Category Archives: Current Events

Night of Nights XVI: July 12, 2015

SWLing Post contributor, Brian D. Smith, writes: “Thought I’d forward you this information on the annual “Night of Nights” event on July 12 (U.S. local time)/July 13 UTC, which provides an opportunity for shortwave QSLs – assuming the listener understands Morse … Continue reading

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Recording the 2015 Leap Second

Yesterday, I posted a brief article about the leap second that occurred between 23:59:59 June 30, 2015 and 00:00:00 UTC July 01, 2015. I decided to record the leap second on as many shortwave time station frequencies as possible. The only … Continue reading

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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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