Monthly Archives: January 2014

Listening to beHAVior Night on the Elecraft KX3 QRP transceiver

Last year, I reviewed the Elecraft KX3 transceiver as a fantastic radio to consider if you’re an amateur radio operator who also happens to love SWLing. Tonight, I used my KX3 to tune in one of my favorite weekly programs: … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: Radio Station of Macedonia (VOG)

For your listening pleasure: 1 hour 29 minutes of The Radio Station of Macedonia (formerly Voice of Greece). This broadcast was recorded on January 28, 2014 around 1:50 UTC on 9,420 kHz. During much of the month of December (2013), … Continue reading

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The ShouYu SY-DP-330: a retro, x-bass shortwave radio

The Professor recently sent me a link to the ShouYu SY-DP-330–stating it must be the “big brother” of the ShouYu SY-X5. Indeed it is! The DP-330 sports all of the features found in the SY-X5. It is very large in comparison, … Continue reading

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Video: Build a radio in less than one minute

(Source: Southgate ARC) “Due to the numerous requests from his Build-a-radio-in-5-minutes, radio amateur Tommy Helgevold OZ4KID decided to make a better video with explanations on how to make a radio like this He also decided to beat his old challenge as well… … Continue reading

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HFCC Conference: “Shortwave remains essential”

(Source: Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union) “Short wave will continue to be an important part of broadcasting, a coordinating conference hosted by the ABU in Kuala Lumpur has been told. The 10th Global Shortwave Co-ordination Conference of the High Frequency Coordination Conference … Continue reading

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Jonathan Marks on what went wrong with shortwave

Check out Jonathan Mark’s blog Critical Distance for his take on why many shortwave broadcasters have failed over the years. Hint: the same is true for any broadcaster regardless of delivery medium–content is king. Click here to read the full … Continue reading

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NASWA Details its 27th Annual Winter SWL Fest Program

For those of you readers who often feel you’re alone in your enthusiasm for radio, I highly encourage you to attend the NASWA-sponsored Winter SWL Festival in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania this year. This will be my sixth year attending, and I … Continue reading

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