Author Archives: Thomas

CRI, RFA, Sputnik, and the BBC: an “information battle?”

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Richard Cuff, for sharing this article from The National: Radio wars: information battle heats up as Russia and China muscle in For about 70 years it was the base of the BBC World Service. … Continue reading

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An inexpensive Windows tablet for portable SDRs?

I’ve never been a fan of tablet PCs. I have an old Android tablet that I occasionally use to watch Netflix and read eBooks, but when I want to interact with a computer, I typically want the convenience of a … Continue reading

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The Mighty KBC: Summer frequency changes/additions

If you enjoy listening to The Mighty KBC, you’ll want to note these frequency changes and additions: Frequency changes for The Mighty KBC We are delighted to announce that from the 1st June 2015, KBC will be heard daily on … Continue reading

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Roundup of software defined radios

  Many thanks to several readers (including Mike and Greg) who have shared a link to RTL-SDR.com’s Roundup of Software Defined Receivers. The list gives an excellent, comprehensive overview of SDRs currently on the market. I encourage you to check … Continue reading

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Bonito adds new products

I’ve just heard from German manufacturer, Bonito, who has added several new products to their product line: MegaLoop ML200: The MegaLoop is a 5 meter active stainless steel loop antenna that can be used outdoors. The MegaLoop ML200 ships with a Dual Power power … Continue reading

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Eton Traveler III/AN200 bundle at Universal Radio

This morning, I noticed that Universal Radio is now bundling that AN200 medium wave loop with the purchase of a Eton Traveler III. I’ve had an AN200 for years and it does make quite a different when inductively coupled with portable … Continue reading

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Vanuatu’s radio services restored

(Source: Radio Australia) Broadcast communications that were knocked out by Cyclone Pam have been fully restored. Francis Herman, the ABC’s program manager for the Pacific Media Assistance Scheme, says transmission engineer Steve White and local technicians have fixed Radio Vanuatu’s … Continue reading

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