Category Archives: AM

American Radio History site adds Monitoring Times issues

The American Radio History website has just announced the addition of 75 issues of the late Monitoring Times magazine to their free downloads archive. These issues span 1983-1993, making a nice stroll down memory lane for many of us. Click … Continue reading

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Bayrischer Rundfunk to shut down four MW transmitters end of September 2015

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Alexander (DL4NO), who writes: “Today I found a message that Bayrischer Rundfunk will shut down its four MW transmitters at the end of September: http://www.br.de/unternehmen/inhalt/technik/mittelwelle-abschaltung-radio-100.html The two higher-powered transmitters (Munich 100 kW, Nürnberg 20 kW) are on 801 … Continue reading

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Shipping Forecast tribute

Many thanks to @realmarkfahey who shares this tribute to the Shipping Forecast via Twitter: For anyone who's ever fallen under the hypnotic spell of The Shipping Forecast, a short tribute to its charm: http://t.co/BtGzby8fRE #R4in4 — BBC Radio 4 (@BBCRadio4) … Continue reading

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Urban go-kit

My good pal David Korchin (K2WNW) posted the above photo in his Facebook feed yesterday, simply titled, “Today’s carry.” David is very much a kindred spirit; like me, he is constantly tweaking his go-gear. He works in New York City and likes to have … Continue reading

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LeBlanc to crack down on pirates

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Bill Patalon, who writes: FCC’s LeBlanc wants to really crack down on Pirates …. And the “C” goes after the SW buccaneers as well as those on the commercial BCBs … http://www.radioworld.com/article/leblanc%E2%80%99s-goal-is-no-pirates/275622%20 While the … Continue reading

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Sangean WR-15: great looks, but poor performance?

Jeff, over at the Herculodge, writes with some disappointing news: What a shame John bought the WR-15 and thinks it stinks: http://herculodge.typepad.com/herculodge/2015/04/john-cannot-recommend-the-sangean-wr-15-radio-due-to-subpar-am-and-fm.html Oh, that is a shame. An AM/FM radio with poor AM/FM sensitivity has little appeal (even if it … Continue reading

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Tinkering with the Credit Card Crystal Radio

A few weeks ago, we published a short post about a credit card crystal radio from an eBay seller in the UK. I purchased a kit–at $17-18 US shipped, it’s quite a modest investment for what might be a fun little project. … Continue reading

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