VK2WI News Broadcasts

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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 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.

Band Frequency, MHz Mode
160m 1.845 AM
80m 3.595 LSB
(Sunday morning only) 5.425 USB [note1]
40m 7.146 AM
30m 10.125 USB
20m 14.170 USB
10m 28.320 USB
6m 52.525 FM
2m 145.6/147.0 FM
70cm 438.525 FM
23cm 1273.5 FM
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
15 metres - 21.170MHz. - USB
12 metres - 24.950 Mhz. - USB
6 metres  -  52.150 MHz
2 metres - 144.150 MHz
70 cm      - 432.150 MHz

HF Transmitters

Repeaters

New - Live Stream of VK2WI News Broadcasts

VK2WI

You can listen live or download audio from our Live and On-demand audio page.


VK2WI News text

You can download a copy of the text of the VK2WI News. This text is copy the script that the announcer reads on the VK2WI Evening broadcast. It is usually loaded to this page on the Monday after the actual Broadcast.

Download Latest Bulletin Text - Sunday 22nd of October 2017

Text for Previous Broadcasts
October 2017
1st  8th  15th  22nd  
September 2017
3rd  10th  17th  24th  
August 2017
6th  13th  20th  27th  
July 2017
2nd  9th  16th  23rd  30th  
June 2017
4th  11th  18th  25th  
May 2017
7th  14th  21st  28th  

Older files are available by request by email to news@arnsw.org.au.

News and Information for the VK2WI Broadcast

Please email all items for inclusion in the VK2WI News to the news team at news@arnsw.org.au, 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  callbacks@arnsw.org.au 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.

ARNSW announcer desk

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.

VK2WI Dural Roster

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 news@arnsw.org.au

Photos of transmitters and engineering console are courtesy of Peter Marks VK2TPM.