NewsWest for Sunday 1st March 2020 - Club Focus Edition

posted Feb 28, 2020, 6:38 AM by Bob Bristow

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NewsWest for  Sunday 1st March 2020 is the Club Focus edition, and we have news from several Western Australian clubs.

There’s some information from the Australian Communications and Media Authority that’s been brought to our attention concerning reciprocal licenses, which may affect those Aussie residents who obtained an Australian Amateur Radio license on the strength of holding a license from another country.


Along with the regular weekly items there’s Club Focus the series where we take a look at your club’s spark emitter, we discuss a recent bullying episode, and after some questions were asked online during the week, we give you an update on Amateur Radio nets operating around Perth. 


Welcome to autumn. Summer certainly went out with a bang. We had nearly a week of thunderstorms and rain.  Summer thunderstorms aren’t uncommon, however I really can’t recall such a prolonged run of storms every day.  I’ve had my antennas disconnected since after the news broadcast last Sunday evening.


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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