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Radio deals: Tecsun PL-380, Grundig Mini 400, G5 and Satellite 750

Grundig Mini 400 Discount retailer, Blinq.com is selling the Grundig Mini 400 for $15.09 US shipped. I have a Mini 400; it’s a handy radio, though not especially sensitive. The built-in speaker is rather shallow as the radio is very thin–you … Continue reading

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CC Skywave release delayed

SWLing Post reader, Ed, writes: “It looks like the new SW/AM/FM/Air  Skywave radio from C.Crane will be delayed according to their website. The new date for release will be October 31st. But, you can reserve yours now to avoid the rush that … Continue reading

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BBC News to cut 415 jobs, but add £5M to World Service budget

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Richard Cuff, for sharing: (Source: BBC News) The BBC’s News department is to axe 415 jobs as cost-cutting measures continue, the BBC’s director of news James Harding has announced. The move is part of … Continue reading

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SWRA to end shortwave broadcasts

The clandestine station, Shortwave Radio Africa, announced today that it will end shortwave radio broadcasts to Zimbabwe. As we’ve posted before, Zimbabwe is a country that does not exactly embrace free press. Indeed, Mugabe has even been known to order the confiscation of self-powered … Continue reading

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Designing a truly portable SDR

SWLing Post reader, London Shortwave, is working on a portable SDR (software defined radio) system based on his Toshiba Encore 8″ Windows tablet, FunCube Dongle Pro+, and supported by the excellent SDR# application. Today, he shared this photo of his … Continue reading

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Voice of Russia closes DC bureau, fires staff

(Source: VOA News) Facing legal problems, the Russian government-funded radio network — the Voice of Russia — has fired its Washington bureau staff and closed the office. The shutdown happened Monday, amid allegations of tax fraud and claims of racial … Continue reading

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Recording the 2014 World Cup Final

Sunday was the FIFA World Cup Final, and not only was I looking forward to the game, but (to tell the truth) I was also looking forward to recording the game via the BBC World Service for the Shortwave Radio … Continue reading

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