NewsWest for Sunday 22nd March 2020

posted Mar 20, 2020, 2:23 AM by acsmith54

Well this has been a week dominated by Covid-19 and attempts to mitigate spread of the virus both here and world-wide.  Our hobby is often seen to be already to significantly self-isolating but yes we do like to be both educated and to have social contacts and so, unfortunately a fair part of this bulletin is notices of cancellations of meetings and events.


On a positive note there is already a reversal swing that is to actually get meetings working on the medium that we should be using that is, on air.  There are already many local and international nets available, but we are sure at NewsWest, clubs will soon be getting new nets up and running and we hope that they’ll keep us informed so we can publicise them to you, our audience. There’s information on assistance on this and running virtual meetings as well.


This week is our contesting edition and we have four items relating to contests that are in the offing but for club focus next week we would like to hear of how your club or you as a self-distancing individual got on during the John Moyle and don’t forget to put in that log or all your efforts were in vain.


We are not professional journalists, but our standards are high.  We do not put to air gossip or non-factual information, more on this in this edition from Bob.


All the usual segments are included, including some interesting information on changes to call sign prefix designators flagged by discussions at the ACMA and the continued wishes of our regulator to devolve Amateur Radio matters to the sector.


Oh, and by the way no Banjos this week!


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