NewsWest for Sunday 25th April 2021 - New Amateurs Edition

Post date: Apr 23, 2021 6:27:07 AM

25 April 2021NewsWest for Sunday 25th April 2021 is the New Amateurs edition, where we spend some time giving advice and information to newcomers to Amateur Radio, hopefully smoothing their entry into the hobby. And you never know - there may be some folk who’ve been around a bit longer who will learn something too.

Very importantly, today is ANZAC day, and we talk a bit about ANZAC Day and Amateur Radio, and we’ve also got a couple of historical snippets about the involvement and influence of Amateur Radio people in wartime radio operation.

In local news there’s a reminder about the HARG carboot sale, a WARG AGM and rumours of Pirates in the Antarctic.

NewsWest is broadcast in Western Australia on Sundays at 0700, 0800, 0900 and 1900 hours on a variety of frequencies on HF, VHF and UHF - too many to list here. Visit our website, vk6 dot net to find out how you can listen to Newswest - on air, online or on demand.

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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.

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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