Announcements


  • NewsWest Sunday 26th September 2021 - New Amateurs Edition 26 Sept 2021NewsWest for Sunday 26th September 2021 is the New Amateurs Edition, where we recognise newcomers to the hobby, and provide information that will be useful to those new to the hobby, as well as to  those who’ve been around a bit longer.With new Allstar nodes springing up around the place, we thought it was a good time to talk a bit about Allstar, Echolink and similar modes that can add another dimension to your Amateur Radio experience.We lead off today with a warning to those using social media, stemming from a ruling earlier this month from the High Court of Australia, and how it can affect you.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme ...
    Posted Sep 24, 2021, 1:55 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest Sunday 19th September 2021 - History of Amateur Radio Edition 19 Sept 2021NewsWest for Sunday 19th September 2021 is the history edition, where we probe around in the past of Amateur Radio in Australia.It’s quite instructive delving into our past - because we see some of the same issues troubling Amateurs that we see today.There’s more, however first we have a silent key tribute for Rob VK6RND (SK)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 want ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2021, 3:03 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest Sunday 12th September 2021 - Contesting Edition 12 Sept 2021NewsWest for Sunday 12th September 2021 is the Contesting edition, and we’ll talk about Amateur Radio contesting, and tell you about contests coming up.Today we have a wrap by Ed DD5LP/VK2JI on last weekend’s Portable Operations Challenge contest, and a bit of a mumble from myself on my efforts in the same event, and a few other remarks about contests and where they could fit into your Amateur Radio life.NewsWest is compiled by WA Amateur Radio News, and is the Amateur Radio News programme for Western Australian Amateurs. You can listen to NewsWest on air, online and on demand.  Visit our website, VK6 dot NET to find out how.NewsWest invites contributions ...
    Posted Sep 10, 2021, 12:51 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest Sunday 5th September 2021 - Club Focus Edition 5 Sept 2021NewsWest for Sunday 5th September 2021 is the Club Focus Edition,  where we’ve invited clubs to send in their stories and club promotions.  Happy Father’s Day and it’s Springtime. Doesn't the year fly by?  PerthTech is in Springtime in Perth Hills, and we have updates for you.What sort of Amateur would build a full size Lunar Lander replica?  Stay tuned and we’ll tell you who and why.In addition to Club stories, we have the Radio Amateurs Old Timers Club bulletin from Clive, PerthTech updates, Roy's Amateur Radio Helpline and more.NewsWest is your local Amateur Radio news service, which can be heard on air, on line and on demand ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2021, 2:45 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest Sunday 29th August 2021 - Anything Goes Edition 29  Aug 2021NewsWest for Sunday 29th August 2021 has an open theme, so we've got a bit of several things for you today.We remind you of a couple of contests coming up soon, including an encouragement from Ed for the Fox Mike Hotel Portable Operations Challenge. There are updates on PerthTech and the raffle, Roy’s Amateur Radio helpline, a special interest item from Jeff, and we utter the “C” Word.NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News, and can be heard on air, online and on demand. Visit our website, vk6.net, to find out how.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.netYou'll ...
    Posted Aug 27, 2021, 2:53 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 22nd August 2021 - New Amateurs Edition 22 August 2021 NewsWest for Sunday 22nd August 2021 is the New Amateurs edition, and we acknowledge and congratulate newcomers to the hobby in Western Australia.In the New Hams series we discuss the broad nature of Amateur Radio, news of a cubesat made right here in Perth by Amateurs, we have updates on PerthTech, and reminders that both Hamfest and the ALARA contest are on next weekend.NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News for every Sunday of the year, and can be heard on air, online and on demand. Visit our website, vk6 dot net, to find out how.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.netYou ...
    Posted Aug 20, 2021, 12:00 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest Sunday 15th August 2021 - History of Amateur Radio Edition 15 Aug 2021 NewsWest for Sunday 15th August 2021 is the History Edition, and because this weekend is the Remembrance Day Contest weekend, we’re taking a look at the resumption of Amateur Radio in Australia after World War Two ended. There’s also a story out of Tasmania about the RD contest in 1954.In other history of Amateur Radio stories, Will VK6UU brings us the second part of the history of the building of the Cataby repeater site.  We bring you news and comment on recent positive developments in the Wireless Institute, and a comment on how things developed in Amateur Radio in Australia after the war. And we finish off with Roy’s Amateur Radio Helpline.NewsWest ...
    Posted Aug 12, 2021, 6:26 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest Sunday 8th August 2021 - Contesting Edition 8 August 2021NewsWest for Sunday 8th August 2021 is the contesting edition, and we have news of contests coming up over the next couple of months, as well as some general information about contesting that you may find useful.There’s a bunch of Aussie contests coming up, kicking off with the Remembrance Day contest next weekend, and we’ve got some information that may assist you to prepare for these.NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News, a Western Australian Amateur Radio Club with a global view, and our editorial content is independent of any other organisation.  Our website is vk6 dot net.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to ...
    Posted Aug 5, 2021, 9:48 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest Sunday 1st August 2021 - Club Focus Edition 01 August 2021NewsWest for Sunday 1st August 2021  is the Club Focus edition, where Clubs can promote themselves and what they are getting up to. In the Club Focus series, we discuss the role of Clubs in gathering and nurturing new Amateurs. We have updates on Hamfest and PerthTech, Roy’s Amateur Radio Helpline and more, on NewsWest.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 want to join in ...
    Posted Jul 30, 2021, 1:07 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 25th July 2021 - New Amateurs Edition 25 July 2021In NewsWest for Sunday 25th July 2021 we are talking to New Amateurs, welcoming those who have gained their first license, and also congratulating those who have gained another level.  However everyone else is welcome to listen in too, because there’s news and information for everyone.  We have news, information and resources that Amateurs new and old will find useful, right here on NewsWest.NewsWest continues a tradition of Amateur Radio News since 1931, and is heard on air, online and on demand. Visit our website, vk6 dot net to find out how.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.netYou'll find links to resources ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2021, 8:43 PM by Bob Bristow
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