Thank you for giving this publicity, CW operators would certainly be most happy to overcome what is almost a "great divide" between VK6 and the rest of Australia other than by random CQ, as there have been no Nets hitherto that bridged this gap, and this is what many of us would like to resolve.
There is a lack of things suited for VK6 in the area of CW for example the Sunday morning CW net on 40m is only usable in VK1-3 and sometimes VK4-5 and VK7 and other nets mentioned at www.vkcw.net/cwnets cater propagation- and time-wise only for central and eastern states.
In the CW survey I undertook which was published in September issue of Amateur Radio various VK6 amateurs had called for some nets and broadcasts that would be usable in VK6. This has been followed up, but few VK6 stations are checking or sending reports until now, perhaps unaware of what is now on offer, and could then be expanded with further improvements for VK6.
If you able to participate in ANY of the following, please do, we'd be very happy to hear from you with any feedback:
Any suggestions for a VK6 CW Net that can take place at a time convenient to VK6 radio amateurs would be welcome, even a local one which can then have some liaison check-ins to other nets. We would give any such net maximum publicity if anyone is interested in arranging it, I'd be happy to give tips and send recordings of how various CW nets function over in the east.
The full schedule of the CW QST broadcasts is shown at www.vkcw.net/qst
Please let me know if you might be able to participate in any of the above and/or kindly circulate this information among VK6 CW operators.
For those who may not have noticed it, a new "CW Today" column of several pages which I edit has started appearing in Amateur Radio magazine since October, which you may find interesting.
Anyone interested in CW Message handling practice will find www.vkcw.net/qst interesting
73 de Lou, VK5EEE