NewsWest for Sunday 21st March 2021 - History of Amateur Radio

posted Mar 19, 2021, 5:17 AM by Bob Bristow
21 Mar 2021


NewsWest for Sunday 21st March, 2021 is the History edition.  I’m not sure how I should greet you this week, as in calendar terms, it’s been very busy.  


For starters it’s the John Moyle Field Day weekend, and depending on when you’re listening to the news, the contest would either be drawing to a close, or it’s all  over red rover and you’re collapsed in a heap at home. How did it go?


And then I’m not sure if I should have warned you about the Ides of March, sunk a Guinness in honour of St Patrick, Or welcome in the season of Autumn. Yesterday, 20th March, was the vernal equinox, which marks the beginning of the spring season in the Northern Hemisphere and the autumn season in the Southern Hemisphere.



Today we’re delving in the annals of history, and we’ve been digging up Amateur Radio stories from one hundred years ago, 1921. My father was three years old in 1921.


We’ve also got news about what's going on in Amateur Radio in Western Australia, Roy’s helpline, and more.


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.


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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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