Information Beacon

VK6RIB

The Ham College Information Beacon, VK6RIB, is transmitting again from a new home at the Wireless Hill Telecommunications Museum in Ardross on the frequency of 145.575MHz.

Thanks to the Western Australian VHF Group (www.wavhfgroup.or.au) who have kindly provided space in one of their equipment racks for the radio and computer, and room for an antenna on their tower.

VK6RIB is, as far as we know, the first and only Information Beacon transmitting on amateur frequencies in Australia. The beacon transmits information for the benefit of local hams, shortwave listeners and visitors to the state. The WIA News, NewsWest, RAOTC news are all featured, as is information about local amateur radio clubs, Ham College courses and exam dates, how to get involved in amateur radio and any other relevant information.

Clubs can have their contact information and any news or upcoming meetings or events hosted on the beacon by sending an audio file (preferably in MP3 format) to the content manager, Neil VK6BDO, who can be contacted on 9457 0881 or email to vk6bdo@wia.org.au

Ham College is always interested in signal reports from listeners to gauge propagation – please send any reports to the content manager on the above email address. Please include the time, location and any comments.

Many thanks go to Doug (VK6DB) and Ben (VK6LVI) for their efforts in bringing this project back on-line.