Announcements


  • 20181118 - VK6WIA NewsWest for Sunday, 18 November 2018 - New Amateurs Edition In the NewsWest edition for 18th November 2018 we look at New Amateurs. We’ll congratulate those who earned a new license and those who have upgraded. The team for this week is Andrew vk6AS, Dan vk6NAD, Roy VK6XV, Neil VK6BDO and myself, Bob VK6POP, the producer for this week. I heard a report recently of on air bullying, and today in my monthly New Hams series I talk about illegitimate carborundum, or something like that. We have other items of interest to Amateurs old and new. In fact they would be of interest to anyone really. Dan and Andrew give some ideas on setting up a station or shack, and Roy presents helpline, and we have a wrap from ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2018, 2:52 AM by Bob Bristow
  • 20181111 - VK6WIA NewsWest for Sunday, 11 November 2018 - History of AR Edition NewsWest for 11th November is on Remembrance Day. A century ago, at 0600, the representatives of the countries involved signed the declaration that would end the war five hours later at eleven am. By a very fitting coincidence, today’s NewsWest programme is about the history of Amateur Radio, and we will regale you with tall tales and true of the history of our hobby. As the first broadcast of this bulletin goes to air at 0600 on Sunday, the WA Aamateu Radio News team will be at Blackboy Hill, taking a break in the VI6PAX activation to observe the commemoration of the centenary of signing of the treaty, to the sound of a piper playing “when the battle’s ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2018, 7:40 PM by Bob Bristow
  • 20181104 - VK6WIA NewsWest for Sunday, 4 November 2018 - Club Focus Edition Newswest for Sunday 4th November 2018 is the Club Focus edition . Andrew VK6AS is the producer for this week This is a busy edition where we attempt to focus on clubs with notices of upcoming activities by the Peel and Hills groups as well as a special call sign activation by the NewsWest team There’s a report on Ham College activity and Clive VK6CSW promotes the RAOTC Dan VK6NAD has another fascinating interview and we have a look at what happens after you call back in response to listening to this news, then there’s Roys helpline of course! If you have questions or comments, feedback, good or bad, the address is newswest@vk6.net.You'll find links ...
    Posted Nov 1, 2018, 11:21 PM by Bob Bristow
  • 20181028 - VK6WIA NewsWest for Sunday, 28 October 2018 - Contesting Edition NewsWest for Sunday 28th October is the contesting edition. We talk about contests coming up, and talk about contesting. Dan discusses his effort chasing DX in a recent contest. Ham College is full swing into a Foundation course this weekend. The Northern Corridors Radio Group has released information about their Garage Sale, and we have a JOTA wrap from clubs who operated JOTA event. And of course there’s Roy with his usual array of goodies old and new. NewsWest may still be available for download from audio.vk6.net. Just in case it’s not, here are two alternative download sites. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ce228102h0cpdna/20181028.newswest.mp3?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/sif82eulxwpyiiu/20181028 ...
    Posted Oct 27, 2018, 3:52 AM by Bob Bristow
  • 20181021 - VK6WIA NewsWest for Sunday, 21 October 2018 - New Amateurs Edition .Welcome to the Newswest Bulletin for Sunday 21st October 2018. This edition is aimed at new hams. That of course isn’t just Foundation Licencees but also those who have gained increased privileges and responsibilities or who are returning to the hobby after an absence. If you have been or are taking part in Jota, thanks from the AR community for your volunteering and commitment. We regularly hear of hams whose interest in our hobby was sparked by engagement with the “wireless” during the Jamboree. We have an interesting mix of material to educate and inform you, including a couple of interesting interviews with Amateurs. Some tips and hints for new Amateurs, news from the VHF Group and HARG, and ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2018, 8:10 PM by Bob Bristow
  • 20181007 - VK6WIA NewsWest for Sunday, 7 October 2018 In today’s broadcast, we bring you:News from the NZART, along with Promotion of the November VKFF Activation Weekend.Onno brings us the impending death of FT8 Call - with the introduction on JS8, while Bob re-boots the FreeDV net.How long is random length of wire - listen out for Foundations of Amateur Radio. For club focus - Bob discusses planning.If you have questions or comments, feedback, good or bad, the address is 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, how to rebroadcast this news and how to register your callbacks.If you want to join ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2018, 1:59 AM by Glynn Davies
  • 20181007 - Unrestricted Radios and the Amateur Service Last week we told you about the Federal Communications Commission in the United States who appear to be in the process of banning all uncertified radios capable of transmitting outside amateur bands for all users including radio amateurs.The ARRL states that:"The Advisory broadly prohibits the 'use' of such radios, but our view is that there is no such prohibition relative to licensed Amateur Radio use - entirely within amateur allocations - of a radio that may be capable of operation in non-amateur spectrum, as long as it is not actually used to transmit in non-amateur spectrum."The ARRL is in ongoing discussion with the FCC.On 28 September, the Radio Spectrum Management, that is, the regulator in New ...
    Posted Oct 5, 2018, 7:48 PM by News Team
  • 20180930 - VK6WIA NewsWest for Sunday, 30 September 2018 - Amateur Radio News Edition In the news this week, the FCC appears to ban the operation by amateurs of all unlicensed radios that are capable of being used outside amateur bands, closer to home we have an update from the Ham Feast, the Platinum VKFF Hunter Award, an update on the Golden Globe Yacht Race where radio amateurs are providing weather and net control services to sailors traversing the globe.Foundations of Amateur Radio looks at the idea of man-made noise being vertical, the Oceania DX contest, an update from the WA VHF group, the Radio Amateur Society of Australia, the Helpline, the Radio Amateur Old Timers Club of Australia, Bob looks at privacy and we sneak in some other news and updates ...
    Posted Sep 28, 2018, 10:01 PM by News Team
  • 20180929 - Golden Globe Yacht Race The lead yacht, Matmut, skippered by “Jean-Luc van den Heede”, is currently south of Perth in the Southern Ocean. The main amateur stations in contact with the fleet for their current position are ZS3Y / ZS3V (Volker and Bridgette) in South Africa, VK3MO (Ian) in Kyneton N/W of Melbourne and myself VK6JI. Christian Balois, CT7ANH, in Portugal, also has regular communication with the fleet and his friend “Jean-Luc van den Heede”, via remote hams using my IC-7300 remote station. Currently the regular skeds are on 20 meters and 40 meters. Most of the traffic is being handled by the two stations each side of Southern Ocean, ZS3Y /ZS3V on the Western side and VK3MO on the Eastern ...
    Posted Sep 28, 2018, 9:54 PM by News Team
  • 20180923 - VK6WIA NewsWest for Sunday, 23 September 2018 - Contesting Edition In this week’s Contesting edition of NewsWest, we promote contests that are coming up next month, including the non-contest JOTA. We talk a bit about the ins and outs of contesting, and of course we tell you about what’s coming up next week in the VK6 Amateur Radio scene. This one’s important - we remind you about next week’s proposed club promo episode. We've invited Australian clubs to tell us about something they got up to, or are planning to get up to. Write up your story, and if you can, record it, and send to newswest@vk6.net by 12 noon Friday. If you have questions or comments, feedback, good or bad, the address ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2018, 10:06 PM by Bob Bristow
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