Announcements


  • NewsWest for Sunday 27 September 2020 - New Amateurs Edition 27 Sept 2020In NewsWest for Sunday 27th September 2020, we are welcoming new amateurs, with information, experiences and advice for the newcomer to the hobby of Amateur Radio.I’m Bob VK6POP the Newswest producer, and the team this week is Jeff vk6fjlm, Mike vk6kms, Roy vk6xv and Dan vk6nad, with a guest appearance from Andrew vk6as on behalf of Ham College.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 your callbacks.If you ...
    Posted by Bob Bristow
  • 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
  • NewsWest Sunday 2nd August 2020 - New Amateurs Edition 2020 08 02NewsWest for Sunday 2nd August 2020 is the New Amateurs episode, where we welcome those who are new to the hobby, and provide information that new Hams may find useful.Although next week is our contesting edition, we’ve given the Remembrance Day contest a thorough airing today because the contest is only a couple of weeks off.This week the regulator, the ACMA, made some important announcements concerning changes to callsign structure and other things that impact on Amateurs in Australia, and we have comments on those.Clive reminds us of the RAOTC on air meeting coming up, and Roy regales us with Helpline. And there’s more. NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You ...
    Posted Jul 31, 2020, 12:48 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 26 July 2020 - History of A.R. Edition 20200726NewsWest for Sunday 26th July 2020is the History of Amateur Radio Edition, with items of historical interest from the Amateur Radio Magazine of July 1950.  Without a computer or internet in sight, the magazine was produced every month. But it wasnt all smooth sailing as you’ll hear later.There’s news from Alan VK4SN, contest manager for the Trans Tasman and Remembrance Day contests with information about both, and we’ve got Roy’s helpline, and an announcement from WA amateur Radio News about the RD Contest, which is only weeks away..The team this week is Mike VK6KMS, Roy VK6XV, Jeff VK6FJLM and myself Bob VK6POP the NewsWest producer.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You ...
    Posted Jul 24, 2020, 4:24 AM by Bob Bristow
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