NewsWest for Sunday 12th January 2020 - History of Amateur Radio Edition

posted Jan 9, 2020, 9:37 PM by Bob Bristow   [ updated Jan 9, 2020, 9:38 PM ]
12 January 2020.

NewsWest for Sunday 12th January 2020 is the History of Amateur Radio edition, and accordingly we have some history stories to tell.  The feature article is about the fiftieth anniversary of the launch of Oscar-5, the first Australian satellite to be put into orbit. If you listen attentively you’ll find out why it’s called Oscar. 

There’s Roy’s Amateur Radio Helpline,  along with an item of news from RASA, and two late items for last week’s Club Focus, which failed to leave someone’s outbox.

The big announcement for this week is PerthTech. We have set the date for PerthTech 2020 as Saturday 2nd May, and we give you information about how you can be part of PerthTech

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