20180318 - VK6WIA NewsWest for Sunday 18 March 2018 - New Amateurs Edition [33:02]

Post date: Mar 17, 2018 11:48:11 AM

It’s John Moyle weekend, and it would be safe to say you’re chasing those last few contacts, packing up, or recovering from the Field Day operations - depending on when you’re listening to this broadcast here in VK6, or around Australia this broadcast:

Bob is still out on the road so he’ll be calling in from the Eyre Peninsula. We have various reports following conversations with the ACMA and the IARU.

Onno brings us foundations of amateur radio - talking loss - and some of the associated truths - or not.

It’s New Hams week, so we celebrate new licenses here in VK6, and a bigger set of stats. Bob encourages us to spend up - and in commemoration - we bring you a special recap on how one of our great VK6 amateurs, now silent key, got started and the journey he went on from there.

There’s a few reminders, and well put it over to Roy with Helpline

This is the weekly amateur radio news for Western Australia and far beyond. Since 1931, this is NewsWest produced by WA Amateur Radio News.

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.

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Originating in Perth Western Australia NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News for listeners on-air, on-line and on-demand.

You can tune into this news on-air across many amateur frequencies, download the show from vk6.net or subscribe via your favourite podcast application, 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 vk6.net.

The main VK6 NewsWest broadcast occurs at 09:30 WST (01:30 UTC).

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We look forward to hearing callbacks from the new network when it goes live!

Our address is newswest@vk6.net

Producer: Glynn VK6PAW

Duration: [33:02]