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20181202 - VK6WIA NewsWest for Sunday, 2 December 2018 - Club Focus Edition

The theme for the NewsWest edition for the 2nd December is our club focus, as usual there’s lots more!

Thanks to an outstanding effort our club focus theme this week is well covered with reports from Ham College, the VHF group, the Southern Electronics Group, Northern Corridor Group and the Peel Group as well as from our club WA Amateur Radio News. The HARG sausage sizzle was a great success as you will hear from the variety of external sound effects during Dan’s outside broadcast interview with another well known amateur.

All our usual segments are present and this includes a reminder from Clive VK6CSW about the RAOTC December Broadcast.

Producer Andrew VK6AS. Duration 30:11

If you have questions or comments, feedback, good or bad, the address is newswest@vk6.net.

You'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 to join in, you can. Send an email to newswest@vk6.net and we'll be happy to respond. Send your stories, tall or true, audio production, scripts, events, updates, membership information, meeting announcements, AGM alerts, contests, swap-meets and more to us and we'll happily present your contribution on-air.

Please register your callback, either on-air, or on-line. Visit vk6.net and click on the callback button. You can also subscribe to our announcement list and we'll let you know when the news is hot off the press.

Originating in Perth Western Australia NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News for listeners on-air, on-line and on-demand.

You can tune into this news on-air across many amateur frequencies, download the show from vk6.net or subscribe via your favourite podcast application, whichever way you're listening, whether you're a licensed radio amateur or not, experienced or just a beginner, old or young, thanks for being here and thanks for joining us.

Get your copy: http://vk6.net/news/

NewsWest is broadcast and relayed across VK6 and far beyond by many transmitters and operators. Details can be found on vk6.net.

The main VK6 NewsWest broadcast occurs at 09:30 WST (01:30 UTC).

If you'd like to broadcast this news in your local area, you can. There are no restrictions on broadcasting NewsWest, other than that you must broadcast it as supplied without any modification.

We ask that broadcasters advise us that they're transmitting the news.

We look forward to hearing callbacks from the new network when it goes live!

Our address is newswest@vk6.net

Producer: Andrew

NewsWest for Sunday 17th February 2019 New Hams Edition

posted Feb 15, 2019, 4:48 AM by Bob Bristow

This week’s theme is new amateurs. Dan has an intriguing segment on how to improve your audio that should be of interest all new to the hobby or old timers and Bob and I bring you items relating to new hams as well.

There is an update on the change of provider for assessments and callsign recommendations.


We will update you on PerthTech planning progress, enrolments and continue to encourage you to buy tickets in the raffle, that ensures that the event is free to participants! And of course there are all our usual weekly items.


NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.net


You'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 to join in, you can. Send an email to newswest@vk6.net and we'll be happy to respond. Send your stories, tall or true, audio production, scripts, events, updates, membership information, meeting announcements, AGM alerts, contests, swap-meets and more to us and we'll happily present your contribution on-air.


Please register your callback, either on-air, or on-line. Visit vk6.net and click on the callback button. You can also subscribe to our announcement list and we'll let you know when the news is hot off the press.


Originating in Perth Western Australia NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News for listeners on-air, on-line and on-demand.


NewsWest audio (mp3) is available for download from our website, vk6.net. Click on the “LISTEN” tab.

If you're unable to listen to the aired broadcast, an mp3 version of the news is available for download below (or you can subscribe to the XML / Podcast feed:  http://newswest.podbean.com/feed.xml - or simply search for "Newswest" at any of the major Podcatcher sites).  Thanks to Ed DD5LP


Whichever way you're listening, whether you're a licensed radio amateur or not, experienced or just a beginner, old or young, thanks for being here and thanks for joining us.


Get your copy: http://vk6.net/news/


NewsWest is broadcast and relayed across VK6 and far beyond by many transmitters and operators. Details can be found on vk6.net.


The main VK6 NewsWest broadcast occurs at 09:30 WST (01:30 UTC).


