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  • NewsWest Sunday 16th June 2019 - New Hams Edition NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News, and goes to air every Sunday of the year.This week we look at new hams, who has earned a new license, and we offer some useful information and perhaps even advice to those new to the hobby.  The Winter VHF/UHF contest is on next weekend, and there’s a reminder for that, and also for the International Museums weekend, on this and next weekend,We have a road report from Andrew.  Well when I sad Road Report, he’s actually on a river cruise.  Andrew is presently in Germany but will soon be in Austria.Roy’s helpline tells us who wants to buy, sell or swap used equipment, and ...
    Posted Jun 14, 2019, 9:29 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest 9th June 2019 - History of Amateur Radio Welcome to NewsWest, the local  Amateur Radio programme for Western Australia.  Today we look at the history of Amateur Radio, with snippets from as far back as 1924.  As we do these history segments, it’s quite clear that we are facing very similar issues as did our Grandfathers in the hobby. Will it ever change?The team this week is Andrew, Mike, Dan and Roy, and myself, Bob VK6POP, the producer for this week.  Steve VK6SJ discusses the JIm Rumble Award, a VK6 “amateur of the Year” award. There’s an item about New Packet Radio by Steve VK6ST, however Steve lost his voice last week, and so you’ll hear it in another voice.Andrew will be our ...
    Posted Jun 7, 2019, 7:37 PM by Bob Bristow
  • Newswest for Sunday 2nd June 2019 There has been a great response from clubs for our club focus, this is really encouraging.  We have reports from the HARG, NCRG, PARG, WA VHF Group, Ham College and WAARN.   We also have a wrap from the WIA AGM and convention.  WIA Director Harry VK6YBZ gives us his view and as the Radio Amateur Society of Australia was invited to answer questions there is a short piece from them too. The AGM and forum were recorded and so there is an interesting little snippet of opinion from a VK5 member   Pressure of time means that some of our usual magazine style elements are missing, it is a very full programme, please enjoy!   NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme ...
    Posted May 31, 2019, 1:19 AM by acsmith54
  • Newswest for Sunday 26th May 2019, Contesting Edition In this Contesting edition of NewsWest, we have information on the Trans-Tasman, the IARU HF, the Winter VHF/UHF field day, the VK Shires, Remembrance  Day and the International Lighthouse lightship weekend, a full bag. Denis VK6AKR lets us know about the Museums on the air event. Dan advises us about a great asset for hams, Perth’s own makerspace, the “artifactory” in Osborne ParkWe have the usual segments with our diary and reminders of upcoming events and a vote of thanks to those that help us put this news to air week after week. and there’s Roy’s helpline of course!NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest ...
    Posted May 24, 2019, 1:10 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 19th May 2019 - New Amateurs Edition In this edition of NewsWest, we turn our attention to newcomers to the hobby, both to welcome them and to give some helpful hints to get them on their way.For Amateurs, Short Wave Listeners and radio enthusiasts in Western Australia and beyond, this is NewsWest for May 19th 2019. Unusually, this week Andrew interviews Dan, and in the process gives us all some very important advice regarding our health.You’ll also hear our regular items, yours truly with New Hams and Roy’s Helpline in its thirty somethingth year of operation. And speaking of marathon efforts, you’ll hear about Will VK6UU, and the completion of a long project.You’ll find all these and more in NewsWest ...
    Posted May 17, 2019, 6:45 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 19th May 2019 - New Amateurs Edition In this edition of NewsWest, we turn our attention to newcomers to the hobby, both to welcome them and to give some helpful hints to get them on their way.For Amateurs, Short Wave Listeners and radio enthusiasts in Western Australia and beyond, this is NewsWest for May 19th 2019. Unusually, this week Andrew interviews Dan, and in the process gives us all some very important advice regarding our health.You’ll also hear our regular items, yours truly with New Hams and Roy’s Helpline in its thirty somethingth year of operation. And speaking of marathon efforts, you’ll hear about Will VK6UU, and the completion of a long project.You’ll find all these and more in NewsWest ...
    Posted May 17, 2019, 6:44 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 19th May 2019 - New Amateurs Edition In this edition of NewsWest, we turn our attention to newcomers to the hobby, both to welcome them and to give some helpful hints to get them on their way.For Amateurs, Short Wave Listeners and radio enthusiasts in Western Australia and beyond, this is NewsWest for May 19th 2019. Unusually, this week Andrew interviews Dan, and in the process gives us all some very important advice regarding our health.You’ll also hear our regular items, yours truly with New Hams and Roy’s Helpline in its thirty somethingth year of operation. And speaking of marathon efforts, you’ll hear about Will VK6UU, and the completion of a long project.You’ll find all these and more in NewsWest ...
    Posted May 17, 2019, 6:43 AM 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

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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.

AR activities in VK6

VK6 Club Calendar