Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority plans shortwave weather broadcasts

(Source: The Hundu via Mike Hansgen)

After facing criticism for its failure to warn fishermen at sea during Cyclone Ockhi, the State government plans to use shortwave radio broadcasts to provide vital information.

The Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority (TNSDMA) will soon hold a meeting with the Regional Meteorological Centre and All India Radio to discuss the possibility of starting a dedicated radio station to disseminate weather forecasts to fishermen at deep sea. Shortwave radio, which has a frequency band extending up to 30 Mhz, can be used for long-distance communication, officials said.[…]

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2 thoughts on “Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority plans shortwave weather broadcasts

  1. Tom Reitzel

    Hopefully, the doomsayers will stop foolishly predicting the death of OTA broadcasting which obviously includes shortwave as well as MW and FM. I’ve indicated in the past that persistent global connectivity, e.g. a WAN like the Spynet which I’m currently using very briefly, will likely be the endangered species of the future.

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  2. Mario

    Definitely good news for the HF ute listener, hopefully some of these stations will be heard in the US. Thanks for the post.

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