Hitting the switch on connection to world...
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
on 2017-02-01 09:06 UTC
ABC Pacific shortwave exit a 'diplomatic misstep'... SBS | 2017-02-01 08:39 UTC
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
on 2017-02-01 08:39 UTC
'Thousands' in Solomon Islands affected by ABC shortwave cut...
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
on 2017-02-01 08:28 UTC
ABC Shortwave radio axing puts remote people at risk...
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
on 2017-02-01 08:25 UTC
Dismay in Melanesia as ABC ends 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
on 2017-02-01 08:22 UTC
Radio Australia Last Two Minutes on Shortwave...
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.
on 2017-02-01 07:14 UTC, Edited: 2017-02-01 07:39 UTC
Radio Australia Shortwave Goes Quiet...
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
on 2017-02-01 07:08 UTC
Microsoft Might Finally Kill Automatic Windows 10 Updates...
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
on 2016-12-28 23:07 UTC