PerthTech 30 April 2016
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WA Amateur Radio News - PerthTech Raffle


  • Andrew VK6AS Elected as WIA Director   Congratulations to Andrew on his election as a Director of the Wireless Institute of Australia.  Andrew was one of three elected from a field of eight candidates.  Recently Geoff VK3AFA, the WIA Returning Officer published the results of the election of Directors to the Board of the Wireless Institute of Australia.  There were 8 nominations for Director. Elected were Paul VK5PAS with 22% of the votes, Phil VK2ASD, 20% and Andrew VK6AS with 14% of the votes.  The newly elected Directors will assume their position after the AGM in May, when the hard work begins.  Andrew was able to make a late reservation to attend the AGM weekend on Norfolk Island.    
    Posted Apr 19, 2016, 4:02 AM by Bob Bristow
  • 20160312 - John Moyle Field Day John Moyle One Week to GoDid I hear someone say that the John Moyle Memorial Field Day is only two weeks away?Well they’re wrong.  7 days is what it is.  Only 7 days.  Hardly time to panic yet, but not far off it. If you must panic that is.Last week Gynn reminded you about sorting out your logging, recommending VK contest logger.  Look it up. Its easy to use software, and  it knows the rules. The advantage of using logging software is that you can submit your log immediately you can get onto the internet.Now lets think about portable operation - anyone can work from home, so there's not too much to say there, except ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2016, 6:48 PM by News Team
  • 20160311 - Submit your story Do you have a story to tell, or maybe some news or newsworthy event, or maybe  a meeting or event notification you want to let other amateurs know about. Well here at News West, we can do it for you.To get your story on air is simple. Send an email to newswest@vk6.netIf you'd like the NewsWest team to read it out, just write the text in your email and we'll take it from there. You can also contribute your segment as an audio file. We prefer a mono MP3 file in 256 kilobit or better. If you're not sure how to do that, Audacity is a great tool for the job, it runs ...
    Posted Mar 10, 2016, 6:21 PM by News Team
  • 20160310 - Hills Amateur Radio Group Richard VK6BMW sends in a report on the HILLS AMATEUR RADIO GROUP SERVICESThe Hills Amateur Radio Group Inc. fondly known as HARG. offers numerous services to members:-EMAIL ACCOUNT for each member with optional forwarding to a user specified email account.use of GOOGLE APPS such as DOCS, SHEETS, SLIDES, CONTACTS and CALENDAR with an On-Line storage of 30 Gigabytes per member account.a GOOGLE GROUP just for member chit chat.WEBSITE at WWW.HARG.ORG.AU which gives access to current and past events with a gallery of pictures. A Members area with access to most HARG documentation, AR articles, past Technical presentations, published articles from RSARS Amateur Radio Antenna Library together with other useful Shack and ...
    Posted Mar 10, 2016, 6:21 PM by News Team
  • 20160309 - WA VHF Group Ty VK6HTY sends in this news from WA VHF GROUPSo, What is WA VHF Group all about?The challenge of communication in the higher amateur bands is the group's main objective, and while our members do inhabit the lower frequencies in the HF band, the primary interest is the higher frequencies of 50 MHz and above.The group is known for the beacons that are spread out over the state. They are working on frequencies of 50 MHz through to 10 GHz and are the basis of the groups studies into radio propagation. Many of them are in the process of being upgraded to gps-locked beacons.To get a feel for how the group works the best ...
    Posted Mar 8, 2016, 6:00 PM by News Team
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Latest WA Helpline

  • 2060410 Helpline 10th April Amateur Radio Helpline for 10th April  2016.Email To vk6xv@bigpond.comPLEASE preface any inward email with “HELPLINE” FOR SALE or WANTEDTo include items in the weekly broadcast ...
    Posted Apr 19, 2016, 4:06 AM by Bob Bristow
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PerthTech Coming Soon 30th April

30th April at Bayswater Hotel
Perthtech is close to selling out.  This is a  programme not to miss.  We have excellent presenters and interesting topics, including Critically Coupled Antennas and Codec 2, and the President of the WIA to talk about the society.
Jump in quickly to secure your ticket.   The link to the bookings is at the top of this web page.

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.

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AR activities in VK6

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