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20180527 - VK6WIA NewsWest for Sunday, 27 May 2018 - Contesting Edition

posted May 25, 2018, 10:57 PM by News Team
In the news this week we find out about a new owner of the Western Australian Valve Bank which until now has been managed and maintained by Wayne VK6FT.

We hear from the WA VHF Group who have just reactivated their 5.7 and 10 GHz beacons and have some ZLPLL-based microwave beacon boards on display at their monthly meeting.

The Radio Amateur Society of Australia shares the news that the ACMA have released their Draft Five Year Spectrum Outlook and we have contesting galore in our monthly contesting special with the Winter UHF/VHF Field Day, the VK Shires, the Trans Tasman, the RD contest and the Alara Contest.

I'm Onno VK6FLAB and on behalf of WA Amateur Radio News, producers of NewsWest - Amateur Radio News since 1931 thanks for taking time out of your day to join us in Western Australia and far beyond, on-air, on-line and on-demand.

We start the news this week with the Wireless Institute of Australia who have started controversial expulsion proceedings towards several members and the news that members of Amateur Radio Victoria are extremely unhappy at the treatment of one of their members by the WIA.

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Originating in Perth Western Australia NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News for listeners on-air, on-line and on-demand.

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The main VK6 NewsWest broadcast occurs at 09:30 WST (01:30 UTC).

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Producer: Onno
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