Announcements


  • NewsWest for Sunday 13th June 2021 - History of Amateur Radio June 13 2021NewsWest for Sunday 13th June, 2021 is the History of Amateur Radio edition, and we’ve got a bundle of history for you, including some items from the June 1960 edition of the Amateur Radio magazine, a couple of items we dug up from old newspapers, and the special event this week is an interview with Phil Zeid, ex VK6PZ, who held an Amateur Radio license for 84 years.  We also bring you the silent key tribute for John VK6ZN.NewsWest is an all Amateur Radio news service for Western Australia and beyond.  There are many ways to hear NewsWest, and you can discover these and more at vk6 dot net.NewsWest invites contributions to the news ...
    Posted Jun 11, 2021, 3:43 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 6th June 2021 - Contesting Edition 06 June 2021In NewsWest for Sunday 6th June 2021 we delve into Amateur Radio contesting, and we’ll tell you about Aussie and International contests that are coming up in the next couple of months, including a contest that was new in 2020, and it’s a contest that creates a level playing field for all contestants. Interesting concept, and Mike will tell us all about it later on.  NewsWest is heard on air, online and on demand. Find out how at our website, vk6.netNewsWest 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 Jun 4, 2021, 8:16 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 30th May 2021 - Club Focus Edition 30 May 2021NewsWest for Sunday 30th May 2021 is the Club Focus edition, where we’ve given space to Amateur Radio clubs to strut their stuff.We’ve got the regular Club Focus series discussing what Not for Profit means, Roy’s Amateur Radio Helpline, and a discussion on why we need the Wireless Institute of Australia, or something like it.There’s another update on PerthTech.  You’ll be hearing more of these as we go because we start the PerthTech plan with a blank slate and build it up as we go.Steve tells us about his trip to Christmas Island, where he’s activating VK9XX - notice the use of the present tense? He’s there now ...
    Posted May 27, 2021, 11:11 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest Sunday 23rd May 2021 - New Amateurs Edition 23 May 2021NewsWest for Sunday 23rd May 2021 is the New Amateurs Edition, and we turn our attention to new Amateurs by acknowledging those who have gained a new license, and by offering advice, information and resources to newcomers to Amateur Radio.Today we talk about operating portable, whether by choice or necessity,  Glenn and Chris will tell you about useful resources from RASA that are helpful to new Amateurs. Helpful to anyone really.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 information on where to hear the news, where to download it, how ...
    Posted May 20, 2021, 8:56 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest Sunday 16th May 2021 - History of Amateur Radio 16 May 2021NewsWest for Sunday 16th May 2021 is the History of Amateur Radio edition, and two of our history items are about the early days of the West Australian Repeater Group, there's a story about the first woman in Western Australia to pass the Amateur Radio exams, and another story of the installation of the Wireless Institute’s transmitter in Perth in 1930.We’re finally announcing details about PerthTech 2021, and to cap it off there’s more. You always get more on NewsWest, the all Amateur Radio news service for Western Australia.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.netYou'll find links to resources ...
    Posted May 13, 2021, 8:49 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 9th May 2021 - Contesting Edition 09 May 2021NewsWest for Sunday 9th May 2021 is the contesting edition, with news of contests coming up, and analysis and comments on the results of a couple of recent contests.Hamfest has been announced, and we have details for you.In case you need reminding - today is Mother’s Day, so you know what to do. Happy Mothers Day to all the mums, and I hope you take the opportunity to spoil your mum today.  Where Mum has passed on, cherish your memories.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 information on ...
    Posted May 7, 2021, 12:46 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 2nd May 2021 - Club Focus Edition 02 May 2021NewsWest for Sunday 2nd May 2021 is Club Focus time, where we throw the programme over to Clubs so that they can strut their stuff.In today’s episode in the Club Focus series, I take a look at how Covid restrictions affect clubs and how we might develop resilience in clubs.There’s a good smattering of contributions from Western Australian Clubs and groups, there’s Roy’s Amateur Radio helpline, and more.NewsWest is produced for every Sunday of the year, and can be heard on air, online and on demand. Visit our website, vk6 dot net for this and more information.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email ...
    Posted Apr 30, 2021, 4:08 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 25th April 2021 - New Amateurs Edition 25 April 2021NewsWest for Sunday 25th April 2021 is the New Amateurs edition, where we spend some time giving advice and information to newcomers to Amateur Radio, hopefully smoothing their entry into the hobby. And you never know - there may be some folk who’ve been around a bit longer who will learn something too.Very importantly, today is ANZAC day, and we talk  a bit about ANZAC Day and Amateur Radio, and we’ve also got a couple of historical snippets about the involvement and influence of Amateur Radio people in wartime radio operation.In local news there’s a reminder about the HARG carboot sale, a WARG AGM and rumours of Pirates in the Antarctic.NewsWest is ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2021, 11:27 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 18th April 2021 History of A.R. Edition 18 April 2021NewsWest for Sunday 18th April 2021 is the History edition, and we take a look at things that happened in Amateur Radio in 1951 and earlier.There’s also an announcement of a carboot sale coming up at the Hills Amateur Radio Group, a report on the Katanning Hamfeast, and of course Roy’s Helpline, and more on NewsWest.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 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 ...
    Posted Apr 16, 2021, 2:44 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 11th April 2021 - Contesting Edition 11 April 2021NewsWest for Sunday 11th April 2021 is the Contesting edition, and we’re full of it this week.  Full of Contesting information that is, including fantastic Aussie results in the recent Commonwealth Contest, there’s news of an international YLs contest, and loads more besides.NewsWest is broadcast on air, and can be heard online and on demand. Visit our website, vk6 dot net to discover the many ways you can listen to NewsWest.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 information on where to hear the news, where to download ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2021, 3:31 AM by Bob Bristow
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