Wednesday, August 9, 2017


Hello and welcome back... News this morning that North Korea is looking to launch an attack on the U.S island of Guam after America threatened to do the same to North Korea has the world on edge.

For those that don't know where Guam is, its just off and up the coast of Western Australia.

Whats interesting to note is that old style forms of communications is now becoming an efficient way of communicating to its people and other interests.
Even our own Military are finding new uses of Shortwave radio (see here)

While on the Internet with everything we do and say is being monitored, Shortwave radio is running hot.
Not only does Shortwave Radio allow listeners to hear news as it happens, its also useful for sending messages across the globe, sometimes in code (see previous post)

Here are some frequencies from the North that you may be able to pick up. Some transmissions are in English

2350 kHz (2.35Mhz) - 5kW
2850 kHz (2.85Mhz) - 50 kW
3220 kHz (3.22Mhz) - 5 kW
3319.7 kHz (3.319Mhz) - 50 kW
3959 kHz (3.959Mhz) - 5 kW
6100 kHz (6.10Mhz) - 250 kW
6400 kHz (6.40Mhz) - 50 kW
9665 kHz (9.665Mhz) - 50 kW
11680 kHz (11.680Mhz) - 50 kW

3250 kHz (3.25Mhz) - 100 kW
3560 kHz (3.56Mhz) - 15 kW
6070 kHz (6.07Mhz) - 250 kW
6170 kHz (6.17Mhz) - 200 kW
6185 kHz (6.185Mhz) - 200 kW
7210 kHz (7.21Mhz) - 200 kW
7220 kHz (7.22Mhz) - 200 kW
7235 kHz (7.235Mhz) - 200 kW
7570 kHz (7.57Mhz) - 200 kW
7580 kHz (7.58Mhz) - 200 kW
9425 kHz (9.425Mhz) - 200 kW
9435 kHz (9.435Mhz) - 200 kW
9445 kHz (9.445Mhz) - 200 kW
9650 kHz (9.65Mhz) - 200 kW
9731 kHz (9.731Mhz) - 200 kW
9850 kHz (9.85Mhz) - 200 kW
9875 kHz (9.875Mhz) - 200 kW
9890 kHz (9.89Mhz) - 200 kW
11635 kHz (11.635Mhz) - 200 kW
11645 kHz (11.645Mhz) - 200 kW
11710 kHz (11.710Mhz) - 200 kW
11735 kHz (11.735Mhz) - 200 kW
11910 kHz (11.91Mhz) - 200 kW
12015 kHz (12.015Mhz) - 200 kW
13650 kHz (13.65Mhz) - 200 kW
13760 kHz (13.76Mhz) - 200 kW
15105 kHz (15.105Mhz) - 200 kW
15180 kHz (15.180Mhz) - 200 kW
15245 kHz 15.245Mhz) - 200 kW

kW = Kilowatts (transmitting power)


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Hello and welcome back... Interesting piece of news for shortwave lovers.

It all starts between midnight and-1am with a rendition of Bethhoven's piano Sonata No8, then a female voice reads messages including various numbers, pages and other tid bits of info
(eg - Number 69 on page 823... I'm giving review works in elementary information  technology lessons of the remote education university for number 27 expedition agents).. all very interesting.

Then a different song plays and then a different message will start (maybe a song is for a particular agent and then the message that follows if for that agent?)

I find this sort of stuff fascinating and if you have a good shortwave radio, you should be able to pick this up (North Korea) is just above us.. sorta kinda.


3250Khz (3.25Mhz)
3320Khz (3.32Mhz)
6400Khz (6.40Mhz)

Station 3250Khz outputs 100KW
Station 3320Khz outputs 50KW
Station 6400Khz outputs 50KW

This 'Numbers' station was shut down in year 2000 but with the shit storm between North Korea and the rest of the world, the messages have started again.

Thursday, August 3, 2017


Found Pics on the internet that caught my eye.... (some have been wallpapers on my computer :)

Many thanks to the owners of said photos...


Awesome pics of V22 Osprey's flying over Sydney Harbour during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2017
(make good wallpapers for your computer :))

Found on Facebook, many thanks to the owners of said photos.


Hello and welcome back...Interesting video this.

Every runway in the world is numbered...twice. These two numbers are closely linked to a shifting magnetic north, but are essential for airports to direct traffic through all the different runways.

Monday, July 24, 2017


Hello and welcome back... Big weekend just past with the 150 years of Train Travel in the Blue Mountains.

I managed to grab my camera and get some photos of these amazing locomotives. To my surprise, the other end of the 3642 Steam was a 4204 Diesel (or what i call a Bull Nose Diesel). I used to catch this train from Cambelltown NSW to Central on the weekends (late 80s / early 90s).
The best thing about this train was that it only stopped at 2 stations (Liverpool & Strathfield) before arriving at Central.
It also used to fly through Macquarie Fields Railway Station in 2-3 seconds flat...

 Love this Beast - 4204

And this Beast 2 - 3642

I would like to dedicate the photo above to my best friend / mate - Damien Rowe who passed away from bowel cancer. He was 29.
Last time i photographed this train, Damien was beside me taking photos and discussing / comparing photo captures of this amazing train.
I felt that he was beside me in spirit this time.
RIP Damien. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017


Hello and welcome back... Train Buffs will love this.

This weekend (Fri 21st - Sun 23rd July 2017) sees the marking of 150 years of Train Travel in the Blue Mountains, NSW and to celebrate the occasion you can...

1 - (Friday) Catch A Steam Train (3642) from Central to Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains (one way only) leaving Central at 10am and arriving Wentworth Falls at 12.20pm. (Update - Sold Out)

2 - (Saturday) Catch a Steam Train (3642) from Penrith to Valley Heights and Return.
Four trips are leaving Penrith - 9.25am, 11.25am, 1.25pm & 3.25pm.
Journey is about 70mins in total.

3 - (Saturday) Catch a 'Red Rattler' (Electric Set F1) from Penrith to Blacktown and return.
Four trips are leaving Penrith - 9.25am, 10.25am, 12.15pm & 2.10pm.
Journey is around 50mins
Special Note - One of the Carriages is the first original train to cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge back in 1932

4 - (Sunday) Catch a Steam Train (3642) from Lawson to Katoomba, (Blue Mountains) and return.
Four trips are leaving Lawson - 10.30am, 11.35am, 1.05pm & 2.25pm.
Journey time is 1 hour.

LINKS  (info and ticket purchase)

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