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April 29, 2015

The Buzz No.4 Music Show

The Buzz No.4 Music Show
Welcome to the fourth music and talk show! In today’s show we feature the next episode on the mini series, David Attombomb, learn the happiest countries in the world to live, gnarl down some Chuck Norris jokes, enjoy some Laurel and Hardy and learn about the Nepal earthquake and how you can hear the communications on shortwave. 

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Image: Laurel and Hardy via theredlist
To lighten the mood there’s a Tasmanian tradition we do, it’s simple - tell Chuck Norris jokes!

  • “Chuck Norris and Superman once fought each other on a bet. The loser had to start wearing his underwear on the outside of his pants.
  • Chuck Norris has already been to Mars; that's why there are no signs of life.
  • When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night, he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.
  • Outer space exists because it's afraid to be on the same planet with Chuck Norris.
  • Chuck Norris destroyed the periodic table, because Chuck Norris only recognizes the element of surprise.
  • Chuck Norris can slam a revolving door.
  • Chuck Norris can win a game of Connect Four in only three moves.
  • Chuck Norris once built a sandcastle. We call this the Great Pyramid of Giza.”
Via chucknorrisfacts
Image: Chuck Norris via empireonline It’s an absolute tragedy hearing more casualties from the Nepalese Earthquake on Al Jazeera this morning and I thought you might be interested to know that the amateur bands are being used as an Emergency net for the disaster. Here’s a recording of communications on 14.205 on the 27th of April: (Courtesy of YouTube)


The Global Emergency Communications Network is currently on 14205, 14215 and on 21360.


One of the most exciting things about shortwave is that amateur radio enthusiasts from around the world can if via their own set-up or relays can assist with the Nepalese crisis  even if not even in the country. Shortwave as we know, can be broadcast into other regions. This is yet another example where this type of technology can make differences to natural disasters. It is such a pity that we are more reliant on other technologies. Shortwave yet again comes to the rescue!

RECEPTION:
Gino Italy heard us on Channel 292 6070kHz

April 24, 2015

DX Extra Shortwave News Show No.26 Released!


Hello fellow DXers, it is with great excitement to release the latest funky shortwave news programme; DX Extra number 26 to the world wide web! We are now on air via Channel 292 6070kHz Saturdays at 15h00UTC, so tell us how we sound. Enjoy!

 In this fortnight's podcast:
  • Radio Yugoslavia protest and cessation July 1
  • Radio France International strikes; back on the air
  • Norway to end (FM) domestic radio 
  • Amateur Radio: International Marconi Day (IMD)
  • Pirate Radio News, logs and recordings
  • Audio Archive: Radio Tirana (Albania)
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You can now find our transcript via google docs.
Why change? Using google docs enables us to share more information and be more interactive with you. It also turns the transcript into a newsletter.

Image: Hobart waterfront Pier, Tasmania.

RECEPTION:
Our first transmission with Channel 292 on 6070kHz 15h00UTC went very well, thanks to Friedrich-Walter Adam for the YouTube clip: (About 2m03s in)



April 23, 2015

Hobart Female Factory Historic Site

These are some photos of our recently opened Female Factory Prison Historic Site in South Hobart, Tasmania:









April 16, 2015

A new era with Channel 292


We are pleased to be partnering with Channel 292 6070kHz shortwave to Europe. Hear us Saturdays at 15h00UTC! See their broadcast schedule.

Here is the propagation/reception map: (From Channel292.de)


The Buzz No.3 Music Show

The Buzz No.3 Music Show
Welcome to the third music and talk show! Yippee! On today's show we feature a new segment taking the Nature Documentary world by storm - David Attombomb. We try and decide who is on first base with the Abbott and Costello comedy sketch. "You can't explain all the feelings that your making me feel" by The Darkside, we discuss our latest fundraiser project, Walk like an Egyptian and delve into the latest Woolworths supermarket ANZAC day campaign.

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Woolworths supermarket ANZAC day campaign:
Image: The image that got Australia talking (Courtesy of news.com.au)
On Saturday April 25th it will mark the ANZAC centenary, 100 years since 1915, we nationally hold dawn services and marches; similar to that of Remembrance Day. In the show we shared this news article that was published this week:
Our Australian major supermarket chain Woolworths “the fresh food people” is in trouble after publishing The “Fresh in Our Memories” website — linking Anzac commemorations to the retailer’s “Fresh Food People” branding tag line — was taken down overnight amid claims that it was in very poor taste.
Veterans’ Affairs Minister Michael Ronaldson weighed in this morning, saying Woolies would not have been given permission for the advertising had it been sought.
Woolworths encouraged members of the public to share stories and profile-style pictures of loved ones affected by or lost to war by uploading images to a website that then branded them with Woolworths logo and the phrase “Lest we Forget 1915-2015. Fresh in our memories.”


The site did not sit well with some Australians — with many taking to social media to slam the campaign as tasteless. The hashtags “#FreshInOurMemories” and “#BrandzacDay” are also gaining momentum.


Lest You Forget, Woolworths Has Great Prices
— Bec (@Brocklesnitch) April 14, 2015
Via News.com.au 
Image: The Fresh Prince is fresher in our memories (Courtesy of news.com.au)
What do you think? Was it poor taste? Or a good gesture gone wrong?
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April 10, 2015

DX Extra Shortwave News Show No.25


Hello fellow DXers, it is with great excitement to release the latest funky shortwave news programme; DX Extra number 25 to the world wide web! Enjoy!

 In this fortnight's podcast:
  • Battle over the airwaves
  • DRM from high altitude tests
  • World Amateur radio day
  • Channel Africa summer schedule
  • Pirate Radio News, logs and recordings
  • Audio Archive: Radio Spaceshuttle (Pirate)
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TRANSCRIPT:
You can now find our transcript via google docs.
Why change? Using google docs enables us to share more information and be more interactive with you. It also turns the transcript into a newsletter.

Image: Abel Tasman Memorial, Salamanca, Tasmania.



April 1, 2015

The Buzz No.2 Music and Talk Show!


Welcome to the second relaxed music and talk show. Happy April fool's day! On today's show we feature an exclusive interview with band member from Hiding In Public - David Holland. We also crank up some Queen, play some Weird Al Yankovic, hear a heavier cover version of Walking On Sunshine, some more Little Britain comedy and a French song "Je vais A Rio". Oui, oui. 

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Image: Sam Rivers (left) and "Dave" David Holland (right) courtesy of NPR.