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Sharing Radio Communications with Next Generation

In May 2016 Barrett Communications supplied the Rainbow Radio League (RRL), a not-for-profit organisation in St Vincent and the Grenadines, with high-frequency (HF) and very high-frequency (VHF) radio communications equipment. Since this time they have been working to install the donated equipment at key locations among the country's islands.

Australia Public Broadcaster To End Shortwave Services To Pacific

ABC dispensing 'with outdated technology,' expanding digital offerings. WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Dec. 6, 2016) – Australia's public broadcaster says it will end its shortwave service to the Pacific on the 31st of January.

Over and out as youth in central Victoria take up amateur radio

The digital age means amateur radio is no longer as popular as it once was but a group of youth in central Victoria is embracing the technology. Castlemaine student Kezia Hamilton is a product of radio communications, so to speak — her parents met while talking on CB radio as teenagers.

Cold War archive: How the USSR and U.S. battled each other with radio waves

A group of State Department announcers huddle around the microphone after the initial shortwave broadcast in Russian to Russia from New York City on Feb. 17, 1947. The announcers, Russian-born American citizens, are (front row) Boris Brodenov; James Schigorin; Elena Bates (seated); Victor....

- Radio: A symbol of media freedom and independence

As more and more North Koreans get their hands on shortwave radio sets that are being smuggled into the country, the regime has stepped up its jamming and its persecution of those caught in the fact of listening to these “seditious” broadcasts. Radio sets confiscated by the People's Security Agency....

Margaret Atwood in Cuba: “I want to know what Cubans think about Trump”

HAVANA TIMES — In her novel The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), Canadian author Margaret Atwood makes reference to a radio station based in Cuba (Radio Free America) that broadcasts subversive messages via short wave to the oppressed people of the United States, in a dystopian future where the old government has been overthrown by a totalitarian theocracy.

BBC radio to launch Korean service

The Korea Times: The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has begun strengthening its global news coverage by launching a Korean radio service. The international multimedia broadcaster said on its website early this week that the Korean language program would be part of the BBC World Service that....

BBC radio to launch Korean service

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has begun strengthening its global news coverage by launching a Korean radio service. The international multimedia broadcaster said on its website early this week that the Korean language program would be part of the BBC World Service that reached a weekly....

Sold! Mi'kmaq group confirms purchase of CBC land

A Mi'kmaq group has bought the land outside Sackville where 13 Radio Canada International towers stood for decades, CBC-Radio Canada confirmed Friday. Five years after the Trantramar Marsh site was put up for sale, the New Brunswick non-profit Mi'gmawe'l Tplu'taqnn bought it for an undisclosed price.

Fiji: WFP Hands Over HF Radio Packs to Fiji National Disaster Management Office

SUVA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) officially handed over two high frequency (HF) radio packs to the Fiji Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management in Suva on 1 February 2017. The HF back packs will be used by the Fiji National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) for their operations.

WFP Hands Over HF Radio Packs To Fiji National Disaster Management Office

SUVA The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) officially handed over two high frequency (HF) radio packs to the Fiji Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management in Suva on 1 February 2017. The HF back packs will be used by the Fiji National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) for their operations.

Shutdown Of Australian Shortwave Radio Broadcast Called 'Foreign Policy Misstep'

10 million islanders no longer will receive ABC radio broadcasts. By Stefan Armbruster. PORT VILA, Vanuatu (Vanuatu Daily Post, Jan. 31, 2017) – It is the end of an era for more than 10 million people in the region, who will no longer have access to a highly-valued service, especially during natural disasters and political upheavals.

VOA Celebrates 75 Years on the Air

A little more than seven weeks after the United States officially entered World War II, a live, 15-minute shortwave radio broadcast was transmitted into Germany from a small studio in New York City on February 1, 1942. It was introduced by the American patriotic song "The Battle Hymn of the Republic.

Dismay in Melanesia as ABC ends shortwave

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation ended its shortwave service to the region Tuesday saying it's not viable and too expensive to maintain. The chop has been greeted with dismay in many parts of the region, particularly in remote parts of Melanesia.

RNZI remains essential voice of the Pacific

Press release: Following the ABC's decision to cut shortwave radio transmission in the Pacific, Radio New Zealand International wants to reassure our listeners that we are committed to our Pacific broadcast partners. Radio New Zealand International (RNZI) continues to serve people across the Pacific....

Xenophon to fight for ABC shortwave radio

Key crossbench senator Nick Xenophon will introduce a bill to parliament to force the ABC to reinstate its shortwave radio service. The service in the Northern Territory and parts of the Pacific was switched off on Tuesday following an announcement by the broadcaster in December, with savings to be put back into digital and FM services.

Xenophon to fight for ABC shortwave radio

Key crossbench senator Nick Xenophon will introduce a bill to parliament to force the ABC to reinstate its shortwave radio service. The service in the Northern Territory and parts of the Pacific was switched off on Tuesday following an announcement by the broadcaster in December, with savings to be put back into digital and FM services.

Xenophon to fight for ABC shortwave radio

Key crossbench senator Nick Xenophon will introduce a bill to parliament to force the ABC to reinstate its shortwave radio service. The service in the Northern Territory and parts of the Pacific was switched off on Tuesday following an announcement by the broadcaster in December, with savings to be put back into digital and FM services.

Bill planned to get ABC shortwave reinstated

The Australian senator Nick Xenophon is planning to introduce a bill to parliament next week forcing the ABC to reinstate its shortwave service. The ABC ended the service to the Pacific and remote parts of northern Australia yesterday. It said the technology was outdated and it planned to beef up FM and online services.

Remote Solomon Islands To Lose Radio Broadcasts With ABC Shutdown

Australian broadcaster to end short-wave service; leaving thousands with no radio. WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Jan. 31, 2017) – 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.

ABC Pacific shortwave exit a 'diplomatic misstep'

The end of ABC shortwave radio broadcasts into the Pacific after 88 years has been criticised as an Australian foreign affairs ‘misstep’ It is the end of an era for more than 10 million people in the region, who will no longer have access to a highly-valued service, especially during natural disasters and political upheavals.

Dismay in Melanesia as ABC ends shortwave

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation ended its shortwave service to the region today saying it's not viable and too expensive to maintain. 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....

PNG MP bemoans ABC's shortwave cutback

The MP for Papua New Guinea's Manus Island Ronny Knight estimates 90 percent of his people will be impacted by the ABC chopping its shortwave service to the Pacific. The ABC ends shortwave to the region this afternoon with plans to beef up FM and services via the web.

Nick Xenophon to introduce legislation to force ABC to reinstate shortwave radio service

South Australian senator Nick Xenophon says he will introduce legislation to Parliament to force the ABC to reinstate its shortwave radio service, which is ending today. The ABC announced in December that it would switch off its shortwave transmission to remote parts of northern Australia and across the Pacific.

Nick Xenophon to introduce legislation to force ABC to reinstate shortwave radio service

South Australian senator Nick Xenophon says he will introduce legislation to Parliament to force the ABC to reinstate its shortwave radio service, which is ending today. The ABC announced in December that it would switch off its shortwave transmission to remote parts of northern Australia and across the Pacific.

Xenophon leads calls for ABC to reinstate shortwave radio service

The ABC announced in December that it would switch off its shortwave transmission to remote parts of northern Australia and across the Pacific. Mr Xenophon said his introduction of legislation next week was not the ideal way to handle the issue, but something had to be done.

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EDXC Radio 2017, to air today

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