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NewsWest for Sunday 21st April - New Amateurs Edition

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by VK6POP, Apr 19, 2019.

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  1. VK6POP

    VK6POP Ham Member QRZ Page

    NewsWest for 21st April 2019 is now available. NewsWest is heard across Western Australia and the rest of Australia and in other interesting places around the world.

    Firstly, Easter greetings from the team here at WA amateur Radio News, and we hope your extra long weekend is all that you want it to be.

    Today we’re giving information and advice to New and potential Amateurs, WIA Director Harry gives some information about and encouragement to go to the WIA’ AGM and conference in Sydney, and we’ve got a true, honest to goodness, we wouldnt tell you a lie, story about Easter Bunny.

    On Thursday it’s ANZAC Day, where the country pauses to remember the sacrifice made by many, and the lasting impact of war on our lives. Australian Amateur Radio operators may use the special AX prefix in their callsign on ANZAC Day, replacing the “VK” with “AX”.

    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.

    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.

    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


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