NewsWest for Sunday 15th March 2020 - New Amateurs Edition

posted Mar 13, 2020, 5:38 PM by Bob Bristow
15 March 2020

NewsWest for Sunday 15th March 2020 is the New Amateurs edition, and we will recognise newcomers to Amateur Radio in Western Australia, or who have upgraded.  In case you havent noticed, today is the Ides of March. Should we be wary of assassination? Perhaps. Stay tuned.

We take a look at how the pandemic may affect Amateur Radio events, Dan interviews Gary VK6OD

There are some last minute comments and reminders about next weekend’s John Moyle Memorial Field Day. and Andrew gives us an update on the ACMA’s Curriculum Review project concerning the Foundation License syllabus, and there’s Roy with his weekly round of Helpline.

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

You'll find links to resources on the 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 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 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, 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.

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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.

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Producer: Bob VK6POP