Announcements


  • NewsWest for Sunday 21st April 2019 - New Amateurs Edition NewsWest is heard across Western Australia and the rest of Australia and in other interesting places around the world. Firstly, Easter greetings from the team here at WA amateur Radio News,  and we hope your extra long weekend is all that you want it to be.Today we’re giving information and advice to New and potential Amateurs, WIA Director Harry gives some information about and encouragement to go to the WIA’ AGM and conference in Sydney, and we’ve got a true, honest to goodness, we wouldnt tell you a lie, story about Easter Bunny.On Thursday it’s ANZAC Day, where the country pauses to remember the sacrifice made by many, and the lasting impact of war on ...
    Posted by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest Sunday 14th February 2019 History of Amateur Radio Edition This week we take a trip down memory lane, looking at what made Amateur Radio news way back when.   As well as hearing about what happened several decades ago, you’ll  hear about what’s coming up in VK6 Land in the near future. Yep you guessed it, this week we’re a veritable time machine.But there’s no time like the present, and today is HARGFest day, so if you hadn’t thought about going to HargFest, jump on your bike and make your way to Gladys Road, Lesmurdie, because that’s where the action is today.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.netYou'll find links ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2019, 8:14 PM by Bob Bristow
  • Newswest for Sunday 7th April 2019 Club Focus Edition It’s club focus this week and as well as the usual reports we have an intriguing piece on the role amateurs play in car rally safety.  Hargfest is on next weekend and we remind you of the resurrection of the Jim Rumble perpetual trophy, news from Ham College, the WA VHF group, the Northern Corridor Radio Group and an update on CW from Dan.  Of course, there is Roy’s helpline and our usual segments. NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.net You'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 ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2019, 3:27 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 31st March. NewsWest is the news programme by, for and about Radio Amateurs.  Usually we have a four weekly rotation of themes, but when there’s a fifth Sunday in the month we have a fallow week and so there is a mix of material.  We have a couple of segments relating to the Australian Maritime College and assessments and assessors. There is Clive’s RAOTC announcement aimed at VK6 and of course Roy’s helpline.  Dan has caught up with Phil VK6SO with a discussion about CW. There’s a reminder to let the team at the SEG know if you intend to go to the Katanning HamFeast, further details of the QRP hours contest, a revitalised VK6 perpetual trophy and ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2019, 5:00 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 24th March 2019 - Contesting Edition In NewsWest this week,  we take a look at contesting, including a wrap of the John Moyle Contest, and we tell you what’s happening around the traps in the coming week, and as usual there’s Roy’s Helpline.  NewsWest is the weekly Amateur Radio News for the VK6 Call Area, and it can be heard on air, online and on demand via podcast. Visit vk6 dot net to see the broadcast schedule and how to download, listen online via podcast.I’m Bob VK6POP, the producer this week. And the team is Andrew and Roy, with guest appearances by Randall and Mike.Duration: 24:15
    Posted Mar 21, 2019, 9:21 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for 17th March 2019, New Hams edition NewsWest for 17th  March 2019, New Hams editionNewsWest is the news programme by, for and about Radio Amateurs.  This week’s theme is focussed on new hams and apart from the usual announcements and regular series we have two interviews letting  you how two well known amateurs got started and have progressed in the hobby.  There is news from and about the Australian maritime College, a band plan update, news on upcoming events and an item on interference that has been in the national press.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 ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2019, 2:19 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest 10th March 2019 History and PerthTech Review  NewsWest is the VK6 news programme by, for and about Radio Amateurs.  Today’s focus is on history, however we’ll go a bit light on History so we can  give you a wrap on the very successful PerthTech, which was last weekend. We have received glowing feedback from those who attended.Roy’s weekly Helpline, which has been running for over thirty years now, and is still going strong, will help you buy or sell pre loved amateur equipment, and Roy has a full complement of goodies for you this week.There’s a press release from the Radio Amateur Society of Australia  concerning revisions to the Australian band plan.Unfortunately we also have a silent key announcement, with ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2019, 11:47 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 3rd March 2019 Club Focus Edition This week’s theme focus is on clubs and it is great that we have had so much response.  Thanks to everyone who has put together an item for us for the news, we know it takes time and effort but the real advantage is that you get to hear different voices and just not the same old, same old!Perthtech has been and gone and we all look forward to the John Moyle and the resumption of normal service as far as radio examinations go.  Wearing another hat I am always promoting Ham College but Allen VK6XL will again remind us of the Radio and electronics school, a great education provider most especially for those not with easy access ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2019, 5:47 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 17th February 2019 New Hams Edition This week’s theme is new amateurs. Dan has an intriguing segment on how to improve your audio that should be of interest all new to the hobby or old timers and Bob and I bring you items relating to new hams as well. There is an update on the change of provider for assessments and callsign recommendations.We will update you on PerthTech planning progress, enrolments and continue to encourage you to buy tickets in the raffle, that ensures that the event is free to participants! And of course there are all our usual weekly items.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.netYou'll find links to resources ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2019, 4:48 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest 10th February 2019 History of A.R. Edition. This week’s theme is history,  We have items on an early radio club in the Perth Hills, a search for German aviators and a story on “number stations”We will update you on PerthTech and encourage you to buy tickets in our raffle!  We continue to encourage all those interested to register by following the link on VK6.net to trybooking.comAnd of course there are all our usual weekly items as well with advertisements for upcoming events including a QRP event on the river and the like.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 ...
    Posted Feb 8, 2019, 4:00 PM by Bob Bristow
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