NewsWest for Sunday 20th December 2020 - History of Amateur Radio Edition. Ho. Ho.

posted Dec 18, 2020, 5:21 AM by Bob Bristow
20 December 2020

NewsWest for Sunday 20th December, 2020 is a history of Amateur Radio edition, including an interview with Phil, the guy at the Space museum in Carnarvon at the old space communication station, Amateur Radio resumes as a Christmas gift in 1945, there's a radio story from Antarctica, and if you’ve ever wondered how the time pips were generated for broadcast on 6WF way back when, we’ve got the story.


Roy presents his weekly Helpline, and there’s some Ham Radio Christmas poetry.


NewsWest is your Amateur Radio news service for the VK6 call area and beyond, available on air, online and on demand. Visit VK6 dot NET to find out how.


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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