Category Archives: Current Events

Shortwave Radio Recordings: ABC Radio Far North as Cyclone Ita makes landfall

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Mark Fahey, who has shared this special recording: a shortwave relay of the ABC Far North radio service. Mark explains: “ABC Radio (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Far North (Queensland, Australia) Emergency Broadcast Service during the … Continue reading

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WWV: experimental broadcasts on 25 MHz

Want to catch WWV–the Fort Collins-based time station–on a frequency they haven’t used since 1977? The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has sent out a press release stating that, as of April 4, 2014, WWV will resume broadcasting … Continue reading

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Off air recording of the Shortwave Shindig?

Are there any SWLing Post readers out there who could make an off air recording of the Shortwave Shindig broadcast tonight (22:00 EST, 02:00 UTC)? If so, please comment!  I would like to share your recordings on the Shortwave Radio … Continue reading

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VOA White House Correspondent Dan Robinson Retires

Noted Voice of America reporter, Dan Robinson, retired on Friday, February 28, 2014 after 35 years of service to the international broadcaster and listeners around the world. Many of us are fortunate to know Dan: not only is he highly … Continue reading

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NASWA Details its 27th Annual Winter SWL Fest Program

For those of you readers who often feel you’re alone in your enthusiasm for radio, I highly encourage you to attend the NASWA-sponsored Winter SWL Festival in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania this year. This will be my sixth year attending, and I … Continue reading

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Voice of Greece has become a relay of Radio Station of Macedonia, ERT 3

In response to my post and recording yesterday, TheGreekRadio.com commented on the current state of the Voice of Greece: “After the forceful eviction of the redundant ERT employees from the Radio House in Athens, the shortwave frequencies no longer transmit the … Continue reading

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In the wake of disaster, BBC World Service extends shortwave service to Philippines

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Alex, who writes: The Philippines disaster has prompted the BBC World Service to put on a short wave service to the Philippines. [The BBC notes:] “We have extended the hours until next Tuesday to give a longer … Continue reading

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