NewsWest for Sunday 3rd May 2020 - History of Amateur Radio Edition

Post date: May 1, 2020 11:37:12 PM

03 May 2020NewsWest for Sunday third of May 2020 is the Amateur Radio history edition. We look at Amateur Radio news stories from a century ago, with items from Australian newspapers in the 1920s.

We get an extra from Roy this week with a reminder about how to have a QSO with Jeanne VE0JS on eighty metres, and of course he brings us helpline.

We have news about rule changes for next month’s VK Shires Contest, and Clive reminds us about the RAOTC broadcast.

Newswest is your Western Australian Amateur Radio news programme, and you can hear it on air, online or on demand. A visit to vk6 dot net will tell you how.

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

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Producer: Bob VK6POP