The SWLing Post carries a story about the 70th anniversary of Voice of America
The BBC celebrates their 80th anniversary.
Peter Horrocks, Director of BBC Global News, said: "The 80th birthday and departure from Bush House means these are historic and changing times for the BBC World Service. We want our audiences to be at the heart of both the commemoration of the past and conversation about the future."
Back on February 8th, 2012, in Australia, the 100th anniversary of government owned and operated wireless communications stations was celebrated. Wavescan has the report on this big anniversary.
Here is a quote from the Wavescan article:
"As we note, the famed Marconi had been very active in the experimental development of wireless as a tool for distant communication, beginning in 1894. Ten years later, the Marconi company in Australia established two temporary wireless stations, one in coastal Victoria and the other on the northern edge of Tasmania, as a public demonstration of the usefulness of wireless communication between the Australian mainland and islandic Tasmania.
During the years 1910 and 1911, four temporary interim wireless stations were established in Australia, and these were on the air as ATY and AAA in Sydney, AAM in Melbourne, and VZE on the small King Island close to Tasmania."
Adventist World Radio has celebrated their 40th anniversary. Shortwave Central has that story.
Back in 2008, RNZI (Radio New Zealand) celebrated their 60th anniversary. 2012 marks their 64th year on the air. Here is a link to their 60th anniversary page. RNZI published an audio documentary on their 60th anniversary. It has been embedded here for your convenience.
The Dxer's Guide has a scan of their 60th anniversary QSL.
TOMORROW, March 8th, marks the 51st year of Swedish offshore radio station, Radio Nord. Last year, Andy Sennitt at Radio Netherlands Worldwide wrote a piece about the 50th anniversary of this station.
On November 16th, 2011, the Wheatstone blog reported that the Voice of Russia had turned 82. Here is a quote from that story: "Three years before the BBC began beaming programs around the world, and long before many other shortwave broadcasters came into existence, the Voice of Russia signed on for the first time. Originally known as Radio Moscow, its first broadcasts came in 1922, as transmitting station RV-1 in the Moscow region"
Shortwave Central is reporting about something called the DX Stamp Service run by William J. Plumb. Apparently, William offers specials on stamps and other DX supplies. This service has a March special on stamps as quoted from Shortwave Central
"We are dropping Armenia, less than 10 sold last year. Their new rate is in the $3.00+ range as well.
Costa Rica now 385c up from 350c
Sri Lanka now 85r up from 50r. New selling price is $2.00
Colombia new selling price $3.75
Honduras new selling price $1.75
See the rest of the March specials here.
Contact information for The DX Stamp and Supply Service:
12 Glenn Road
Flemington, NJ 08822-3322
Tel. (908) 788-1020
Fax (908) 782-2612
Shortwave Central has conducted a review of the WRTH (World Radio and TV Handbook)
Items from Amateur Radio Newsline:
Australian radio amateurs are participating in a trial to see if they will be able to increase their transmit power limit to a full kilowatt.
Radio amateurs in Senegal will be getting access to the 6 meter band
ARISS has celebrated their 700th International Space Station contact in a school room
Tim Burrows has published a piece about social media and its role in emergency situation reporting
The Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting
OPPOSES BBG FY 2013 BUDGET PLAN
In their "Emerging Technology" report, AR Newsline says that Panasonic is
planning to release televisions with text to speech technology.