Welcome to a very special Christmas edition of NewsWest, brought to you by the team at WA Amateur Radio News - and thank you for joining us. This news has been produced since 1931 for radio amateurs and short wave listens, and can be heard on air, on line and on demand. This week we have for you: An update from Andrew VK6AS on the status of things related to the WIA, and the tough decision he, and others, have had to make over the past week. Onno will be discussing SOTA activations in Foundations of Amateur Radio. We have some special Christmas history from 1946 and 1956, a very festive rundown from Roy Help Line ...and... a few last minute reminders for the New Year. NewsWest is produced and presented by WA Amateur Radio News and opinions expressed in this news may not reflect the opinion of the news team, the broadcaster, or the WIA. This news shared in the open spirit that is... Amateur Radio. Producer: Glynn VK6PAW The news can be heard on-line, on-air, or on-demand, visit http://vk6.net/ or search for VK6WIA on iTunes to listen.