Archive for May 2012

Hi there!

Episode 310 of the Australian DX Report is now available for downloading as an MP3 file or as a Podcast.

Regards from Melbourne!

Bob Padula Host/Producer

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I have produced a Flash Slide Show depicting many of my QSLs from Radio Australia, for the years 1948 to 1975.
The Show includes a recording made in December 1964 of Radio Australia’s Tuning Signal and opening announcements for the English service.
It may be viewed at

http://snack.to/pzn8blsi

Flash Version 9+ is required to view the Show!
I’d be interested in your reactions and comments.
Regards from Melbourne!
Bob Padula

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I am pleased to announce the publication of my free on-line engineering research project, “The History of the Radio Australia Transmitting Station at Shepparton (Victoria)”
This is the story about the evolution, development, and current operations of the Shepparton facility from its beginnings back in 1943, when it was set up by the Australian Government for its External Broadcasting Service which became known as Radio Australia.
The Project includes many images not previously published on the internet, some sourced to rare internal printed publications of the Australian Post Office (former Postmaster General’s Department) – others are from the archives of Australian Libraries, Academic bodies, engineering enterprises, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and digitized newspapers.
Videos of the station, showing maintenance activities in 2010 and 2011 are included, as well as current satellite and ground-level images of the facility, which is located about 6 km north of the town of Shepparton, in north-eastern Victoria.
Some vintage QSls are also included, dating back to the 1940s.
The project is a smaller version of a larger on-line work I am producing titled “The History of Shortwave Radio in Australia”, which is currently in the final pre-release stage.
As a Chartered Professional Engineer, I provide specialized engineering consulting services to the broadcasting industry, and for many years I worked in the Radio Section of the former Postmaster-General’s Department, prior to the split into Australia Post and Telecom Australia.
I recall leading an engineering team in the design and fabrication of elements of the antenna switching system at Shepparton, as part of a modernization upgrade project.
The ABC, including Radio Australia, does not own or operate any transmission infrastructure – this is owned, operated and managed by the private contractor “Broadcast Australia”, and frequency planning and coordination of Radio Australia services is carried out by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
I am inviting you to explore the Project, which is at

http://bpadula.tripod.com/shepparton

I would appreciate your comments and reactions.
I hope you enjoy your visit!
The audio file in this message is a recording of Radio Australia, made on December 16 , 1964, off the Tuning Signal and Opemning Identification Announcement.
Bob Padula
Melbourne

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Hello there!

Episode 309 of the Australian DX Report is now available.

It includes a summary of the recent Annual Meeting of the National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters (NASB), held recently in Washington.

Your comments and feedback are sought!

Regards from Melbourne!

Bob Padula Host/Producer

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Hello!

Episode no. 308 of the Australian DX Report is now available.

Regards from Melbourne!

Bob Padula Host /Producer

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Hi there!

Episode 307 of the Australian DX Report is now available.

Regards from Melbourne!

Bob Padula Host /Pducer

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