Tag Archives: Radio Australia

In Pacific Islands, newspapers are a “luxury item”, radio remains the “staple medium”

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Richard Cuff, who shares the following article from The Saturday Paper. The article speaks to how important radio is to Pacific Islanders, and the challenges Radio Australia faces with its budget: “For many Pacific islanders, newspapers … Continue reading

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Vanuatu’s radio services restored

(Source: Radio Australia) Broadcast communications that were knocked out by Cyclone Pam have been fully restored. Francis Herman, the ABC’s program manager for the Pacific Media Assistance Scheme, says transmission engineer Steve White and local technicians have fixed Radio Vanuatu’s … Continue reading

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Radio Australia antenna azimuth settings

SWLing Post reader, George, recently asked about the new Radio Australia antenna settings accompanying the modified (trimmed) broadcast schedule. The following are the new azimuth settings for the antennas at the Shepparton transmitter site: 9,580 kHz: 070 degrees 0900-2100 UTC 12,065 … Continue reading

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Radio Australia back on 9,580 kHz this morning

It appears it may have indeed been a transmitter glitch that kept Radio Australia from broadcasting into North America with their typical blowtorch signal on 9,580 kHz yesterday. After publishing a post about this yesterday, I received quite a few … Continue reading

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Radio Australia silent on 9,580 kHz this morning

This morning, when I tuned to Radio Australia on 9,580 kHz, they were not transmitting–or, at least, I couldn’t hear them. I hope this is merely a transmitter glitch (they do happen). You see, Radio Australia recently issued their new shortwave … 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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Revised B14 Radio Australia schedule

I just received the revised B14 RA schedule (above–click to enlarge) which shows the reduction of broadcasts this year. The Brandon, QLD transmission facility has been closed and Radio Australia has also moth-balled the newest Continental transmitters at Shepparton. For comparison … Continue reading

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