20180325 - VK6WIA NewsWest for Sunday 25 March 2018 - Contest Edition [30:00]

posted Mar 24, 2018, 12:48 AM by Onno Benschop
In the news this week we take a closer look at contesting with updates from the CQWPX contest, Harry Angel 80m sprint, the International Museums Weekend and a wrap up from the John Moyle Memorial Field Day.

We have a contesting tip from Scott K9JY who encourages you to put your log in, even if you only made three contacts and we'll hear from Bob VK6POP on the road somewhere between here and the black stump, where no-news is good news, well, that's if you believe other news sources around the place.

If that's not enough to tickle your fancy, what about an excuse to visit a pub or a club with your amateur radio buddies, set up a station, drink beer, make contacts, did I mention the beer?

Speaking of nutrition, the Hills Amateur Radio Group is looking to feed you with their famous HARG burger at the HARGfest coming up, so check out Ray's Reminder.

Roy regales us with royalties from the region, or was that a different Roy, ours is helping you with the Weekly Helpline.

There's Ham College, the WA VHF Group, a survey, coax and connector losses and more.

Since 1931 this is NewsWest, amateur radio news for amateurs by amateurs right here, right now.

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As Glynn mentions, next week is the club focus edition of the news. We'd love to hear from your club. Send your story to newswest@vk6.net before noon on Friday.

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Producer: Onno VK6FLAB
Duration: 30:00