Amateur Radio New South Wales conducts morning and evening news broadcasts from its facilities at 63 Quarry Rd Dural on Sundays.
The morning session commences at 10am local time with a relay of VK1WIA National news. Then local VK2WI news follows from about 10:30am. The evening session at 7:30pm local time consists of an expanded version of the VK2WI news including the DX report, as well as occaisional 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]|
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
On this page you can download a copy of the text of the VK2WI News. This text will usually be a copy of what the announcer actually reads out for the VK2WI Evening broadcast. It is usually loaded to this page on the Monday after the actual Broadcast.
Download Latest News Broadcast
Older files are available by request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please email all items for inclusion in the VK2WI News to the news team at email@example.com, please get your news items in by the Friday evening preceeding 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 segment, which is included in every broadcast.
If you would like to report to VK2WI on any aspects of the broadcast (reception reports or difficulties) please send your report to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
During the holiday season from late December to mid January, there will only be a morning broadcast and callbacks. Text of these broadcasts is not usually available from the website.
We always welcome more volunteers to help share the load. If you would like to volunteer either contact John VK2JV via the office or email to email@example.com
Photos of transmitters and engineering console are courtesy of Peter Marks VK2TPM.