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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 21st April 2019 - New Amateurs Edition

posted by Bob Bristow

NewsWest is heard across Western Australia and the rest of Australia and in other interesting places around the world.

Firstly, Easter greetings from the team here at WA amateur Radio News,  and we hope your extra long weekend is all that you want it to be.


Today we’re giving information and advice to New and potential Amateurs, WIA Director Harry gives some information about and encouragement to go to the WIA’ AGM and conference in Sydney, and we’ve got a true, honest to goodness, we wouldnt tell you a lie, story about Easter Bunny.


On Thursday it’s ANZAC Day, where the country pauses to remember the sacrifice made by many, and the lasting impact of war on our lives.   Australian Amateur Radio operators may use the special AX prefix in their callsign on ANZAC Day, replacing the “VK” with “AX”.


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.


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.


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:Bob

Duration 26:23


NewsWest Sunday 14th February 2019 History of Amateur Radio Edition

posted Apr 12, 2019, 8:14 PM by Bob Bristow

This week we take a trip down memory lane, looking at what made Amateur Radio news way back when.   

As well as hearing about what happened several decades ago, you’ll  hear about what’s coming up in VK6 Land in the near future. Yep you guessed it, this week we’re a veritable time machine.


But there’s no time like the present, and today is HARGFest day, so if you hadn’t thought about going to HargFest, jump on your bike and make your way to Gladys Road, Lesmurdie, because that’s where the action is today.


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.


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.


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:


Newswest for Sunday 7th April 2019 Club Focus Edition

posted Apr 7, 2019, 3:27 AM by Bob Bristow


It’s club focus this week and as well as the usual reports we have an intriguing piece on the role amateurs play in car rally safety. 

 

Hargfest is on next weekend and we remind you of the resurrection of the Jim Rumble perpetual trophy, news from Ham College, the WA VHF group, the Northern Corridor Radio Group and an update on CW from Dan.  Of course, there is Roy’s helpline and our usual segments.

 

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.

 

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.

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 31st March.

posted Mar 29, 2019, 5:00 AM by Bob Bristow

NewsWest is the news programme by, for and about Radio Amateurs.  

Usually we have a four weekly rotation of themes, but when there’s a fifth Sunday in the month we have a fallow week and so there is a mix of material.  We have a couple of segments relating to the Australian Maritime College and assessments and assessors. There is Clive’s RAOTC announcement aimed at VK6 and of course Roy’s helpline.  Dan has caught up with Phil VK6SO with a discussion about CW. There’s a reminder to let the team at the SEG know if you intend to go to the Katanning HamFeast, further details of the QRP hours contest, a revitalised VK6 perpetual trophy and a reminder that tomorrow is the first of April.


Hot off the press are congratulations to Brian  who has just been granted VK6FBMA, what’s so special about that well he is the first call sign to have been allocated after completing his AMC assessments and processed by the ACMA, welcome to the hobby Brian.


Mike, VK6FMLS the latest author and contributor to Newswest and he provides us with a cautionary tale asking what is remote and what would you do in an emergency?


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.


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.

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 24th March 2019 - Contesting Edition

posted Mar 21, 2019, 9:21 PM by Bob Bristow

In NewsWest this week,  we take a look at contesting, including a wrap of the John Moyle Contest, and we tell you what’s happening around the traps in the coming week, and as usual there’s Roy’s Helpline.  

NewsWest is the weekly Amateur Radio News for the VK6 Call Area, and it can be heard on air, online and on demand via podcast. Visit vk6 dot net to see the broadcast schedule and how to download, listen online via podcast.


I’m Bob VK6POP, the producer this week. And the team is Andrew and Roy, with guest appearances by Randall and Mike.


Duration: 24:15


NewsWest for 17th March 2019, New Hams edition

posted Mar 17, 2019, 2:19 AM by Bob Bristow

NewsWest
 for 17th  March 2019, New Hams edition

NewsWest is the news programme by, for and about Radio Amateurs.  

This week’s theme is focussed on new hams and apart from the usual announcements and regular series we have two interviews letting  you how two well known amateurs got started and have progressed in the hobby.  

There is news from and about the Australian maritime College, a band plan update, news on upcoming events and an item on interference that has been in the national press.

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 March 2019 History and PerthTech Review

posted Mar 7, 2019, 11:47 PM by Bob Bristow

 NewsWest is the VK6 news programme by, for and about Radio Amateurs.  


Today’s focus is on history, however we’ll go a bit light on History so we can  give you a wrap on the very successful PerthTech, which was last weekend. We have received glowing feedback from those who attended.

Roy’s weekly Helpline, which has been running for over thirty years now, and is still going strong, will help you buy or sell pre loved amateur equipment, and Roy has a full complement of goodies for you this week.


There’s a press release from the Radio Amateur Society of Australia  concerning revisions to the Australian band plan.


Unfortunately we also have a silent key announcement, with the passing of Bert, formerly VK6ME.  


NewsWest is produced by WA amateur Radio News, and broadcasts originate on the NewsWest linked repeater network in Perth, and on various relays and broadcasts on HF and on Western Australian rural, and interstate repeaters.


NewsWest is available for download at vk6.net/news and also via podcast.


Our email address is newswest@vk6.net

Producer: Bob VK6POP

Duration:  30:00


NewsWest for Sunday 3rd March 2019 Club Focus Edition

posted Feb 28, 2019, 5:45 PM by Bob Bristow   [ updated Feb 28, 2019, 5:47 PM ]

This week’s theme focus is on clubs and it is great that we have had so much response.  Thanks to everyone who has put together an item for us for the news, we know it takes time and effort but the real advantage is that you get to hear different voices and just not the same old, same old!


Perthtech has been and gone and we all look forward to the John Moyle and the resumption of normal service as far as radio examinations go.  Wearing another hat I am always promoting Ham College but Allen VK6XL will again remind us of the Radio and electronics school, a great education provider most especially for those not with easy access to ham college and those whose circumstances make regular attendance difficult.  We can’t advertise, but I can report that I did my standard with Ron’s RES and achieved a great result. Follow Ron’s instructions and all will go well.


Of course we have our usual suspects and features, QRP on the Island is on at 3pm today so listen for details of that and Clive reminds you about the RAOTC broadcasts.


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.


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


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