Author Archives: Thomas

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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Uncovering Wullenweber’s “Elephant Cages”

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Bill Patalon, for sharing this article via Gizmodo: In the early days of electronic espionage, the US intelligence community didn’t have the benefit of all-seeing spy satellites—it had to intercept and interpret high-frequency radio … Continue reading

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RNZ Sounds Historical: 90 years since first NZ/UK radio contact

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Frank Holden, for sharing this episode of Sounds Historical via Radio New Zealand. In commemoration of the first radio link between New Zealand and the UK, host Jim Sullivan features a 1964 recording of New Zealand radio … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: The Talking Machine Show

For your listening pleasure: 30 minutes of  The Talking Machine Show via WWCR. This broadcast was recorded October 18, 2014 at 2300 UTC, on the shortwave frequency of 9350 kHz. A big hat tip to SWLing Post reader, Thomas Ally, who first informed me … Continue reading

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Close outs: Grundig G2 and RadioShack digital recorder

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Mike (K8RAT), who notes the Grundig G2 is now being sold at close out pricing. Universal Radio is currently selling the G2 for $54.98 while Amazon has a price of $52.95. I’ll be the first to … Continue reading

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