PerthTech 2020 and the Raffle have been cancelled for the time being due to the COVID-19 Pandemic emergency measures.

Headlines

  • NewsWest 5th April 2020 - History of Amateur Radio Edition 05 April 2020NewsWest for Sunday 5th April 2020 is the History of Amateur Radio edition, and this time we bring you some excerpts from fifty years ago, March 1970.  We report on Western Australian locals doing well in recent Commonwealth and Ross Hull contests, and comment on a recent announcement by the ACMA.Welcome back on Deck Roy.  I hope you’re on the mend and all is going well for you. 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 to rebroadcast ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2020, 6:55 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest Sunday 29th March 2020 Club Focus Edition 20200329Newswest for Sunday 29th March, 2020 is the Club Focus edition.  It’s also the socially isolated edition, guaranteed germ free and the only risk of transmission is the safe way - by Radio Frequency.There is club information from several clubs, Roy’s Helpline, and in the Club Focus Series I’ll talk about your socially isolated club. There’s important news for those who get the news on 160 metres in VK6, Dan interviews Simon VK6FBMW, and  gives a run down on the John Moyle Field Days, and we have comments from Glenn, and Chris from RASANewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to newswest@vk6.netYou'll find links ...
    Posted Mar 27, 2020, 8:36 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 22nd March 2020 Well this has been a week dominated by Covid-19 and attempts to mitigate spread of the virus both here and world-wide.  Our hobby is often seen to be already to significantly self-isolating but yes we do like to be both educated and to have social contacts and so, unfortunately a fair part of this bulletin is notices of cancellations of meetings and events. On a positive note there is already a reversal swing that is to actually get meetings working on the medium that we should be using that is, on air.  There are already many local and international nets available, but we are sure at NewsWest, clubs will soon be getting new nets up and running ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2020, 2:23 AM by acsmith54
  • NewsWest for Sunday 15th March 2020 - New Amateurs Edition 15 March 2020NewsWest for Sunday 15th March 2020 is the New Amateurs edition, and we will recognise newcomers to Amateur Radio in Western Australia, or who have upgraded.  In case you havent noticed, today is the Ides of March. Should we be wary of assassination? Perhaps. Stay tuned.We take a look at how the pandemic may affect Amateur Radio events, Dan interviews Gary VK6ODThere are some last minute comments and reminders about next weekend’s John Moyle Memorial Field Day. and Andrew gives us an update on the ACMA’s Curriculum Review project concerning the Foundation License syllabus, and there’s Roy with his weekly round of Helpline.NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can ...
    Posted Mar 13, 2020, 5:38 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 8th March 2020 - History of Amateur Radio Edition March 8th 2020NewsWest for Sunday 8th March 2020 is the the history of Amateur Radio edition, where we take a look to see what was going on way back when.In this bulletin, Andrew provides an update on last week’s story on reciprocal licenses, we remind you about preparation for the John Moyle Field Day, NewsWest launches on DMR, and there’s Roy’s Helpline. All this and 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 where to hear the news, where to download it, how to rebroadcast ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2020, 11:00 PM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 1st March 2020 - Club Focus Edition 20200301NewsWest for  Sunday 1st March 2020 is the Club Focus edition, and we have news from several Western Australian clubs.There’s some information from the Australian Communications and Media Authority that’s been brought to our attention concerning reciprocal licenses, which may affect those Aussie residents who obtained an Australian Amateur Radio license on the strength of holding a license from another country.Along with the regular weekly items there’s Club Focus the series where we take a look at your club’s spark emitter, we discuss a recent bullying episode, and after some questions were asked online during the week, we give you an update on Amateur Radio nets operating around Perth. Welcome to autumn. Summer ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2020, 6:38 AM by Bob Bristow
  • NewsWest for Sunday 23 February 2020 - Contesting Edition 23 February 2020NewsWest for Sunday 23rd February 2020 is the contesting edition, and we take a look at a few contests coming up in the near future, including a roundup of where locals will be doing the John Moyle Field Days. Yes, February is all but done, as is summer.  Next week will be the first of March, the first day of Autumn.There’s more news about PerthTech and the raffle, an item about QRM Guru, and more on NewsWest.There’s some local news, and the usual weekly round of Roys Helpline and Over the Back Fence.There’s more news about PerthTech and the Raffle, and we’re excited that there’s only a few weeks ...
    Posted Feb 21, 2020, 1:00 AM by Bob Bristow
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  • 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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