NewsWest Sunday 24th January 2021 - Open Theme Edition

Post date: Jan 23, 2021 6:37:56 AM

24 Jan 2021NewsWest for Sunday 24th January, 2021 has no fixed theme, and we’re reporting on a variety of topics, including a silent key tribute for Laurie VK6GL.

Today you’ll hear about a couple of contests coming up soon, some news from space, and refreshingly, our space news actually concerns Amateur Radio. We have information on the new Gardening Net, Ham College activities, another comment on the ACMA callsigns story, and we took the portable recording studio to FT-500 - the Wireless HIll celebration of the 500th episode of F-Troop.

NewsWest targets the VK6 Amateur Radio community, and is available on air, online and on demand. We have a decent following both at home in Western Australia, Interstate and internationally. Discover your listening options at our website, vk6 dot net.

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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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Producer: Bob VK6POP