Category Archives: Books

History of WWV and the NIST Time Stations

Many readers know that I’m a bit of a WWV geek, so you can imagine how happy I was when my buddy, Mike, and the Southgate ARC made me aware of this 152 page history of the NIST time station … Continue reading

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Making A Transistor Radio by George Dobbs

Those of you who are ham radio operators (especially QRPers) are familiar with the name George Dobbs (G3RJV). In 1972, Reverend Dobbs wrote a book called, Making A Transistor Radio and now it’s available online. Making A Transistor Radio is a clear, … Continue reading

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WRTH : B12 updates are now available for download

(Source: WRTH Editorial Team) A few hours later than planned, the B12 broadcast schedules update file is now available from the WRTH Website: http://www.wrth.com (and follow the links) the file is in PDF format and requires Acrobat 6 or greater … Continue reading

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A tour of the Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station

The following is an article I wrote for The Monitoring Times magazine in April of this year. It’s a virtual tour of the newly-dedicated VOA Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station in Greenville, North Carolina. The Monitoring Times reaches a large audience, … Continue reading

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2013 WRTH: A look inside

I just received my copy of the 2013 WRTH directly from the publisher. As many SWLing readers know, I look forward to receiving this staple radio reference guide, and this year it even arrived early. While other reference guides have pulled out … Continue reading

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New book focuses on China’s Firedrake jamming

I just received the following press release from Steve Handler (N9ABC), author of Firedrake – China’s Secret Shortwave Jamming Project Exposed! Priced at $3.99, his new 45 page eBook is available at Amazon.com: Firedrake – China’s Secret Shortwave Jamming Project Exposed!  by Steven … Continue reading

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Review of the 2012 Pirate Radio Annual

Pirate radio is perhaps one of the most dynamic aspects of the diverse landscape of SWLing. In direct contrast with major broadcasters, many of whom are now thinning out their offerings, pirate radio just seems to adapt and grow. I … Continue reading

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