Amateur Radio New South Wales conducts morning and evening news broadcasts from its facilities at 63 Quarry Rd Dural on Sundays.
The morning bulletin commences at 10am local time with a relay of VK1WIA National news, then local VK2WI news follows from about 10:30am. The evening bulletin, starting at 7:30pm local time, consists of an expanded version of the VK2WI news including the DX report, as well as occasional technical features. For a few weeks over the Christmas holidays, morning only transmissions are made.
After each news broadcast callbacks are taken on most of the frequencies used. The below table lists the bands and frequencies currently used by VK2WI.
|(Sunday morning only)||5.425||USB [note1]|
|Note 1. The transmission using the callsign VKE580 has been added to provide linking for manual relay stations. Callbacks cannot be taken on this frequency as it is currently a Commercial frequency allocation.
Note that transmission is Upper Sideband (contrary to normal amateur practice below 10MHz)
Occasional SSB transmissions are made on:
17 metres - 18.120 MHz - USB
You can listen live or download audio from our Live and On-demand audio page.
The text on this site is extracted from the script of the VK2WI Evening News. It is usually loaded to this page on the Monday evening after the actual Broadcast.
|Text for Previous Broadcasts|
Older files are available by request by email to email@example.com.
The preferred way to submit items for inclusion in VK2WI News is by email to the news team, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please get your items in by the Friday evening preceding the broadcast they are to be included in. When submitting news items please specify if you would like the item to run for more than one week. Items may not need to run continuously as all coming events will be included in the summary of coming events, which is included in each bulletin.
If you would like to report to VK2WI on any aspects of the broadcast (including reception reports or difficulties) please send your report to email@example.com otherwise leave a message at the office, find contact details HERE. If you urgently need to contact us regarding the transmissions, call 02 9651 1489 (VK2WI voice line) to contact the duty engineer.
We always welcome more volunteers to help take part in getting our news bulletins to air. Besides the announcer you hear on air and the engineer that helps put the news to air, we also have people involved with production of scripts and audio items. If you would like to volunteer, either email firstname.lastname@example.org contact the ARNSW office.
Photos of HF transmitters and engineering console are courtesy of Peter Marks VK2TPM.