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  • 20180923 - VK6WIA NewsWest for Sunday, 23 September 2018 - Contesting Edition In this week’s Contesting edition of NewsWest, we promote contests that are coming up next month, including the non-contest JOTA. We talk a bit about the ins and outs of contesting, and of course we tell you about what’s coming up next week in the VK6 Amateur Radio scene. This one’s important - we remind you about next week’s proposed club promo episode. We've invited Australian clubs to tell us about something they got up to, or are planning to get up to. Write up your story, and if you can, record it, and send to newswest@vk6.net by 12 noon Friday. If you have questions or comments, feedback, good or bad, the address ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2018, 10:06 PM by Bob Bristow
  • 20180916 - VK6WIA NewsWest for Sunday, 16 September 2018 - New Amateurs Edition In this broadcast - we have news and reminders for the amateur radio community - starting with results from the manager of the 2018 Remembrance Day Contest, and Bob celebrates the result for one of our F-calls.Andrew brings us some recent satellite news - and how you can get involved.Have you played much with NVIS signals - listen out for Onno.And along with other new hams flavours in the pot, Andrew asks “What’s next?” now that you’ve got your licence.Lastly, we'll put it over to Roy with Helpline.If you have questions or comments, feedback, good or bad, the address is newswest@vk6.net.You'll find links to resources on the vk6.net website where ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2018, 10:54 PM by Glynn Davies
  • 20180912 - September 30 - NewsWest Special - Club Activities around Australia NewsWest is the VK6 news which has been produced since 1931. We broadcast our programme to people across the globe and from time to time we cast our net beyond the VK6 borders.On September 30 we have a special bulletin which will be titled:Club Activities around AustraliaIf your club has been building things, learning, activating, or generally getting up to mischief, now is your chance to brag about it. We'd love to hear your stories, tall or true, either in writing or in audio and we'd like to share them with our audience.We prefer to hear your voice, but understand that this might not suit everyone. If you do share audio, 256 kbit, 44 ...
    Posted Sep 11, 2018, 8:54 PM by News Team
  • 20180909 - VK6WIA NewsWest for Sunday, 9 September 2018 - History of AR Edition In the news this week we look at some of the history of our hobby with stories from 1927, 1936 and closer to home, the 1970's. We also check out the Radio Amateur Old Timers Club of Australia and look at some of the upcoming activities this month.If you have questions or comments, feedback, good or bad, the address is 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 ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2018, 3:24 AM by News Team
  • 20180902 - VK6WIA NewsWest for Sunday, 2 September 2018 - Club Focus Edition In this broadcast - it’s CLUB FOCUS week. We hear from Steve with a wrap-up of the 2018 NCRG Hamfest, Bob brings us news and results from the NewsWest dinner and associated chook band raffle. Andrew brings us updates from Ham College, the Southern Electronics Group, and well as a shameless cross-promotion of the NewsHound 101 training day. In foundations of Amateur Radio, Onno discusses learning morse, and also how you can get involved in the Golden Globe Yacht Race whilst still remaining high and dry. There’s a few other important AR notices and reminders, and well put it over to Roy with Helpline as it enters its 33rd year. Producer: Glynn VK6PAWDuration 32:08If ...
    Posted Sep 1, 2018, 2:35 AM by Glynn Davies
  • 20180901 - Golden Globe Yacht Race The Golden Globe Yacht Race is in full swing. Participants have just rounded the Cape of Good Hope and are heading towards VK6.VK6 Amateurs are asked to keep a listening watch on the following times and frequencies:05:00 - 7.063 MHz07:00 - 14.118 MHz17:00 - 7.063 MHz20:00 - 14.118 MHzTimes will change as boats head east.
    Posted Aug 31, 2018, 8:25 PM by News Team
  • 20180826 - VK6WIA NewsWest for Sunday, 26 August, Contesting Edition Welcome to this contesting edition of NewsWest. The guest producer this week is Andrew VK6AS. Today we talk about Australian and International contests that are coming up in the next month or three. We’ll tell you about coming local events including NewsHound 101, Hamfest and Hamfeast and Hamfeast. There’s our regular features, the diary of events, Foundations of Amateur Radio, and unfortunately Roy’s helpline is missing this week. Glynn is reporting in person from the subcontinent on the Amateur radio response to the Flood disaster in the Kerala region of India. All that and more on NewsWest Producer: Andrew VK6AS Duration 29:56 If you have questions or comments, feedback, good or bad, the address is newswest ...
    Posted Aug 26, 2018, 7:34 AM by Bob Bristow
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  • 20171008 - Helpline SORRY, I was M.I.A. last weekI am seeking anyone interested in conducting Scheduled Radio Operations (Scheds).These scheds are on ‘Austravelsafetynet’  frequencies, a Not For Profit Radio ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2017, 12:24 AM by News Team
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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.


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.



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