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VK6WIA NewsWest for Sunday, 15 April 2018 - New Amateurs Edition

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  1. VK6FLAB

    VK6FLAB Ham Member QRZ Page

    In this New Amateur edition of the news we look at getting on air, antennas, power connectors and learning the ropes. There's an update on HARGfest, some contest updates and more.

    On behalf of the team, thanks for joining us.

    In this edition:
    • New Hams: Foundations of Amateur Radio
    • New Hams: Episode 54 Navigating the on-air minefield
    • New Hams: Antennas
    • New Hams: Group Chat - Learning the ropes
    • New Hams: Antennas - Build or buy?
    • New Hams: New Licences and Callsigns on-air
    • New Hams: Power Connectors
    • Contesting: QRP Hours Contest Wrap
    • Activity: World Amateur Radio Day - April 18
    • Contesting: JMFD Logs due in by midnight 25/4 NO PDFs
    • Activity: Quick Meetings
    • News: Next Week Contesting
    • News: Helpline
    • Activity: HARGfest next week (VK6ZMS)

    Our website where you'll find a copy of this news, a calendar of events, contests and meetings and contact points for clubs and courses across Western Australia. is the address for feedback and the deadline for submissions is noon on Friday.

    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.

    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.

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

    Our address is

    Producer: Onno
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