NewsWest for Sunday 10th January 2021 - Contesting Edition

posted Jan 7, 2021, 11:13 PM by Bob Bristow
10 Jan 2021


NewsWest for Sunday 10th January 2021 is the contesting edition.


There’s information about four Aussie and International contests coming up in the next month or two, especially we encourage you to think about how you might tackle the John Moyle Memorial Field Day in March, remembering that last year we had to pull the plug on many planned activities for that weekend.


There’s a comment from Glenn VK4DU about the recent unilateral changes by the ACMA to the callsign prefixes in relation to the State number, I remark about the current state of Solar Cycle 25 and comment on Amateur Radio in Emergency Communications. And of course we cap off the programme with Roy’s Helpline.


And there’s  more, on NewsWest, providing Western Australian Amateur Radio news to Amateurs in the VK6 call area and beyond.

NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to 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.


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


NewsWest audio (mp3) is available for download from our website, vk6.net. Click on the “LISTEN” tab.


For Podcast simply search for "Newswest" on any of the major Podcatcher sites. Thanks to Ed DD5LP


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


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