• Amateur Radio as Social Media Speaking of history – how are your social media accounts going??? Facebook, Twitter, Instagram anyone??? Oh, and for those who watched the webcast of the WIA AGM, do you remember Andrew, VK4NDY, getting up at the end of question time and discussing a survey, regarding Amateur Radio as a social media?? With the explosion in popularity of ‘social media’ providing a great number of people the ability to instantaneously communicate around the globe, it time to investigate where it all began. This project examines the history of amateur radio and its contemporary status, often neglected by Media Studies researchers. As such, the research fills a gap in wider literature and challenges some of the repeated stereotypes about media and technology use ...
    Posted Jun 10, 2016, 8:06 PM by Glynn Davies
  • 20160605 - Contests Trans TasmanComing up on the 16th of July is the Trans Tasman Low-Band Contest. The contest has an aim to encourage Low Band activity trans Tasman that is between VK and ZL. Work as many VK and ZL Prefixes and as many different stations on 160 80 and 40M in a short evening contest.Start Time is 0800 UTC and finish time is 1400 UTCThis contest is to encourage Low Band Activity in Australia and New Zealand.The applicable bands are 160, 80 and 40M. The modes are SSB CW and Digital (RTTY and PSK only) .Points are only awarded for valid contacts between VK and ZL stations. The contest is made up of 3 individual two ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2016, 10:13 PM by News Team
  • 20160605 - International Museums Weekends Individuals and clubs may take part in the International Museums Weekends. As always, this will take place on the third and fourth weekends in June 2016 - the first weekend of which remains the primary weekend, but you are welcome to join in on either or both of the weekends.The intention of the event is to set up amateur radio special event stations at as many of the museums as possible throughout the whole of the world. The organisers hope that an HF, VHF, and if at all possible, an (APRS) packet station will be set up at each museum site, but the scope of your station is entirely up to you. The choice of museum is also left very ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2016, 10:09 PM by News Team
  • 20160605 - WIA Awards Two VK6 amateurs receive radio awards at the WIA AGM and forum last weekend there was the announcement that our very own Onno VK6FLAB was awarded an inaugural Foundation award for his enthusiastic work on welcoming and helping newcomers to the hobby.Also Roy VK6XV was awarded a presidents commendation for his years of service to the WIA and specifically for the helpline.Congratulations from all in the AR community to Roy and Onno, well doneJust remember that awards are only given after people are nominated, so when thats advertised next year, nominate someone, don’t just leave it for others to do!-- Andrew VK6AS
    Posted Jun 3, 2016, 10:03 PM by News Team
  • 20160605 - VK6RRR DMR back on the air After some late nights this week Joe - VK6ZTN and John - VK6AG can announce VK6RRR - DMR repeater has been repaired, aligned and is now on test from Jandakot.Running 25W, input 432.8, output 438.2They hope to relocate the repeater to a site in the Perth Hills by the end of June.Call log can be found at VKDMR.NET
    Posted Jun 3, 2016, 9:57 PM by News Team
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Latest WA Helpline

  • 20160506 - Helpline Alex VK6EZY has become involved in a heritage railway project, (yes including steam locomotive), which is called Wheatbelt Heritage Rail to operate around Dowerin and the rolling stock is being ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2016, 10:00 PM 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.

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AR activities in VK6

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