this sharing !!



About Oxfam Trailwalker HARTS Representative Team

The election criteria for Oxfam Trailwalker HARTS is as follows:

-     The application deadline for HARTS Teams will be set on a date two weeks before that of the public teams managed by Oxfam.

-     The minimum requirement to qualify to take part in a HARTS Team is Associate Membership. Applicants are required to form teams of [4] participants. A scoring scheme will be used to rank the priority of the applicants. Life Member/Full Member: 4 points each; Associate Member: 2 points each.  The teams with the highest scores will represent HARTS. Lots will be drawn in the event that more than one team attained the same score.

-     Change of team members is not allowed after an application is submitted.

-     Should any dispute arise, HARTS Excom’s decision is final.



HF QSO, basic contest routine  & how to maximize the performance of your transceiver workshop - by VR2XMC

This HF workshop will be scheduled at 1400 to 1600 hrs on 18/3/2017 at the HARTS Communication Support Services Centre (CSSC), 429, Cha Kwo Ling Road, Yau Tong.


FT-8900R operating workshop

FT-8900R operating workshop will be scheduled at 1400 to 1600 hrs on 25/3/2017 at the HARTS Communication Support Services Centre (CSSC), 429, Cha Kwo Ling Road, Yau Tong.

 Please contact for registration.

- 2/2017 -   

This month, our regular  monthly meeting slot coincides with St. Valentine's Day. As a result, the monthly meeting of February 2017 and the briefing session for both "Hike the Hill for Hospice" and "Hong Kong Mine Challenge" has been rescheduled to 19:00 on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 at the CSSC.
We request the pleasure of your presence.


 - 29/10/2016 -  

2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM)  

Notice is hereby given that the 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Hong Kong Amateur Radio Transmitting Society Limited will be held at 1930 hours on Tuesday, 13th December, 2016, at the Radio Communication Support Services Centre, 429, Cha Kwo Ling, Yau Tong.


 - 14/11/2016 -

7.4 Earthquark hit New Zealand 7.4 red alert

<<Please keep 3.900MHz clear.>>

New Zealand Earthquake - 13 Nov
Category: Emergency Communications
Published: Sunday, 13 November 2016 15:07, Written by Greg Mossop

A strong 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck the South Island of New Zealand at 1103UTC 13 November ( just after Midnight local time ) causing damage and local tsunami alerts, mainly for the East coast of the country. The local emergency communications group AREC part of NZART are believed to have been operating on their normal frequency of 3.900MHz USB.

Initial media reports are of property damage over a wide area but the situation will not become clear until daybreak and the end of the possible Tsunami threat. Radio Amateurs in the area with allocations around 3.900 MHz are encouraged to listen carefully and avoid QRM to any ongoing work by AREC.

New Zealand Earthquake - 13 Nov - International Amateur Radio Union - Region 1


 HARTS Annual Dinner 2016

Form Download

Due to the increase of postage fee in Hong Kong, an adjustment of awards fees took effect from 8.11.2013:
a. Fire Cracker Award increase from US$5 to US$8 (HK$70 or 25IRC);

b. Nine Dragon Award from US$10 to US$15 (HK$120 or 45IRC);

c. Catch 22 Awards from US$15 to US$20 (HK$160 or 60IRC).

[R3-dcom] 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake in Taiwan red alert
Earthquake in Taiwan An earthquake measuring 6.4 has hit Taiwan, and caused buildings to collapse. HARTS has received a weak voice signal from the CTARL Taiwan that asks that the following frequencies be kept clear.
HF frequencies used in Taiwan are voice: Main is 7.060 MHz with backup 7.050 MHz and 3.560 MHz. Short range frequencies are on VHF and UHF.
At least four buildings have collapsed in the south of the island. Dozens of residents are reported to be trapped in the city of Tainan, those houses nearly two million people. Tremors were felt in the capital Taipei, on the other side of the island, and aftershocks were felt. Taiwan lies in the 'Pacific Ring of Fire' and in 2013, four people were killed in a 6.3-magnitude quake.

