NewsWest for Sunday 8th August 2021 is the contesting edition, and we have news of contests coming up over the next couple of months, as well as some general information about contesting that you may find useful.


There’s a bunch of Aussie contests coming up, kicking off with the Remembrance Day contest next weekend, and we’ve got some information that may assist you to prepare for these.


NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News, a Western Australian Amateur Radio Club with a global view, and our editorial content is independent of any other organisation.  Our website is vk6 dot net.

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.


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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.


For Podcast simply search for “Newswest” on 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.


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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.


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Producer: Bob VK6POP