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Tonight 31 March - Everyone Remote: Technical Distancing

Tonight 31 March – Everyone Remote: Technical Distancing

Catch up on Technorama News, and register for tonight's special webinar: how your station can sound fresh and healthy even while nobody's home and the studios are off limits ...
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COVID-19: helpful support information

COVID-19: helpful support information

It's hard to know where to turn for good solid information on the COVID-19 pandemic, the underlying cause, and what you can do. Two quite different and extraordinary links might provide everything you need to know ...
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Pantyhose popfilters and COVID-19:  not so good

Pantyhose popfilters and COVID-19: not so good

Question: If you put a pantyhose filter in front of a microphone, does it work to protect the microphone from passing on a virus? Answer: almost certainly not. In fact, it creates a sense of security that doesn't exist. John Maizels reports with a bit of studio hygiene science ...
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COVID-19 and your station

COVID-19 and your station

Are you looking for some tips? Here's a list of things you can do to reduce the risks at your station and hopefully stay live. ...
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99.9% fatal to germs; 100% fatal to microphones!

99.9% fatal to germs; 100% fatal to microphones!

In the past week we've been repeatedly asked: can you get sick from a pop shield? Do pop shields harbour COVID-19? Can you spray pop shields with disinfectant? Should you spray anything? Protecting people from harm is incredibly important, but so is protecting the gear. Fortunately you can do both, and in this article we explain what's going on with a virus, what's safe to use on equipment, and what you can do to stay healthy ...
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Technorama, TR20 and the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic

Technorama, TR20 and the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic

Less than 24 hours after we announced the location, the world as we know it changed. Our crystal ball might not be any better than yours, but you'd probably like to know what we think about the chances of TR20 going ahead as planned ...
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Breaking news:  TR20 location and Guest of Honour announced

Breaking news: TR20 location and Guest of Honour announced

TR20 will be hosted at a brand new conference centre. We'll be at the Oaks complex in Toowoomba, with plenty of room and great facilities. The hotel rooms (onsite) are huge and very cost-effective. And we're announcing our Special Guest of Honour ...
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Did you miss a mailout?

Did you miss a mailout?

Periodically we've been known to send EDMs (electronic direct mail) to tell our members and others what's happening. If you ...
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TR20:  we're going to Toowoomba!  29-31 May

TR20: we’re going to Toowoomba! 29-31 May

After a star search, we've found a location for TR20 that has top facilities, is truly regional, is in Queensland (our first time north of Sydney) and is seriously cost-effective. Where?

Toowoomba:: gateway to the Darling Downs; Australia's largest non-capital inland city; a major transport, industry, education and broadcasting hub; home to Australia's longest-running flower festival; and supremely easy to reach. The perfect place for a Technorama gathering ...
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Be a pioneer with the Sector’s first ever full Technology Survey

It's never been done: a national survey on the technology used by the community media sector. We need your help and input to make this project a big success, and it's going to help you in so many ways. Find out how ...
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Hannah Murray joins Technorama Board

Hannah Murray joins Technorama Board

This month we welcome a new Technoraman to the Board team. Hannah joins us effective immediately, and has promised to bring order to much of our chaos ...
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The Changing Face of Links

The Changing Face of Links

Our next TR Tuesday Webinar is about LINKS: how you get from the studio to the transmitter, or how you get from the OB to the studio. Learn about new developments, and how to tame the traditional ...
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800MHz band:  not dead yet!!

800MHz band: not dead yet!!

True or false: FM links are going away? All the spectrum has been sold? Licences aren't being issued or renewed? Bzzzt. All FALSE!! Technorama consulted the Oracle and obtained some very good answers ...
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TR19 congratulates this year's Represent! Bursary awardees

TR19 congratulates this year’s Represent! Bursary awardees

The Represent! Bursary is a Technorama initiative to provide a major gender and age diversity boost to our sector's technologist community. Meet this year's Bursary awardees, all of whom are heading to Campbelltown for TR19 ...
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Rydges Campbelltown:  72 hour flash sale came and went

Rydges Campbelltown: 72 hour flash sale came and went

16 April 2019: Despite no dates on the website, Rydges really did mean 72 hours.  The sale is over. We're ...
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Richard Fleming is our TR19 Special Guest of Honour

Richard Fleming is our TR19 Special Guest of Honour

Each year Technorama has a Guest of Honour who has earned a special place in the industry. This year we welcome a past Award winner who is focused on great design, customer support, and mentoring the next generation ...
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Did you come here from our Twitter feed?

Did you come here from our Twitter feed?

If you did, you might have received a tweet with little more than some truncated text and a link to our main web page. Chances are if you followed that link, there was no article. We also wondered why that would happen. An explanation (and the information you possibly wanted) follows. It's worth reading ...
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Studio Blitz a serious winner

Studio Blitz a serious winner

Take a group of people, a studio block that needs some love and attention, and a weekend. What could happen? It's the Technorama Studio Blitz, a training exercise where people learn from doing the real biz ...
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Care and feeding of faders

Care and feeding of faders

The first thing you need to know: if you care, don't feed the faders. Food is not good for them at all. But whether you've just bathed a fader in an unspeakable substance, or you have a desk that needs a refresher, here's some cleaning technique that works, and will leave your faders silent and as-smooth-as ...
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CBAA 2018:  Your next studio

CBAA 2018: Your next studio

There are some questions that we're asked a lot.  Do I need a digital console to work with digital radio?  ...
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