NewsWest for Sunday 7th March 2021 - New Amateurs Edition

Post date: Mar 5, 2021 8:48:52 AM

07 Mar 2021NewsWest for Sunday 7th March, 2021 is the New Amateurs Edition, where we acknowledge those who have gained a new or upgraded license.

Sadly we have a tribute to Lance VK6LR, silent key, who left us last weekend.

We remind you about and comment on the upcoming WIA Director elections, and there’s a piece by Chris VK3FY promoting his candidacy in the election.

The John Moyle Field Days contest is coming up in two weeks, so there’s another reminder, there’s the New Hams series, and more. In fact it’s another interesting and varied issue of NewsWest.

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