Category Archives: Emergency Preparedness

The best general coverage transceivers for shortwave listening

This article originally appeared in the May 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor Magazine. Like many amateur radio operators, I became interested in HF radio because of my real passion for shortwave radio listening. During my first fifteen years as an … 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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International SW Disaster Test: June 4-5, 2014

SWLing Post reader, Mehmet Burk, has just published information about the upcoming international disaster test on shortwave radio, coordinated by the High Frequency Coordination Commission (HFCC) for the International Radio for Disaster Relief project. Mehmet has details of this June 4 – 5 … Continue reading

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“Why The Humanitarian Community Should Shape The Future Of Shortwave”

As World Radio Day approaches, writer Mehmet Burk (founder of ReliefAnalysis.com) considers the importance of shortwave radio, especially in terms of disaster relief. Burke posted the article, Why The Humanitarian Community Should Shape The Future Of Shortwave on Interaction.org. Here’s a quote: “In the … Continue reading

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SWLing.com’s 2013 Holiday Shortwave and Radio Gift Guide

One of the most popular posts on the SWLing Post each year is the annual Holiday Radio Gift Guide. I started this annual post in 2010 when I realized that it would be easier than answering an in-box full of … Continue reading

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Etón Corp Donates preparedness products and percentage of web sales to Typhoon Haiyan Relief

If you’ve been thinking about buying a self-powered emergency radio, flashlight or cell phone charger, now is the time! Etón Corporation, who manufactures some of the best self-powered products on the market, is now donating 25% of their web sales … Continue reading

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Living off-grid? The ideal shortwave radio system for you

What’s the best system for off-grid living? From time to time, I’m asked this question in the “comments” section of the website or via email.  Recently it came up again, and I thought it might make sense to answer it here, … Continue reading

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