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  • NewsWest for Sunday 20th September 2020 - History of A.R. 20 Sept 2020In NewsWest for Sunday 20th September 2020 we delve into Amateur Radio History, with items out of Amateur Radio Magazines from 1935, that’s eighty five years ago, to save you counting on your fingers.There’s also long awaited news that Solar Cycle twenty five has officially commenced, and Ed gives us further news about the Portable Operations Challenge, as well as some hints and advice on how to go about working that contest.NewsWest continues to bring you news and information about Amateur Radio, and we’ve done that since 1931.   We’re available on air, online and on demand. You choose, you listen.The team this week is Jeff, Mike and Roy, and I ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2020, 11:57 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 13th September 2020 - Club Focus Edition 13 Sept 2020NewsWest for Sunday 13th September 2020  is the Club Focus edition, where clubs have free reign to promote themselves and their activities.Today we have a tribute to Don VK6DN SK, there’s club news from WA VHF Group, Ham College, Bunbury Radio Group and WA Amateur Radio News. Alan vk4sn announces the Remembrance Day contest results, and Jeff gives us his account of his foray into the RD contest, and there were some VK6 Amateurs who gained a spot in the RD contest. These and more on NewsWest, your Amateur Radio news service in Western Australia since 1931.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.netYou ...
    Posted Sep 11, 2020, 10:12 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest Sunday 6th September 2020 - Contesting Edition 06 Sept 2020NewsWest for Sunday 6th September 2020 is the Contesting edition, and we hear about contests coming up, especially a brand new contest that is based on an interesting concept.The team this week is Roy VK6XV, Mike VK6KMS, Jeff VK6FJLM and myself, Bob VK6POP the NewsWest producer, and thanks to Martin VK7GM,  Ed DD5LP, Glenn VK4DU and Clive VK6CSW for your contributions this week.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.netYou'll find links to resources on the vk6.net website where you'll also find information on where to hear the news, where to download it, how to rebroadcast this news and how to register ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2020, 3:04 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 30th August 2020 - New Amateurs Edition Aug 30 2020 In NewsWest for Sunday 30th August 2020 we focus our attention on new Amateurs.There’s a report on a new license class in Canada, and we have our weekly feature of Roy’s Helpline, and in the New Hams series of tips, tricks and information I talk about taking notice of your gut instinct, Glenn VK4DU tells about the ACMA bandplan review, Chris VK3QB talks about whats happening at a national level, and we have a few reminders about what’s going on around the place, and more.The team this week is Roy VK6XV Jeff VK6FJLM and Mike VK6KMS, and I’m Bob VK6POP the NewsWest producer.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You ...
    Posted Aug 28, 2020, 4:07 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest Sunday 23 August 2020 - History of Amateur Radio Edition 23 August 2020NewsWest for Sunday 23rd August 2020 is the Amateur Radio history edition, including a claim by Western Australia at being in the forefront of the very early days of radio experimentation.Along with our regular weekly segment of Roy’s Helpline, there’s news from the Australian Maritime College about temporary changes to callsign processing times, a wrap on the Remembrance Day Contest, and more.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.netYou'll find links to resources on the vk6.net website where you'll also find information on where to hear the news, where to download it, how to rebroadcast this news and how to ...
    Posted Aug 21, 2020, 12:47 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 16th August 2020 - Club Focus Edition 16 Aug 2020NewsWest for Sunday 16th August 2020 is the Club Focus edition, bringing you news from clubs around Western Australia.As well as news and  information from clubs, there’s an instalment of the Club Focus series of short talks, news from RASA,  and Roy’s Helpline.Newswest is editorially independent and is brought to you by the team at WA Amateur Radio News, continuing the tradition of Amateur Radio news in Western Australia which began in 1931.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.netYou'll find links to resources on the vk6.net website where you'll also find information on where to hear the news ...
    Posted Aug 14, 2020, 5:45 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest Sunday 9th August 2020 - Contesting Edition 09 Aug 2020News west for Sunday the 9th of August 2020is the contesting edition.NewsWest is brought to you by vk6 Amateur Radio News, and we have a jam packed program for you this week containing news updates and information on upcoming events including the NCRG car boot sale, upcoming contests including next week’s RD contest, an engaging interview by Jeff FK6FJLM and other breaking news.The team this week is Jeff, Bob, Mike, Roy, Cassie and this week your producer is Dan VK6NADNewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.netYou'll find links to resources on the vk6.net website where you'll also find information ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2020, 11:15 PM by Bob Bristow
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    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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