Tag: Australia

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #940

This Week in Amateur Radio #940 Week of March 4, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR940 Running Time: 1:08:42 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #940 with a release and air date of Saturday, March 04, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by. Andre Wald, KC0MMY, […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #939

This Week in Amateur Radio #939   Week of February 25, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR939 Running Time: 1:12:16 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #939 with a release and air date of Saturday, February 25, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by Andre Wald, […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #938

This Week in Amateur Radio #938 Week of February 18, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR938 Running Time: 1:18:13 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #938 with a release and air date of Saturday, February 18, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #937

This Week in Amateur Radio #937 Week of February 11, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR937 Running Time: 59:17 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #937 with a release and air date of Saturday, February 11, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by Don Hulick, K2ATJ, […]

Radio Australia Shortwave Station VL8A Signs Off in CW

In an apparent nod to radio amateurs who may have tuned in, Radio Australia’s VL8A transmitter in Alice Springs signed off on January 31 in CW. The station sent “73 de VL8A QRT,” before pulling the big switch. Radio Australia announced last fall that it planned to cease its shortwave transmissions this year. The broadcaster […]

Peak communications body ACMA reverses decision ruling thousands of CB radio sets illegal

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has reversed its decision to make 40 channel UHF radios illegal from June 2017. It is estimated there are thousands of UHF, or citizens band (CB) radios on farms and in trucks, caravans and businesses throughout Australia. Upgrading to 80 channel radios was going to cost some businesses […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #936

This Week in Amateur Radio #936 DOWNLOAD HERE: https://archive.org/details/TWIAR936HAM Running Time: 1:13:45 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #936 with a release and air date of Saturday, February 04, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by  Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Fred Fittee, […]

‘It’s essential’: outback workers fight ABC decision to ditch shortwave radio (Australia)

People that live out in contracting camps or mustering stock camps or outstations, and even a lot of the people who live in the bush on cattle stations, spend probably 100% of their waking hours out on the land and have very minimal contact with other human beings,” says Tracey Hayes, the chief executive of […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #933

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for combined Editions #933 with a release and air date of Saturday, January 14, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by Wayne Nelms, N3LMS, Wayne Rogers, W4WLR, and George Bowen ,W2XBS. Download here: http://bit.ly/2jJKera Trending stories in this weeks newscast: 1. Apparent Pirate […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #931 / 932

Edition # 931 / 932 – Release date: Saturday, January 7, 2017 This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #932 with a release and air date of Saturday, Saturday, January 7, 2017. This week’s edition […]

Radio Australia Shortwave Broadcasts to End on January 31

Another prominent shortwave broadcaster is going dark, “The SWLing Post” blog reports. Radio Australia has announced that it will cease its shortwave transmissions on January 31. The station, popular with SWLs, broadcasts in the 31-, 25-, 19-, and 16-meter bands. “The move is in line with the national broadcaster’s commitment to dispense with outdated technology […]

Lone-wolf radio hoaxer hacks Melbourne air traffic control – police (Australia)

Australian federal police are hunting a lone-wolf radio hoaxer who made 15 illegal transmissions to air-traffic controllers and domestic passenger pilots last month – including one telling a Virgin pilot to abort a landing. The agencies investigating the incidents believe only one person has made the transmissions by finding a way to tap into the […]

via the ARRL: A Record Breaker on 630 Meters!

Although US radio amateurs do not yet have access to 630 meters, Canadian licensees do, and one of them was on the North American end of the first two-way contact between Canada and Australia. Steve McDonald, VE7SL, in British Columbia, Canada, and Roger Crofts, VK4YB, in Queensland, Australia, completed a contact between 1225 and 1319 […]

Amelia Earhart mystery: New evidence shows pioneering aviator survived landing on remote Pacific Island

A DISTRESS call received by an amateur Melbourne radio operator from pilot Amelia Earhart three days after her aircraft is believed to have ditched in the Pacific in 1937 has been assessed as “credible” evidence the famous aviator survived an initial crash-landing. A dedicated group of US researchers, who have spent 28 years and millions […]

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