Category Archives: Articles

John Lennon and the Sony ICF-2001

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Robert Yowell, who writes: “I happen to be a huge Beatles fan, and especially a fan of John Lennon’s solo music as well. The last album he recorded was “Double Fantasy” which was made in … Continue reading

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Geoff Hanley and the Radio Security Service

Many thanks to my friend, Phillip, for sharing this brilliant article from the Express and Star: Researchers discover Wolverhampton man’s secret past He was a happily married insurance agent with a secret that he took to the grave.  Geoff Hanley … Continue reading

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Numbers stations featured in Highbrow Magazine

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Richard Cuff, who shares this link to a numbers station piece in Highbrow Magazine; one of the more comprehensive numbers station articles I’ve read in a while. Here’s an excerpt: “Many nights, Spooks turn on … Continue reading

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How to listen: A 1930 BBC radio manual

Many thanks to David Goren for sharing this article from Open Culture: A comparison between the invention of radio and that of the Internet need not be a strained or superfical exercise. Parallels abound. The communication tool that first drew … Continue reading

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A map of every device connected to the Internet

SWLing Post reader, Mehmet Burk, shares this tweet from Sherry Rehman: Portrait of an unequally connected planet. A map of every device connected to the internet: http://t.co/TWZqtBVyf9. pic.twitter.com/B7NA4ZpWCN” — sherryrehman (@sherryrehman) September 1, 2014 Many thanks, Mehmet! Though this map … Continue reading

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PL-880 Hidden Feature: Adjusting FM muting threshold

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Hector (AD4C) for discovering and sharing this hidden feature of the Tecsun PL-880. Hector writes: “I have been using the Tecsun PL-600 for some time but never was satisfied with its performance in SSB, … Continue reading

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Mega Review: the Tecsun PL-880, PL-660, Sangean ATS-909X, and Sony ICF-SW7600GR go head-to-head

This article, which extensively reviews–and compares–the Tecsun PL-880, PL-660, the Sangean ATS-909X, and the Sony ICF-SW7600GR, originally appeared in the June 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor Magazine. Without a doubt, it’s my longest and most comprehensive review to date. Summer:  time … Continue reading

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