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Sunday, February 3, 2019

News From the World of Shortwave - Learn about International Radio for Disaster Relief and other initiatives.




Tunisia in North Africa will be the site of the A19 Global Coordination Conference for shortwave broadcasters. The A19 broadcast season runs from March 31 to Oct. 27, 2019. Most of the world’s major shortwave broadcasters and many government regulatory authorities attend these conferences, organized by the HFCC, the Arab States Broadcasting Union and the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union.


In other shortwave topics: International Radio for Disaster Relief project was the brainchild of former chief engineer of Radio Prague and HFCC co-founder Oldrich Cip, who passed away last year. The idea was to arrange for designated shortwave frequencies that are reserved and can be used by international broadcasters in the event of natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, landslides, tsunamis, etc.

Shortwave radio is often known as “crisis radio” as people tend to listen to it in greater numbers in the event of emergencies. When disaster occurs, local and regional radio stations, satellite and Internet coverage may be off the air due to damage, but shortwave stations in distant locations can still get through to listeners who have low-cost battery-powered (or solar-powered or wind-up) radios. In some cases, aid workers distribute these types of radios to affected communities so they can hear shortwave broadcasts...

Source and credit:https://www.radioworld.com/global/news-from-the-world-of-shortwave

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