NASWA Journal Columns · Adrian Peterson’s Diary

• •

Adrian Peterson’s Diary, December 2006

Wonderful Isle of Dreams

Florida! Vacation state for admiring tourists, winter haven for shivering northerners, holiday playground for traveling families, and jumping off destination for tour boat devotees. However, in addition to these idyllic descriptions that lure the wandering visitors and invite them to flow into Florida, we can also remember that the state of Florida has featured prominently in the international scene of shortwave radio broadcasting. Currently on the air today is the large facility of Family Radio with its fourteen shortwave transmitters located a little north of Lake Okeechobee, and the commercial station WRMI with its two shortwave transmitters located a little north of Miami itself. In earlier years, there was station W4XB-WDJM, the shortwave counterpart of the AM station, WIOD. It all began this way.

Read the rest of this entry »

Adrian Peterson’s Diary, June 1998

History of Broadcasting in the Indian Subcontinent

Pt. II, Independent India

In Part I of this series (see the March, 1998 Journal), I presented the story of radio broadcasting in the Indian subcontinent up until the time of Indian independence at midnight on August 14, 1947. In this part, I take up the story of radio broaacasting in India following its independence from Great Britain. Then we look at radio broadcasting in Pakistan since independence.

Read the rest of this entry »

Adrian Peterson’s Diary, September 1996

Radio Australia, Carnarvon: R.I.P.

As a result of budgetary restrictions, Radio Australia closed its shortwave relay station located at Carnarvon in Western Australia effective June 30, 1996. The service formerly carried by the 300 kw. transmitter VLK at Carnarvon is now on the air over the 250 kw. unit at Darwin designated as VLT. The 100 kw. VLL transmitter at Carnarvon is being moved to Shepparton in Victoria, and the 250 kw. VLM sender will be re-installed at Darwin. Carnarvon is the 6th shortwave transmitter base operated by Radio Australia to leave the air in the past 50 years.

Read the rest of this entry »

Adrian Peterson’s Diary, May 1996

This month we welcome Dr. Adrian M. Peterson of Adventist World Radio as a regular NASWA editorial contributor. Adrian Peterson’s name will be well-known to many members as the producer of AWR’s “Wavescan” DX program. Born in Australia, he has developed a great breadth of DX experience since starting in radio in 1938. He has visited many stations over the years, and has collected over 20,000 QSLs since 1944. He was the director of AWR-Asia in Poona, India for 10 years, and host of the popular “Radio Monitors International” DX program broadcast from Sri Lanka from 1975 to 1987. He has a Ph.D. in international radio broadcasting, and is AWR’s Coordinator for International Relations and a member of the AWR Controlling Board. We look forward to many future entries in Adrian Peterson’s Diary. –Jerry Berg

Read the rest of this entry »

Quick Information

Solar Conditions

At 2015 Aug 05, 1200 UTC

  • Solar Flux: 107
  • A-index: 7
  • K-index: 1

Full Report from NOAA