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A reprieve for shortwave?...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/shortwave, /contrib/Australia/
The shortwave broadcast station which beamed Radio Australia to the Pacific from Shepparton could be coming back online. South Australian senator Nick Xenophon earlier this week introduced a bill to parliament, which if passed would force the ABC to bring back shortwave broadcasts.
By kynast on 2017-02-16 17:42 UTC
International news channel i24NEWS launches in United States...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/news_media
With bureaus in Washington, Tel Aviv, New York, and Paris, i24NEWS will air 24/7. Israel-based international news channel i24NEWS will launch in the United States on Monday, bringing content from its studios in New York, Washington, Tel Aviv, and Paris to viewers across the U.S. and around the
By kynast on 2017-02-13 17:14 UTC
Board Gives Nuclear-Weapon Lab Failing Grade on Safety Steps...
An annual safety assessment gave Los Alamos National Laboratory a failing grade for steps it takes to prevent accidents in developing nuclear weapons
By kynast on 2017-02-11 21:22 UTC
Shutdown Of Last Short Wave Transmitters At Radio Australia - Extended Version...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/shortwave, /contrib/Australia/

After almost 80 years of shortwave transmissions and 72 years from the Shepparton station in Victoria the Australian Broadcasting Corporation considers HF transmissions to old fashioned and has closed down domestic and overseas services.
The money saved, about twice what the CEO is paid is going to

By kynast on 2017-02-10 01:43 UTC
Quinoa genome could see 'super-food' prices tumble...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/business/
Scientists say that decoding the quinoa genome could cut the cost of this nutritious but underutilised crop.
By kynast on 2017-02-09 13:28 UTC
Senator to push for radio change...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/shortwave, /contrib/Australia/
The mothballed Shepparton shortwave broadcast station could be coming back online.. South Australian senator Nick Xenophon will introduce legislation to parliament this week to force the ABC to bring back domestic and international shortwave
By kynast on 2017-02-09 03:48 UTC
Senator Nick Xenephon discusses Radio Australia Shortwave Cut...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/Australia/, /contrib/shortwave
Senator Nick Xenophon answered the SOS call to force the government and the ABC to Save Our Shortwave.. The South Australian politician and NXT party leader was in Shepparton yesterday for the senate inquiry into the dairy industry and took time out

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By kynast on 2017-02-03 00:11 UTC, Edited: 2017-02-03 01:21 UTC
Workers upset by ABC's ditching of shortwave radio told to complain to Senate inquiry...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/shortwave, Australia
Nationals senator Bridget McKenzie wants to strengthen ABCs obligation to deliver services ro regional Australia
By kynast on 2017-02-02 19:43 UTC
Milo Yiannopoulos talk at UC Berkeley cancelled after protests erupt...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/politics/right/
The University of California at Berkeley is bracing for major protests Wednesday against MiloYiannopoulos, a polarizingBreitbartNews editor, on the last stop of a tour aimed at defying what he...
By kynast on 2017-02-02 02:55 UTC
ABC video report on shortwave shutdown...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/Australia/, /contrib/shortwave
ABC interviews those most effected. The ABC has shut down its shortwave radio service to remote parts of Northern Australia and the Pacific. @MaddocksThomas reports https://t.co/VPD3deSR9Z
By kynast on 2017-02-01 23:33 UTC
Video: Final moments of Radio Australia Shepparton Transmitter Site Shutdown...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/shortwave, /contrib/Australia/
After almost 80 years Radio Australia on shortwave goes quiet. This is a recording of the final few minutes of broadcast at the Shepparton transmitter site as engineers turn off each transmitter one by one as the "Waltzing Matilda" interval signal plays out.

VK3EB Video
By kynast on 2017-02-01 23:11 UTC
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
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