Saturday, May 19, 2012

ABC Tests on NTSS Alice Springs 4835 kHz

From 28 May onwards for a period of a couple of months, there's a chance you'll hear VL8A running a single-frequency test on 4835 kHz. This is a high-angle skywave, night service intended primarily for a domestic audience within 400 km of the transmitter. The reason for the trial is because the transmitter contractors are unable to maintain the automation system that controls the day-night change-over between 4835 & 2310 kHz.

Reception reports on the test should be sent to:
Gary Baxter
ABC Transmission Services
Box 9994
Sydney  NSW 2001

Conversely, if people want to report on 2310 kHz then it might be an idea to do so now in case the test becomes permanent. Note that the address above should be used in all instances, and not that of Radio Australia.
(Received direct from Nigel Holmes, RA; via Craig Seager-AUS of ARDXC; via DXplorer May 17)

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