Category Archives: AM

Review of the C. Crane CC Skywave portable radio

While electronics manufacturer C. Crane offers a number of unique AM/FM radios, including some of the best portable medium wave receivers on the market, they’ve traditionally only had two models of shortwave radio––namely, the CCRadio-SW, and the CCRadio-SWP. Earlier this … Continue reading

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Elad FDM-S2: Eric’s method of mitigating strong local signals

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader Eric Cottrell, who writes: “Thanks for your excellent review of the Elad FDM-S2. I bought one and received it yesterday. I tried out the software earlier this week by downloading 4GB of sample files … Continue reading

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DXpedition at a radio astronomy observatory: Want to join me?

Yesterday evening, prior to my presentation at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI), I took the opportunity to do a little portable shortwave listening on the PARI campus. One of the great things about listening to shortwave, mediumwave or longwave … Continue reading

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1930s refrigerator had built-in radio

Many thanks to Andy Sennitt for sharing this fascinating piece of radio nostalgia: Gizmodo columnist, Matt Novak, writes: Jesse Walker, author of the book Rebels on the Air: An Alternative History of Radio in America, pointed me to this rather … Continue reading

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WRTH 2015 to ship in December

Sean Gilbert, WRTH International Editor, just posted the following information on the WRTH Facebook group: “WRTH 2015 will be published, as usual, in early December. This will be the 69th Annual edition! Even though both International and Domestic SW is declining … Continue reading

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Tecsun 2P3 AM radio kit

Many thanks to the excellent Herculodge blog for making me aware of this cool–nearly retro–Tecsun 2P3 AM Radio Receiver Kit on Amazon. Should be a fun, inexpensive and relatively simple through-hole kit. I am curious how well the instructions are … Continue reading

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Song Of India now taking requests

(Source: PCJ International) Coming soon from PCJ Radio International a new music program called Song Of India. This new program will feature classic Bollywood evergreens as well as music from Southeast Asia, Australia, England, United States and more. To make … Continue reading

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