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 attempt to explain what an audit is about and how it is performed. Which reminds me, you will have noted the announcement that the WIA office was closed for some days this week so that the audit could take place. That's is strange as I have had an email exchange with the auditor in the last few days. He informed me that only a planning meeting had so far happened, I wonder what was actually occurring at WIA HQ? No doubt time will tell.
Thanks for listening to this edition of the news. Please keep information on AR activities coming in to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be active on social and other media but above all make some noise, get on air!
Thanks go to the contributors to this bulletin, in all forms of media, Onno, Glynn, Roy and others who have provided us with information.
If you haven't got your postal vote in to the WIA you had better get a wiggle on. You may need to consider express post in view of the current delay in delivery times for snail mail to the eastern states
Have a safe week ahead and the team looks forward to bringing you a further bulletin of NewsWest next week.
As usual Onno has lots of interesting stuff to tell us so off we go...
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