Category Archives: AM

In the field with the Panasonic RF-2200

I’ve had the Panasonic RF-2200 for just one week, but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know this classic solid-state portable. Without a doubt I’ve been very pleased with the RF-2200, and I only have good things to say about the eBay seller, volodymyry123 from … Continue reading

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Richard’s search to find the best SWLing spot on campus

SWLing Post contributor, Richard Langley, has been seeking the perfect spot on the campus of the University of New Brunswick (UNB) to listen to shortwave. He recently shared the following: Here’s a link to a brief video of my recording … Continue reading

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Art Bell’s “Midnight In The Desert” to be broadcast on shortwave via WTWW and WBCQ

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Mike, who informs us that Art Bell is returning to the airwaves with a new radio show called Midnight in the Desert. Like Coast to Coast AM, (which Bell retired from several years ago) Midnight … Continue reading

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99% Invisible: “Voices on the Wire”

Many of you know that I’m a huge fan of 99% Invisible–a podcast and radio show about “design, architecture & the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world.” This past week, 99% Invisible’s episode, Voices on the Wire, featured Tony Schwartz, a recording … Continue reading

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James’ vintage transistor radio collection

In response to my recent post about the vintage Arvin 68R58 transistor radio, SWLing Post reader, James Patterson, has shared photos of his collection in New Zealand. James has captioned each photo below: Many thanks, James, for sharing photos from your … Continue reading

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Hamvention find: the Arvin 68R58 AM transistor radio

Though I believe I spent more money at the Dayton Hamvention this year than I have in all previous years, I only purchased one radio: the Arvin 68R58 eight-transistor. I spent a whopping $5 on the little Arvin in the Hamvention fleamarket. To … Continue reading

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Listening to an AM broadcast station on the BC-348Q

I listen to my BC-348Q most days; in fact, it’s my preferred way of receiving my morning dose of Radio Australia on 9,580 kHz. And although you won’t find any medium-wave DXers endorsing this beefy antique rig, the BC-348, with its warm tone, has turned out … Continue reading

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