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NewsWest goes to air every Sunday of the year.

Headlines

  • NewsWest for Sunday 18th April 2021 History of A.R. Edition 18 April 2021NewsWest for Sunday 18th April 2021 is the History edition, and we take a look at things that happened in Amateur Radio in 1951 and earlier.There’s also an announcement of a carboot sale coming up at the Hills Amateur Radio Group, a report on the Katanning Hamfeast, and of course Roy’s Helpline, and more on NewsWest.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 Apr 16, 2021, 2:44 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 11th April 2021 - Contesting Edition 11 April 2021NewsWest for Sunday 11th April 2021 is the Contesting edition, and we’re full of it this week.  Full of Contesting information that is, including fantastic Aussie results in the recent Commonwealth Contest, there’s news of an international YLs contest, and loads more besides.NewsWest is broadcast on air, and can be heard online and on demand. Visit our website, vk6 dot net to discover the many ways you can listen to NewsWest.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 ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2021, 3:31 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 4th April 2021 - Club Focus Edition 04 04 2021NewsWest for Sunday 4th April 2021 is the Club Focus edition of NewsWest, and we’ve invited local clubs to strut their stuff and tell you what they are up to. On behalf of the NewsWest team, I’d like to wish you all the very best for a happy and safe Easter.In Club Focus the series, I talk about managing dissenters in your group.  There’s exciting news about PerthTech 2021, there’s Roy’s Helpline, and there’s more.Newswest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News Inc, and can be heard on air, online and on demand. See our website to find that and other information. Our email address is newswest at vk6 ...
    Posted Apr 2, 2021, 12:47 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 28th March 2021 - New Amateurs Edition 28 March 2021NewsWest for Sunday 28th March 2021 is the New Amateurs Edition, and we’re acknowledging those who have gained a new license, we have information useful to those entering the hobby, and in the New Hams series we discuss portable operation.We received a nice collection of individual stories from last week’s John Moyle Field Day Contest, and you’ll hear those shortly.There’s an opinion piece about the delayed Wireless Institute election of Directors, and there’s more, in NewsWest.NewsWest is available on air, online and on demand. Find out how and where at our website, vk6 dot net.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2021, 2:25 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 21st March 2021 - History of Amateur Radio 21 Mar 2021NewsWest for Sunday 21st March, 2021 is the History edition.  I’m not sure how I should greet you this week, as in calendar terms, it’s been very busy.  For starters it’s the John Moyle Field Day weekend, and depending on when you’re listening to the news, the contest would either be drawing to a close, or it’s all  over red rover and you’re collapsed in a heap at home. How did it go?And then I’m not sure if I should have warned you about the Ides of March, sunk a Guinness in honour of St Patrick, Or welcome in the season of Autumn. Yesterday, 20th March, was the vernal ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2021, 5:17 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 14th March 2021 - Contesting Edition 14 March 2021NewsWest for Sunday 14th March 2021 is the contesting edition, and although our focus is on contesting, it’s not all we have in store for you.The John Moyle Memorial Field day is next weekend, and along with the usual reminders and information, we bring to you a history of John Moyle, whose vision in the postwar years of the nineteen forties was instrumental in the adoption of radio as a vital tool in fighting bushfires, and of course later to be adopted in all spheres of emergency response.NewsWest can be heard on a plethora of Amateur Radio frequencies, being broadcast in Western Australia on Sunday mornings and evenings.  NewsWest is also available online and ...
    Posted Mar 12, 2021, 12:38 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 7th March 2021 - New Amateurs Edition 07 Mar 2021NewsWest for Sunday 7th March, 2021 is the New Amateurs Edition, where we acknowledge those who have gained a new or upgraded license.  Sadly we have a tribute to Lance VK6LR, silent key, who left us last weekend.We remind you about and comment on the upcoming WIA Director elections, and there’s a piece by Chris VK3FY promoting his candidacy in the election.The John Moyle Field Days contest is coming up in two weeks, so there’s another reminder, there’s the New Hams series, and more. In fact it’s another interesting and varied issue of NewsWest.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.net ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2021, 12:48 AM 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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