-Jim Linton VK3PC, IARU Chairman Disaster Communications Committee.


[R3-dcom] UN World Radio Day
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation UNESCO theme for World Radio Day on February 13 2016 is, 'Radio in Times of Emergency and Disaster'. UNESCO recognises that the immediate access to radio frequencies is essential in saving lives, and should be protected so they are available in times of emergency. World Radio Day that began in 1946, will this year include sending to broadcasters free articles, audio and video messages from opinion leaders, celebrities, and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors.



ITU World Radiocommunication Conference Finds Amateur Bands Unsuitable for Non-Amateur Satellites


HARTS 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM)


The Chinese Radio Amateurs Club (CRAC) would like to share valuable, historical China HAM radio information through the following link:



Annual Dinner 2015

Date: 30th May 2015 (Saturday)
Venue: Full Gold Restaurant, 2/F Yau Lai Shopping Centre, Yau Lai Estate, Yau Tong, Kowloon.
Time:  6:00pm – 10:00pm 
Program: Technical Seminar, Activity Booth, Lucky Draw
Cost: Member $300, Non-member $350

 Individual Participating Form:

Online enrollment:


Please keep the payment slip. We would check your payment slip / cheque according to the registered deposit number or cheque number for check-in purpose. Please use ATM for deposit of entrance fee to avoid service charge


Starting from April 2015, all monthly meetings, event briefings, workshops, etc will be held at HARTS Communication Services Support Centre (CSSC), opposite to Wing Shan Building, 428 Cha Kwo Ling Road, Yau Tong.  HF, VHF and UHF radio stations will be set up after basic decoration work of CSSC is completed.


IARU informed that Cuba emergency net has activated on 7115 kHz after very heavy rains.  Please keep clear from this freq. unless for emgergency use.


Support HARTS in Establishing Communication Support Services Centre

HARTS had paid years of effort in application for a piece of government land for development of amateur radio communication services.  In early October 2014, a piece of land near Eastern Harbour Tunnel in Cha Kwo Ling Road, Yau Tong, was granted to HARTS by Lands Department in a nominal-rent short term tenancy.  We are preparing the construction work for Communication Support Service Centre (CSSC).  The construction projects include Construction of main gate and associated barrier, Clearance of grass and scrub, Site formation and construction of leading road and 6 parking spaces, Construction of a 0.5m fencing wall facing the Eastern Cross Harbour Tunnel, building a 2000 sq. ft. structure, Electrical installation, water supply and internal renovation of the structure, Submission of landscape proposal and associated horticulture works, Rental of portable toilet and etc.  The initial estimated budget for such construction work is not less than HK$300,000.

Without support from members, radio amateurs, general public and organizations, HARTS could not establish CSSC for development of radio communication services.  Please support HARTS by donationor material sponsorship.

Donation Form can be downloaded here:


HARTS Digital Voice Repeater DMR - VR2KP and VR2R UHF
Please be informed that permission was given to HARTS by OFCA for operating DMR UHF Repeater VR2KP at Tate's Carin, Uplink 435.275MHz, Downlink 430.275MHz.

Please be informed that temporary permit was given to HARTS by OFCA for trial run of DMR UHF Repeater VR2R at Tai Mo Shan, Uplink 435.400MHz, Downlink 435.400MHz.

Please state your request with callsign and email to
for settings information on colour code, time slot and ID.


2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM)
To: All Members
Notice is hereby given that the 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Hong Kong Amateur Radio Transmitting Society Limited will be held on Tuesday, 9th December, 2014, at Room 202, Chan Hing Social Services Centre, 45, Fuk Tsun Street, Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Commencing 1930 hours 

For details click here

Nomination form click here


IARU informed that the amateur radio emgergency frequencies in Philippines after Typhoon attack are 7.095, 7.119 and 7.195 MHz. Please keep these channels clear.


Special Announcement

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