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Radio Australia (Australia)
English Schedule


via Aoki and short-wave.info -- current schedule direct

Radio Australia's Web page

Although Radio Australia does not 'target' North America, their signal is strong and consistent in the morning, and easily heard in the evenings in Michigan. Much of their broadcast day consists of rebroadcasting the domestic service, but there are lots of interesting and informative shows on ABC National and ABC Local that show up here, and give a good flavour of what Australians are talking about.

It occurred to us as we scanned the RA website looking for frequency info that their attitude is 'telling'. There are no disclaimers about tuning into the satellite feeds despite the fact that special equipment and knowledge — not to mention fancy receiving dish antennas are needed to do so, but the following disclaimer is put by the SW frequency list:

"Listening to shortwave requires a specialist shortwave radio. We direct our broadcasts at peak listening times in our target areas of the Pacific using multiple frequencies. We recommend that where possible, you use an outside antenna to improve reception. Shortwave signals may be subject to interference from other broadcasters' signals, electronic devices such as computers, microwave ovens, TVs, car engines and fluorescent lights."
Seriously? Are you trying to convince people that plugging in (or putting batteries in) a radio, available for as little as US$20 and from sources as varied as a local thrift store, general store or amazon.com, and punching in 4 or 5 digits is THAT hard, but tuning a satellite receiver is easy? Give me a break. Oh, and don't forget to warn people that when drinking a glass of water you shouldn't try to breathe at the same time! Does it maybe sound like someone is trying to justify shutting down SW?




As of February 2015 Radio Australia has taken the (in our view) rather short-sighted step of 
drastically cutting its transmission with little regard to actual reception conditions. 

That said, they are still a 'regular' in the North American early Morning so if you want to listen
to Australian domestic programming (some of which is actually really good) you can do that if
you are a morning person.

Here's their current Sked as of February 2015.  Updates as they are available, but for not it
appears they are not planning on a shift for A-15 broadcasting? .... who knows.

0900-2100    9580  New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa
0900-2100   12065  Papua New Guinea
0900-2100   12085  Bougainville (PNG), Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Vanuatu
2100-0900   15240  Bougainville (PNG), Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Vanuatu
2100-0900   15415  Papua New Guinea
2100-0900   17840  New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa



And just for 'comparison sake' here's what this replaced:
Here is the updated B-14 English schedule -- Current until February 2015:
   This is re-arranged by time so you can pinpoint whatever frequency is coming in best.

Radio Australia is 'in flux' so this could change at any moment, but this is the best info we have at the moment.


Time        Freq       Days      Pwr    Az    Transmitter Site     Remarks 
---------   -----      -------   ---   ---    -------------------  -------------------
0000 0030   12005      1.....7   100   340    SNG   Kranji         ABC  BAB

0100 0130   11780      1.....7   100   340    SNG   Kranji         ABC  BAB
0100 0300   17840      1234567   100    70    AUS   Shepparton     ABC=15300
0100 0500   15150      1234567   100    65    AUS   Shepparton     ABC

0300 0458   17840      1234567   100   355    AUS   Shepparton     ABC
0300 0600   15300      1234567   100    70    AUS   Shepparton     ABC=11945

0400 0500   17800      1234567   100   270    PLW   Palau Medorn   ABC T8WH Angel4  BAB

0500 0630   21725      1234567   100   329    AUS   Shepparton     ABC
0500 0800   13630      1234567   100    50    AUS   Shepparton     ABC=9580

0605 0630   12080      1234567    10    80    AUS   Brandon        ABC
0605 0630   15240      1234567   100    30    AUS   Shepparton     ABC
0605 1000   11945      1234567   100   100    AUS   SheppartonR    ABC=12065
0630 0658   17750      1.....7   100   329    AUS   Shepparton     ABC=9710
0630 0700    9660      1.....7    10    10    AUS   Brandon        ABC
0630 0700   12080      1.....7    10    80    AUS   Brandon        ABC
0630 0700   15240      1.....7   100    30    AUS   Shepparton     ABC
0630 0700   15415      1.....7   100   355    AUS   Shepparton     ABC=9475
0630 0700   21725      1.....7   100   329    AUS   Shepparton     ABC

