Newswest for Sunday 27th January 2019

Post date: Jan 25, 2019 10:52:32 AM

This week’s theme is contesting and we have ideas on setting up a portable station, details on contesting champions and segments to get you thinking about taking part in the John Moyle field day, a world wide rtty contest, the commonwealth contest for cw or the arrl dx ssb competition.We will update you on PerthTech and encourage you to spend your hard earned in our raffle! Denis has information on VHF beacons and Allen reminds us of the valuable work of the Radio and electronics school. And of course there are all our usual weekly items as well with advertisements for upcoming events and the like.

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