Announcements


  • NewsWest Sunday 24th January 2021 - Open Theme Edition 24 Jan 2021NewsWest for Sunday 24th January, 2021 has no fixed theme, and we’re reporting on a variety of topics, including a silent key tribute for Laurie VK6GL.Today you’ll hear about a couple of contests coming up soon, some news from space, and refreshingly, our space news actually concerns Amateur Radio. We have information on the new Gardening Net, Ham College activities, another comment on the ACMA callsigns story, and we took the portable recording studio to FT-500 - the Wireless HIll celebration of the 500th episode of F-Troop.NewsWest targets the VK6 Amateur Radio community, and is available on air, online and on demand.  We have a decent following both at home in Western ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2021, 10:37 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 17th January 2021 - History of Amateur Radio Edition 17 Jan 2021NewsWest for Sunday 17th January 2021 is the History of Amateur Radio Edition, and we take a look at January 1946, when Amateur Radio begins to resume after World War Two. There’s news from the Peel Amateur Radio Group advising of some interesting activities they have coming up, F Troop is celebrating a milestone, theres news from RASA with the latest QTC Lite newsletter, New from fists Down Under, and a bit of a roundup from previous stories about bullying, involving a court case between Amateurs.All of this and more on NewsWest, Your Western Australian Amateur Radio News Service, servicing the VK6 call area and beyond. NewsWest is available on air, online and on demand ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2021, 11:08 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 10th January 2021 - Contesting Edition 10 Jan 2021NewsWest for Sunday 10th January 2021 is the contesting edition.There’s information about four Aussie and International contests coming up in the next month or two, especially we encourage you to think about how you might tackle the John Moyle Memorial Field Day in March, remembering that last year we had to pull the plug on many planned activities for that weekend.There’s a comment from Glenn VK4DU about the recent unilateral changes by the ACMA to the callsign prefixes in relation to the State number, I remark about the current state of Solar Cycle 25 and comment on Amateur Radio in Emergency Communications. And of course we cap off the programme with Roy’s ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2021, 11:13 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest 3rd January 2021 - Club Focus Edition 03 Jan 2021NewsWest for Sunday 3rd January, 2021 is the Club Focus edition, where we give clubs the space to promote themselves and what they are getting up to.  I’m Bob VK6POP, on behalf of the NewsWest team, I’m wishing you a very Happy New Year. In an editorial comment, I cap off the discussion about appropriate behaviour among Amateurs, and in the regular Club Focus series, this time read by Jeff, we talk about the need for clubs to look after their members.This and more on NewsWest, your Amateur Radio News for the VK6 call area and beyond.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.net ...
    Posted Dec 31, 2020, 11:08 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWEst 27 December 2020, New Amateurs Edition and Happy New year 27 Dec 2020In NewsWest for Sunday 27th December 2020, we’re acknowledging those who are new to the hobby, or have recently upgraded their license.And, importantly, it’s the last NewsWest for 2020.  What a mucky year it’s been for almost everything, and we’re very lucky here in VK6 Land for being able to dodge the bug for so long.As well as congratulating new amateurs, we’re commenting about inappropriate behaviour on air and especially on social media, and its no coincidence that the Government has announced impending legislation to address online bullying.There’s a reminder about the ARRL RTTY roundup next weekend, some Amateur Radio New Year resolutions from 1929, and Roy’s ...
    Posted Dec 24, 2020, 2:49 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 20th December 2020 - History of Amateur Radio Edition. Ho. Ho. 20 December 2020NewsWest for Sunday 20th December, 2020 is a history of Amateur Radio edition, including an interview with Phil, the guy at the Space museum in Carnarvon at the old space communication station, Amateur Radio resumes as a Christmas gift in 1945, there's a radio story from Antarctica, and if you’ve ever wondered how the time pips were generated for broadcast on 6WF way back when, we’ve got the story.Roy presents his weekly Helpline, and there’s some Ham Radio Christmas poetry.NewsWest is your Amateur Radio news service for the VK6 call area and beyond, available on air, online and on demand. Visit VK6 dot NET to find out how.NewsWest invites contributions ...
    Posted Dec 18, 2020, 5:21 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 13th December 2020 - Contesting Edition 13 Dec 2020NewsWest for Sunday 13th December 2020 is the contesting edition, and we have news of six Amateur Radio contests coming up soon, and in January, that you may be interested in.Andrew gives a clarification of the ACMA announcement concerning the sixty metre, five megahertz band for Amateurs in Australia, Jeff tells us about a new net in Western Australia, the winners of the NCRG raffle are announced, we have Roy’s Helpline, and there's more, on NewsWest, your Western Australian Amateur Radio News programme, and you can hear NewsWest on air, online and on demand. Find out where and how at vk6 dot net.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2020, 10:39 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 6th December 2020, Club Focus Edition 06 December 2020NewsWest for Sunday 6th December 2020 is the Club Focus edition, and we have a healthy crop of contributions from clubs. Last week I said that if we receive a lot of club news, we’d bump some other stuff.Well we did, and we have, but it’s still a bumper edition. Well done those clubs who made the effort. The cutting room floor is strewn with stuff I’ve had to throw out, however there’s still an interesting spread of items.We lead off with a Silent Key notice for  Jack Burrows VK6BU, followed by the Eulogy given by Andrew vk6as at last week’s  funeral for Neils VK6BDO (SK)NewsWest invites contributions to ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2020, 1:33 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 29th November 2020 - New Amateurs Edition 29 Nov 2020In this edition of NewsWest we welcome New Amateurs to the hobby, and provide information that will prove useful to newcomers to the hobby, and perhaps useful to those not quite so new to the hobby.Jeff talks about online resources for Amateurs, and also about how Amateurs can move up to the next license level. Mike discusses the Solar Flux index, and quite timely too, because it’s increased considerably over the last week.We have news from RASA about their new VK Regs website, I  make some comments about the notice from the ACMA about poor behaviour of some Amateurs, and I continue the New Hams series, and Roy brings the Amateur Radio Helpline.NewsWest ...
    Posted Nov 27, 2020, 1:06 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 22nd November 2020 - Anything Goes Edition 22 Nov 2020NewsWest for Sunday 22nd November 2020 doesn’t have a set theme, so what we do have for you is an interesting mixed bag of subjects - people’s stories, a bit of science, a bit of history, there’s a report on last week’s Hamfeast, we ask what’s happening at the Australian Maritime College, we look at the inner workings of NewsWest, and, unfortunately, we report on Neil VK6BDO going silent key.NewsWest is the best all Amateur Radio news you’ll hear any week. You can hear NewsWest on air, online and on demand. Visit our vk6 dot net website to find out how.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send ...
    Posted Nov 20, 2020, 2:55 AM by Bob Bristow
Showing posts 1 - 10 of 436. View more »

If you have an Amateur Radio related announcement to make that affects the community in Western Australia, please get in touch to let us know.