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City of license Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Broadcast area Canberra RA2 ([1])
Frequency 1125 kHz AM Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Repeaters 89.5 MHz FM Wagga Wagga, New South Wales; 99.5 MHz FM Junee, New South Wales
First air date October 5, 1992 (1992-10-05)[1]
Format Radio reading service
Language(s) English
Power 2,000 watts
Transmitter coordinates 35°12′52″S 149°7′0″E / 35.21444°S 149.11667°E / -35.21444; 149.11667
Callsign meaning 1 = Australian Capital Territory
Radio for the
Affiliations Radio Print Handicapped Network
Owner Print Handicapped Radio of ACT, Inc.
Website Official website

Radio 1RPH 1125 kHz Canberra (89.5FM Wagga, 99.5FM Junee) is a volunteer manned AM band radio broadcast station in the Australian Capital Territory serving all of the ACT and surrounding areas of NSW including Queanbeyan, Yass and Michelago, with FM repeaters at Wagga and Junee,[2] and a streaming media on its web site.[3]

Radio 1RPH is a member of the Radio Print Handicapped Network. Its catch-phrases are, Your information station and Turning print into sound, and it is intended to serve all those who are, for any reason, handicapped from reading printed material.[4]

Newspapers, magazines, books, and other printed material are read to air. 1RPH used to have a frequency just outside of the AM band on 1620 kHz,[5] and so suffered little interference, and was heard as far away as the United States.[6]


L-R: Transmitter building, dual masts, car park and carport, studio building.


On-air and production[edit]

  • Two studios, each with 16 channel Ogenic broadcast mixers:
    • Audio channel sources:
      • computer
      • CD players
      • satellite channels
      • Tape-recorders
      • turntables
      • outside broadcast line
      • telephone-radio interface


  • digital post-production studio
  • voice-only studio
  • CD-R and tape library
  • recorded music library

Transmitters and antennas[edit]

  • 2,000 watt solid-state AM transmitter with standby
  • two 65 metre antenna masts providing directional coverage
  • emergency power-plant

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.acma.gov.au/webwr/_assets/main/lib100052/lic031_community_radio_broadcasting_licences.pdf
  2. ^ VHF FM RADIO Callsign order, ACMA, July 2012, accessed 8 August 2012
  3. ^ "1RPH History". 1RPH. 2008. Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  4. ^ "Value our Voices" (PDF). CBAA. 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  5. ^ Rogers, Chris (24 December 1994). "Station News Australia". International DX Digest (National Radio Club) 62 (14). Retrieved 7 December 2011. scheduled to move on October 17 
  6. ^ Burnell, Jean (6 Aug 1997). "MW DXpedition in Grayland WA". St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada: Hardcore. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 

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