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  • NewsWest for Sunday 13th June 2021 - History of Amateur Radio June 13 2021NewsWest for Sunday 13th June, 2021 is the History of Amateur Radio edition, and we’ve got a bundle of history for you, including some items from the June 1960 edition of the Amateur Radio magazine, a couple of items we dug up from old newspapers, and the special event this week is an interview with Phil Zeid, ex VK6PZ, who held an Amateur Radio license for 84 years.  We also bring you the silent key tribute for John VK6ZN.NewsWest is an all Amateur Radio news service for Western Australia and beyond.  There are many ways to hear NewsWest, and you can discover these and more at vk6 dot net.NewsWest invites contributions to the news ...
    Posted Jun 11, 2021, 3:43 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 6th June 2021 - Contesting Edition 06 June 2021In NewsWest for Sunday 6th June 2021 we delve into Amateur Radio contesting, and we’ll tell you about Aussie and International contests that are coming up in the next couple of months, including a contest that was new in 2020, and it’s a contest that creates a level playing field for all contestants. Interesting concept, and Mike will tell us all about it later on.  NewsWest is heard on air, online and on demand. Find out how at our website, vk6.netNewsWest 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 Jun 4, 2021, 8:16 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 30th May 2021 - Club Focus Edition 30 May 2021NewsWest for Sunday 30th May 2021 is the Club Focus edition, where we’ve given space to Amateur Radio clubs to strut their stuff.We’ve got the regular Club Focus series discussing what Not for Profit means, Roy’s Amateur Radio Helpline, and a discussion on why we need the Wireless Institute of Australia, or something like it.There’s another update on PerthTech.  You’ll be hearing more of these as we go because we start the PerthTech plan with a blank slate and build it up as we go.Steve tells us about his trip to Christmas Island, where he’s activating VK9XX - notice the use of the present tense? He’s there now ...
    Posted May 27, 2021, 11:11 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest Sunday 23rd May 2021 - New Amateurs Edition 23 May 2021NewsWest for Sunday 23rd May 2021 is the New Amateurs Edition, and we turn our attention to new Amateurs by acknowledging those who have gained a new license, and by offering advice, information and resources to newcomers to Amateur Radio.Today we talk about operating portable, whether by choice or necessity,  Glenn and Chris will tell you about useful resources from RASA that are helpful to new Amateurs. Helpful to anyone really.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, where to download it, how ...
    Posted May 20, 2021, 8:56 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest Sunday 16th May 2021 - History of Amateur Radio 16 May 2021NewsWest for Sunday 16th May 2021 is the History of Amateur Radio edition, and two of our history items are about the early days of the West Australian Repeater Group, there's a story about the first woman in Western Australia to pass the Amateur Radio exams, and another story of the installation of the Wireless Institute’s transmitter in Perth in 1930.We’re finally announcing details about PerthTech 2021, and to cap it off there’s more. You always get more on NewsWest, the all Amateur Radio news service for Western Australia.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.netYou'll find links to resources ...
    Posted May 13, 2021, 8:49 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 9th May 2021 - Contesting Edition 09 May 2021NewsWest for Sunday 9th May 2021 is the contesting edition, with news of contests coming up, and analysis and comments on the results of a couple of recent contests.Hamfest has been announced, and we have details for you.In case you need reminding - today is Mother’s Day, so you know what to do. Happy Mothers Day to all the mums, and I hope you take the opportunity to spoil your mum today.  Where Mum has passed on, cherish your memories.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 May 7, 2021, 12:46 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 2nd May 2021 - Club Focus Edition 02 May 2021NewsWest for Sunday 2nd May 2021 is Club Focus time, where we throw the programme over to Clubs so that they can strut their stuff.In today’s episode in the Club Focus series, I take a look at how Covid restrictions affect clubs and how we might develop resilience in clubs.There’s a good smattering of contributions from Western Australian Clubs and groups, there’s Roy’s Amateur Radio helpline, and more.NewsWest is produced for every Sunday of the year, and can be heard on air, online and on demand. Visit our website, vk6 dot net for this and more information.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email ...
    Posted Apr 30, 2021, 4:08 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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