NewsWEst 27 December 2020, New Amateurs Edition and Happy New year

Post date: Dec 24, 2020 10:49:40 AM

27 Dec 2020

In NewsWest for Sunday 27th December 2020, we’re acknowledging those who are new to the hobby, or have recently upgraded their license.

And, importantly, it’s the last NewsWest for 2020. What a mucky year it’s been for almost everything, and we’re very lucky here in VK6 Land for being able to dodge the bug for so long.

As well as congratulating new amateurs, we’re commenting about inappropriate behaviour on air and especially on social media, and its no coincidence that the Government has announced impending legislation to address online bullying.

There’s a reminder about the ARRL RTTY roundup next weekend, some Amateur Radio New Year resolutions from 1929, and Roy’s Helpline.

NewsWest is your Amateur Radio News, with a focus on the VK6 call area, and you can hear NewsWest on air, online and on demand. Visit our website, vk6 dot net, to find out how.

NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to

You'll find links to resources on the 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.

If you want to join in, you can. Send an email to and we'll be happy to respond. Send your stories, tall or true, audio production, scripts, events, updates, membership information, meeting announcements, AGM alerts, contests, swap-meets and more to us and we'll happily present your contribution on-air.

Please register your callback, either on-air, or on-line. Visit and click on the callback button.

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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NewsWest is broadcast and relayed across VK6 and far beyond by many transmitters and operators. Details can be found on

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

If you'd like to broadcast this news in your local area, you can. There are no restrictions on broadcasting NewsWest, other than that you must broadcast it as supplied without any modification.

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Producer: Bob VK6POP