Category Archives: Digital Modes

A digital announcement from STF Radio International

STF Radio International just shared the following digital announcement. Yes, you’ll need to decode this message from SoundCloud with an application like FLDigi: STF also mentioned that a text version of this announcement with follow in the next few days (but … Continue reading

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Radio World: International Broadcasters Reconsider Shortwave

Check out this article from Radio World which addresses the state of shortwave radio broadcasting. Jeff White of WRMI and Kim Elliott of the VOA are both interviewed. Elliott even speaks about the virtues of the VOA Radiogram experiments which have had … Continue reading

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QSL cards: STF Radio International sets a benchmark

[STF Radio QSL card front (above) back (below). Original scans by Steve Yothment] SWLing Post reader, Steve Yothment (WD0HGB), writes: “I received an “audio QSL” card from STF Radio International a few days ago. Have you heard about it? [The … Continue reading

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VOA Radiogram this weekend, July 5/6

(Source: VOA Radiogram) VOA Radiogram this weekend will include news about reductions to the shortwave transmissions of VOA and other stations of US international broadcasting. These cuts were effective on 30 June. Fortunately, VOA Radiogram remains on shortwave, at least … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: Radio New Zealand International (DRM)

This morning, while scanning the 31 meter band, I noticed a DRM (Digital Radio Mondiale) signal on 9,890 kHz. Normally, I ignore most DRM signals because the amount of signal strength needed to properly decode the mode (here in the US) … Continue reading

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AirChat: Long-distance digital communications via radio

Last month, I was interviewed by NK News regarding the possibility of using inexpensive SDR dongles as a means for citizen journalists to receive and potentially send information across the North Korean border. Of course this is possible: digital communications over radio is becoming easier and … Continue reading

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SABA conference to feature special DRM broadcast from Ascension Island

(Source: DRM Consortium via Alokesh Gupta) The DRM Consortium is a Sector Partner at The Southern African Broadcasting Association (SABA), Digital Radio Broadcasting Summit in Cape Town from 22nd – 24th April. The event will include a presentation by the … Continue reading

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