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Wakkanai Air Station, 1966 -1967

One of the most interesting assignments during my USAF years was to a small ELINT (ELectronic INTelligence) gathering post, Wakkanai Air Station. Located at the northern end of Japan’s most northerly island, Hokkaido, Wakkanai AS was blessed with a climate that, coupled with it’s distance from any major population centers, made it pretty much the end of the earth in the minds of most Japanese, and to the GI’s stationed there.

VOA Okinawa Relay Station

In running through boxes of photos I came across a series of snapshots taken in 1968 during a tour of the VOA facility that then operated from a site near Okuma village in the north part of Okinawa. Googling the web didn’t produce much on the station so I figured why not post them for broadcasting/radio buffs, or whoever might be interested.

Incredible find at a flea market in Brazil

Martin Butera, our editor in Brazil, South America, finds the phone of Alexander Graham Bell, more than 140 years old, in perfect condition.

The Story of Terezinha Felix Cardoso (PT2TF)

Martin Butera talks to Terezinha Felix Cardoso (PT2TF), one of the oldest YLs in Brazil about her life in amateur radio.

Celebrating Marconi

An event at the Marconi Museum inside the Vatican on Saturday celebrates 150 years since the birth of the man who set up Vatican Radio. Present, alongside the Prefect and directors of the Dicastery for Communications, were also Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, and Guglielmo Marconi’s grandson.

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Samoa’s Radio 2AP Redevelopment Project

Enjoy this YouTube video from Australia’s ABC on the redevelopment project at 2AP: Samoa’s newly rebuilt Radio 2AP transmitter is already broadcasting essential information to…

Radio ZJV Suva

Foundations of Radio Fiji by Len Usher and Hugh Leonard The first Fiji Broadcasting Commission was appointed in June 1953, as assumed control of broadcasting…

Palau Wave Radio

Located in a remote corner of Micronesia, deep in the western Pacific, Palau is an archipelago of more than 300 coral and volcanic rock islands, and a nation teeming with culture and history. “It’s a pristine paradise,” says Salvador “Sadoi” Tellames, who owns and manages radio station Palau Wave Radio.

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ABC Transcription Tapes for Latin America?

Enrique Klapp, from Los Angeles, writes to us: Dear Sirs, When I was a youngster in Chile, in the Seventies, radio stations in Latin America…

Alan Sanders on 5DN Adelaide?

Anne Larkins writes to us: Alan Sanders was my grandfather. I would be very interested to actually hear his voice as he passed away before…

Bahamas Radio Shows from the 60s or 70s

Lori in Brooklyn New York recently wrote to us: Hi, Do you know of any recordings of Bahamas radio shows from the 1960’s or early…

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