NewsWest January 05 2020 - Club Focus Edition

posted Jan 3, 2020, 3:07 AM by Bob Bristow
NewsWest is the VK6 Amateur Radio News, for Sunday 5th January, 2020.  Yep it’s 2020. The New Year festivities have been and gone, and we begin to deal with a new year.

NewsWest continues the tradition of providing Amateur Radio News Broadcasts to Amateur Radio Operators in Western Australia and beyond. You can listen to NewsWest on air, on demand and online. Find out how at our website, vk6 dot net.


Newswest this week is the Club Focus edition, and we have items from several clubs, even though most are to some degree in recess for the holidays. There’s the Club Focus series, Roy’s Helpline, over the back fence and more.

With the exception of Rip Van Winkle, Sleeping Beauty and other somnolents, you'd need to have been hiding under a rock for the last several weeks to not be aware of the bushfires that are affecting the whole country.  Spare a thought for those who have been displaced, rendered homeless, and suffered loss or even life. Spare a thought for those who fight the fires, those who support them, and those working in a wide variety of agencies providing support to the community.

There is a way you can help.  There are several appeals running, and your donation of any size will help make a difference. Cash donations are the best way to help, as the money will be spent in local businesses and keeps the local economy going.  Keep your old socks and jocks. Donate money.

NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to

You'll find links to resources on the 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 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 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, 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

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

Producer: Bob VK6POP