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  • NewsWest for Sunday 28th February 2021 - Club Focus Edition 28 Feb 2021NewsWest for Sunday 28th February is the Club Focus edition, and we have several items from Clubs for you today.We launch a new online tool for coordinating John Moyle Field Day stations, comment on the impending Wireless Institute election of Directors, there’s  Roy’s Helpline and in the Club Focus series I talk about recognising and acknowledging individual efforts.NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News, targeting the VK6 call area, and can be heard on air, on line and on demand. A trip to our website, vk6 dot net, will show you how and where.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.netYou ...
    Posted Feb 26, 2021, 12:54 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 21st February 2021 - History of Amateur Radio Edition 21 Feb 2021In NewsWest for Sunday 21st February 2021,  we delve into Amateur Radio History, looking at more than one period in a century of Amateur Radio in Australia.There’s also news and commentary on what’s happening now in Amateur Radio, including what Roy has to offer in Helpline.The team this week is Roy VK6XV, Mike VK6KMS, and Jeff VK6JEF. I’m Bob VK6POP the NewsWest producer, and you’re listening to Newswest, which is available on air, online and on demand. A visit to our website, vk6 dot net, will reveal the many ways you can hear NewsWest.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.net ...
    Posted Feb 18, 2021, 9:43 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 14th February 2021 - Contesting Edition 14 Feb 2021NewsWest for Sunday 14th February 2021 is the contesting edition, with news about contests coming up, and we give some particular attention to the John Moyle Memorial Field Day coming up in March.We also have a discussion on Amateur Radio assessments and the call for them to go onlineIt’s been fifty five years since we decimalised our currency, and we’ll mention that later in the programme.NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News, and our primary target is Western Australian Amateurs, however we’re being heard around Australia and overseas. NewsWest is available on Air, Online and on demand. Visit our website, vk6 dot net, to find out how.  NewsWest invites contributions ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2021, 10:10 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 7th February 2021 - New Amateurs Edition 07 Feb 2021NewsWest for Sunday 7th February 2021 is the New Amateurs Edition, where we welcome and acknowledge newcomers to the hobby, and congratulate those who have upgraded their license or obtained new callsigns.It’s been a trying week for many of us here in Western Australia, with lockdowns for COVID19, and a massive, fast moving bushfire that destroyed more than eighty homes. A little more on that later.Theres news from the ACMA about a review of licensing arrangements for Amateurs, we clear up the UTC versus GMT question, and theres more, including Roy’s Helpline.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.netYou'll find links ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2021, 5:02 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 31st January 2021 - Club Focus Edition 31 Jan 2021NewsWest for Sunday 31st January 2021 is the Club Focus edition and we’ve had a huge turnout of clubs this week to squeeze into our nominal thirty minutes, so please bear with us if we drift a bit over time.Today  in the Club Focus series, I talk about Clones and Drones in a club.  Jeff promotes the new Gardening Net on 80 metres, and puts out a call for candidates for interviews to include in NewsWest programmes, and there’s  Roy’s Helpline, and there’s a heck of a lot more.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.netYou'll find links to resources ...
    Posted Jan 29, 2021, 5:21 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest Sunday 24th January 2021 - Open Theme Edition 24 Jan 2021NewsWest for Sunday 24th January, 2021 has no fixed theme, and we’re reporting on a variety of topics, including a silent key tribute for Laurie VK6GL.Today you’ll hear about a couple of contests coming up soon, some news from space, and refreshingly, our space news actually concerns Amateur Radio. We have information on the new Gardening Net, Ham College activities, another comment on the ACMA callsigns story, and we took the portable recording studio to FT-500 - the Wireless HIll celebration of the 500th episode of F-Troop.NewsWest targets the VK6 Amateur Radio community, and is available on air, online and on demand.  We have a decent following both at home in Western ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2021, 10:37 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 17th January 2021 - History of Amateur Radio Edition 17 Jan 2021NewsWest for Sunday 17th January 2021 is the History of Amateur Radio Edition, and we take a look at January 1946, when Amateur Radio begins to resume after World War Two. There’s news from the Peel Amateur Radio Group advising of some interesting activities they have coming up, F Troop is celebrating a milestone, theres news from RASA with the latest QTC Lite newsletter, New from fists Down Under, and a bit of a roundup from previous stories about bullying, involving a court case between Amateurs.All of this and more on NewsWest, Your Western Australian Amateur Radio News Service, servicing the VK6 call area and beyond. NewsWest is available on air, online and on demand ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2021, 11:08 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

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfC16GWjp8Rv0PtUc-iSAsw-DiJRamtjxd8eqcEXtJC1h-qVg/viewform?embedded=true#start=embed

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

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