Announcements


  • 20170917 - VK6ARN NewsWest for Sunday 17 September 2017 [24:16] VK6ARN NewsWest for Sunday 17 September 2017In the news this week we take a closer look at contesting with updates from the Ociania DX Contest, The CQ World Wide, Ross Hull Memorial Contest as well as a look at Jamboree On The Air, an introduction to the VK Contest club, the upcoming Hamfest weekend, Roy's Helpline, Foundations of Amateur Radio and more.On behalf of WA Amateur Radio News I'm your host, Onno VK6FLAB. Thanks for joining us for this edition of NewsWest, produced and presented since 1931 for radio amateurs and shortwave listeners in Western Australia and beyond.This news is heard on-air across Amateur Radio frequencies, is available on-demand and on ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2017, 9:28 PM by News Team
  • 20170910 NewsWest In NewsWest this week we treat you to items of Amateur Radio History, give you updated information about the Hamfest Weekend at the end of September, and this is not to be confused with HamFEAST, which is the weekend before HamFEST.  You’ll hear more on both of those in the bulletin. Of course we have our usual weekly offerings of Foundations of Amateur Radio and Roy’s Helpline, and hopefully Roy will be feeling less neglected and will have something to report this week, and Clive has news about an RAOTC activity that sounds interesting. NewsWest goes to air across Western Australia with the WIA National News, and is also available online and on demand. Find out how to ...
    Posted Sep 9, 2017, 2:15 AM by Bob Bristow
  • JOTA-JOTI 2017 - MEETING 06092017 Apologies for the late notice.  Tomorrow, Wednesday 6th, there  is a planning meeting of anyone interested in helping to run a JOTA and/or JOTI base this year, or to be part of the coordinating team overall.. The Chief Commissioner of Scouts WA, Barb de la Hunty, would  like to hear who is planning to run a base and where you are up to with your planning. She’d  like to hear from people who need technical help, and put them together with people who have technical skills to offer.Barb would like to know how many you are hoping to have attend this year and then we will preorder badges so you’ll have them available at the bases ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2017, 6:13 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday, 3rd September 2017 - HAPPY FATHER'S DAY In the news this week it's our CLUB FOCUS edition and if that's not enough, we also have the program for the upcoming NCRG HamFest Weekend events - along with our normal segments.Next week HISTORY week, so if you have some thoughts 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 we'll put it to air next week.Contributions to the news this week are made by Steve VK6SJ, Clive VK6CSW, Ray VK6ZRW, Roy VK6XV, Bob VK6POP, Andrew VK6AS and Onno VK6FLAB. NewsWest is produced and presented by WA Amateur Radio News on behalf of Radio Amateurs ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2017, 5:00 AM by Glynn Davies
  • 20170827 NEWSWEST This week's Newswest theme is contesting and we have information on the Oceania dx contest, the CQWW contests, the Alara Contest and the spring VHF/UHF field day amongst others.  In Bob’s commentary, he asks if there’s anyone out there, and Andrew brings a further editorial.  The news team requires your help: if you have the ability to transmit the news broadcast on 20 metres, please be in touch via newswest@vk6.net . In addition to our weekly diary, there is news from Ham College and of the upcoming Southern Electronics Group’s Ham Feast.  No news would be complete without Onno’s Foundations of Amateur Radio and of course as ever Roy has his helpline.Remember ...
    Posted Aug 25, 2017, 3:21 AM by Bob Bristow
  • SEG Bridgetown HamFeast If August was the month for lighthouses – is seems that the end of September is the time for VK6 Amateurs to gather on mass. The time has come around quickly again for the next Southern Electronics Group Hamfeast. Unfortunately, due to a devastating fire recently at their usual venue at the Quinninup Tavern, they have had to find a new location, which they’re hoping will be equal to the Quinninup. The new Hamfeast venue is The Cidery in Bridgetown and will be held on Tuesday 26 September  - start time is 11.00am. For those who haven’t been before, the Bridgetown Hamfeast is similar to the almost famous Katanning Hamfeast Lunch, where the food is great, drinks are cold ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2017, 3:33 AM by Glynn Davies
  • JOTA Update It's time to talk again about JOTA – Jamboree on the Air. It’s the 60th Anniversary – with the theme: Celebrating 60 Years of Connecting Scouts JOTA JOTI this year is on the weekend of 20th-22nd of October. This is NOT a criticism, but I’m finding a lack of coordination from Scouting organisations at both national and state level. Maybe I’m missing something. If you’d like to help your local group, and haven’t got in contact yet, now is the time - they really need to start planning. On behalf of NewsWest, I’d really like to know what other groups are operating so we can share plans and promote the weekend’s ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2017, 3:35 AM by Glynn Davies
  • NewsWest 20th August 2017 The dust of the Remembrance Day Contest has barely settled, the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend still rings in our ears, and another Aussie contest, ALARA, looms on the horizon. This week we focus on New Amateurs, with hints and tips for new Hams, news of courses offered, those who pass their assessments, and those who have gained new callsigns.  Along with this, we have our weekly offerings of Roy’s Helpline, Onno’s Foundations of Amateur Radio, and Andrew’s Editorial. And there’s more. All here on NewsWest, which you can hear on air, on demand and online. Visit our website, vk6 dot net, to find out how. NewsWest is the weekly news programme for Radio Amateurs and ...
    Posted Aug 18, 2017, 5:41 PM by Bob Bristow
  • In Remembrance: VK6GM For the Remembrance Day contest, we commemorate amateur radio operators who died during World War 2. I’d also like to take today to remember an outstanding VK6 operator who play a part in protecting our great nation during the war - GEORGE ARTHUR MOSS – Victor-Kilo-Six-Golf-Mike – now silent key. This was written by Cliff Bastin VK6LZ for VK6GM's 92nd birthday celebration in 1995. I’d like to acknowledge Cliff in putting this tribute together. George joined the Western Australian Division of the WIA in 1925 and at this occasion was its longest standing member. He served the WA Division as Secretary during 1935/36, and as President in 1946 and 1947. In 1938 he was named ...
    Posted Aug 11, 2017, 11:56 PM by Glynn Davies
  • ILLW For some reason or other August seems to have become the international weekend for lighthouses. Countries all over the world have become involved in one form or another of lighthouse activity. Some years ago the United States Congress declared August 7th as their National Lighthouse Day and during that first week in August amateur radio operators in America set up portable stations at lighthouses and endeavour to make contact with each other. This event is known as the US National Lighthouse Week. In Britain the Association of Lighthouse Keepers, ALK, conducts International Lighthouse Heritage Weekend on the 3rd full weekend in August. Their objective is to encourage Lighthouse managers, keepers and owners to open their lighthouse or lightstation and related ...
    Posted Aug 11, 2017, 11:48 PM by Glynn Davies
Showing posts 1 - 10 of 227. 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.