Category Archives: Current Events

Recording the 2014 World Cup Final

Sunday was the FIFA World Cup Final, and not only was I looking forward to the game, but (to tell the truth) I was also looking forward to recording the game via the BBC World Service for the Shortwave Radio … Continue reading

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NY Times: Journalists “at Odds With Union” over VOA’s role

The New York Times, in a  recent article, describes a growing split between the VOA Union (American Federation of Government Employees Local 1812) and VOA journalists over the proposed changes to the VOA mission (via H.R. 4490), which would make it an active … Continue reading

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International Radio for Disaster Relief includes special QSL: June 5 – 6, 2014

The High Frequency Co-ordination Conference’s (HFCC) test of the International Radio for Disaster Reduction (IRDR) broadcasts are on track for June 5-6, 2014. Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Mehmet Burk, who has posted the updated schedule on his website, Relief Analysis. Mehmet … Continue reading

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CW pirates promote separatist movement in Ukraine ?

(Source: Southgate Amateur Radio News) “Two CW [Morse Code] stations have appeared on the higher HF bands, claiming to operate from Donetsk, as promoting a separatist ‘Peoples’ Republic of Donetsk’, or ‘NovoRossiya New Russia’. The callsigns, D0A and 1C4M are … Continue reading

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Radio Thailand: no mention of military coup

This morning, I was able to catch the first thirteen minutes of Radio Thailand‘s English language service on 9,390 kHz shortwave. I was curious if RT would mention the Thailand military coup or at least broadcast a sanctioned message from the military authorities. … Continue reading

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BBC: Thailand TV and radio remains blacked out under military control

Many thanks to Andy who shares this article from BBC News. Here’s a clip: “The day after the military takeover in Thailand, television and radio remains blacked out and under military control. Instead, viewers and listeners are being fed a diet … Continue reading

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Thailand military suspends TV and radio programming

Thailand’s army chief, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, declared a coup today (Thursday, May 22), and detained key party leaders while suspending the constitution in “a bid to restore order” after nearly six months of ant-government protests. General Prayuth Chan-ocha has also ordered … Continue reading

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