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  • 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
  • NewsWest for Sunday 4th April 2021 - Club Focus Edition 04 04 2021NewsWest for Sunday 4th April 2021 is the Club Focus edition of NewsWest, and we’ve invited local clubs to strut their stuff and tell you what they are up to. On behalf of the NewsWest team, I’d like to wish you all the very best for a happy and safe Easter.In Club Focus the series, I talk about managing dissenters in your group.  There’s exciting news about PerthTech 2021, there’s Roy’s Helpline, and there’s more.Newswest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News Inc, and can be heard on air, online and on demand. See our website to find that and other information. Our email address is newswest at vk6 ...
    Posted Apr 2, 2021, 12:47 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 28th March 2021 - New Amateurs Edition 28 March 2021NewsWest for Sunday 28th March 2021 is the New Amateurs Edition, and we’re acknowledging those who have gained a new license, we have information useful to those entering the hobby, and in the New Hams series we discuss portable operation.We received a nice collection of individual stories from last week’s John Moyle Field Day Contest, and you’ll hear those shortly.There’s an opinion piece about the delayed Wireless Institute election of Directors, and there’s more, in NewsWest.NewsWest is available on air, online and on demand. Find out how and where at our website, vk6 dot net.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2021, 2:25 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 21st March 2021 - History of Amateur Radio 21 Mar 2021NewsWest for Sunday 21st March, 2021 is the History edition.  I’m not sure how I should greet you this week, as in calendar terms, it’s been very busy.  For starters it’s the John Moyle Field Day weekend, and depending on when you’re listening to the news, the contest would either be drawing to a close, or it’s all  over red rover and you’re collapsed in a heap at home. How did it go?And then I’m not sure if I should have warned you about the Ides of March, sunk a Guinness in honour of St Patrick, Or welcome in the season of Autumn. Yesterday, 20th March, was the vernal ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2021, 5:17 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 14th March 2021 - Contesting Edition 14 March 2021NewsWest for Sunday 14th March 2021 is the contesting edition, and although our focus is on contesting, it’s not all we have in store for you.The John Moyle Memorial Field day is next weekend, and along with the usual reminders and information, we bring to you a history of John Moyle, whose vision in the postwar years of the nineteen forties was instrumental in the adoption of radio as a vital tool in fighting bushfires, and of course later to be adopted in all spheres of emergency response.NewsWest can be heard on a plethora of Amateur Radio frequencies, being broadcast in Western Australia on Sunday mornings and evenings.  NewsWest is also available online and ...
    Posted Mar 12, 2021, 12:38 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 7th March 2021 - New Amateurs Edition 07 Mar 2021NewsWest for Sunday 7th March, 2021 is the New Amateurs Edition, where we acknowledge those who have gained a new or upgraded license.  Sadly we have a tribute to Lance VK6LR, silent key, who left us last weekend.We remind you about and comment on the upcoming WIA Director elections, and there’s a piece by Chris VK3FY promoting his candidacy in the election.The John Moyle Field Days contest is coming up in two weeks, so there’s another reminder, there’s the New Hams series, and more. In fact it’s another interesting and varied issue of NewsWest.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.net ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2021, 12:48 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 28th February 2021 - Club Focus Edition 28 Feb 2021NewsWest for Sunday 28th February is the Club Focus edition, and we have several items from Clubs for you today.We launch a new online tool for coordinating John Moyle Field Day stations, comment on the impending Wireless Institute election of Directors, there’s  Roy’s Helpline and in the Club Focus series I talk about recognising and acknowledging individual efforts.NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News, targeting the VK6 call area, and can be heard on air, on line and on demand. A trip to our website, vk6 dot net, will show you how and where.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.netYou ...
    Posted Feb 26, 2021, 12:54 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 21st February 2021 - History of Amateur Radio Edition 21 Feb 2021In NewsWest for Sunday 21st February 2021,  we delve into Amateur Radio History, looking at more than one period in a century of Amateur Radio in Australia.There’s also news and commentary on what’s happening now in Amateur Radio, including what Roy has to offer in Helpline.The team this week is Roy VK6XV, Mike VK6KMS, and Jeff VK6JEF. I’m Bob VK6POP the NewsWest producer, and you’re listening to Newswest, which is available on air, online and on demand. A visit to our website, vk6 dot net, will reveal the many ways you can hear NewsWest.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.net ...
    Posted Feb 18, 2021, 9:43 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 14th February 2021 - Contesting Edition 14 Feb 2021NewsWest for Sunday 14th February 2021 is the contesting edition, with news about contests coming up, and we give some particular attention to the John Moyle Memorial Field Day coming up in March.We also have a discussion on Amateur Radio assessments and the call for them to go onlineIt’s been fifty five years since we decimalised our currency, and we’ll mention that later in the programme.NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News, and our primary target is Western Australian Amateurs, however we’re being heard around Australia and overseas. NewsWest is available on Air, Online and on demand. Visit our website, vk6 dot net, to find out how.  NewsWest invites contributions ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2021, 10:10 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 7th February 2021 - New Amateurs Edition 07 Feb 2021NewsWest for Sunday 7th February 2021 is the New Amateurs Edition, where we welcome and acknowledge newcomers to the hobby, and congratulate those who have upgraded their license or obtained new callsigns.It’s been a trying week for many of us here in Western Australia, with lockdowns for COVID19, and a massive, fast moving bushfire that destroyed more than eighty homes. A little more on that later.Theres news from the ACMA about a review of licensing arrangements for Amateurs, we clear up the UTC versus GMT question, and theres more, including Roy’s Helpline.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.netYou'll find links ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2021, 5:02 AM by Bob Bristow
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