Category Archives: AM

Radio Caroline and a crystal radio: “The making of a rebel”

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader Mike, who shares a link to this story from the blog République No.6: Growing up in Piennes Lorraine, Radio Caroline the making of a rebel [A]t night with my younger brother we would listen to … Continue reading

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Tuning in to AM broadcast history and the venerable RF-2200

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Eric (WD8RIF), for sharing a link to this excellent article in the Illinois Times by James Krohe Jr. Here’s an excerpt: Tuning in: Making a small world bigger and the big one smaller So much of … Continue reading

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Mike’s thrift store find: a Panasonic RF-888

SWLing Post contributor Mike (K8RAT) writes: I happened upon a good find of a vintage radio recently when I visited my local Goodwill store in a small city in Ohio. Among the electronic equipment on a shelf I discovered a … Continue reading

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Initial review of the Sangean ATS-405

Just last week, I received the new Sangean ATS-405 on loan from Universal Radio. Though I’ve only had the radio for a week, I thought I’d share a few un-boxing photos (by request) and my initial impressions/review of this radio. Unboxing … Continue reading

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CBK transmitter building to be demolished

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Chris, who shares a link to this article from the CBC: Historic CBK transmitter building in Watrous to be demolished Most people who have grown up in the prairie provinces will have received their … Continue reading

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In Pacific Islands, newspapers are a “luxury item”, radio remains the “staple medium”

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Richard Cuff, who shares the following article from The Saturday Paper. The article speaks to how important radio is to Pacific Islanders, and the challenges Radio Australia faces with its budget: “For many Pacific islanders, newspapers … Continue reading

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Radio Cook Islands: Guy’s 1993 recordings

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Guy Atkins, for the following guest post: Radio Cook Islands by Guy Atkins In 1993 I was fortunate to have the opportunity to visit Rarotonga with my wife, courtesy of a nice award through my … Continue reading

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