Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Richard Langley who shares the following video of VL8A Alice Springs signing off for the final time on January 31, 2017:
Operator at the Alice shortwave transmitter sends a parting message via morse code: Goodbye this is station vl8a ceasing transmission. pic.twitter.com/l48bYKe2QI
— Tom Maddocks (@MaddocksThomas) January 31, 2017
This video was originally posted to Twitter by Tom Maddocks. You might have also noticed this clip in a previous ABC video we posted.
Thanks for the tip, Richard!
Ahhh! The ABC journalist who took this video, Tom Maddocks, is a former high school student of mine! Now based in Alice Springs. Tom still calls me Mr Wagner! He tells me old habits die hard!! 🙂
Ha ha! You taught him well, Rob! I mean, Mr. Wagner!