NewsWest for Sunday 17th January 2021 - History of Amateur Radio Edition

Post date: Jan 15, 2021 7:08:38 AM

17 Jan 2021

NewsWest for Sunday 17th January 2021 is the History of Amateur Radio Edition, and we take a look at January 1946, when Amateur Radio begins to resume after World War Two.

There’s news from the Peel Amateur Radio Group advising of some interesting activities they have coming up, F Troop is celebrating a milestone, theres news from RASA with the latest QTC Lite newsletter, New from fists Down Under, and a bit of a roundup from previous stories about bullying, involving a court case between Amateurs.

All of this and more on NewsWest, Your Western Australian Amateur Radio News Service, servicing the VK6 call area and beyond. NewsWest is available on air, online and on demand, and a quick visit to vk6 dot net will tell you how.

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