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NewsWest: First edition 2019:

Andrew Smith (VK6AS) on January 4, 2019
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NewsWest for the first bulletin of 2019 has a club focus theme and we have reports from the VHF group, the Peel Group, the Repeater Group and Ham College.

There is some information about the potential introduction of 2 by 1 contesting call signs, digital developments and a further reminder to get on air and contact the scout jamboree at tailed Bend in VK5.

Another first is an interview from Dan conducted on air using Echolink, well worth a listen.

Of major significance is the WAARN has decided to run a second Perth tech event and we have initial details of this for you to put into your diary.

There is our usual weekly events section. and of course Roy’s helpline.

If you have questions or comments, feedback, good or bad, the address is

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.

Please register your callback, either on-air, or on-line. Visit and click on the callback button. You can also subscribe to our announcement list and we'll let you know when the news is hot off the press.

Originating in Perth Western Australia NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News for listeners on- air, on-line and on-demand.

You can tune into this news on-air across many amateur frequencies, download the show from or subscribe via your favourite podcast application, 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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NewsWest is broadcast and relayed across VK6 and far beyond by many transmitters and operators. Details can be found on

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

If you'd like to broadcast this news in your local area, you can. There are no restrictions on broadcasting NewsWest, other than that you must broadcast it as supplied without any modification.

We ask that broadcasters advise us that they're transmitting the news.

We look forward to hearing callbacks from the new network when it goes live!

Our address is

Producer: Andrew

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