0700 0800    9660      1234567    10    10    AUS   Brandon        ABC=5995
0700 0900    7410      1234567   100    30    AUS   Shepparton     ABC=9475
0700 0900    9475      1234567   100   353    AUS   Shepparton     ABC=6080
0700 0900    9710      1234567   100   353    AUS   Shepparton     ABC
0700 0900   12080      1234567    10    80    AUS   Brandon        ABC
0700 0900   15240      1234567   100    30    AUS   Shepparton     ABC=6020

0800 0900    5995      1234567    10    10    AUS   Brandon        ABC
0800 1000    9580      1234567   100    80    AUS   Shepparton     ABC

0900 0930    5995      1.....7    10    10    AUS   Brandon        ABC
0900 0930    6080      1.....7   100     5    AUS   Shepparton     ABC
0900 0930    6150      1.....7   100    30    AUS   Shepparton     ABC
0900 0930    9475      1.....7   100    30    AUS   Shepparton     ABC
0900 0930    9710      1.....7   100   353    AUS   Shepparton     ABC
0900 0930   12080      1.....7    10    80    AUS   Brandon        ABC
0900 1000    6080      1234567   100     5    AUS   Shepparton     ABC
0930 1058    9710      1234567   100   353    AUS   Shepparton     ABC=9475
0930 1258    6080      1234567   100     5    AUS   Shepparton     ABC=5940
0930 1400    5995      1234567    10    10    AUS   Brandon        ABC
0930 1400    6150      1234567   100    30    AUS   Shepparton     ABC=5995
0930 1900    9475      1234567   100   329    AUS   Shepparton     ABC

1000 1500    9580      1234567   100    70    AUS   Shepparton     ABC=7240
1000 1530   12065      1234567   100    70    AUS   SheppartonR    ABC=11880
1030 1100   12080      1234567    10    80    AUS   Brandon        ABC

1100 1200   12080(DRM) 1234567     4    80    AUS   Brandon(DRM)   ABC
1100 1300    6140      1234567   100    13    SNG   Kranji         ABC  BAB
1100 1727   12085      1234567   100   329    AUS   Shepparton     ABC

1300 1430    9965      1234567   100   318    PLW   Palau Medorn   ABC T8WH Angel3  BAB
1300 1700    5940      1234567   100   334    AUS   Shepparton     ABC

1400 1800    5995      1234567   100    30    AUS   Shepparton     ABC=9710

1500 1700    9850      1234567   100    40    AUS   Shepparton     ABC
1530 2000   11880      1234567   100    50    AUS   Shepparton     ABC=15515

1600 1630    9580      1234567   100   340    SNG   Kranji         ABC  BAB

1700 2030    9500      1234567   100   353    AUS   Shepparton     ABC=11695
1700 2030    9820      1234567   100    40    AUS   Shepparton     ABC
1700 2100    9580      1234567   100    70    AUS   Shepparton     ABC=13630
1730 2030    6080      1234567   100     5    AUS   Shepparton     ABC=9500

1800 2000    9710      1234567   100    30    AUS   Shepparton     ABC=11650

1900 2100   11660      1234567   100    65    AUS   Shepparton     ABC=21740

2000 0600   12080      1234567    10    80    AUS   Brandon        ABC
2000 2200   11650      1234567   100    30    AUS   Shepparton     ABC=15230
2000 2300   15515      1234567   100    50    AUS   Shepparton     ABC=17795
2030 0630   15415      1234567   100   355    AUS   Shepparton     ABC=15415
2030 2200   11695      1234567   100   329    AUS   Shepparton     ABC

2100 0100   17840      1234567   100    70    AUS   Shepparton     ABC=17840
2100 0630    9660      1234567    10    10    AUS   Brandon        ABC
2100 2300   13630      1234567   100    65    AUS   Shepparton     ABC=19000

2200 0000    9855      1234567   500    90    UAE   Dhabbaya       ABC  BAB
2200 0600   15240      1234567   100    30    AUS   Shepparton     ABC
2200 2330    9890      1234567   500   105    UAE   Dhabbaya       ABC  BAB
2200 2330   11695      1234567   100   329    AUS   Shepparton     ABC=17750

2300 0059   19000      1234567   100    65    AUS   Shepparton     ABC=15160
2300 0300   17795      1234567   100    50    AUS   Shepparton     ABC
2300 2330    5955      .....67   500    85    UAE   Dhabbaya       ABC  BAB
2330 0630   17750      1234567   100   329    AUS   Shepparton     ABC


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