20180128 - VK6WIA - NewsWest for Sunday 28 February 2018 [26:59]

posted Jan 27, 2018, 12:05 AM by News Team

Contesting Special

In the news this week we take a closer look at contesting, upcoming activities, how to operate, a tip from Scott K9JY and  an update from Roy's Helpline. Bob hits the road on a grand tour of Australia with the first of his radio road reports and I take a look at what's involved in getting a WSPR station on the air.

This is NewsWest, amateur radio news since 1931 for shortwave listeners, radio amateurs and those interested in radio communications in their wide and varying contact with the rest of the world, on the Citizen Band, via narrow cast, community radio, the local repeater, on-line, on-air and on-demand.

This bulletin is produced by WA Amateur Radio News and this week I'm your host, Onno VK6FLAB.

If you hear anything that gets you interested and you're looking for the link, check out the home-page on the vk6.net website where you'll also find more information about amateur radio activities in and around Western Australia.

If you look at it today, you'll learn that next week at this time is the Peel Amateur Radio Group swapmeet in Mandurah, check the calendar for more information.

This news can also be heard via the VK6RIB repeater on 145.575 MHz on a rotating schedule and you can hear it on 77.4 MHz fm, not to mention repeaters and relays across most of Australia. Details of times and frequencies are on vk6.net

NewsWest is available on-line for your convenience and the links are published on the website, vk6.net.

We'd love to hear your feedback, your suggestions and comments and if you have news to share, a club activity to promote, like a swap-meet, an open day, a technical talk or a BBQ, then drop us a line, newswest@vk6.net is how you get in touch.

Callbacks are taken at the end of most broadcasts and if you don't hear one, take it yourself, ask for station callsigns listening and let us know how many people listened to the news. Send an email to newswest@vk6.net with the details and we'll update our logs.

Thanks to Jono VK6DF who reported via email that he heard our news via the VK6 10m repeater in Karratha.

Callbacks in the Riverina, Wagga Wagga, Bethungra, Tumut, Galore and Griffith are taken automatically by a recorder at the end of the news. We receive an mp3 with your voices and then transcribe the callsigns we hear. If you're wanting to register in those locations, you've got a window of 1 minute, so don't dawdle, give us your callsign phonetically and we'll be happy to hear you listened to this news. A special thanks to VK2JJJ who calls back regularly and VK2XSE who manages to sneak her call in on a Tuesday more often than not.

If you'd like to share your joy of amateur radio, you can. To broadcast this news is simplicity itself. Download the mp3 and play it on air. You can get as sophisticated as you like, some broadcasts are completely automatic, others are done manually with a computer hooked up to a convenient radio, it's entirely up to you. There is only one requirement, that is, you have to broadcast the news as-is, no edits, no summaries, no extracts, just the news as provided.

If you do get the urge to broadcast this news, and we encourage you to, drop us a line and we'll add your efforts to the broadcast schedule.

Look forward to your company again next week and thanks to Michelle, Glynn, Bob and Roy for their contributions this week. I'm Onno VK6FLAB.

Now get on air and make some noise.

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.

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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.

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

Our address is newswest@vk6.net

Producer: Onno VK6FLAB
Duration: [26:59]