Category Archives: Boat Anchors

Shortwave Receivers, Past & Present: a book for every radio enthusiast

Last month, I received an unexpected–and most welcome–package: a copy of Fred Osterman’s Shortwave Receivers Past & Present, now in its fourth edition. My copy was a signed version, sent to those who contributed to the volume. Although my contributions to this … Continue reading

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Isolation transformer recommendations?

I recently added a Scott Marine Radio Model SLR-M to my small collection of vintage receivers (see above).  [The SLR-M is the radio behind the Name that dial! challenge.]  I’ll post more about the SLR-M in the near future–it’s a fascinating WWII … Continue reading

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Name that dial!

Yesterday, I acquired another antique radio (yes, a “boat anchor”) for my modest collection of vintage receivers. I took a quick close-up photo of its backlit dial (above). For fun, I’m curious if any SWLing Post readers can name the radio … Continue reading

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Paul Litwinovich’s Vintage Radio series

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Richard Cuff, for pointing out a brilliant series of articles called Vintage Radio by WSHU Chief Engineer, Paul Litwinovich. Here are links to each article written thus far in the Vintage Radio series. If you would like … Continue reading

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Weekend Hamfesting: Waynesville, NC

Saturday morning, I drove to Waynesville, North Carolina, for the Western Carolina Amateur Radio Society‘s annual hamfest. I’d attended this small-town hamfest before; it has always been enjoyable, as I met friends and even found a few radio bargains. The Zenith TransOceanic, … Continue reading

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Listener Post: Tim Rahto

Tim Rahto’s radio story is the latest in our series called Listener Posts, where I place all of your personal radio histories. If you would like to add your story to the mix, simply send your story by email! In the meantime, many thanks to Tim for … Continue reading

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Tallying up Dayton Hamvention purchases

This year, at the Dayton Hamvention, I spent more money than I ever have.  Though the Hamvention is a showcase of innovations and flea market treasures, I typically walk away with a few connectors, cables, or maybe some handy accessories; … Continue reading

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