NewsWest for 24th March 2019, Contesting Edition.

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  1. VK6AS

    VK6AS Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    NewsWest is the news programme by, for and about Radio Amateurs.

    We take a look at contesting, including a wrap of the John Moyle Contest, and we tell you what’s happening around the traps in the coming week, and of course there’s Roy’s Helpline.

    NewsWest invites contributions to the news programme. You can send contributions by email to

    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.

    NewsWest audio (mp3) is available for download from our website, Click on the “LISTEN” tab.

    If you're unable to listen to the aired broadcast, an mp3 version of the news is available for download below (or you can subscribe to the XML / Podcast feed: - or simply search for "Newswest" at any of the major Podcatcher sites). Thanks to Ed DD5LP

    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.

    Get your copy:

    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.

    Our address is

    Producer Bob VK6POP
  2. G3SEA

    G3SEA Ham Member QRZ Page

    That Contest group pix looks like inside an AWACS or Air Force One ! :cool:

    W6MQI, N8KMY, N4OMR and 1 other person like this.
  3. K5RT

    K5RT Ham Member QRZ Page

    That is the crew at NR5M!
    N8KMY and AC7S like this.
  4. AD4ZU

    AD4ZU Ham Member QRZ Page

    How did those guys get into my shack! Calling police...
    G3SEA likes this.
  5. N3LNP

    N3LNP Ham Member QRZ Page

    So much for any non contest station to get on the air.

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