Author Archives: Thomas

Labor Day weekend: a great time for pirate radio action

Monday, September 7, is Labor Day throughout most of North America; shortwave pirates love to operate on long holiday weekends (though you can hear them most any weekend for that matter). So, if you’ve never heard a live pirate station … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: Channel Africa

Despite dismal propagation, I was quite happy to receive a relatively strong signal earlier this week (31 August 2015) from Channel Africa, starting around 16:40 UTC on 15,235 kHz. This recording begins with the French language service (already in progress), followed … Continue reading

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The New York Times: breaking news and antique radios

Many thanks to my buddy, David Goren, who recently discovered that the New York Times Store is now selling fully-restored antique radios. Pricing is not for the faint of heart–at time of posting, prices ranged from $395 to $23,000 US. … Continue reading

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Aeronautical HF Radio Map

Many thanks to Craig Fuller who shared this excellent Aeronautical HF radio map on the Shortwave Listeners Global Facebook page. Click here or here to download the map as a large graphic. Note that this map is 13 years old and … Continue reading

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The Mighty KBC moves to a new autumn/winter frequency

Giant Jukebox listeners take note: The Mighty KBC will be making their seasonal move to 7,375 kHz on Sunday September 6, 00:00 – 03:00 UTC. The Mighty KBC’s Giant Jukebox is an easy catch for listeners in much of North America and Europe–if you’ve … Continue reading

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A very simple mod for your PowerMate controller

After publishing the post about my PowerMate USB controller, Mike Ladd replied on Facebook: “Do what I did a couple of years ago and add a lobster claw rubber band to the [PowerMate] tuning wheel.” In case you’re not familiar, … Continue reading

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Using synchronous detection and notch filter to eliminate het noise

A few days ago, I tuned to 9,420 kHz and found a relatively strong signal from the Avlis transmitter site of the Voice of Greece. The broadcast was quite clear until a heterodyne (het) tone popped up out of nowhere. … Continue reading

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