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 Radio Australia 80 years on.
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 8:55:51 AM on 16 December 2019.
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There is a doco on ABC TV tonight (16-12-19), commemorating 80 years since the start of broadcasts to SE Asia and the Pacific.
It will probably be more about programming than technical, but may be worth a look.

Harold


 
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 9:14:20 AM on 17 December 2019.
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Watched the program but was rather disappointed as it was more a plug for the ABC (give us more money) and a 'told you so' swipe at the government of the day. Technically, the radio transmissions of Radio Australia were quite an achievement for the PMG with its main site at Shepparton and the other sites near Darwin but none of this was mentioned. Also I wonder how many of the viewers had any idea what 'short wave' was.

Does anybody else remember in the 1960s when the ABC used to rebroadcast transmissions from the BBC World Service in London via shortwave complete with whistles, fading and hetrodyne gabble?


 
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Does anybody else remember in the 1960s when the ABC used to rebroadcast transmissions from the BBC World Service in London via shortwave complete with whistles, fading and hetrodyne gabble?

Yes, and I remember my parents telling me when I asked about it that the fading in and out was due to the waves rolling over the submarine cable. They actually believed that. Smile


 
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