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The main VK6 NewsWest broadcast is on every Sunday morning at 09:30 WST (01:30 UTC) following the 09:00 National News.  The news is transmitted through the linked repeater network, originating on VK6RAP 146.700,  and various HF frequencies. The news is also transmitted in VK2, VK3, VK4, VK7 and VK8 check the full schedule for your local broadcast.

We encourage you strongly to listen in on air, and give your callsign at the end of the transmission as a 'callback'. This gives the NewsWest team an idea on audience numbers, which are also reported back to the WIA. The National News and NewsWest are repeated from 19:00 WST (11:00 UTC) on Sunday evenings.

If you're unable to listen to the aired broadcast, an mp3 version of the news is available for download   or search for "Newswest" at any of the major Podcatcher sites).

The NewsWest producer is Clinton VK6FCRC

If you want to contribute to NewsWest, you can send us an email, or record some of the standard scripts to include in the news. Please send all contributions as email attachments to newswest at vk6 dot net

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