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  • NewsWest for Sunday 11th August 2019 - History of Amateur Radio Edition This week we look at Amateur Radio History, and because next weekend is the Remembrance Day contest, our history segments will focus on Amateur Radio during and just after World War Two.We remind you about the RD Contest and the International Lighthouse and Lightship weekend, both of which are on next weekend.You’ll hear Roy’s helpline, in its thirty eighth year. And there’s a request for help to locate and set up some vintage radio equipment in a Southern forest. 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 ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2019, 5:12 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 4th august - Club Focus Edition NewsWest for Sunday 4th August is the Club Focus Edition, where we focus on clubs, and we give time to clubs to blow their trumpets, or even a whole brass band if they want. We have stories from the Christmas Island Amateur Radio Club, WA Amateur Radio News and Ham College.We take a look at recent criticism of Ham College by wise men from the East, and I comment about bullying in Amateur Radio Circles.Then we have a good news story, of a very low power QSO between Melbourne and Perth using the new JS8Call mode.We remind you that nominations for the Jim Rumble Award close tonight, Dan interviews a local Amateur, Clive reminds us about the ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2019, 5:31 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday July 28th 2019 Contesting Edition Welcome to NewsWest for Sunday 28th July 2019.Today we focus our attention on Contesting, and we’ll have information about contests that have been and gone, and those that are yet to happen.I’m Bob VK6POP, the producer, and the team this week is Dan VK6NAD, and Roy VK6XV.In addition to contests, we have Roy’s Helpline, a reminder about the Jim Rumble Award nominations,  and the ACMA Consultation paper, news on the Northern Corridors Radio Group’s Hamfest, and we remind you which meetings are coming up this week around VK6.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.netYou'll find links to resources on the ...
    Posted Jul 27, 2019, 12:38 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 21st July 2019 New Hams Edition NewsWest for 21st July has a focus on New Amateurs, with hints and tips from Andres, Peter, Bob and  Jeff, and of course we have Roy blasting off with helpline.You’ll see this and more on NewsWest.  We welcome a new producer this week, Dan VK6NAD.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 to join in, you can. Send an email to newswest@vk6.net and we'll ...
    Posted Jul 20, 2019, 1:33 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 14th July 2019 - History Edition It’s HISTORY week - and we travel back 50 years to 1969.We’ve got news on the 6m repeater - back ON AIR, RFI from the NBN, The 2m band and aviation proposals from France.There’s reminders, of course - Roy’s Helpline, a note from Steve VK6SJ, and a whole lot more.Also note a last minute message from Chris, VK3FY.On Friday, he received a limited number of AMC Foundation, Standard, Advanced, Regulations and Practical exam packs.He’ll be running assessments this Thursday night at 7pm in Osborne Park.If you’re interested and want more details, please contact Chris sooned via e-mail - vk3fychris@gmail.comBetter hit the books...NewsWest invites contributions to the news ...
    Posted Jul 13, 2019, 2:22 AM by Glynn Davies
  • NewsWest for Sunday 7th July 2019 - Club Focus Edition NewsWest for Sunday 7th July is the Club Focus edition, where we give space to clubs to shamelessly promote themselves. In this episode of NewsWest there’s a message for Young ladies, well ladies of all ages of course  from Diane VK4DI, who will be in Perth soon and would love to meet up with VK6 Amateur Radio ladiesAre you chasing a USA Amateur License? There’s an opportunity coming up soon in Perth, and we’ll tell you all about that.Andrew talks about the role of Amateur Radio in Disaster Management., and I’m on again about the ACMA consultation on the Amateur Licensing conditions.There are items from local clubs, and one from the Radio Amateur ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2019, 3:36 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 30th June 2019 Today we discuss important announcements from the Wireless Institute of Australia and the ACMA.  There’s a reminder about the NZART memorial contest next weekend, Clive reminds us about the Radio Old timers broadcast, Andrew reports from British Columbia about Amateur Radio exams, and who is taking them.Roy’s Helpline,  has been providing a service to VK6 Amateurs for a third of a century.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 ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2019, 7:22 PM by Bob Bristow
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Latest WA Helpline

  • 20181118 Roy's Helpline HELPLINE November 18th 2018Have your HELPLINE requests into me by 07:00 hrs WST Friday to be in the nextbroadcast=========================================I am receiving undelivered return email fromVK6HSG ...
    Posted Nov 18, 2018, 5:35 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