Category Archives: AM

George Stein’s connection to the 1906 Fessenden Christmas Eve broadcast

Some of you may recall that last year, I posted an announcement about WG2XFQ; this station annually airs Brian Justin’s longwave broadcast honoring Reginald Fessenden’s famous Christmas Eve’n 1906 AM voice transmission. I had been lucky enough to capture a recording … Continue reading

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Dashtoons: Über cool radio art by Jeff K1NSS

Among the fascinating people I met at the Dayton Hamvention this year was Jeff Murray, K1NSS. Though Jeff and I have communicated online, our paths had not yet crossed in real life; I was very pleased to finally meet him in person. … Continue reading

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Jeff gives the CCRadio 2E a favorable review

Searching for an AM/FM radio great audio? Check out Jeff’s first look at the CCRadio 2E.

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And now, the Shipping Forecast…

When I lived in the UK, I would often fall asleep and/or wake up to the Shipping Forecast: a BBC Radio broadcast of weather reports and forecasts for the seas around the coasts of the British Isles. Though I had, of … Continue reading

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This Panasonic RF-2200 will help you weather a storm

While looking through a number of photos Flickr user vency1 posted, I noticed an interesting story behind his trusty Panasonic RF-2200. He describes his radio thus: “A very good performing receiver. I’ve had great listening adventures with this on AM … Continue reading

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Drew’s CB Tapes

SWLing Post reader, Chris, writes: “I found this web page  that my be of interest to your blog readers. A guy named Drew Durigan has saved CB radio audio of himself talking to his friends when he was a teenager … Continue reading

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WSJ: “FCC Agents Trace Radio Interference”

I’m happy to see RFI being mentioned in the Wall Street Journal. Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Ulis, for the tip: (Source: Wall Street Journal) A federal agent who shows up unannounced at a building along a Texas highway … Continue reading

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