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  • NewsWest for Sunday 12th July - Contesting Edition 12 July 2020NewsWest for Sunday 12th July 2020 is the contesting edition of NewsWest, which is pretty timely because there’s a few Aussie contests coming up, and we’ve got some handy information for those wondering if they should give contesting a go.There’s some club news from WA Repeater Group, and I follow up on last week’s comment on communications within the hobby, and I  make some comments re the forthcoming WIA AGM. We finish as usual with Roy and the Helpline.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 ...
    Posted by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 5th July 2020, New Amateurs Edition 07 July 2020NewsWest for Sunday 5th July  2020is the New Amateurs Editon, where  we welcome New Amateurs, recognising and supporting those who have joined the hobby. I continue the New Hams series, talking about a new amateur setting up for the first time, and  Dan and Jeff have some words of wisdom along the same lines. This week’s Digital Modes series talks about WSJTX.  There’s some discussion about the rescheduled WIA AGM, Roy gives us helpline, and there’s 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 ...
    Posted Jul 3, 2020, 2:41 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 28th June 2020 - History of Amateur Radio Edition June 28 2020NewsWest for Sunday 28th June 2020 is the History of Amateur Radio edition, and we’re drawing on past copies of the Amateur Radio magazine from 1945 and 1934. Today I summarise things I’ve been saying about the Wireless Institute of Australia, and I ask you to listen carefully, as it’s important stuff to know if you’re at all concerned for the success of the Institute.There’s silent key notice, and an item that I prepared before we became aware of the recent passing of Bob VK6BD, which discusses how we as hams could deal with acknowledgement of those from our ranks who have died.There are more bits and pieces to keep ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2020, 5:26 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday June 21st 2020, Club Focus Edition 21 June 2020NewsWest for Sunday 21st June 2020  is the Club Focus edition where we’ve provided clubs with the space to promote their club’s activities and achievements.In local news we congratulate a local Amateur for being awarded a gong in the recent Queen’s Birthday honours list, we ponder on the Amateur Radio magazine that is still missing in action, and wondering if we’re seeing symptoms of a larger problem.In the Club Focus series it’s suggested that when clubs resume meetings post-covid, things may not be the same.In the digital modes series we have a look at PSK31, and we tell you about a consumer survey coming soon. There’s Roy ...
    Posted Jun 19, 2020, 4:38 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 14th June 2020 - Contesting Edition 14 June 2020Throughout Western Australia and beyond, this is VK6 Amateur Radio News with NewsWest for Sunday 14th June 2020.  NewsWest today is the contesting edition, and we bring you news of contests, especially Aussie contests,  coming up in the next month or so.Today i bring you a story of RTTY in the Digital modes series, Chris brings news from RASA,  Roy brings you helpline, and Jeff and I tell you about the contests. I gave Dan the day off this week.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 ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2020, 5:38 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest Sunday 7th June 2020 - New Amateurs Edition 07 June 2020NewsWest VK6 Amateur Radio News for Sunday 7th June 2020 is the New Amateurs edition. Today we give our attention to New Amateurs, welcoming newcomers and those who have received new  callsigns in the last month. We’ll tell you about the State of the Hobby Survey for 2020, and there’s a new development on the Reverse Beacon grant offer.There’s a new edition of the RASA podcast, and news of a new video on QRM dot Guru, and news of an exhibition of Amateur Radio history in Perth.All of that and more on NewsWest, which is heard around Western Australia, across the country and internationally via broadcast, downloads and podcast.NewsWest invites contributions ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2020, 7:22 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 31st May 2020 - History of A.R. Edition 31 05 2020In NewsWest this week we ask the question  “Were German Amateur Radio Stations used to broadcast propaganda during World War Two?”  We’ll tell you all about it, because in today’s NewsWest we take a peek at Amateur Radio History as reflected in the Amateur Radio Magazine of May 1940. That’s eighty years ago if you’re slow counting on your fingers.Along with the historical items, we have club information from RAOTC , WA VHF Group and WA Repeater Group, an update from RASA, and Roy completes the programme with Helpline.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.netYou'll find links to resources on ...
    Posted May 29, 2020, 5:43 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest Sunday 24th May 2020 Club Focus Edition 24 May 2020NewsWest for Sunday 24th May 2020 is the Club Focus edition, and we’ve invited local Amateur Radio clubs to provide items on what they are getting up to on the Amateur Radio Club scene here in Western Australia as we emerge from the pandemic restrictions that we’ve been wearing for the last couple of months.There are items from clubs telling us what they are up to, including some reminders from RASA about the various projects they have initiated, there’s a bit more information about the VK Shires contest coming up soon, we take a look into the vortex, and Roy’s Helpline completes the lineup.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You ...
    Posted May 22, 2020, 4:36 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest Sunday 17th May - Contesting Edition 17 May 2020NewsWest for Sunday 17th May is the contesting edition, and it goes out under the callsign AX6ARN.We’re using the AX prefix today because it’s the International Telecommunications Union world telecommunications day and is also known as World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. We take a look at a few contests coming up over the next few months, with a note from Trent, the contest manager for the upcoming VK Shires Contest.  Chris VK3QB Reminds us about  the Welcome to Amateur Radio Guide, the Reverse Beacon Network Grants program on  offer from FISTS Down Under, and he announces a new video on Ferrites at QRM dot GuruThere’s new award for CW operators that ...
    Posted May 15, 2020, 7:13 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest Sunday 10th May 2020, New Amateurs Edition, and Happy Mother's Day 10 May 2020NewsWest, your Amateur Radio News for the VK6 call area and beyond, on Sunday 10th May 2020, Mothers Day. We wish a Happy Mothers Day to all the mums out there, and hope you’re all doing something special for your mum, even if it’s just spending time with a fond memory.Today we’re spending time with New Amateurs, welcoming newcomers to the hobby, and congratulating those with a brand new callsign.There’s exciting news about a newly launched Australian e-book aimed at beginners in Amateur Radio, an offer of a grant from Fists Down Under for the expansion of the Reverse Beacon Network in Australia, another installment of the New Hams Series ...
    Posted May 7, 2020, 11:56 PM by Bob Bristow
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