Free Information needs free Media

The slogan “Free opinion needs free media” was coined by the Stadtwerkstatt at the beginning of the 1990s and a free radio station and its own internet node was running in the house Kirchengasse 4. Thirty years later, we find ourselves in an information society and we have to expand the concept of “free opinion” to include the question of free information.

Via digital information technology, the handling of information has become one-dimensional. There is only little corrective and we are becoming more and more dependent on the internet and computer programmes.

We want to show alternatives in dealing with information in order to further promote the human factor in our society. The ship Eleonore offers us these alternatives. The ship is our island on which we operate independent broadcasting stations with solar power and free of charge

  • The WSPR beacon on the Eleonore at 7Mhz. A signal is transmitted every hour.The reception reports can be found on the page. On the site, you can filter out the Eleonore using the callsign OE5FXC.
    Wspr Beacon at the ships Avalon, Stubniz and Eleonore
  • The QO100 satellite. Every day at 4 p.m. we send fax images from the Eleonore via this amaterufunk satellite. Most of the time the signal can be heard on the frequency 1048958. To decode the signal, you need a weather fax APP, with which the signals can be converted back into images. The signal of Eleonore can be received via our satellite receiving station at the roof of Stadtwerkstatt Linz.
Satellite coverage
TX Antenna
  • In the CB radio band, Morse signals are transmitted hourly on the shortwave frequency 27.245 Mhz

See installation the electromagnetic massage at stwst48x7 based on media theory of Marshall McLuhan

The medium is the message. This is merely to say that the personal and social consequences of any medium - that is, of any extension of ourselves - result from the new scale that is introduced into our affairs by each extension of ourselves, or by any new technology. Marshall MacLuhan.