Author Archives: Thomas

Address for WSY70 New York VOLMET?

Perhaps you can help SWLing Post reader, John Cooper: I have a mystery I am trying to solve.  Apparently there are 2 VOLMET stations with the same call sign of “New York Radio.” The address I am looking for is … Continue reading

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Can you identify this shortwave broadcasting site?

Today, I had the fortune of spending a great deal of time at this impressive shortwave broadcasting site. No doubt, many of you have heard it.  Can you guess the name of the station? (Matt and Doug: you are excluded from this … Continue reading

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Coldwar Radio: When the VOA was an offshore broadcaster

(Source: VOA News) In 1952, amidst the Cold War, a 338-foot Coast Guard Cutter was transformed into the mobile broadcasting base of the Voice of America. Its mission for more than a decade: send information beyond the Iron Curtain to … Continue reading

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How shortwaves keep you young…

Remember our recent posts about Dave Richard’s homebrew regenerative receiver? If so, you can imagine the laugh I had yesterday when I viewed this latest creation by the infamous Jeff Murray (K1NSS): “Short Wave & Prosper”–? I have to agree!  And I’m completely in … Continue reading

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News from the Tokyo Ham Fair 2014

Many thanks to Dave (N9EWO) for compiling news on the newly introduced SDR TRX-305 SSB 5 Watt Transceiver modular kit, AOR AR-DV1 Digital Voice Receiver, Yaesu FT-991, Icom IC-7850 flagship transceiver, and much more. Click here for details on Dave’s Radio News page.

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London Shortwave refines his tablet-based portable SDR

One of the great things about the SWLing Post is that readers share their varied–and highly creative–methods of playing radio.  A few weeks ago, SWLing Post reader, London Shortwave, shared his portable SDR set-up with us; he uses this outdoors to … Continue reading

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SWLing in New Mexico: Radio Australia

This morning, I was very happy to tune to Saturday Night Country on Radio Australia (9,580 kHz). RA’s signal was booming into Taos, New Mexico, where my travels have taken me this Saturday morning. It was a welcome relief to hear … Continue reading

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