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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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A review of the TitanSDR Pro software defined receiver

The following review originally appeared in the May 2015 issue of The Spectrum Monitor magazine. It’s no secret…I’m a bit of an SDR geek. Yes, after discovering the power of software-defined radios a few years ago, I’m hooked: SDR listening … 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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Honoring Memorial Day: The White Cliffs of Dover

Today is Memorial Day, and I’m feeling humbly grateful to all of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Since I’ve been reading a lot of WWII history lately, I’ve also been playing a lot of WWII-era music here in … Continue reading

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Dave says not all Jameco power supplies are linear and regulated

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dave Zantow (N9EWO), who replies to a post published yesterday regarding some of Jameco linear power supplies. Dave writes: “A bit of a caveat on Jameco’s these so called Linear power supplies. This is … Continue reading

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How to replace a noisy wall power supply

Regarding noisy switching power supplies, SWLing Post reader, Dan Lewis, comments: “Google the following: “Jameco linear wall transformer”, and you’ll find a suitable non-switching replacement. Jameco still has a number of linear transformers in their catalog at reasonable prices. I … Continue reading

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National Radio Quiet Zone featured in BBC Radio 4 series

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, David Freeborough, who shares this brilliant, in-depth radio documentary featured on the BBC News and BBC Radio 4. This BBC News Magazine article introduces the documentary: “Anyone driving west from Washington DC towards the Allegheny … Continue reading

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