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    The VK prefix is used for amateur radio. I believe the official-but-not-aired prefix used for broadcasters is VL. Australia is assigned AX, VH-VN, and VZ.
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  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by KeithE4 View Post
    The VK prefix is used for amateur radio. I believe the official-but-not-aired prefix used for broadcasters is VL. Australia is assigned AX, VH-VN, and VZ.
    I have an old QSL from the ABC's Perth regional SW station with "VLW 9" on it. That station put a nice signal into New England in the morning on 9610, though far weaker than Radio Australia's blowtorch at 9580. Sadly, Australia abandoned shortwave a couple of years ago.

  3. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by DavidEduardo View Post


    "In Australia, all radio stations are issued with a callsign by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). A broadcast station can nominate call letters of preference, or have them allocated.

    All Australian radio callsigns feature a numerical prefix with the number relating to the state or territory in which the station is based, as follows:

    1 = Australian Capital Territory (new designation)
    2 = New South Wales (and ACT)
    3 = Victoria
    4 = Queensland
    5 = South Australia
    6 = Western Australia
    7 = Tasmania
    8 = Northern Territory

    After the numerical designation, there is a two-letter suffix for AM stations in the form nXX (eg: 3LO, 4KQ, 5AA) or a three-letter suffix for FM stations in the form of nXXX (eg: 3MMM, 2DAY, 6RTR)
    "

    There is no requirement to use calls on the air, and thus "Today" FM (2DAY) can be used exclusively, just as 2SM can be used as the commercial identifier. The calls, though, are authorized by the licensing authority, which decided to use a different system than the one assigned by the ITU. They apparently use an ITU designator on station files, but the station does not use them.

    More at http://www.adonline.id.au/radio/australian-callsigns/
    What about the "KLFM" referenced by the original poster?

  4. #34
    Quote Originally Posted by CTListener View Post
    What about the "KLFM" referenced by the original poster?
    Bendigo is in Victoria, therefore would have a 3 (officially, VL3) prefix. Maybe its legal ID is 3KL or 3KLF if it's an FM station. They must use KLFM like we would use "Z99" or similar in the US -- strictly for marketing and a easy-to-remember ID, but not a legal one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTListener View Post
    What about the "KLFM" referenced by the original poster?
    KLFM appears to be a slogan, much in the manner of KLFM in the UK and even one in Malaysia.
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    The letters for WTFM in Kingsport, TN have a totally different meaning if Elmer Fudd works in tech support and doesn't try very hard to be helpful.

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