If you'd like to broadcast this news in your local area, you can. There are no restrictions on broadcasting NewsWest, other than that you must broadcast it as supplied without any modification.


We ask that broadcasters advise us that they're transmitting the news.


Our address is newswest@vk6.net


Producer Andrew VK6AS


NewsWest 10th February 2019 History of A.R. Edition.

posted Feb 8, 2019, 4:00 PM by Bob Bristow

This week’s theme is history,  We have items on an early radio club in the Perth Hills, a search for German aviators and a story on “number stations”

We will update you on PerthTech and encourage you to buy tickets in our raffle!  We continue to encourage all those interested to register by following the link on VK6.net to trybooking.com


And of course there are all our usual weekly items as well with advertisements for upcoming events including a QRP event on the river and the like.


NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.net

You'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 to join in, you can. Send an email to newswest@vk6.net and we'll be happy to respond. Send your stories, tall or true, audio production, scripts, events, updates, membership information, meeting announcements, AGM alerts, contests, swap-meets and more to us and we'll happily present your contribution on-air.


Please register your callback, either on-air, or on-line. Visit vk6.net and click on the callback button. You can also subscribe to our announcement list and we'll let you know when the news is hot off the press.


Originating in Perth Western Australia NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News for listeners on-air, on-line and on-demand.


NewsWest audio (mp3) is available for download from our website, vk6.net. Click on the “LISTEN” tab.

If you're unable to listen to the aired broadcast, an mp3 version of the news is available for download below (or you can subscribe to the XML / Podcast feed:  http://newswest.podbean.com/feed.xml - or simply search for "Newswest" at any of the major Podcatcher sites).  Thanks to Ed DD5LP


Whichever way you're listening, whether you're a licensed radio amateur or not, experienced or just a beginner, old or young, thanks for being here and thanks for joining us.


Get your copy: http://vk6.net/news/


NewsWest is broadcast and relayed across VK6 and far beyond by many transmitters and operators. Details can be found on vk6.net.


The main VK6 NewsWest broadcast occurs at 09:30 WST (01:30 UTC).


If you'd like to broadcast this news in your local area, you can. There are no restrictions on broadcasting NewsWest, other than that you must broadcast it as supplied without any modification.


We ask that broadcasters advise us that they're transmitting the news.


Our address is newswest@vk6.net


Producer Andrew VK6AS


NewsWest for Sunday 3rd February 2019 Club Focus Edition

posted Feb 1, 2019, 6:19 PM by Bob Bristow

NewsWest for Sunday third February 2019 is now available for download, and it’s Club Focus time this week.  We take a look at what Amateur Radio Clubs are doing around Western Australia.

But that’s not all. Andrew is freshly back from Tasmania and he brings us an exclusive report on the future of Amateur Radio Training and Assessments and the relevant announcement by the ACMA  


We also have updates on PerthTech and the raffle, and there’s more information and booking links at vk6.net.  We’ve got Roy’s Helpline and a report from RASA via Chris vk3qb .


NewsWest is available on air, online and on demand.  Podcast is back! Find out how you can listen to NewsWest at vk6.net


NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News, Inc.


Our email address is newswest@vk6.net.


Producer:  Bob VK6POP

Duration:   33:04


Newswest for Sunday 27th January 2019

posted Jan 25, 2019, 2:52 AM by Bob Bristow   [ updated Jan 25, 2019, 2:53 AM ]

This week’s theme is contesting and we have ideas on setting up a portable station, details on contesting champions and segments to get you thinking about taking part in the John Moyle field day, a world wide rtty contest, the commonwealth contest for cw or the arrl dx ssb competition.

We will update you on PerthTech and encourage you to spend your hard earned in our raffle!  Denis has information on VHF beacons and Allen reminds us of the valuable work of the Radio and electronics school.  And of course there are all our usual weekly items as well with advertisements for upcoming events and the like.

NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News, Inc, and provides Amateur Radio news relevant to Western Australian Amateur Radio operators and other interested hobbyists.

