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  • NewsWest for Sunday 15th December 2019 - New Amateurs Edition 20191215Today's NewsWest is the New Amateurs edition. We also bring you a bit of a heatwave, and hopefully the hot spell will break tomorrow.There’s information and encouragement for newbies, we congratulate a bunch of people who recently passed their exams and have obtained, or are about to obtain, their new license. Today we take a couple of minor deviations from Amateur Radio, with a request to listen out for waverider beacons on 27 MHz, and news of a satellite monitoring station for the northern wheatbelt.We can look forward to another episode of Roy’s Helpline, we take another peek over the Amateur Radio back fence, and in New Hams the series I talk about encouraging ...
    Posted by Bob Bristow
  • Newswest for Sunday 8th December - History of Amateur Radio Edition 20191208NewsWest for Sunday 8th December 2019 is the History of Amateur Radio edition and we have some interesting stories on the early days of Amateur Radio in Western Australia, including an account of the first QSO between the USA and VK6 on 160 metres.There’s news from the Radio Amateur Society of Australia, and Ed DD5LP / VK2JI talks about his exploits with propagation between Europe and Australasia, even in this low portion of the sunspot cycle.  Roy brings us helpline, and I take another look over the Amateur Radio back fence, which has been a bit busy this week.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.netYou'll ...
    Posted Dec 5, 2019, 11:37 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 1st December 2019 - Club Focus Edition Dec 1st 2019NewsWest for Sunday 1st December 2019 is the club Focus edition.  In this programme we give time to clubs to promote themselves and their activities.Welcome to December.  In the Church Calendar today is Advent Sunday, and to over simplify it’s meaning, Advent is the countdown to Christmas.  In this week’s club focus, we have news from several clubs, including a reminder from Clive about the Radio Amateur Old Timer’s Club broadcast tomorrow, and Chris brings us news from the Radio amateur Society of Australia.We bring you an update on Barry VK6WF/VK2WB’s situation following the total loss of his property in recent fires in New South Wales, and Dan talks about ...
    Posted Nov 29, 2019, 4:51 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest 1st December 2019 This promotes VK6 Amateur Radio News with NewsWest, the Western Australian Amateur Radio news programme for Sunday first of December 2019. This is the club Focus edition of NewsWest.  In this programme we give time to clubs to promote themselves and their activities. Welcome to December.  In the Church Calendar today is Advent Sunday, and to oversimplify its meaning, Advent is the countdown to Christmas.  Last Sunday was the traditional day to make the Christmas pudding. I started preparing the ingredients on Sunday, however I didnt complete the task until Tuesday. The Christmas pudding is hanging there, waiting to do its thing in a few weeks. In this week’s club focus, we have news from several clubs for you ...
    Posted Nov 29, 2019, 3:22 AM by acsmith54
  • NewsWest Sunday 24th November 2019 - Contesting Edition 24 November 2019This week's NewsWest is the contesting edition.  We bring you news of contests coming up soon, and not so soon.You’ll hear our regular items like Roy’s Helpline, Over the Back Fence, and which Amateur Radio Club meetings and activities are happening around Western Australia in the next week.  Dan interviews Harry Vk6YBZ, and there’s news from Ham College, and from us about our new podcast provider for NewsWest. Did you know that NewsWest is available on podcast? It is.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 Nov 22, 2019, 1:37 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 17th November 2019 - New Amateurs Edition Sunday 17th November 2019 NewsWest this week is the New Amateurs edition, and today we spend time welcoming newcomers to the hobby, and acknowledging those who have recently passed Amateur Radio exams or gained a new license.Glenn, the president of the Radio Amateur Society of Australia, talks about how the ACMA wants to deal with Amateur Radio peak bodies.This week we have a request from Amateur Radio NSW to help out with prospective new Amateurs, snd Chris gives us an update on QRM Guru.  There’s advice and ideas for new Amateurs, and Jake tells of his journey into Amateur Radio.We also have our regular features - New Hams the series, Roy’s Helpline, and we take our ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2019, 4:53 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 10th November 2019 - History of Amateur Radio Edition 20191110NewsWest for 10th November 2019 is the Amateur Radio history edition, mostly Western Australian or at least Australian. We’re looking at items in the Amateur Radio Magazine in November 1939 and 1949.  These scanned magazines can be found at https://www.armag.vk6uu.id.au/ Dan has an interesting interview withLeigh VK6TY - you won’t want to miss it.  We’ll tell you about meetings and activities that are coming up in the next week, there’s a discussion on the history of callsigns, Roy continues with Helpline, and we take a peek over the Amateur Radio back fence. NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.netYou'll ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2019, 1:11 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 3rd November 2019 - Club focus Edition 20191103NewsWest VK6 Amateur Radio news for Sunday November third, 2019  is the Club focus edition, where we have invited local clubs to tell you about what they are up to.We have items from local clubs, Clive reminds us about the RAOTC, as well as items from Shirley, VK5YL, the president of ALARA and another from Donna VK3LDY, telling us about the Warrnambool repeater project in Victoria.There’s our weekly segments Roy’s helpline and Over the Back Fence, and an instalment of Club Focus, looking at the integrated club.Our lead story today is a follow-up to last week’s announcements about Foundation License callsigns. NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions ...
    Posted Nov 1, 2019, 4:23 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 27th October 2019 - Contesting Edition 27 October 2019This week's NewsWest is the contesting edition, and we’ll tell you about local and international contests coming up.RASA and the WIA have collaborated on a survey on changing Foundation callsigns,  a reminder about a generous offer from ALARA to help bring women into the hobby, there are comments  about the 2x1 callsigns, a reminder about QRM Guru, and the VI3FLYNN special event callsign.We also have the regular weekly spots of Roy’s Helpline, which meetings and local events are on, and Over the Back Fence.So sit back and relax with your favourite beverage, or better still someone else’s beverage, and enjoy NewsWest.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can ...
    Posted Oct 25, 2019, 1:16 AM by Bob Bristow
  • Newswest for Sunday 20th October 2019 - New Amateurs Edition In NewsWest for Sunday 20th October 2019  we pay attention to New Amateurs, congratulating those who passed their Amateur Radio exams and those who obtained new callsigns.We have an interesting article about working SOTA along the Bibbulman Track,  and in New Hams the series we think about what’s important to us in the hobby.  There’s information about Foundation courses coming up, the news broadcasts once again being relayed on UHF CB repeaters in Perth, changes to access on the VK6RAA repeater, and a story about a story from Peter VK3YE.  Roy’s well and truly back in harness with helpline, and we have a story from Paul VK6WZ about his journey into Amateur Radio.NewsWest invites contributions ...
    Posted Oct 18, 2019, 5:13 PM by Bob Bristow
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