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Here is episode 366 of the Australian DX Report!

Regards from Melbourne!

Bob Padula Host/Producer

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Greetings!

Episode 365 of the Australian DX Report is now available.

Regards from Melbourne!

Bob Padula Host/Producer

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RTl cutbacks

RTI has announced on its website that its transmissions to the Philippines in English
at 0100-0200 on 11875 and 1100-1200 on 9465 will close from 1 July.

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Hello there!

Episode 351 of the Australian DX Report is now available!

Regards from Melbourne!

Bob Padula Host/Producer

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Hello!

Here is Episode 338 of the Australian DX Report.

Regards from Melbourne!

Bob Padula Host/Producer

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PADULA BOOKS is a specialized mail-order bookshop, founded in 1995, owned and managed by Bob Padula, OAM, and located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Our products include:

2013 World Radio TV Handbook (annually) (print)

2013 Klingenfuss Shortwave Frequency Guide (print) (annually)

2013 Klingenfuss Super Frequency List on CD-ROM (annually)

2013-2014 Klingenfuss Utility Station Guide (print) (annually)

2013 Klingenfuss Frequency DataBase for Perseus Receivers - CD (annually)

2013 ARRL Handbook (annually) (print with accompanying CD)

Latest Shortwave Propagation Handbook (print)

Latest ARRL Antenna Handbook (print with accompanying CD) (annually)

All products may be ordered via Postal Mail, Direct Bank Transfer (electronic), Cash, or PayPal (On-Line), for delivery to Australian addresses only.

The Summer Pricelist /Order Form, effective November 1, 2012, may be downloaded from

http://bpadula.tripod.com/padulabooks

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To All,

Facebook now has over 901,000,000 people connected worldwide!I have created a new Community Group on Facebook, titled

“SHORTWAVE RADIO – IS THE END NEAR?”

Anyone interested in joining the Group, and willing to participate with comments, discussions, views, thoughts, recollections or trend predictions, is invited to join. You must have a Facebook account.

The Group may be accessed, or joined at

Chartered Professional Engineer
Broadcast Engineering Consultant

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My free, on-line, engineering research dissertation, "THE HISTORY OF SHORTWAVE RADIO IN AUSTRALIA" has now been published.

It's 55 Chapters include video, audio, text and several hundred images, chronicling the development and evolution of shortwave broadcasting in Australia, spanning the years from 1846 to the present day.

Many of the images are not available on the Internet, having been sourced from internal printed publications of the former Postmaster General's Department, the Australian Post Office, or from my own private collections.

It is registered and licenced as a Creative Commons work.

I compiled this work mainly as an endeavour to bring together a large amount of historical print and on-line material essentially for my own interest, concerning the development and evolution of shortwave radio in Australia.

As the Project evolved, I decided to make it "public access", rather than leave it buried in my own system, so that anyone, anywhere, could access it and learn from it.

My initial research quickly led me to the conclusion that the project would benefit by the incorporation of additional content concerning the invention and development of land-based telegraphy, leading to the subsequent discovery of wireless telegraphy and wireless telephony.

It is my view that an appreciation of the early development of non-shortwave wireless broadcasting technologies is important in gaining an understanding of the manner in which shortwave transmission evolved.

Those themes have been included, acknowledging that regular wireless broadcasting technology itself didn't appear in Australia until just after the end of World War One.

I have also included material concerning Australian Shortwave Military Broadcasting, which occurred during the years of World War Two. The Army and Air Force had set up many transmitting and receiving bases in locations in and close to Melbourne, some being integrated facilities with the US, Dutch and British military. The Melbourne region had been selected by the Government as it was believed that this location constituted the least threat to airborne attacks as compared with areas further north.

The Project may be accessed at

http://bpadula.tripod.com/australiashortwave

I would welcome your feedback through the Guest Book at the site, and you will find an invitation there to make a small financial donation to assist with site hosting expenses.

If you would prefer not to post a comment in the Guestbook area, then you may contact me privately at the Email link at the site.

Hope you find the Project of interest!

Listen to a recording made on December 16 1969 of Radio Australia's Tuning Signal and Identification Announcement in English.

Regards from Melbourne

Bob Padula

[Robert J. Padula OAM, MIEAust, CPEng(ret), Chartered Professional Engineer(ret)]

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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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Greetings!

Episode no. 300 of the Australian DX Report is now available.

Comments and reactions would be appreciated.

Donations would also be welcome, to ensure that this service may continue.

Regards from Melbourne!

Bob Padula Host/Producer

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Hi there!

Episode 293 of the Australian DX Report is now available.

Regards from Melbourne, Australia!

Bob Padula Host/Producer

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Hi there!

Episode 292 of the Australian DX Report may now bd downloaded.

Donations to support hosting fees for this site are always appreciated, and your comments are welcome!

Regards from Melbourne, Australia

Bob Padula Host/Producer

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HI there!

Episiode no. 273 of the Australian DX Report may now be downloaded, accessed as a Podcast, or through its RSS feed.

This episode includes Chapter 2 of "Australia Calls the World", part of the "Golden Anniversary of "Australian Shortwave Broadcasting".

Regards from Melbourne!

Bob Padula Host/Producer

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Hi there,

Episode 272 of the Australian DX Report may now be downloaded or accessed as a Podcast or RSS feed.

There is a special segment in this episode - Part One of  "Australia Calls the World" ,  which looks at the history of Australian shortwave broadasting.   More Parts will follow!

Regards from Melbourne!

Bob Padula Host/Producer

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Greetings!

Episode 237 of the Australian DX Report may now be downloaded! It has details of two new SW stations which have just come on the air in Australia and Malaysia!

Your donations would be appreciated, to assist in purchasing extra bandwidth and other features.

Regards!

Bob Padula Host/Producer

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Greetings from Melbourne!

Here is the 150th episode of the Australian DX Report, a 15 mins audio magazine with news about shortwave broadcasting, monitoring, and propagation.

If you are a user of this service, please consider sending in a small donation - easy and quick to do, use the PayPal link in the left sidebar!

Best regards!

Bob Padula

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Greetings!

Here is episode no. 148 of the Australian DX Report, an audio magazine, with schedule updates and monitoring news about world shortwave broadcasting, and  propagation notes.

Regards from Melbourne, Australia!

Bob Padula

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Greetings!

Here is the latest episode, no. 147, of the Australian DX Report, a weekly audio magazine with news, schedule updates, and information about shortwave broadcasting, and propagation news.

Regards from Melbourne, Australia!

Bob Padula

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Greetings!

You may now listen to the latest episode, no. 141, of the weekly audio magazine, Australian DX Report, with shortwave propagation notes, monitoring information, and schedule data for the forthcoming A09 transmission season.

Your comments and feedback are very important!

Regards from Melbourne, Australia

Bob Padula

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