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Month: May 2005

Canton Island: From WXLF to the Hermit Crab Network

In November 1944, a low power outlet of the US Navy managed Pacific Ocean Network was established as part of the global AFRS system. WXLF broadcast on a frequency of 950kc in the medium wave band. Edwin E Calhoun takes up the story.

KMTH Memories

Recollections of KMTH by DJ Dave Perkins ‘Doing Radio’ With not much to challenge me, I wandered into the radio station one day and asked…

KMTH Midway (Territory of Hawaii)

By David Ricquish The Lonely Island It’s a very lonely island, about, well, about Midway between California and Asia, and about 5 degrees north of…

Early ZL3 Amateurs

A Guide to Amateur Radio Stations in Christchurch 1932 By David Ricquish ‘Wireless listening will have a bit of a run, like ping-pong, or put-and-take,…

Radio Tokelau

By Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wellington, New Zealand ‘The Tokelau (or Union) Group of islands which was attached to the Western Samoan administration from 1926…

WXLE Memories

By David Ricquish The Inside Stories from WXLE DJ’s We’ve been fortunate to have several WXLE DJ’s share their stories with us, and tell us…

Canton Island in the Phoenix Islands Group, WXLE Radio 1385

By David Ricquish The Phoenix Group of Islands Far out in the Central Pacific, the Phoenix Islands lie in the sun, calm lagoons protected from…

Cruisin’ with the Cows at Radio Norfolk

By David Ricquish It’s ‘drivetime’ on Radio Norfolk, and down the road at the Burnt Pine shopping center, there’s a potential traffic jam when wandering…

55 Years of Army Radio on Kwajalein

By Eugene Sims Most of us remember the hilarious routines of actor Robin Williams in the movie Good Morning Vietnam. The monologue spiels by Williams…

From Hawkes Bay to Replay Radio (Forty-Four Years in Radio)

From Hawkes Bay to Replay Radio By David Lindsay I’m not at all sure what got me interested in radio. As a schoolboy I remember…

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