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20180617 - VK6WIA NewsWest for Sunday, 17 June 2018 - New Amateurs Edition

posted Jun 15, 2018, 9:23 PM by News Team

New to Amateur Radio, this show is for YOU!

This week, new amateur calls on air, a new FreeDV on-air net, courses, contests and calendar updates and that's just to whet your appetite.

Also in this news a reminder about the ACMA consultation, F-troop, tips for New Hams, a Welcome to the Hobby, courses, contests and more. I can tell you that Roy is back. He's still in hospital, getting better and still exhibiting is irrepressible sense of humour. As I said to Roy, on Friday, "I'd tell you to break a leg, but then you're likely to take that literally." - Good to have you back.

On behalf of WA Amateur Radio News, producers of NewsWest, Amateur Radio News in Western Australia since 1931, thanks for joining us.

This news is heard on-air, on-line and on-demand, check for details.

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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.

You can tune into this news on-air across many amateur frequencies, download the show from 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

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.

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

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Producer: Onno VK6FLAB
Duration: 28:17