Author Archives: Thomas

Video: How to fight radio noise in urban areas

London Shortwave, a regular contributor to the SWLing Post, lives in London, England and copes with serious amounts of radio noise (QRM) at his home. Unlike many urban radio listeners, the QRM didn’t chase him away from the hobby, rather he looked … Continue reading

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Grundig G8 Traveller II price drops

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Mike (K8RAT), for informing me that the Grundig G8 Traveller II is now available for a close-out price of $34.98 at Universal Radio and $33.99 at Amazon.com. I’m sure this low price is to make … Continue reading

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RTÉ postpones long wave closure until January 19, 2015

This is a follow up to a previous post: (Source: RTÉ) RTÉ is postponing the closure of its long wave radio transmitter, the Managing Director of RTÉ Radio has told the Joint Committee on Transport and Communications. Jim Jennings said what … Continue reading

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The BBC Genome Project

Many thanks to Mike Barraclough who shares this news: “BBC has today launched a website publishing every BBC programme ever broadcast by the Corporation from digitised editions of the Radio Times 1923-2009. Getting occasional internal errors at the moment presumably due … Continue reading

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Living in a National Radio Quiet Zone

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Paul, who shares this National Geographic video about Green Bank, West Virginia, USA–home of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO): My wife and I took a camping trip to Green Bank in the late 1990s … Continue reading

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Grundig S450DLX now $34 via Blinq/Amazon

I just noticed that Blinq.com has the Grundig S450DLX on sale for $34.19 shipped. These units are described as used/open box and may show minor wear and/or come repackaged. I believe you can buy from Blinq with confidence; I once had to return a product … Continue reading

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Transceivers, portables and foldable solar panels: our Virtual Radio Challenge II responses

Three weeks ago, I posted a virtual challenge for SWLing Post readers:  your opportunity to piece together the best, innovative $1200 (US) radio kit you might pack for two years in the remote off-grid village of Laya, Bhutan. You were tasked to … Continue reading

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