NewsWest audio (mp3) is available for download from our website, vk6.net. Click on the “LISTEN” tab.

If you're unable to listen to the aired broadcast, an mp3 version of the news is available for download below (or you can subscribe to the XML / Podcast feed:  http://newswest.podbean.com/feed.xml - or simply search for "Newswest" at any of the major Podcatcher sites).  Thanks to Ed DD5LP

NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.net


You'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 to join in, you can. Send an email to newswest@vk6.net and we'll be happy to respond. Send your stories, tall or true, audio production, scripts, events, updates, membership information, meeting announcements, AGM alerts, contests, swap-meets and more to us and we'll happily present your contribution on-air.


Please register your callback, either on-air, or on-line. Visit vk6.net and click on the callback button. You can also subscribe to our announcement list and we'll let you know when the news is hot off the press.


Originating in Perth Western Australia NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News for listeners on-air, on-line and on-demand.


Whichever way you're listening, whether you're a licensed radio amateur or not, experienced or just a beginner, old or young, thanks for being here and thanks for joining us.


Get your copy: http://vk6.net/news/


NewsWest is broadcast and relayed across VK6 and far beyond by many transmitters and operators. Details can be found on vk6.net.


The main VK6 NewsWest broadcast occurs at 09:30 WST (01:30 UTC).


If you'd like to broadcast this news in your local area, you can. There are no restrictions on broadcasting NewsWest, other than that you must broadcast it as supplied without any modification.


We ask that broadcasters advise us that they're transmitting the news.


Our address is newswest@vk6.net


Producer Andrew VK6AS


NewsWest for Sunday 20th January 2019 New Amateurs Edition

posted Jan 18, 2019, 4:51 AM by Bob Bristow

This week is all about new amateurs.  We welcome those new to the hobby and have suggestions of how to enter at foundation level or to improve your privileges and responsibilities.  Bob brings you the latest epistle in his new hams segment. There’s an update on the 2 by 1 callsign matter. A VK6 volunteer has returned from the scout jamboree and there is information from the Southern electronics group.  Dan returns with another interview and there’s information on a crowd funding effort.

We will update you on PerthTech and encourage you to spend your hard earned in our raffle! And of course there are all our usual weekly items as well with advertisements for upcoming events and the like.


Producer Andrew VK6AS


NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News, Inc, and provides Amateur Radio news relevant to Western Australian Amateur Radio operators and other interested hobbyists.

NewsWest audio (mp3) is available for download from our website, vk6.net. Click on the “LISTEN” tab.

NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.net


You'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 to join in, you can. Send an email to newswest@vk6.net and we'll be happy to respond. Send your stories, tall or true, audio production, scripts, events, updates, membership information, meeting announcements, AGM alerts, contests, swap-meets and more to us and we'll happily present your contribution on-air.


Please register your callback, either on-air, or on-line. Visit vk6.net and click on the callback button. You can also subscribe to our announcement list and we'll let you know when the news is hot off the press.


Originating in Perth Western Australia NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News for listeners on-air, on-line and on-demand.


You can tune into this news on-air across many amateur frequencies, download the show from vk6.net or subscribe via your favourite podcast application, whichever way you're listening, whether you're a licensed radio amateur or not, experienced or just a beginner, old or young, thanks for being here and thanks for joining us.


Get your copy: http://vk6.net/news/


NewsWest is broadcast and relayed across VK6 and far beyond by many transmitters and operators. Details can be found on vk6.net.


The main VK6 NewsWest broadcast occurs at 09:30 WST (01:30 UTC).


If you'd like to broadcast this news in your local area, you can. There are no restrictions on broadcasting NewsWest, other than that you must broadcast it as supplied without any modification.


We ask that broadcasters advise us that they're transmitting the news.


Our address is newswest@vk6.net


NewsWest for Sunday 13th January 2019 History of A.R. Edition

posted Jan 12, 2019, 12:02 AM by Bob Bristow

In NewsWest for Sunday 13th January 2019 we look into  Amateur Radio History, and we’ve got some interesting snippets for you from way back.

