Category Archives: Books

WRTH 2015: A look inside

I received my copy of the 2015 World Radio and TV Handbook (WRTH) directly from the publisher last week. As many SWLing Post readers know, I always look forward to receiving this staple radio reference guide each year. While other reference … Continue reading

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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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WRTH 2015 to ship in December

Sean Gilbert, WRTH International Editor, just posted the following information on the WRTH Facebook group: “WRTH 2015 will be published, as usual, in early December. This will be the 69th Annual edition! Even though both International and Domestic SW is declining … Continue reading

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Now shipping: Shortwave Receivers Past & Present

My buddy, Dave (N9EWO), writes: Yes, it has finally hit the store shelves. Universal Radio received shipment of the (long awaited) updated publication this morning. “Shortwave Receivers Past & Present, Communications Receivers , 1942-2013” 4th edition It can be ordered … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Early Shortwave Stations: A Broadcasting History Through 1945″

As a life-long student of the history of technology–radio or otherwise–I appreciate well-written, authoritative works of history on the subject. That is exactly what you’ll find in Jerome S. Berg’s The Early Shortwave Stations: A Broadcasting History Through 1945.  In these days … Continue reading

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WRTH : A14 updates are now available for download

WRTH has just announced that updates to the A season international radio broadcasting schedules are available to download on WRTH’s website. This update includes the cuts and changes to VOA/RFA/RFE etc.

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WWII Archive: “War On the Short Wave”

I stumbled upon this WWII era book published by the Foreign Policy Association on Archive.org.  A fascinating look at the the power and fear of propaganda over the shortwaves.

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