VK2WI News Broadcasts

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VK2WI News Broadcasts

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.

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


Live Stream of VK2WI News Broadcasts


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

VK2WI News text

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.

Download Latest Bulletin Text - Sunday 12th of September 2021

Text for Previous Broadcasts
September 2021
5th  12th  
August 2021
1st  8th  15th  22nd  29th  
July 2021
4th  18th  25th  
June 2021
13th  21st  27th  
May 2021
2nd  9th  16th  23rd  30th  
April 2021
4th  11th  18th  25th  

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

News and Information for the VK2WI Broadcast

The preferred way to submit items for inclusion in VK2WI News is by email to the news team, at news@arnsw.org.au. 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  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 bulletins is not usually available from the website.

VK2WI Dural Roster

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 news@arnsw.org.au

or contact the ARNSW office.

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