Archive

Year: 2023

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…

Dmitry Mezin Collection: QSL Gallery

From his now closed dxsignal.ru hobby website Dmitry Mezin has made available an off-line version of his “QSL Gallery” archive. With his permission, we are…

PNG’s NGI Region Gets a Boost with New 10kW MW Transmitter

A 10kw MW transmitter for the NGI region was officially commissioned at the Kurakakaul Transmitter Farm, East New Britain Province by Minister for ICT, Hon. Timothy Masiu, and ENB Governor Hon. Michael Marum.

Interview with Enivaldo Alves Silva PT2CA

Martin Butera (LU9EFO – PT2ZDX), prepared this special report on the relationship that exists between Esperanto, radio amateurs and the media, specifically shortwave transmissions.

PNG’s NBC Celebrates 50 Years of Broadcasting Excellence

The National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) of Papua New Guinea kicked off its 50th Anniversary celebrations today with a vibrant city-wide float, showcasing the corporation’s rich history and commitment to serving the nation. The celebrations, themed “One Voice, One NBC, One Future,” will continue for five days, culminating in spectacular fireworks display and dinner at Ela Beach.

Coastwatchers – Operation Pacific

We take a look back at New Zealand’s WWII history, where we established coastwatching stations at various islands in the Pacific to track enemy movements and report them back to the allied forces.

Pacific-Asian Log (PAL Guide) September 2023 Update

Bruce Portzer’s Pacific-Asian Log (PAL Guide) has been updated to the September 2023 edition. You can download a PDF copy here: or search the database…

Souvenir Programme: Official Opening of 2ZB

On Wednesday, 28th of April, 1937 the Hon. F. Jones, M.P., Postmaster-General and Acting Minister for Broadcasting, officially opened Station 2ZB in Wellington, New Zealand….

The Samoan Earthquakes and the Early Radio Scene in American Samoa

American Samoa is a small group of small islands in the exotic South Pacific with a total land area of only 76.8 square miles, a little more than the area of Washington DC.  There are five main islands, and two coral atolls, with a population of 45,000, most of whom are bilingual in both Samoan and English. 

ARAMCO Radio in Saudi Arabia and BFBS radio programming in Nepal

The earliest beginnings for ARAMCO Radio in Dhahran Saudi Arabia can be traced back to the late 1930s when the Arabian American Oil Company played music over a set of loud speakers that were installed at a company swimming pool.  The Arabian American Oil Company was established in 1933 and with its exponential growth it has become the largest and most valuable commercial company in the world.

Nepal Earthquake: The Current Radio Scene in Nepal

The current radio scene in Nepal indicates that the most significant form of radio coverage in Nepal is achieved by more than 500 FM stations; government owned, commercial, and community stations. Programming is on the air in a multitude of local and regional languages, and also in English, Hindi and Urdu for wide area coverage.  Off air relays in several languages from the BBC in London are also heard on some FM stations.

The Collection of Adinei Brochi PY2ADN

Martin Butera (PT2ZDX-LU9EFO), travels to the city of Americana, in the interior of Sao Paulo, to meet his colleague Adinei Brochi (PY2ADN), owner of one of the private collections of the most important radio transmitters in Brazil.

Waves of Liberty / Adéu Liberty

YouTube video featuring Radio Liberty and the former transmitter site at Platja de Pals, Spain.

Early Music Recordings from ZJV Suva

Some early recordings of Fijian music made by station ZJV Suva.

Rebel Radio Ships

An interesting documentary on off-shore pirate radio from Al Jazeera television.

‘A beacon for the future’: Inside the world of Radio Ngāti Porou

Radio Ngāti Porou’s headquarters in small-town Ruatōria may not look like your typical radio station, and that’s probably because it isn’t.

Two Lochs Radio

Britain’s smallest commercial radio station and community broadcaster for the Gairloch and Loch Ewe areas of Wester Ross, Scotland, on 106 and 106.6 FM.

Radio Woodville turns 25

When Radio Woodville started, they were broadcasting out of a house in Vogel St. Twenty-five years later and the station continues to be the voice of Woodville, celebrating its birthday earlier this month.

Radio Six at Sixty

On 6th June 1963, a group of schoolchildren gathered in the attic of a house on the Ardrossan seafront in Ayrshire to launch their very own radio station. Cobbled together with tins, clockwork gramophones, and lots of wire, the opening day’s programmes were line fed to a radio receiver two floors down. But it was a start and, against the odds, the station survived in a variety of forms and today can be heard 24/7 on the internet.

DW Turns 70

To mark their 70th anniversary German broadcaster DW (Deutsche Welle) published this video report on their website.