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Offline Ct Yankee

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AIR to go off the air?
« on: June 07, 2019, 2155 UTC »

Partial India Radio may have to become Double-Shift India Radio, hope Sanjay can handle it....

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/air-may-have-to-power-off-short-wave-transmissions/article27584333.ece
« Last Edit: June 08, 2019, 0848 UTC by Ct Yankee »
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Re: AIR to go off the air?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2019, 2318 UTC »
That doesn't make any sense. Didn't they just spend a boatload of money to upgrade all their transmitters?

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Re: AIR to go off the air?
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2019, 1057 UTC »

Partial India Radio may have to become Double-Shift India Radio, hope Sanjay can handle it....

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/air-may-have-to-power-off-short-wave-transmissions/article27584333.ece

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Re: AIR to go off the air?
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2019, 1937 UTC »
I can't see it either, considering how many Indians still get their news/entertainment via radio.
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Re: AIR to go off the air?
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2019, 0619 UTC »
Wave of the future, unfortunately.

China probably keeps SW on partly to keep their SW people employed. A leftover of communism.

I used to love tuning in to AIR transmissions in the early part of the last decade, and even heard them a few times before the sunspots disappeared earlier in this decade, on my G2 off the whip.

Now I suppose by the time the spots come back it will be one less country to hear. Oh well.
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Re: AIR to go off the air?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2019, 1431 UTC »
Last I heard was it still being debated by the Indian Parliament and no outcome as yet, be a pity to see them go as I like many of their documentary and music programmes.
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Re: AIR to go off the air?
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2019, 1903 UTC »
This will go as smoothly as trying to force a third world nation o 1.3 billion to go cashless.
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