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The WSJ features Willis Conover

(Source: Wall Street Journal via Any Sennitt) The Radio Broadcaster Who Fought the Cold War Abroad but Remained Unheard at Home By DOUG RAMSEY During the Cold War, listeners in captive nations behind the Iron Curtain huddled around radios in … 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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Virtual Radio Challenge III: Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail

On this blog, I often write about selecting the “right” radio for home, boating, preparedness, off-grid living, or, of course, travel.  As a result, sometimes I like to go through the mental exercise of imagining a scenario that might be, well, a touch extreme. After all, as … Continue reading

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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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