Announcements


  • 20170723 - NEWSWEST FOR SUNDAY 23 JULY 2017 In the news this week it's our CONTESTING edition and if that's not enough, we also have Andrew's Editorial, Foundations of Amateur Radio and Roy's Helpline.We look forward to you spending your time with us again this week. We'll share with you the WIA's new band plan and Facebook page, an update from the WA VHF Group, and hear from contest managers for the ALARA Contest and the RD Contest.Next week is a special GOING PORTABLE edition, so if you have some thought or contributions to share, we'd love you to share them with us. Send your story, or better still, a recording of your story, to newswest@vk6.net and ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2017, 5:59 PM by Glynn Davies
  • 20170723 - Radio Scouting In Luxembourg, “Go Urban 2017”, the guide and scouts will be operating the special event callsign LX4GO from their campsite until the 28th July 2017. Keep an eye on QRZ.com   At the same time: Point your beam towards West Virginia, as special event callsign K2BSA will take you LIVE to the U.S. National Scout Jamboree via amateur radio.They’ll be operating via SSB, CW, PSK-31, EchoLink and D-Star.   The commemoration for 100 Years of Scouting in Tanzania has also just started: Listen out for 5H3TSA and 5H100JAM.   Another one to add this week: From Germany, at the Camp Estonteco in the Grosszerlang–Mecklenburg Lake District, an international scouting team will be operating the radio scouting ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2017, 10:28 PM by Glynn Davies
  • 20170723 - International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend - 19-20 August On the third full weekend in August, the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend graces our airwaves. You may have come across several different pieces of information about the ILLW, but the take-away should be that during August around the world, Lighthouses and Lightships are a focal point for activity. The International Lighthouse and Lightship weekend, run by the Ayr Amateur Radio Group in Scotland since 1998 is according to some, "one of the most popular international radio events in existance" because there are very few rules and it's not a contest as such. If you're in the US, you get two bites at the cherry, the US National Lighthouse Week is the week around the US National ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2017, 10:15 PM by Glynn Davies
  • 20170723 - AR Magazine Contribution for VK6 Content Amateur Radio is the magazine for the Wireless Institute of Australia. It's the way we communicate among our members, share what we've been up to and talk about discoveries, publish articles about topics of interest to Radio Amateurs, write in to the Editor and participate in our community. Every month the VK6 Notes section is published in AR Magazine with contributions from Amateurs like yourself. People who wrote a little note, sent it into Steve VK6SJ and told the rest of the world what they've been up to. Steve would like your contributions this month by the 28th of July, so you have ample time to put fingers to keyboard, chase a chicken around the yard to ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2017, 10:16 PM by Glynn Davies
  • 20170716 - VK6ARN NewsWest for Sunday 16 July 2017 In the news this week we start with an update on our story about Club Licenses. Last week we told you about how Club Licensing works and how the ACMA finally ruled about the operation of such a license by two Amateurs during the John Moyle Memorial Field Day - Andrew has more.If you're looking for an excuse to visit Cairns in September, Dianne has a personal invitation for you to consider.Glynn reminds us about on-air scouting activity, Bob teaches us some relevant Latin phrases and we welcome a whole pack of new Amateurs to our Airwaves.We'll have a look at getting set-up as a new Amateur and what gear you should look at ...
    Posted Jul 15, 2017, 1:58 AM by News Team
  • 20170709 NewsWest for Sunday July 9th 2017 In NewsWest this week we lead with a story of a real life Amateur Radio club versus bureaucracy skirmish, where it pays to challenge the bureaucrats.  All users of a club license will be interested in the outcome, and the full story will be published on the vk6.net website.In our monthly focus on Australian Amateur Radio history, we have sourced items from the Australian Amateur Radio magazine for July 1943 and 44.You will hear about Scouts in the Northern Hemisphere on the air over the next few weeks as they run their jamborees.  Full details here:  http://jotajoti.info/radio-active-this-season/There’s a discussion on Amateur Radio operators and Social Media,  and of course ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2017, 3:13 AM by Bob Bristow
  • 20170702 - NewsWest for Sunday, 02 July 2017 In the news this week it's our CLUB FOCUS edition and if that's not enough, we also have Andrew's Editorial, Foundations of Amateur Radio and Roy's Helpline, plus a shout-out to our listeners over in VK2.We look forward to you spending your time with us again this week. Listen in to what local clubs can do for you. Next week is the  , so if you have some historical AR stories to share, we'd love you to share them with us. Send your story, or better still, a recording of your story, to newswest@vk6.net and we'll put it to air next week.Contributions to the news this week are made by ...
    Posted Jul 1, 2017, 2:14 AM by Glynn Davies
  • 20170625 - NewsWest for Sunday, 25 June 2017 In the news this week we take a closer look at contesting with information about the Trans Tasman Low Bands Challenge, the RD Contest, the International Museums Weekend, a contesting tip from Scott K9JY, a reminder to submit your logs for the VK Shires QSO Party and if that's not enough, we also have Andrew's Editorial, News this Week, a reminder to submit your content for AR Magazine, as well as World Wide Flora and Fauna, Summits on the Air and Roy's Helpline.We look forward to you spending your time with us again this week. I hope you learn something new, have something to laugh about and manage to plan an on-air activity as your ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2017, 11:47 PM by News Team
  • 20170625 - News this Week In news around Amateur Radio this week the WRTC 2018 Organizing Committee, host of the 2018 World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) in Germany is pleased to announce that the application process for individuals that would like to participate in WRTC 2018 as a Team Leader is now open. Team Leader applications must be submitted no later than August 15, 2017. WRTC is a competition among two-operator teams. A total of 63 Team Leaders will be selected from the top qualifiers in 29 regions from around the world. Each Team Leader then selects their team mate for the competition. To find out more, visit their website. The link is on vk6.net. [http://wrtc2018.de/index.php/en/competition/qualification ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2017, 11:51 PM by News Team
  • 20170625 - Club Focus On the first weekend of every month, the NewsWest team dedicates a news programme to clubs.  We call the program “Club Focus”, providing space for your club to promote itself and its activities.Timing is important.   Bearing in mind that the news goes to air on Sunday, and that we need to have your item in hand by noon Friday, you’ll need to plan ahead to promote your club’s activity.You can give your content to us in a variety of ways, ranging from making your own recording, to supplying us with the text so that one of the NewsWest team can record it for you.Our preferred option, of course, is that you make your own recording ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2017, 11:36 PM by News Team
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