NewsWest for Sunday 28th June 2020 - History of Amateur Radio Edition

posted Jun 26, 2020, 5:26 AM by Bob Bristow
June 28 2020

NewsWest for Sunday 28th June 2020 is the History of Amateur Radio edition, and we’re drawing on past copies of the Amateur Radio magazine from 1945 and 1934. 

Today I summarise things I’ve been saying about the Wireless Institute of Australia, and I ask you to listen carefully, as it’s important stuff to know if you’re at all concerned for the success of the Institute.

There’s silent key notice, and an item that I prepared before we became aware of the recent passing of Bob VK6BD, which discusses how we as hams could deal with acknowledgement of those from our ranks who have died.

There are more bits and pieces to keep you informed of what’s happening in Amateur Radio in Western Australia.

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Originating in Perth Western Australia NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News for listeners on-air, on-line and on-demand.

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