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Nigel Holmes turns off Radio Australia's TXs
« on: February 17, 2017, 1602 UTC »
What a grim task that must have been.

From VOA Radiogram #202. 2/12/2017.

"Radio Australia pulls the plug on shortwave

We reported last week about the last shortwave broadcasts of
Radio Australia on 31 January.

Here is a link to a video of the final shutdown of the
transmitters at Broadcast Australia's Shepparton, NSW, site.
Nigel Holmes, former transmission manager of Radio Australia,
came out of retirement to turn off the last transmitter."

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Re: Nigel Holmes turns off Radio Australia's TXs
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2017, 1645 UTC »
wow. thats ironic how you posted the same video i watched last night (made me sad) and i thought about posting that video today to commemorate RA's close to 100 years of broadcasting on shortwave.
i was actually considering using their program jingle on my station to commemorate them.
it makes me wonder what will happen to the neat an clean TX site with all of its equipment.
i certainly hope what happens to vacant abandoned homes and businesses in detroit does not happen to that beautiful facility.
what a shame.
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