We have been observing the strong radio source and Einstein ring gravitational lens PKS 1830–211 as part of a flux density monitoring program at 2.3 and 8.4 GHz using the 26 m antenna at the Mt Pleasant Observatory. As can be seen from Figure 1 this source is variable at both frequencies. The 2.3 GHz flux density decreased from 10 Jy in 1990 November to a minimum of 9 Jy during 1992, and has since steadily increased to its present ∼12 Jy. Over the same interval, the flux density at 8.4 GHz has exhibited greater variability, more than doubling from an initial value of 5 Jy in late 1990 to a peak of ∼11 Jy early in 1992, before decreasing to a level of ∼7.5 Jy. VLA observations by van Ommen et al. (1995) show that the 15 GHz total flux density increased before the 8.4 GHz brightening seen at Mount Pleasant. Although the 15 GHz time series is not well sampled, it is clear from these data that the 15 GHz outburst precedes the 8.4 GHz feature by ∼400 days.