Author Archives: Thomas

Moshe’s early birthday gift: a Philips 90AL765

SWLing Post contributor, Moshe, writes: After reading your post about your Panasonic RF2200 pre-birthday present, I decided I want to do the same. The radio I chose has a story behind it… My Grandfather had the same exact radio. I … Continue reading

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Initial review of the Sangean ATS-405

PLEASE NOTE: After publishing the following review, Sangean has kindly agreed to dispatch a second unit for comparison. After receiving feedback from readers who own ATS-405s (thank you!), I strongly suspect my review unit is flawed. I will post an … Continue reading

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CBK transmitter building to be demolished

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Chris, who shares a link to this article from the CBC: Historic CBK transmitter building in Watrous to be demolished Most people who have grown up in the prairie provinces will have received their … Continue reading

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Robert’s new radio blog

SWLing Post reader, Robert Gulley (AK3Q), has just informed me that he’s started a radio blog on  Robert notes: “One of the recurring themes will be on the importance and relevance of shortwave radio, and nothing denotes this more than … Continue reading

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Neil’s updated radio kit guide

Neil Goldstein, W2NDG, has just informed me that he’s updated his comprehensive radio kit guide which can be found at Many thanks, Neil! The next kit I have on the table is the Sawdust Regenerative Receiver by BreadBoard Radio. Should be … Continue reading

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Jim’s shortwave listening post is a Navy ship

SWLing Post contributor, Jim Clary (ND9M/VQ9JC) contacted me in June to obtain details about the BBC’s Midwinter broadcast to the British Antarctic Survey Team. Jim has been working on board the USNS Sgt William R Button since mid-June. While on board Jim … Continue reading

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The WSJ features Willis Conover

(Source: Wall Street Journal via Any Sennitt) The Radio Broadcaster Who Fought the Cold War Abroad but Remained Unheard at Home By DOUG RAMSEY During the Cold War, listeners in captive nations behind the Iron Curtain huddled around radios in … Continue reading

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