• 20150515 - VK Shires Have you ever worked the VK Shires contest? I haven’t, however I’m thinking about giving it a try this year.The objectives of this contest are for amateurs around the world to contact as many VK shires as possible in the contest period. VK amateurs are to work the world including VK, whilst the rest of the world can only work VK. Scoring is one point per QSO, with multipliers for each Shire or CQ Zone worked.The contest is confined to ALL HF Bands available to Standard licensees, and the modes allowed are SSB and CW and stations can be worked once on each mode. ROVER stations as well as portable entries make up part of the ...
    Posted May 13, 2016, 11:36 PM by News Team
  • 20160515 - Fox Hunt coming Calling all foxhunters! VK6's next Fox Hunt will be held the evening of next Saturday, May 21st. Hunters should gather at the usual starting location, which is the Women’s Memorial car park, on Forrest Drive in Kings Park, and be ready for check-in around 7:15pm, for a 7.30 start.Liaison repeater will be VK6RLM, 146.750. Fox for the evening will be Ray VK6ZRW. The fox will be hiding somewhere within a 5km radius of Kings Park, and after the hunt, the plan is to catch up for some supper at a nearby café. If you are new to fox hunting - or haven’t been for a while – the idea is to drive around and ...
    Posted May 13, 2016, 11:36 PM by News Team
  • 20160515 - ACMA coming to town Mark Tell from the ACMA will be visiting Perth from 27th June 2016.Mark has offered to put on an hours presentation followed by an hours question time on Tuesday 28th June at NPSARC.All amateurs are invited to attend the NCRG Club premises that evening, but we would appreciate some sort of indication as to who wants to come ?The suggested start time is 7:30 pm.So please let Keith, vk6rk@wia.org.au, know and he'll will arrange the evenings proceedings.This is a chance that many clubs over east have had to discuss ACMA matters with Mark and his associates, but we in the West have never had.Keith goes on to say: "I’m ...
    Posted May 13, 2016, 11:35 PM by News Team
  • 20160515 - NDB network shutting down Amateurs experimenting with low frequency signal propagation often listen to the airfield and en-route aeronautical beacons that transmit between approximately 170 to 400 kHz to assess propagation conditions. Please be aware that as from 26th May Air Services Australia are closing down a large number of these beacons as part of the plan to make GPS the primary means of air navigation and to minimise the cost of maintaining ground based navigation beacons. A full list of closures is too long to mention here, but the main NDB beacon closures in WA are Caversham, Clackline, Ballidu, Balgo Hill, Jurien Bay, Parkerville, Pingelly, Morawa and Cocos Island. Beacons remaining active in this area include Jandakot, Busselton and (probably) RAAF Pearce ...
    Posted May 13, 2016, 11:35 PM by News Team
  • 20160419 - 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 May 13, 2016, 11:35 PM by News Team
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  • 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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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.