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Shortwave.am: a new online frequency guide

A few SWLing Post readers have recently recommended that I check out a new shortwave radio schedule site: shortwave.am. Shortwave.am has a unique layout that lists broadcast schedules along with a map that displays broadcast footprints (both short and long path). … Continue reading

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The Radio New Zealand coastal forecast

In response to my post on the BBC Shipping Forecast, SWLing Post reader Mark writes: I just read your latest blog about the BBC marine forecast. It sounds very similar to the RNZ coastal forecast…..but they also have a mountain … Continue reading

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And now, the Shipping Forecast…

When I lived in the UK, I would often fall asleep and/or wake up to the Shipping Forecast: a BBC Radio broadcast of weather reports and forecasts for the seas around the coasts of the British Isles. Though I had, of … Continue reading

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International SW Disaster Test: June 4-5, 2014

SWLing Post reader, Mehmet Burk, has just published information about the upcoming international disaster test on shortwave radio, coordinated by the High Frequency Coordination Commission (HFCC) for the International Radio for Disaster Relief project. Mehmet has details of this June 4 – 5 … Continue reading

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Traveling light, SWLing right: the best shortwave radios for travel

This article originally appeared in the March 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor Magazine. With spring around the corner, my thoughts drift toward the outdoors…and especially, toward travel. Those who know me know that I love travelling, anywhere and everywhere–and … Continue reading

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Forbes: “How To Make Music (And Money) From Shortwave Radio”

Two weeks ago, we posted a video of Evaton Technologies RF Nomad: a modular synthesizer that employs shortwave radio to create unique sounds. As someone who has always been fascinating with music and the sonic texture of the shortwaves, of course I … Continue reading

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BBC World Service longevity vs. commercialization

Back in October 2010, we learned that the BBC would take over the cost of the World Service from the Foreign Office from April 2014. Shorty thereafter, the BBC World Service was dealt a 20% budget cut which eventually lead to the … Continue reading

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