There’s more exciting news about PerthTech on 2nd March. We tell you who’s presenting, and give details of the dinner afterwards.  


We announce the major prize in our super raffle. It’s good stuff, and you won’t want to miss it.  And as usual, Roy will regale us with Helpline


The team this week is Andrew, Dan, Neil and Roy, and for my sins I’m the producer. I’m Bob VK6POP, and let’s get  on with it.


NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News, Inc, and provides Amateur Radio news relevant to Western Australian Amateur Radio operators and other interested hobbyists.  


NewsWest audio (mp3) is available for download from our website, vk6.net .   Click on the “LISTEN” tab.


NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme.   You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.net


20190106 NewsWest for Sunday 6th January Club Focus Edition

posted Jan 4, 2019, 4:49 AM by Bob Bristow   [ updated Jan 4, 2019, 4:56 AM ]

Welcome to NewsWest for 6th January.

Happy New year from the VK6 Amateur Radio News team. This week is about clubs and we have reports from the VHF group, the Peel Group, the WA Repeater Group and Ham College.

There is some information about the potential introduction of 2 by 1 contesting call signs, digital developments and a further reminder to get on air and contact the scout jamboree at tailem Bend in VK5.


Another first is an interview from Dan conducted on air using Echolink, well worth a listen.


Of major significance is that WA Amateur Radio News has decided to run the PerthTech event in 2019,and we have initial details of this for you to put into your diary.


There is our usual weekly events section,  and of course Roy’s helpline.


Producer: Andrew. Contact us: newswest@vk6.net


20181230 - VK6WIA NewsWest for Sunday, 30 December 2018 -Special New Year Edition

posted Nov 16, 2018, 2:52 AM by Bob Bristow   [ updated Dec 28, 2018, 6:18 PM ]

NewsWest for 30th December 2019 is the final edition for 2018. It’s a special programme to look at what we got up to and what’s ahead of us.

If you have questions or comments, feedback, good or bad, the address is newswest@vk6.net.

You'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 to join in, you can. Send an email to newswest@vk6.net and we'll be happy to respond. Send your stories, tall or true, audio production, scripts, events, updates, membership information, meeting announcements, AGM alerts, contests, swap-meets and more to us and we'll happily present your contribution on-air.

Please register your callback, either on-air, or on-line. Visit vk6.net and click on the callback button. You can also subscribe to our announcement list and we'll let you know when the news is hot off the press.

Originating in Perth Western Australia NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News for listeners on-air, on-line and on-demand.

You can tune into this news on-air across many amateur frequencies, download the show from vk6.net or subscribe via your favourite podcast application, whichever way you're listening, whether you're a licensed radio amateur or not, experienced or just a beginner, old or young, thanks for being here and thanks for joining us.

Get your copy: http://vk6.net/news/

NewsWest is broadcast and relayed across VK6 and far beyond by many transmitters and operators. Details can be found on vk6.net.

The main VK6 NewsWest broadcast occurs at 09:30 WST (01:30 UTC).

If you'd like to broadcast this news in your local area, you can. There are no restrictions on broadcasting NewsWest, other than that you must broadcast it as supplied without any modification.

We ask that broadcasters advise us that they're transmitting the news.

Our address is newswest@vk6.net

Producer: Bob

20181111 - VK6WIA NewsWest for Sunday, 11 November 2018 - History of AR Edition

posted Nov 8, 2018, 7:31 PM by Bob Bristow   [ updated Nov 8, 2018, 7:40 PM ]

NewsWest for 11th November is on Remembrance Day. A century ago, at 0600, the representatives of the countries involved signed the declaration that would end the war five hours later at eleven am.

By a very fitting coincidence, today’s NewsWest programme is about the history of Amateur Radio, and we will regale you with tall tales and true of the history of our hobby.

