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  • 20160207 Club Constitutions and new legislation Image from Restore AustraliaThe Government has finally, well almost finally, put into place the new legislation for the incorporation of Associations.  It’s been a while.  A white paper in 2005 began the discussion and the long road to getting legislation through parliament.Bills of this nature are often low on the scale of political impact, and consequently they drop to the bottom of the business paper, then lapse at the end of  parliament, then we start all over again.  It’s very inefficient, however that’s the way our Westminster system works, and I’m sure that every party in Government will use this procedure to best advantage,That’s as close as I will get to being ...
    Posted Feb 6, 2016, 5:58 AM by Bob Bristow
  • 20160129 - News Theme - Musicians Wanted First Edition of AR - Image: VK6UU Any musicians around? We're looking for some theme music for our amateur radio news (ham radio) bulletin. It would be used on our weekly news and podcast. At this stage, we can pay you triple what we get paid. ($0), but we would put a credit on our website and a regular thank-you in our bulletin. This news has been produced since 1931, has a rich history, is made by volunteers and is heard in Western Australia and beyond. From a theme perspective, other than that it signifies the coming of the news, some hint towards radio, Morse code, white noise would be wonderful. It needs to have a ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2016, 5:19 PM by News Team
  • 20160128 - Katanning Hamfeast Image: Southern Electronics Group Katanning Hamfeast happened during the week, amid the rain, on Tuesday January 12. This report comes from Rob VK6LD. Rob coordinates the Hamfeasts on behalf of the Southern Electronics Group. Rob was pleased with the turnout and expressed his thanks to everyone who attended the 7th Katanning Ham Feast on Tuesday last, and said It was great to see everyone and catch up for a chat and some lunch. Rob said he counted around 35 guests for lunch at the Royal Exchange Hotel. First prize in the raffle, which was an LED magnifying desk lamp was won by VK6TY Lee. Rob expressed thanks to everyone who purchased tickets, and proceeds from the raffle go to helping ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2016, 5:24 PM by News Team
  • 20160127 - WIA Board Elections Andrew VK6AS Hopefully you’ve all heard by now that Andrew VK6AS has nominated for election as a Wireless Institute of Australia Director. It’s going to be tough going to get enough votes to get Andrew elected, so there’s something you need to understand about how to cast an effective vote for Andrew.The WIA uses a first past the post voting system. For example If there are three positions available, and there are more than three nominations, a ballot paper will be issued to members.The candidates will be listed, with a tic box next to each. You are asked to tick the box next to the persons you wish to see elected.When the votes are ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2016, 3:28 PM by News Team
  • 20160126 - Bushfires You would have had to be hiding under a rock to be unaware of the severity and devastation of the WA bushfire season over the 2015/2016 summer – which is still continuing. This has included areas around Esperance, Yarloop/Waroona, and many on the outskirts of the Perth metropolitan area.Many WA amateurs are involved in, or support, many of our emergency services including volunteer fire firefighters, the SES, and the WA Police.Other amateur have assisted with comms and getting radio repeaters back on-air.On behalf of WA Amateur Radio news, I’d like to publicly thank the efforts of our WA fire fighters, along with the agencies and other groups that support them.The fire in Yarloop ...
    Posted Jan 25, 2016, 7:00 PM by News Team
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  • 20160124 - Helpline Amateur Radio Helpline for 24th January 2016. AUSTRALIA DAY WEEKEND Email To To include items in the weekly broadcast, please get them to me before 10PM ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2016, 2:52 PM by News Team
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VK6AS nominated as WIA Director

Andrew VK6AS
The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) annually invites nominations for directors of the board. This year Andrew VK6AS has "thrown his cap in the ring" and is standing for the position of Director.

WA Amateur Radio News are proud to support Andrew in his bid and invite you to place your support behind his election to the board. You can get in touch with Andrew VK6AS on-air, on-line, off-line and on-the-phone.

--The NewsWest Team

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.