NewsWest for Sunday 19th May 2019 - New Amateurs Edition

Post date: May 17, 2019 1:44:19 PM

In this edition of NewsWest, we turn our attention to newcomers to the hobby, both to welcome them and to give some helpful hints to get them on their way.

For Amateurs, Short Wave Listeners and radio enthusiasts in Western Australia and beyond, this is NewsWest for May 19th 2019.

Unusually, this week Andrew interviews Dan, and in the process gives us all some very important advice regarding our health.

You’ll also hear our regular items, yours truly with New Hams and Roy’s Helpline in its thirty somethingth year of operation. And speaking of marathon efforts, you’ll hear about Will VK6UU, and the completion of a long project.

You’ll find all these and more in NewsWest

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.

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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.

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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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Producer: Bob VK6POP