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PNG Minister for Communication wants to invest in shortwave

(Source: The Post Courier via Bill Lee)

Minister for Communication, Information Technology and Energy Sam Basil wants all 22 provinces to have short wave frequency radio stations.

He said this during the Central Province assembly induction program last week Friday in Port Moresby.

“My role as the minister is to make sure that we go back to all the 22 provinces to make sure that we revive the radio stations,” Mr Basil said.

He said most of the radio stations currently using frequency modulation (FM) face the problem of signal loose in the rural settings as it is only powered by repeater and could not be able to penetrate when it meets obstacles.

“This is to ensure that people are kept informed and in tuned with the government of the day,” Mr Basil said.

[…]“I want to go short wave and we want to bring back to all the provinces capital in Papua New Guinea through National Broadcasting Corporation so that people in the mountains can have excess to communication,” Mr Basil said.

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Radio Australia increases shortwave broadcasts into Papua New Guinea on 17,750 kHz

(Source: Radio Australia News)

Papua New Guinea’s parliament was resuming on Monday, despite no clear resolution to the country’s political crisis. 

Peter O’Neill says his government has taken control of the police and state offices.

[…]Earlier he said: “This clear direction now – this building will be in lockdown, only accessible to the Prime Minister (myself) and the Public Services Minister, who’s got an office in this office, and only the workers of this office. 

“No other members of the public will be allowed to come into this office.”

[…]ABC Radio Australia has increased its shortwave broadcasts to Papua New Guinea to help inform people about developments in the PNG political crisis.

Between 0930 and 1700 Port Moresby time, an extra frequency, 17750 kHz, will be added to the broadcast services for PNG.

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