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Tuesday, 22 June 1937


Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - On the 18 th June, Senator Collings addressed to the Postmaster-General the following questions, upon notice: -

1.   Is anything being done to improve the situation in north-west Queensland regarding the reported poor reception from 4RN A class' wireless station ?

2.   Is it a fact that the reception is so poor that listeners are obliged to fall back on a B class station 4LG Longreach?

3.   Can he give any satisfactory reason as to why the News Bulletin from 4RN originally put on the air at 7 a.m. was altered to 6.30 a.m.?

I am now in a position to furnish the honorable senator with the following answer to his inquiries : -

1.   Regional Broadcasting Station 4QN is situated at Clevedon, near Townsville, and is not intended to serve north-west Queensland.

2.   For the present, service in this area can be economically and most satisfactorily provided by means of short wave transmission. This provision already exists, but the department is now arranging for additional facilities which will considerably improve reception conditions throughout north-west Queensland.

3.   Inquiries are being made and the honorable senator will be informed as soon as possible.







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