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West OZ DX

The group is an affiliation of radio amateurs, mainly from Western Australia interested in working from portable amateur radio stations as part of IOTA, SOTA and lighthouse activation but also participating in field day events and emergency operations.

Members of the group have activated the IOTA groups OC-071, OC-234, OC-243, OC-266, OC-206, OC-193, OC-164, OC-211 and OC170. Short stories and photos from each activation are included in the IOTA pages.

International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend

The Capes lighthouses were activated in 2015, both VK6CNL and VK6CLL were on the air. We now have a Facebook page Capes Lighthouse Group. Anyone interested in joining the activations at VK6CNL (Cape Naturaliste) or VK6CLL (Cape Leeuwin) please get in touch westozdx[at] or post on our Facebook page.

VK6YS Silent Key

Wally, VK6YS, became a silent key on the 23 March 2016. He had fought a long battle with MND/ALS/Joe Gehrig’s disease.

Anyone looking for QSL’s from Wally and the IOTA expeditions he participated in please contact Nigel VK6NI, contact details are correct on