to one of the
largest Amateur Radio Clubs in Australia with over 200 members.
Celebrating 50 years of progress through activity.
Westlakes Amateur Radio Club is located at York
Street,Teralba on the Western
shores of Lake Macquarie which is 100 Kilometres NNE of
Sydney and 10 Kilometres
SW of Newcastle NSW.
We are a not for profit
club, with the aim of promoting Amateur Radio in all its
and enjoyment. The club is not gender specific, having
both female and male members.
Members come from all walks of life with a mix of
experience, young and mature,
novice and technical.
The most important aspect of
the club is the willingness of all members to share
knowledge for the benefit of others.
To find out more about the
club and it's activities, please follow the various
links on our website or
contact one of our members, or
come along to our meetings.
Canteen and activity room are provided and the club is
also home to the WIA QSL Bureau.
Please call in when you are in the area. Tea and coffee
are always on.
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communication and probably the earliest form of social
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In honour of the 50th Anniversary of the
Battle of Long Tan VI
(NUMERAL) BLT50 stations are on the air for a month.
VI6BLT50 is in the name of Malcolm
Johnson (SVN Vet)
VI4BLT50 in the name of WIA Director Ewan
McLeod (SVN Vet)
VI1, VI2, VI3, VI5, VI7, VI8BLT50
stations are registered to the WIA
VI4BLT50 has a roster system and Ewan
VK4ERM and Dale VK4DMC are at the moment
the 2 ex servicemen operators.
Already VK4BLT50 has been heard on air
This is the Special Event that Malcolm
VK6LC got rolling that we told you
about in last weeks NationalNewcast.
Following the ACMA's issuing of callsigns
to mark the important anniversary
Mal Johnston VK6LC has been given
VI6BLT50, while other veterans may apply
through the WIA to use on a roster basis,
the callsign VI5BLT50.
These commemorative callsigns issued by
the ACMA for 30 days, pay honour to
those in the Vietnam War - with a focus
on the anniversary of the Battle of
Long Tan, August 18, 1966.
VI6BLT50 HF Calling Frequencies
Band SSB CW PSK31/63 RTTY
1825kHz 1807kHz 1830kHz
3.510MHz 3.580MHz 3.750MHz
7.010 MHz 7.040 MHz 7.045MHz
10.110 MHz 10.135 MHz 10.138MHz
14.010 MHz 14.071 MHz 14.085 MHz
18.090 MHz 18.125 MHz 18.110 MHz
21.010MHz 21.071 MHz 21.085 MHz
24.895 MHz 24.920 MHz 24.930 MHz
28.010 MHz 28.120 MHz 28.085 MHz
We have put down a landmark in the Teralba area.
Removal of the antenna tower and
the moving of the container.
The club is open:
Saturday from around
11:00 am. Also on a
Tuesday evening from
around 6:00 pm
and of course visitors are always welcome!
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