• 20171210 - NewsWest for Sunday 10 December 2017 IntroductionIn the news this week we look deep into the history of amateur radio with reports on the modes we know and love and some that might come as a surprise. Bob checks out CW and Slow Scan TV, Glynn lifts the lid on SSB and FM and I delve into Hellschreiber and JT modes. We'll also cover what's happening in amateur radio across Western Australia in the present time. Roy digs into the goodies back for some bargains and more.Originating in Perth Western Australia this is NewsWest, produced by WA Amateur Radio News for listeners on-air, on-line and on-demand. I'm Onno VK6FLAB.You can tune into this news on-air across ...
    Posted Dec 9, 2017, 1:59 AM by News Team
  • 20171203 - NewsWest 03 December 2017 20171203 NewsWest Text EditionWelcome to NewsWest. I’m Bob VK6POP the newswest producer for this week, Today we take a look at clubs in Western Australia, one of which is running their carboot sale today.  If you’re listening in the morning, hop on over to the Neil Penfold State Amateur Radio Centre at Whiteman Park and pick up a bargain. We’ve got our weekly segments of Foundations of Amateur Radio, Roy’s Helpline and Amateur Radio Myths, along with the Club Focus item and news from clubs. Find out how to hear NewsWest at http://vk6.net/newsThe Northern Corridor Radio Group Car Boot Sale The Northern Corridor Radio Group will hold its annual Car Boot ...
    Posted Dec 9, 2017, 1:12 AM by News Team
  • 20171203 WWFF Australia - VKFF From the feeds into NewsWest – a quick coverage of what’s happening on WWFF Australia, VKFF.   CONGRATULATIONS to the latest VKFF award recipients...... Liz VK2XSE - Bronze VKFF Hunter Brett VK2VW - VKFF Hunter Honour Roll 425 Mike DG5LAC - Bronze VKFF Hunter Mick VK3GGG - VKFF Hunter Honour Roll 800 Paul VK5PAS - VKFF Hunter Honour Roll 800   Preliminary analysis for the 2017 VKFF Activation Weekend shows..... 50 x different amateurs took part (including 2 clubs). 80 x different parks were activated (in all States & Territories, incl VK8). Once all of the logs have gone in, Paul VK5PAS, will prepare a final report on the weekend and start issuing participation certificates for the Activators. For those that did not register, but did go out ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2017, 5:59 PM by Glynn Davies
  • 20171126 NEWSWEST FOR SUNDAY, 26TH NOVEMBER, 2017 In this broadcast:.Bob VK6POP compiles a very fitting SK announcement for Myles VK6ZRY.It’s also CONTESTING week, and we’ll cover off on:• the VK Flora and Fauna• the Ross Hull• the CQ World Wide• the Spring and Summer UHF/VHF Field Days, and finally –• the John MoyleWe’ve got some announcements and reminders of upcoming activities here in VK6 and news from the WA VHF Group.Also included are our regular segments, Foundations of Amateur Radio, Myths I Have Known and don’t forget… Roy’s Helpline.NewsWest, broadcasting weekly news and commentary since 1931 for VK6 radio amateurs, shortwave listeners and radio enthusiasts.Producer: Glynn  VK6PAWDuration: 32m40sSK VK6ZRY MylesWe received news this ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2017, 11:10 AM by Glynn Davies
  • 20171119 - VK6ARN NewsWest for Sunday, 19 November 2017 In the news this week, a monster edition of Roy's Helpline, activation of a special callsign to commemorate the birth and work of "Father of Wireless Communication", Bob has a wonderful explanation about Foundation Licensees repairing and modifying radios, Glynn has a new radio network for you to explore and Michelle has an update from the Peel Amateur Radio Group.Thank you for joining us for another edition of the News, produced and presented for Radio Amateurs, sortwave listeners and you, since 1931, this is NewsWest.I'm Onno VK6FLAB, let's get started.DisclaimerNewsWest is produced and presented by WA Amateur Radio News and opinions expressed in this news may not reflect the opinion of the news ...
    Posted Nov 19, 2017, 3:08 PM by News Team
  • NewsWest 12th November 2017  This weekend we paused to remember those who suffered or perished through wars.  The 11th November marks the end of World War One, the Great War, ninety nine years ago.  This global war was also called the war to end all wars.  How little did they know.  Even so, we remembered them, and will continue to remember those who have suffered war.This hobby of ours has been around for a bit over one hundred years, with lots of history.  This week we share some of that Amateur Radio History by taking a look at what was happening in Australian Amateur Radio sixty years ago in 1957.There’s been a bit of chatter about the Solar low - are we ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2017, 10:27 PM by Bob Bristow
  • 20171105 NewsWest for Sunday, 5th November, 2017 In this broadcast:It’s our CLUB FOCUS week, and we’ll hear from Ham College, the RATOC, the Bunbury Radio Club, F-Troop, and of course – what we’re up to at WA Amateur Radio news.Bob brings us a few amateur radio myths – for what may become a new regular segment – we’d love your feedback.We’ll also hear from Paul, VK5PAS, on what coming up for World Wide Flora and Fauna – and how YOU can get involved.There’s our regular reminders, and well put it over to Roy with Helpline.NewsWest, broadcasting weekly news and commentary since 1931 for VK6 radio amateurs, shortwave listeners and radio enthusiasts.Producer: Glynn VK6PAWDuration: 29s21m
    Posted Nov 3, 2017, 10:06 PM by Glynn Davies
Showing posts 1 - 7 of 244. View more »

Latest WA Helpline

  • 20171008 - Helpline SORRY, I was M.I.A. last weekI am seeking anyone interested in conducting Scheduled Radio Operations (Scheds).These scheds are on ‘Austravelsafetynet’  frequencies, a Not For Profit Radio ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2017, 12:24 AM by News Team
Showing posts 1 - 1 of 111. View more »

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



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.