Announcements


  • 20170323 - soapbox - have your say The NewsWest team is extending an invitation to you to record a soapbox segment in which you are welcome to make your contribution to the discussion on a topic of interest to Radio Amateurs in Western Australia. There are no restrictions - other than those associated with content suitable for on-air use on Amateur Radio frequencies. From a technical perspective: 3 minutes. 44 kHz sample rate. 256 kbit mono audio MP3 We use and recommend audacity to record and edit audio. If you are having trouble recording your audio, please don't hesitate to get in touch so we can help you figure something out. Please email your contribution or any questions to: newswest@vk6.net
    Posted Mar 23, 2017, 4:25 AM by Glynn Davies
  • 20170319 - VK6WIA - NewsWest for Sunday, 19 March 2017 In this week's edition of NewsWest we have information of Amateur Radio activities including World Amateur Radio Day, the Jakarta DX Contest and an update from Ham College. There is our regular diary of the weeks meetings. No news is complete without Roy's helpline, but unfortunately Roy's circumstances this week mean that the hasn't been able to record his usual segment. Hopefully he'll be back next week. There is a report that our hobby's regulator, the ACMA may be considering auditing the WIA. There is a round up of the proxy situation for the WIA AGM and also if you are more comfortable sitting at your radio than dealing with a company audit I ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2017, 12:01 AM by News Team
  • 20170317 - Jakarta DX Contest Karsono YB0NDT the Contest Manager of the Jakarta DX Contest has sent us an invitation to participate in the Jakarta DX Contest with the slogan "Challenging You To The World". It is a primary DX Contest on 40 Meters Band SSB only, which is where many local Indonesian Radio Amateurs especially Novice/Beginner level (YD/YG) are allowed to work DX Stations.On 13th May 2017, please put mark on your DX Contest Calendar for Jakarta DX Contest 2017 and dig deep for your enthusiasm and effort to fight the Band Propagation along this year.You'll be challenged more during this contest, seeking after YB stations whom are joining contest to get multiplier points. After all, it is not ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2017, 5:02 PM by News Team
  • 20170317 - World Amateur Radio Day We received word from Jason VK3FNQS that The World Radio Network and The World Friendship Net have announced that for the 3rd straight year, they'll be participating in World Amateur Radio Day 2017 on the 18th of April.You'll find them active on the "World" Conference Server on Echolink and via IRLP node 9251.According to the group, a positive participation contributed to the success of the event last year. They recorded over 300 check ins, with 33 international stations in 18 different countries. The net ran for 10 hours with 5 different net controllers doing 2 hour shifts. They also had a special event QSL card that was available upon request.According to the organisers, the 'net ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2017, 5:01 PM by News Team
  • 20170316 - John Moyle Field Day stations The annual John Moyle Field Day is on this weekend. Stations from around the state are going portable to make contacts and you can too! The following stations have advised their intended locations: VK6ARN - NewsWest in Bullsbrook VK6AHR - Hills Amateur Radio Group on Mount Dale VK6NC - Northern Corridor Radio Group at Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary VK6QS - Matt, York VK6VF - WA VHF Group, NW corner of Piney Lakes Reserve, Winthrop VK6KCH - Chris and friends, West of Bridgetown
    Posted Mar 15, 2017, 8:38 PM by News Team
  • 20170315 - WIA RTO still a cause for concern Justin VK3JUZ and Stephanie VK3WET have shared with us their concerns about the ongoing misinformation being distributed by the Wireless Institute of Australia in relation to the status of training and the legal status of Amateurs licensed since the 31st of July 2014 when Silverdale Training / Trainsafe lost its status as a Registered Training Organisation. These concerns were first published on the VK Forum on the 8th of December 2016. The WIA continues to assert that there are no concerns, even faced with written documentation to the contrary and has published a fact sheet entitled "WIA licence assessment system complies". At the heart of this lies a clause of the Deed between the WIA and the Government Regulator, the ACMA ...
    Posted Mar 15, 2017, 4:12 AM by News Team
  • 20170312 - VK5 Welcomes Lemmings to Handorf in May There's going to be a fantastic activity weekend for Lemmings and their partners at Hahndorf in South Australia that's from 19th to the 21st May 2017.Apart from the opportunity to catch up with or put faces to fellow Hams there are some great educational and fun activities planned.The radio clubs of South Australia have banded together to pool expertise and the program looks wonderful as they attempt to rekindle the magic of radio or at least leave you with a new interest that will enhance your enjoyment of our hobby.There is going to be the introduction of a new manual on low band operating , very topical as we descend to the base of sunspot activity ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2017, 9:26 PM by News Team
  • 20170312 - John Moyle Field Day - Logging with VKCL In preparing for the upcoming John Moyle Memorial Field Day contest, have you worked out how you are going to do your logging? There are a bunch of different awards up for grabs - but if you don't submit your log, you didn't really participate.You could always take a field book with you, or other scraps of paper, but why not use VKCL?VK Contest Log, more frequently known as VKCL, is a logging program produced in Australia by Mike, VK3AVV, to cater specifically for Australian radio contests. However, it also provides capability for a number of the bigger international contests. It produces a number of different log formats including Cabrillo, the bare bones logging format becoming popular ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2017, 4:33 AM by News Team
  • 20170312 - VK6WIA - NewsWest For Sunday, March 12, 2017 Welcome to Lemming News, brought to you by the team at WA Amateur Radio News.We really hope you enjoyed our election special last week - and thanks again to those whos contributions and collaboration allowed us to put it to air for you.As the West Australian State Government election winds down, the Wireless Institute of Australian Election continues. Have you voted yet? If for some reason you didn't receive your voting paper - be sure to contact the WIA as possible.So, onto this broadcast. We have an interesting variety for you this week:Some WIA Awards Information for you from Andrew VK6AS Highlights for the upcoming VK5 WIA AGM in HahndorfHAARP antenna experiment update from Alaska... YES ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2017, 3:33 AM by News Team
  • 20170307 - VK6RIB off the air VK6RIB (145.575 MHz), the Ham College Information Beacon which broadcasts the news and other Amateur Radio information on a two hour cycle is temporarily off air due to a tech fault. Ham college apologies for any inconvenience to our listeners and will rectify the problem as soon as possible.This and all other repeaters and their status are listed on the Repeater Page. We also maintain a Beacon Page.
    Posted Mar 6, 2017, 2:47 PM by News Team
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