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Hitting the switch on connection to world...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/Australia/, /contrib/shortwave
A radio engineer has warned the Australian Federal Government of the dangers of Radio Australia's Shepparton shortwave broadcasting station go offline. Greg Baker worked as district manager at the Shepparton site for seven years and was highly critical of the ABC
By kynast on 2017-02-01 09:06 UTC
ABC Pacific shortwave exit a 'diplomatic misstep'...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/Australia/, /contrib/shortwave
The ABC's decision to end 80 years of shortwave radio broadcasts into the Pacific region is being criticised as a diplomatic misstep. Shortwave radio is old, but simple and reliable, technology for reaching even the remotest parts of the Pacific. It's considered a lifesaver, especially when nature
By kynast on 2017-02-01 08:39 UTC
ABC's shortwave radio transition program offers little comfort to Top End fisherman...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/Australia/, /contrib/shortwave
A Northern Territory commercial fisherman says the ABC's HF shortwave radio transition alternatives offer little to support remote listeners. "It's our only communication with what's happening in the outside world," he said"
By kynast on 2017-02-01 08:31 UTC
'Thousands' in Solomon Islands affected by ABC shortwave cut...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/Australia/, /contrib/shortwave
Thousands of people in remote parts of Solomon Islands who tune in to the ABC's shortwave service will be poorer off from today according to a leading activist in the country. "Ms Liloqula said after the recent earthquake people in the bush in Choiseul only knew there was no tsunami by listening to
By kynast on 2017-02-01 08:28 UTC
ABC Shortwave radio axing puts remote people at risk...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/Australia/, /contrib/shortwave

Long-haul driver Gary Williams, who is now based in South Australia and plies his trade up and down the Stuart Hwy between Adelaide and Darwin, said he would be without emergency information when the ABC turns off short-wave radio transmitters in the NT from today.

He said he had now been left

By kynast on 2017-02-01 08:25 UTC
Dismay in Melanesia as ABC ends shortwave...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/Australia/, /contrib/shortwave

The axing of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's shortwave service to the Pacific has been met with dismay in the region. The chop has been greeted with dismay in many parts of the region, particularly in remote parts of Melanesia. Papua New Guinea MP Ron Knight said it was a sad day for the

By kynast on 2017-02-01 08:22 UTC
Listeners react to the Closing of Radio Australia after 80 years of broadcasting on shortwave...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/shortwave, /contrib/Australia/

Radio Australia has met me there every morning I’ve listened since I was eight years old....I feel like I’ve lost a dear friend and certainly a staple source of news on shortwave radio. I know I’m not alone–a number of readers have shared similar sentiments this morning.

By kynast on 2017-02-01 08:18 UTC
Pacific nations lose shortwave radio services that evade dictators and warn of natural disasters...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/Australia/, /contrib/shortwave
Australia's decision to take another step back from international broadcasting by ceasing its far reaching border crossing shortwave radio services has raised questions about who will fill the void.
By kynast on 2017-02-01 08:07 UTC
Xenophon leads calls for ABC to reinstate shortwave radio service...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/Australia/, /contrib/shortwave
Senator Nick Xenophon says he will introduce legislation to Parliament to force the ABC to reinstate its shortwave radio service, which ends today.
By kynast on 2017-02-01 07:58 UTC
Radio Australia Last Two Minutes on Shortwave...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/shortwave, /contrib/Australia/
Rob Wager (VK3BVW) blogs his live recording of Radio Australia's last two minutes on shortwave radio from Mount Evelyn, Australia.

The deed is done. The switch has been flicked off. The plug has been pulled. Radio Australia ended its shortwave broadcasts at 0100 UTC on January 31, 2107. After many decades of service, it ended very little fanfare.....just the "Waltzing Matilda" interval signal for one last time.

By kynast on 2017-02-01 07:14 UTC, Edited: 2017-02-01 07:39 UTC
ABC announces 'transitional measures' for shortwave radio listeners...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/Australia/, /contrib/shortwave
Broadcaster offers comprehensive advice on how to best access emergency information, ABC news and entertainment after shutdown
By kynast on 2017-02-01 07:11 UTC
Radio Australia Shortwave Goes Quiet...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/Australia/, /contrib/shortwave
At noon eastern standard time yesterday the shortwave broadcast of Radio Australia, which sends out impartial news to the world, went silent.. The Shepparton broadcast facility went offline after running almost continuously since 1944, after the ABC announced it was moving away from shortwave
By kynast on 2017-02-01 07:08 UTC
Bill Shorten calls on Turnbull to save shortwave radio broadcasts in NT...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/Australia/, /contrib/shortwave
Labor leader says reasons to shut down service do not account for the reality of service availability in remote areas
By kynast on 2017-01-28 05:36 UTC
End to ABC's HF shortwave radio service to leave remote travellers vulnerable says tourist operator...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/Australia/
An Australian outback tour operator says remote travellers depend on the ABC's HF shortwave radio service for news, weather and general information.....Mr Cratt took exception to the ABC's assertion that the shortwave radio is now 100-years-old and outdated. He said his business recently shipped
By kynast on 2017-02-01 08:44 UTC
What we know about the suspected Fort Lauderdale airport gunman with New Jersey ties...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/US/
Details are emerging about the man suspected of opening fire in the baggage claim area of an airport in Fort Lauderdale, killing at least five people Friday.
By kynast on 2017-01-06 23:26 UTC
Sources: Suspected gunman received mental health treatment, traveled from Alaska...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/US/
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson says the Fort Lauderdale airport gunman was carrying a military ID with the name Esteban Santiago, though it's not clear if it belonged to him or to someone else.
By kynast on 2017-01-06 23:25 UTC
Norway to switch off FM radio in world first...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/radio/
Norway is to become the first country to shut down its FM radio network, despite concerns that millions are not ready for the switch to digital.
By kynast on 2017-01-06 02:22 UTC
Debbie Reynolds, Singin in the Rain Star and Carrie Fishers Mother, Dies at 84...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/debbie_reynolds
Debbie Reynolds, the Oscar-nominated singer-actress who was the mother of late actress Carrie Fisher, has died at Cedars-Sinai hospital. She was 84. “She wanted to be with Carrie,” her son Todd Fisher told Variety. She was taken to the hospita
By kynast on 2016-12-29 02:38 UTC, Edited: 2016-12-29 03:18 UTC
Galaxy S7 owners reporting the camera lens is shattering without impact...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/tech/
A significant number of Samsung Galaxy S7 owners report that the camera lens of their device is shattering without any actual impact occurring, and so far Samsung appears to be refusing to cover such incidents under its warranty. The post Galaxy S7 owner
By kynast on 2016-12-28 23:08 UTC
Microsoft Might Finally Kill Automatic Windows 10 Updates...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/tech/
Microsoft could finally be solving one of Windows 10's biggest irritations: automatic updates. Winaeros Sergey Tkachenko noticed a new feature that would allow users to delay an update for up to 35 days in a recent leaked build of the Windows 10 Creat
By kynast on 2016-12-28 23:07 UTC
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