• 20161023 From the Desk of Andrew VK6AS In last weeks National news broadcast there was a long piece on the benefits of WIA membership and the reasons for you to renew your subscription.  All good  and as I have said on many occasions, it is a pity that the WIA does not publicise the behind the scenes activity that it does so well.  I also want you to renew your membership if it’s due.However to use the words of the president, what about the “elephant or elephants in the room”.  The need to broadcast such an item last week is evident from the last set of financial results that the Board has been given, for the first half of 2016  In that statement it was ...
    Posted by Bob Bristow
  • 20161016 What's On NewsWest This Week This week on NewsWest is Club Focus, and we freely promote Amateur Radio Clubs and Groups in Western Australia.  You’ll hear Bob VK6POP discuss Governance as it applies with a club, and Andrew tells us about his meetings last week in South Australia, and the forthcoming meeting in Perth.In Foundations of Amateur radio, Onno poses some questions about DX, - is it common ground on a common term? Sometimes you find yourself in an unexpected argument about something that everyone agrees on. DX is a classic example of something everyone agrees on - right?And of course we have Roy’s Helpline, in its 29th year, and still providing a service to W.A. Amateurs.All this and more on ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2016, 5:40 AM by Bob Bristow
  • 20161010 Meeting in Perth for WIA Members 22nd October The meeting to hear WIA Directors  Andrew Smith and Paul Simmonds explain why they called for an audit of the WIA is on Saturday 22nd October, 2:30pm, at the Bassendean Seniors and Community Centre, 50 Old Perth Road, Bassendean.There is plenty of parking on the site, and the venue is a short walk from the Bassendean Train Station.The meeting is primarily for WIA members, however interested others are welcome to and her about what's happening.   Andrew and Paul are deeply concerned about the future of the WIA, and will talk frankly to the meeting.
    Posted Oct 10, 2016, 2:09 AM by Bob Bristow
  • Directors to Hold Meetings If you have received and read the recent issue of  Amateur Radio magazine you will have seen that either I, or the issues that I have raised at the WIA have been described as the elephant in the room and for your information all Board members have recently officially been reminded that conduct detrimental to the company is an offence under the corporations act.  In view of this  think it very important that communication does not ceaseIf these statements are intended to stifle discussion about the WIA that isn’t going to happen.  As I have mentioned before Directors are personally liable for the actions of the Board.  If I was to ignore the fact that there is inadequate ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2016, 3:05 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest This Week  20161009 This week on NewsWest we take a look at Contesting, give you some answers to the cry of many a new ham "what do I do next?", and of course you will hear from Roy's Helpline and Onno's Foundations of Amateur Radio.Andrew discusses a response to the WIA President's "elephant in the room" remarks, and describes how he plans to inform Amateurs face to face about the forthcoming general meeting of the WIA, and to inform you of the reasons it was called. A meeting of Western Australian WIA Members has been arranged for Saturday 22nd October, and the details are in the bulletin.NewsWest can be heard on air at a wide variety of ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2016, 2:59 AM by Bob Bristow
  • 20161002 - WA Amateur Radio News presents the weekly news for VK6 This week we look back in history at the October 1936 edition of Amateur Radio Magazine. You'll find it online at armag.vk6uu.id.au. Inside this 30 page gem you'll find an abundance of historic news about 5m DX, advertising for RADIOTRON valves, station descriptions from VK3RV, wind generators and more. We'll have some of this in the news today. Also in this bulletin we hear from Clive about the RAOTC broadcast and we'll have an update from Ty about the WA VHF Group. Roy brings us the weekly helpline and Bob has something to share on the topic of the WIA. Andrew VK6AS WIA Director shares some background information about the proposed audit of ...
    Posted Sep 30, 2016, 6:18 PM by News Team
  • 20161002 - Editorial WIA No doubt you’ve heard and seen discussion about what’s happening within the Board of Directors of the Wireless Institute of Australia. Directors Andrew Smith and Paul Simmonds have pursued governance and financial management issues with the Board since they took up their positions after the Annual general Meeting in May.It has been revealed that the WIA has been operating at a loss for more than one year, that financial records are incomplete, and that the WIA was unable to produce an acceptable financial report to the membership at the recent Annual General Meeting.I congratulate Andrew and Paul for their diligence and dedication to the task, and urge all members to support them.Despite all of the ...
    Posted Sep 30, 2016, 5:58 PM by News Team
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Latest WA Helpline

  • 20160918 - Helpline PLEASE ENTER “HELPLINE” IN THE SUBJECT LINEThanks very much for your Helpline announcement for the Disposal Sale of Rob VK6ZFY’s equipment to be held on Sunday A Disposal ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2016, 2:13 AM by News Team
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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.


To register that you listened to the programme and to supply the team with invaluable feedback we ask that you log your callback if you're unable to do so on-air after the broadcast.

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

Complete list of meeting times for clubs in VK6. Calendar of contests and DX activities.