Nothing on shortwave? I still disagree.

SpectrumDisplay-31Meters-WinRadioExcalibur

One of the most popular posts on the SWLing Post is one published nearly two years ago: “Is there anything to listen to on shortwave?

In that article, I posted recordings made on the 31 meter band of eight different broadcasters, all of which I found within a 250 kHz chunk of bandwidth on a Friday afternoon.

On February 8th (this past Saturday), I recorded a 160 kHz chunk of spectrum on the 31 meter band with my WinRadio Excalibur, starting around 1:00 UTC and lasting for about 9 hours.  I made this spectrum recording in attempt to capture the Voice of Korea on one of their three scheduled frequencies.

While VOK wasn’t audible enough to make a good recording, I did log the following stations all within this thin slice of radio spectrum (click on links for recordings):

I’m guessing that I only logged 50% of what I heard as this list was put together from a quick scan through the recording. In fact, I’m systematically making recordings of each of these broadcasts, from the spectrum file, and adding them to the Shortwave Radio Audio Archive. I may actually discover more stations in the process.

My point is, if you think there’s nothing to listen to on shortwave, you’re simply not listening!

Now back to my radio…

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2 Responses to Nothing on shortwave? I still disagree.

  1. Stephen says:

    Hi Thomas,

    Could you post the full RF file somewhere (I know it will probably be big) for others to listen to via HDSDR or similar?

    Stephen

    • Thomas says:

      I wish I could, Stephen. I have the Excalibur break the file up into 2 GB chunks. I think the total size is in excess of 50GB.

      My dream is to make a space where spectrum recordings could be shared online. Unfortunately, I need to time travel into the future a few years. Due to speed, bandwidth limitations, and sever space–it’s a very pricey venture.

      Cheers,
      Thomas

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