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  • 20170625 - NewsWest for Sunday, 25 June 2017 In the news this week we take a closer look at contesting with information about the Trans Tasman Low Bands Challenge, the RD Contest, the International Museums Weekend, a contesting tip from Scott K9JY, a reminder to submit your logs for the VK Shires QSO Party and if that's not enough, we also have Andrew's Editorial, News this Week, a reminder to submit your content for AR Magazine, as well as World Wide Flora and Fauna, Summits on the Air and Roy's Helpline.We look forward to you spending your time with us again this week. I hope you learn something new, have something to laugh about and manage to plan an on-air activity as your ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2017, 11:47 PM by News Team
  • 20170625 - News this Week In news around Amateur Radio this week the WRTC 2018 Organizing Committee, host of the 2018 World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) in Germany is pleased to announce that the application process for individuals that would like to participate in WRTC 2018 as a Team Leader is now open. Team Leader applications must be submitted no later than August 15, 2017. WRTC is a competition among two-operator teams. A total of 63 Team Leaders will be selected from the top qualifiers in 29 regions from around the world. Each Team Leader then selects their team mate for the competition. To find out more, visit their website. The link is on vk6.net. [http://wrtc2018.de/index.php/en/competition/qualification ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2017, 11:51 PM by News Team
  • 20170625 - Club Focus On the first weekend of every month, the NewsWest team dedicates a news programme to clubs.  We call the program “Club Focus”, providing space for your club to promote itself and its activities.Timing is important.   Bearing in mind that the news goes to air on Sunday, and that we need to have your item in hand by noon Friday, you’ll need to plan ahead to promote your club’s activity.You can give your content to us in a variety of ways, ranging from making your own recording, to supplying us with the text so that one of the NewsWest team can record it for you.Our preferred option, of course, is that you make your own recording ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2017, 11:36 PM by News Team
  • 20170625 - International Museum Weekends Did you get on air last weekend to take part in the International Museums Weekends?No, well the good news it’s on again this weekend.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.  It would be good to have a stations comprising HF, VHF and higher bands operating at each museum site, but the scope of your station is entirely up to you. The choice of museum is also left very much up to you, however aim for the largest and/or most unusual site you can find.The museums taking part over the years have included ships, castles ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2017, 11:34 PM by News Team
  • 20170625 - RD Contest Did you know it’s only about 7 weeks to go until the Remembrance Day Contest?This contest commemorates the Amateurs who died during World War II and is designed to encourage friendly participation and help improve the operating skills of participants. It is held on the weekend closest to the 15th August, the date on which hostilities ceased in the South West Pacific area. So, this year, it falls on the weekend of the 12th & 13th August 2017 for 03:00 to 03:00 UTC.It is preceded by a short opening address by a Guest Speaker transmitted on various WIA frequencies during the few minutes prior to the contest. During this ceremony, a roll call ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2017, 11:29 PM by News Team
  • 20170625 - Trans Tasman Low Bands This 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) .The objective is for Amateurs in VK and ZL will endeavour to contact other amateurs in VK and ZL.VK and ZL, means any station operating within Australia or New Zealand and their external territories.Points are only awarded for valid contacts between VK and ZL stations.The contest is made up of 3 individual two hour blocks – you are able to work another station once per band and mode in every block. Every different Prefix used by VK or ZL stations is a valid multiplier and credit ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2017, 11:30 PM by News Team
  • 20170625 - Club Notes submissions due today Hi All,Thought I’d try to get in front of the race for a change and remind everyone about getting any club news to me before the 25th June so I can get the article completed for 30th June.Regards,Steve Kennedy,VK6SJEmail:    steve@kennedy-sj.com.auMob:         +614 0340 1479
    Posted Jun 23, 2017, 11:21 PM by News Team
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Latest WA Helpline

  • 20170625 - Helpline HELPLINE June 25th 2017============================= HELPLINE  vk6xv@bigpond.comGOING FREEI have 3 x 2.4m satellite antenna (dish reflector) parts to give away!2 were designed for Ka band ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2017, 11:49 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.


Every Week NewsWest and the WIA National News are broadcast across Western Australia, Queensland, the Northern Territory and the New South Wales Riverina - that’s got to be half of Australia. Your callbacks are collated and reports sent to the WIA. Some of these broadcasters have been doing this for many years.

We'd like to thank you for your ongoing commitment to Amateur Radio.
  • Mark, VK6USB
  • Chris, VK6JI
  • Phil, VK6GX
  • Eddie, VK6YA
  • Tony, VK6CV
  • Peter, VK6AH
  • Trevor, VK6YJ
  • Mac, VK6MM
  • Mark, VK6AR
  • Neil, VK6BDO
  • Stefano VK6NAS
  • Mike, VK8MA
  • Neil, VK8NH
  • Steve, VK6XA
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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.

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