As the first broadcast of this bulletin goes to air at 0600 on Sunday, the WA Aamateu Radio News team will be at Blackboy Hill, taking a break in the VI6PAX activation to observe the commemoration of the centenary of signing of the treaty, to the sound of a piper playing “when the battle’s o’er”, a popular tune used for beating the retreat, or to sound the end of the day for soldiers within barracks.

So on with the programme - Ahead we’ve got Roy’s helpline, Dan has another interesting interview, and there’s some news from clubs about what they’ve been up to or are about to get up to.

If you have questions or comments, feedback, good or bad, the address is newswest@vk6.net.

You'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 to join in, you can. Send an email to newswest@vk6.net and we'll be happy to respond. Send your stories, tall or true, audio production, scripts, events, updates, membership information, meeting announcements, AGM alerts, contests, swap-meets and more to us and we'll happily present your contribution on-air.

Please register your callback, either on-air, or on-line. Visit vk6.net and click on the callback button. You can also subscribe to our announcement list and we'll let you know when the news is hot off the press.

Originating in Perth Western Australia NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News for listeners on-air, on-line and on-demand.

You can tune into this news on-air across many amateur frequencies, download the show from vk6.net or subscribe via your favourite podcast application, whichever way you're listening, whether you're a licensed radio amateur or not, experienced or just a beginner, old or young, thanks for being here and thanks for joining us.

Get your copy: http://vk6.net/news/

NewsWest is broadcast and relayed across VK6 and far beyond by many transmitters and operators. Details can be found on vk6.net.

The main VK6 NewsWest broadcast occurs at 09:30 WST (01:30 UTC).

If you'd like to broadcast this news in your local area, you can. There are no restrictions on broadcasting NewsWest, other than that you must broadcast it as supplied without any modification.

We ask that broadcasters advise us that they're transmitting the news.

We look forward to hearing callbacks from the new network when it goes live!

Our address is newswest@vk6.net

Producer: Bob
Duration: 28:35

20181104 - VK6WIA NewsWest for Sunday, 4 November 2018 - Club Focus Edition

posted Nov 1, 2018, 11:21 PM by Bob Bristow

Newswest for Sunday 4th November 2018 is the Club Focus edition . Andrew VK6AS is the producer for this week

This is a busy edition where we attempt to focus on clubs with notices of upcoming activities by the Peel and Hills groups as well as a special call sign activation by the NewsWest team

There’s a report on Ham College activity and Clive VK6CSW promotes the RAOTC

Dan VK6NAD has another fascinating interview and we have a look at what happens after you call back in response to listening to this news, then there’s Roys helpline of course!

If you have questions or comments, feedback, good or bad, the address is newswest@vk6.net.

You'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 to join in, you can. Send an email to newswest@vk6.net and we'll be happy to respond. Send your stories, tall or true, audio production, scripts, events, updates, membership information, meeting announcements, AGM alerts, contests, swap-meets and more to us and we'll happily present your contribution on-air.

Please register your callback, either on-air, or on-line. Visit vk6.net and click on the callback button. You can also subscribe to our announcement list and we'll let you know when the news is hot off the press.

Originating in Perth Western Australia NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News for listeners on-air, on-line and on-demand.

You can tune into this news on-air across many amateur frequencies, download the show from vk6.net or subscribe via your favourite podcast application, whichever way you're listening, whether you're a licensed radio amateur or not, experienced or just a beginner, old or young, thanks for being here and thanks for joining us.

Get your copy: http://vk6.net/news/

NewsWest is broadcast and relayed across VK6 and far beyond by many transmitters and operators. Details can be found on vk6.net.

The main VK6 NewsWest broadcast occurs at 09:30 WST (01:30 UTC).

If you'd like to broadcast this news in your local area, you can. There are no restrictions on broadcasting NewsWest, other than that you must broadcast it as supplied without any modification.

We ask that broadcasters advise us that they're transmitting the news.

Our address is newswest@vk6.net

Producer: Andrew

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