Category Archives: Funny

Jeff Murray presents: Love, Death & Shortwave

From my buddy, Jeff Murray (K1NSS), the Mastermind behind Dashtoons: “Created for the North American Shortwave Association’s Winterfest 2015, this unflinching documentary recalls a time when tuning a short wave radio was something akin to enjoying a schnapps in a … Continue reading

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A true fashion statement: the “Man-from-Mars Radio Hat”

(Source: Mashable) Inventor Victor T. Hoeflich, founder of novelty manufacturing corporation American Merri-Lei of Brooklyn, New York, introduced his “Man-from-Mars Radio Hat” in March 1949. In the press conference, he used teenagers as models. Sold in department stores across the … Continue reading

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Yes, there is a shortwave…!

Dear Editor— I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no shortwave. Uncle DX Dash! says, “If you see it on the SWLing Post, it’s so.” Please tell me the truth, is there a shortwave? … Continue reading

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Dashtoons: Über cool radio art by Jeff K1NSS

Among the fascinating people I met at the Dayton Hamvention this year was Jeff Murray, K1NSS. Though Jeff and I have communicated online, our paths had not yet crossed in real life; I was very pleased to finally meet him in person. … Continue reading

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Last Man Standing comments on FCC regulation

Many thanks to Ray Novak for sharing this video from the ABC series Last Man Standing: I imagine there are pirates out there who would agree with Mike Baxter (a.k.a. Tim Allen).  Savor your ham.

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Bermuda…Missing?

My good buddy, David Goren, directed me to the VOLMET frequency for New York Sunday afternoon on 3,485 kHz. VOMET, for those of you not familiar, is a worldwide network of radio stations that broadcast TAF, SIGMET and METAR aviation weather reports on shortwave radio, and in some countries … Continue reading

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Aldous Huxley, radio in The Age of Noise

According to English satirist & humanist, Aldous Huxley, we live in the “Age of Noise.” When he wrote this, in 1945, he implicated radio: “The twentieth century is, among other things, the Age of Noise. Physical noise, mental noise and … Continue reading

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