Author Archives: Thomas

ERT Open (former Voice of Greece) moves to 9,415 kHz

Many listeners have noticed that the former Voice of Greece (ERT Open) has moved from 9,420 kHz to 9,415 kHz. This must be due to interference from the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) who has been transmitting on 9420 kHz as … Continue reading

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Mike recalls visiting the original Wullenweber test site

In response to our post Uncovering Wullenweber’s “Elephant Cages,” Mike comments: Sometime back around 2005-2009, I was doing maintenance on a NOAA climate station near Bondville, IL, and noticed several tall utility poles in the distance. As I figured they … Continue reading

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Grundig S450DLX $34.19 shipped

Blinq.com still has the Grundig S450DLX for a mere $34.19 US shipped. That’s a superb price. Blinq.com describes these units as “Used – Very Good – Item fully functional – May show minor wear (scratches, etc) – May come repackaged.” I’m … Continue reading

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Radio Africa To Air Ebola Announcements

(Source: WRMI) Pan American Broadcasting’s “Radio Africa Network” transmitted from WRMI Okeechobee is doing its part to aid in the Ebola virus crisis. Radio Africa broadcasts 13 hours per day and is well-heard in the Ebola crisis area of West … Continue reading

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DXer.ca: Down but not out

Many of you might have noticed that the popular Canadian DX website, DXer.ca, has been offline for a few days. The server where DXer.ca is hosted has been under a persistent “denial of service” attack (much like we experienced last … Continue reading

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Introducing Shortwave’s Newest Broadcaster: Global 24 Radio

This is one of the most exciting developments I’ve seen in international broadcasting in ages: an around-the-clock, fixed-frequency, commercial shortwave radio broadcaster, transmitting via WRMI. The new Global24 will begin broadcasting on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 19:00 EDT (0000 UTC November 1st) on 9395 kHz. … Continue reading

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Radio blackout: X-Ray Event exceeds X1

I’ve heard from several of you this morning that the shortwave bands are dead. It’s not your radio…it’s our sun. We’re currently experiencing an X-ray event exceeding X1 on the NOAA Space Weather Scale. This equates to wide area blackout of … Continue reading

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