Author Archives: Thomas

How to replace a noisy wall power supply

Regarding noisy switching power supplies, SWLing Post reader, Dan Lewis, comments: “Google the following: “Jameco linear wall transformer”, and you’ll find a suitable non-switching replacement. Jameco still has a number of linear transformers in their catalog at reasonable prices. I … Continue reading

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National Radio Quiet Zone featured in BBC Radio 4 series

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, David Freeborough, who shares this brilliant, in-depth radio documentary featured on the BBC News and BBC Radio 4. This BBC News Magazine article introduces the documentary: “Anyone driving west from Washington DC towards the Allegheny … Continue reading

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Sangean blames AM interference on power supply and government regulation

After the Sangean WR-15 received low marks for AM reception in an Amazon review, Bob of Sangean America replied that poor reception is due to the radio’s switching power supply–a design that is federally mandated. Many thanks to Jeff over at the … Continue reading

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Photos from the VOA Bethany Museum

Immediately after packing up our table at the Dayton Hamvention, my buddies Eric (WD8RIF), Miles (KD8KNC), and I made the 30 minute journey to Bethany, Ohio, to visit the VOA Bethany museum. Main entrance and front lobby (above). Entering the … Continue reading

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Photos from the 2015 Dayton Hamvention Flea Market

Weather yesterday morning at the Dayton Hamvention was quite pleasant even if a little fickle at times. I had time in the morning and an hour or so in the afternoon to browse the various treasures scattered about in the … Continue reading

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Jeffrey re-caps his Hallicrafters SX-110

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Jeffrey Fritz, writes: During the summer of 2012 you were nice enough to run an article in your blog about my reviving a 1961 Hallicrafters SX-110 General Coverage receiver. The radio has continued to … Continue reading

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Jeff Murray presents: Love, Death & Shortwave

From my buddy, Jeff Murray (K1NSS), the Mastermind behind Dashtoons: “Created for the North American Shortwave Association’s Winterfest 2015, this unflinching documentary recalls a time when tuning a short wave radio was something akin to enjoying a schnapps in a … Continue reading

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