NewsWest 22 September 2019 - Contesting Edition

Post date: Sep 21, 2019 12:39:30 AM

In NewsWest for Sunday 22nd September 2019 we talk about contests and contesting, with a summary of some of the contests coming up soon, and we take a closer look at the Remembrance Day Contest results.We have the regular features of Roy’s Helpline, we report on an Australian School’s ARISS contact using local VK6 resources, and we take our weekly look over the back fence.

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Well done Mike for your comedic production of meetings last week. Anyone who didnt grow up in Australia in the 1950s, may not have understood it. Yes, What was a popular Australian radio comedy play set in a fictitious schoolroom that first went to air in 1936, and ran for 520 episodes.

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Duration: 00:28