Tag Archives: Australia

Shortwave Radio Recordings: Australia Bureau Of Meteorology

This morning, I re-discovered a recording I made in the early morning hours of January 25, 2015 on 6,230 kHz SSB: the Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s marine weather radio service. This was actually a new station for me and, no doubt, … Continue reading

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Radio Australia closes shortwave service to Asia

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, David, who passes along this announcement from Radio Australia via Pacific Beat: On Sunday, Radio Australia’s shortwave signal to Asia will be turned off, another result the ABC says of recent government funding cuts. Shortwave … Continue reading

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Cuts to Radio Australia shortwave broadcasts

(Source: WRTH Facebook Page via contributor, Mauno Ritola) “According to information from Radio Australia, there will be a drastic cut to their shortwave schedule starting 1st February 2015. Only these transmissions from Shepparton will remain to the Pacific: 2100-0900 UTC on … Continue reading

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“The Gutting of Radio Australia”

(Source: Inside Story) We’re sitting on the grass in the village of Matangi on the island of Futuna. This is one of the more isolated communities in Vanuatu, a small group of houses on a small island at the southeastern … Continue reading

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Lynley Marshall defends ABC overseas broadcasts

(Source: The Sydney Morning Herald) “The chief for the ABC broadcasting into the Asia Pacific insists the taxpayer funded network has a growing audience with better programs on the way – despite reports the service is for the chop in … Continue reading

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Radio documentary on history of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

(Source: John Figliozzi via InternetRadio Digest) ABC Radio National will broadcast a weeklong series highlighting the history, development, key moments and future of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on the occasion of its 80th Anniversary, from December 24-28.  Details from: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/specialbroadcasts/abc-80th-anniversary/4373618 … Continue reading

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Bob Padula’s history of Australian shortwave broadcasting

I recently discovered that Bob Padula, long-time shortwave radio enthusiast and publisher of The Australian DX Report, has an online project entitled The History of Shortwave Radio In Australia. It’s a thorough and informative read and is available free of charge. … Continue reading

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