Category Archives: Current Events

Listening across the globe: 2015 BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast!

On Sunday, 21 June 2015, the BBC World Service officially transmitted the 2015 BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast–an international radio broadcast intended for a small group of scientists, technicians, and support staff who work for the British Antarctic Survey. This is … Continue reading

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Thanks for recording the 2015 BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast!

Many thanks to those of you who made a video or audio recording of your reception of the 2015 BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast. I’m putting together a post with all of the recordings to publish by mid-week. If you haven’t yet sent in your … Continue reading

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Reminder: Help record the 2015 BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast today!

As a reminder: I’m calling on all SWLing Post readers and shortwave radio listeners to make a short recording (say, 30-60 seconds) of the BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast and share it here at the Post (frequencies and time below). The recording can be … Continue reading

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SWLing Post DXpedition at PARI is all systems go!

Some of you may recall a post I published last year regarding a shortwave and medium wave DXpedition at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI), a 200-acre radio astronomy observatory and former NASA tracking station located deep in the mountains of … Continue reading

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Friday: transmission tests for Sunday’s Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Rob Wagner, who reports: HFCC is now listing a test transmission (as the BBC usually does) before the official Antarctic broadcast. The test will be held on Friday June 19 at 2130-2145 UTC. All … Continue reading

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A recap of the 2015 Winter SWL Fest

The following article originally appeared in the April 2015 issue of The Spectrum Monitor magazine. Every year, I attend two great radio conventions: the Dayton Hamvention and the Winter SWL Fest. While the Dayton Hamvention draws a massive crowd of … Continue reading

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Shortwave Shindig Rebroadcast: March 7, 2015

I’ve just learned via @shortwaveology that the Shortwave Shindig will be rebroadcast on Saturday March 7, 2015 from 10:00-11:00 PM EST (that’s Sunday from 0300-0400 UTC) via WRMI on 7,570 khz. Those of you who tuned into the live show last Friday noted … Continue reading

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