NewsWest 1st December 2019

Post date: Nov 29, 2019 11:22:16 AM

This promotes VK6 Amateur Radio News with NewsWest, the Western Australian Amateur Radio news programme for Sunday first of December 2019. This is the club Focus edition of NewsWest. In this programme we give time to clubs to promote themselves and their activities.

Welcome to December. In the Church Calendar today is Advent Sunday, and to oversimplify its meaning, Advent is the countdown to Christmas. Last Sunday was the traditional day to make the Christmas pudding. I started preparing the ingredients on Sunday, however I didnt complete the task until Tuesday. The Christmas pudding is hanging there, waiting to do its thing in a few weeks.

In this week’s club focus, we have news from several clubs for you, including a reminder from Clive about the Radio Amateur Old Timer’s Club broadcast tomorrow, and a note from Chris of the RASA.

We bring you an update on Barry VK6WF/VK2WB’s situation following the total loss of his property in recent fires in New South Wales. Dan tells us about a recent experience on ten metres.

We’ve got Club Focus the series from yours truly, and I’m discussing arrangements clubs might care to think about for the Christmas New Year break and of course we have Roy’s Helpline.

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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.

NewsWest audio (mp3) is available for download from our website, Click on the “LISTEN” tab.

For Podcast simply search for "Newswest" on any of the major Podcatcher sites. Thanks to Ed DD5LP

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

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Producer: Bob VK6POP

Duration 29:08