Net controllers are Tom, VK2KF, Tom VK4ATH, Ron VK5MRE, and Colin VK4PDX.
The following history re the Kandos Group is from Tom VK4ATH......
"....the original Group was the Newbridge Repeater Group. It all started when we as either novice or limited Amateurs were given the access to HF in 2004. There was a few guy’s that because of the terrain could not talk to each other on 2m or 70cm, so they started talking on HF around 7.102 or thereabouts. After a few days they had 5 or 6 regulars and then a guy from Toowoomba called in and asked what group was it, and he was told it was the Newbridge Repeater Group. And that’s were it all started. After a while there was a bit of rivalry between a couple of the guy’s which led to the Starting of the Kandos Group as you now know it. We started with about 10 to 15 Call ins then 20 then 25. Now we average around 25-30 per day..."
10am Net - Ron VK3AHR.
This Net was previously held on 7.105. The Net is now held daily on 7.097. Net Control is Ron VK3AHR formerly VK3MRH.
Meets daily from 0900 UTC - 11230 UTC on 7.163 MHZ on 40m.
The 7.130 DX Net was held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, commencing at 0930 UTC, on 7.130 MHZ.
The Net control duties were shared by Roy VK7ROY & Mal VK5MJ.
A number of North American stations regularly checked in to this Net, along with stations from the Pacific, and often other DX.
Many Australian Foundation licence holders checked into the net and it was a great opportunity to work DX with just their 5 watts. Personally, I worked my first DX on this net when I had my Foundation call and it was a great thrill.
The 7130 DX Net has now morphed into the OZ DX Net.
The Barefoot Net was held daily (except Saturday night) on 7.170 MHZ at 0500 UTC. Ian VK3VIN was Net Control. The Net was designed for amateurs who do not use amps, but everyone was welcome. The Net was a general ragchew net, but DX stations were welcome.