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Headlines

  • NewsWest Sunday 26th September 2021 - New Amateurs Edition 26 Sept 2021NewsWest for Sunday 26th September 2021 is the New Amateurs Edition, where we recognise newcomers to the hobby, and provide information that will be useful to those new to the hobby, as well as to  those who’ve been around a bit longer.With new Allstar nodes springing up around the place, we thought it was a good time to talk a bit about Allstar, Echolink and similar modes that can add another dimension to your Amateur Radio experience.We lead off today with a warning to those using social media, stemming from a ruling earlier this month from the High Court of Australia, and how it can affect you.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme ...
    Posted Sep 24, 2021, 1:55 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest Sunday 19th September 2021 - History of Amateur Radio Edition 19 Sept 2021NewsWest for Sunday 19th September 2021 is the history edition, where we probe around in the past of Amateur Radio in Australia.It’s quite instructive delving into our past - because we see some of the same issues troubling Amateurs that we see today.There’s more, however first we have a silent key tribute for Rob VK6RND (SK)NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.netYou'll find links to resources on the vk6.net website where you'll also find information on where to hear the news, where to download it, how to rebroadcast this news and how to register your callbacks.If you want ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2021, 3:03 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest Sunday 12th September 2021 - Contesting Edition 12 Sept 2021NewsWest for Sunday 12th September 2021 is the Contesting edition, and we’ll talk about Amateur Radio contesting, and tell you about contests coming up.Today we have a wrap by Ed DD5LP/VK2JI on last weekend’s Portable Operations Challenge contest, and a bit of a mumble from myself on my efforts in the same event, and a few other remarks about contests and where they could fit into your Amateur Radio life.NewsWest is compiled by WA Amateur Radio News, and is the Amateur Radio News programme for Western Australian Amateurs. You can listen to NewsWest on air, online and on demand.  Visit our website, VK6 dot NET to find out how.NewsWest invites contributions ...
    Posted Sep 10, 2021, 12:51 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest Sunday 5th September 2021 - Club Focus Edition 5 Sept 2021NewsWest for Sunday 5th September 2021 is the Club Focus Edition,  where we’ve invited clubs to send in their stories and club promotions.  Happy Father’s Day and it’s Springtime. Doesn't the year fly by?  PerthTech is in Springtime in Perth Hills, and we have updates for you.What sort of Amateur would build a full size Lunar Lander replica?  Stay tuned and we’ll tell you who and why.In addition to Club stories, we have the Radio Amateurs Old Timers Club bulletin from Clive, PerthTech updates, Roy's Amateur Radio Helpline and more.NewsWest is your local Amateur Radio news service, which can be heard on air, on line and on demand ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2021, 2:45 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest Sunday 29th August 2021 - Anything Goes Edition 29  Aug 2021NewsWest for Sunday 29th August 2021 has an open theme, so we've got a bit of several things for you today.We remind you of a couple of contests coming up soon, including an encouragement from Ed for the Fox Mike Hotel Portable Operations Challenge. There are updates on PerthTech and the raffle, Roy’s Amateur Radio helpline, a special interest item from Jeff, and we utter the “C” Word.NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News, and can be heard on air, online and on demand. Visit our website, vk6.net, to find out how.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.netYou'll ...
    Posted Aug 27, 2021, 2:53 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 22nd August 2021 - New Amateurs Edition 22 August 2021 NewsWest for Sunday 22nd August 2021 is the New Amateurs edition, and we acknowledge and congratulate newcomers to the hobby in Western Australia.In the New Hams series we discuss the broad nature of Amateur Radio, news of a cubesat made right here in Perth by Amateurs, we have updates on PerthTech, and reminders that both Hamfest and the ALARA contest are on next weekend.NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News for every Sunday of the year, and can be heard on air, online and on demand. Visit our website, vk6 dot net, to find out how.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.netYou ...
    Posted Aug 20, 2021, 12:00 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest Sunday 15th August 2021 - History of Amateur Radio Edition 15 Aug 2021 NewsWest for Sunday 15th August 2021 is the History Edition, and because this weekend is the Remembrance Day Contest weekend, we’re taking a look at the resumption of Amateur Radio in Australia after World War Two ended. There’s also a story out of Tasmania about the RD contest in 1954.In other history of Amateur Radio stories, Will VK6UU brings us the second part of the history of the building of the Cataby repeater site.  We bring you news and comment on recent positive developments in the Wireless Institute, and a comment on how things developed in Amateur Radio in Australia after the war. And we finish off with Roy’s Amateur Radio Helpline.NewsWest ...
    Posted Aug 12, 2021, 6:26 PM by Bob Bristow
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Becoming an Amateur

Clubs in VK6

The VK6 call area, Western Australia, has a vibrant community of amateur radio operators and clubs spread across the state. Clubs in the VK6 area include (in alphabetical order);
The best method to find out about what is happening in our great state, is to listen in to the weekly NewsWest broadcast on Sundays, which is broadcast on various repeaters and rebroadcast on various HF frequencies.

There is a Google Group email mailing list, called WAHAMS which features lively discussion - see the group page here.

Broadcasters

Every Week NewsWest is broadcast across Western Australia, Queensland, the Northern Territory, New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria.

In the past we’ve acknowledged individual contributors, but the list is never long enough, never covers everyone who’s making an effort, visible, audible or otherwise, so instead.

Thank you.

Thank you for your time, your energy, your transmitter and your voice. Thank you for keeping the numerous repeaters up and operating. Thank you for your call backs, for logging them, for sending them to us and for being part of the community of amateur radio.

If you’d like to help, you can. You can transmit the news, register callbacks, submit stories, record scripts, promote the news or you can get in touch. Our address is newswest@vk6.net.

Callbacks

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Eulogy Bank

To record your successes and failures within the Amateur Radio community the WA Amateur Radio News team have created a Eulogy Bank which will hold your stories until the inevitable time when you become a silent key.

AR activities in VK6

VK6 Club Calendar

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