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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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Jeffrey re-caps his Hallicrafters SX-110

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Jeffrey Fritz, writes: During the summer of 2012 you were nice enough to run an article in your blog about my reviving a 1961 Hallicrafters SX-110 General Coverage receiver. The radio has continued to … Continue reading

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