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20180408 NewsWest

posted Apr 7, 2018, 6:48 AM by Bob Bristow   [ updated Apr 7, 2018, 6:50 AM ]
20180408 VK6WIA NewsWest for Sunday 8th April 2018.
Welcome to NewsWest. It’s been a week since we devoured more hot cross buns and easter eggs than were good for us.   Doesnt time fly? It’s also a week since My wife and I arrived home from eight weeks on the road. Having unpacked, cleaned, repaired and stowed the gear etc etc, I’m bushed and ready for a rest.

This week I promise you no humbug, trickery, chicanery or deceit.  I did hear one person during the week asking on air “is it true that Foundation licencees……?”.  April always gets off to a good start, and thanks everyone for being good sports.


Instead of April tomfoolery, this week we’re taking a look at Amateur Radio history including an account of past Amateur Radio News as recalled by Don Graham, a glimpse of Radio communications in world war one, and an account of the history of VK6RLM repeater.  We’ll be congratulating a group of Aussies for taking out the top position in a recent international contest, and of course we have our regular weekly spot from Onno, Roy is having the week off. and of course we’ll tell you who’s meeting and when.


(Newswest is produced by volunteer members of WA Amateur Radio News.  The content of our news programmes comes from a variety of sources, and may not reflect the views of the Wireless Institute of Australia, or WA Amateur Radio News.  NewsWest is produced and presented in the open spirit of Amateur Radio.)


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


On behalf of the team here at WA Amateur Radio News, thanks for taking the time to tune in, on-air, on-line or on-demand, it's great to have your company.


As Glynn mentions, next week is the New Amateurs edition of the news, where we welsome and encourage those who are new to the hobby, or have recently returned. We'd love to hear from you about your experiences as a new ham. Send your story to newswest@vk6.net before noon on Friday.


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.



Our address is newswest@vk6.net



Producer: Bob VK6POP

Duration: 28:20


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