NewsWest Sunday 2nd August 2020 - New Amateurs Edition

Post date: Jul 31, 2020 7:48:45 AM

2020 08 02

NewsWest for Sunday 2nd August 2020 is the New Amateurs episode, where we welcome those who are new to the hobby, and provide information that new Hams may find useful.

Although next week is our contesting edition, we’ve given the Remembrance Day contest a thorough airing today because the contest is only a couple of weeks off.

This week the regulator, the ACMA, made some important announcements concerning changes to callsign structure and other things that impact on Amateurs in Australia, and we have comments on those.

Clive reminds us of the RAOTC on air meeting coming up, and Roy regales us with Helpline. And there’s more.

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