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  • NewsWest for Sunday 16th August 2020 - Club Focus Edition 16 Aug 2020NewsWest for Sunday 16th August 2020 is the Club Focus edition, bringing you news from clubs around Western Australia.As well as news and  information from clubs, there’s an instalment of the Club Focus series of short talks, news from RASA,  and Roy’s Helpline.Newswest is editorially independent and is brought to you by the team at WA Amateur Radio News, continuing the tradition of Amateur Radio news in Western Australia which began in 1931.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.netYou'll find links to resources on the vk6.net website where you'll also find information on where to hear the news ...
    Posted Aug 14, 2020, 5:45 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest Sunday 9th August 2020 - Contesting Edition 09 Aug 2020News west for Sunday the 9th of August 2020is the contesting edition.NewsWest is brought to you by vk6 Amateur Radio News, and we have a jam packed program for you this week containing news updates and information on upcoming events including the NCRG car boot sale, upcoming contests including next week’s RD contest, an engaging interview by Jeff FK6FJLM and other breaking news.The team this week is Jeff, Bob, Mike, Roy, Cassie and this week your producer is Dan VK6NADNewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.netYou'll find links to resources on the vk6.net website where you'll also find information ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2020, 11:15 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest Sunday 2nd August 2020 - New Amateurs Edition 2020 08 02NewsWest for Sunday 2nd August 2020 is the New Amateurs episode, where we welcome those who are new to the hobby, and provide information that new Hams may find useful.Although next week is our contesting edition, we’ve given the Remembrance Day contest a thorough airing today because the contest is only a couple of weeks off.This week the regulator, the ACMA, made some important announcements concerning changes to callsign structure and other things that impact on Amateurs in Australia, and we have comments on those.Clive reminds us of the RAOTC on air meeting coming up, and Roy regales us with Helpline. And there’s more. NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You ...
    Posted Jul 31, 2020, 12:48 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 26 July 2020 - History of A.R. Edition 20200726NewsWest for Sunday 26th July 2020is the History of Amateur Radio Edition, with items of historical interest from the Amateur Radio Magazine of July 1950.  Without a computer or internet in sight, the magazine was produced every month. But it wasnt all smooth sailing as you’ll hear later.There’s news from Alan VK4SN, contest manager for the Trans Tasman and Remembrance Day contests with information about both, and we’ve got Roy’s helpline, and an announcement from WA amateur Radio News about the RD Contest, which is only weeks away..The team this week is Mike VK6KMS, Roy VK6XV, Jeff VK6FJLM and myself Bob VK6POP the NewsWest producer.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You ...
    Posted Jul 24, 2020, 4:24 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 19th July 2020 - Club Focus Edition 20200719 NewsWest for Sunday 19th July 2020 is the Club focus edition where we offer space to Amateur Radio clubs  to promote themselves, their achievements and their activities.As well as club news, we have the Club Focus series, reminders about the WIA AGM, RASA’s new magazine and podcast, Roy’s Helpine and a story on the marketing of Andalusian Brown Striped Pumpkins.All of this, and there’s usually more, on NewsWest - NewsWest has been produced for Western Australian Amateurs since 1931, and can be heard across Australia and internationally.  At our vk6 dot net website you can discover how many ways you can hear Newswest, from podcast to broadcast, we’re there to be heard.NewsWest invites ...
    Posted Jul 17, 2020, 5:34 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 12th July - Contesting Edition 12 July 2020NewsWest for Sunday 12th July 2020 is the contesting edition of NewsWest, which is pretty timely because there’s a few Aussie contests coming up, and we’ve got some handy information for those wondering if they should give contesting a go.There’s some club news from WA Repeater Group, and I follow up on last week’s comment on communications within the hobby, and I  make some comments re the forthcoming WIA AGM. We finish as usual with Roy and the Helpline.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.netYou'll find links to resources on the vk6.net website where you'll also find ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2020, 8:11 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 5th July 2020, New Amateurs Edition 07 July 2020NewsWest for Sunday 5th July  2020is the New Amateurs Editon, where  we welcome New Amateurs, recognising and supporting those who have joined the hobby. I continue the New Hams series, talking about a new amateur setting up for the first time, and  Dan and Jeff have some words of wisdom along the same lines. This week’s Digital Modes series talks about WSJTX.  There’s some discussion about the rescheduled WIA AGM, Roy gives us helpline, and there’s more on Newswest.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.netYou'll find links to resources on the vk6.net website where you'll also find information on ...
    Posted Jul 3, 2020, 2:41 AM by Bob Bristow
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Latest WA Helpline

  • 20181118 Roy's Helpline HELPLINE November 18th 2018Have your HELPLINE requests into me by 07:00 hrs WST Friday to be in the nextbroadcast=========================================I am receiving undelivered return email fromVK6HSG ...
    Posted Nov 18, 2018, 5:35 PM by Bob Bristow
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Becoming an Amateur

Clubs in VK6

The VK6 call area, Western Australia, has a vibrant community of amateur radio operators and clubs spread across the state. Clubs in the VK6 area include (in alphabetical order);
The best method to find out about what is happening in our great state, is to listen in to the weekly NewsWest broadcast on Sundays, which is broadcast on various repeaters and rebroadcast on various HF frequencies.

There is a Google Group email mailing list, called WAHAMS which features lively discussion - see the group page here.

Broadcasters

Every Week NewsWest is broadcast across Western Australia, Queensland, the Northern Territory, New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria.

In the past we’ve acknowledged individual contributors, but the list is never long enough, never covers everyone who’s making an effort, visible, audible or otherwise, so instead.

Thank you.

Thank you for your time, your energy, your transmitter and your voice. Thank you for keeping the numerous repeaters up and operating. Thank you for your call backs, for logging them, for sending them to us and for being part of the community of amateur radio.

If you’d like to help, you can. You can transmit the news, register callbacks, submit stories, record scripts, promote the news or you can get in touch. Our address is newswest@vk6.net.

Callbacks

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Eulogy Bank

To record your successes and failures within the Amateur Radio community the WA Amateur Radio News team have created a Eulogy Bank which will hold your stories until the inevitable time when you become a silent key.

AR activities in VK6

VK6 Club Calendar

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