NewsWest for Sunday 14th July 2019 - History Edition

posted Jul 13, 2019, 2:22 AM by Glynn Davies
It’s HISTORY week - and we travel back 50 years to 1969.

We’ve got news on the 6m repeater - back ON AIR, RFI from the NBN, The 2m band and aviation proposals from France.
There’s reminders, of course - Roy’s Helpline, a note from Steve VK6SJ, and a whole lot more.

Also note a last minute message from Chris, VK3FY.
On Friday, he received a limited number of AMC Foundation, Standard, Advanced, Regulations and Practical exam packs.
He’ll be running assessments this Thursday night at 7pm in Osborne Park.
If you’re interested and want more details, please contact Chris sooned via e-mail -
Better hit the books...

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