Category Archives: Funny

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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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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Radio Caroline spoof: DJs all at sea

Thanks to Mike Barraclough who shared this Enfield/Whitehouse skit on Facebook:

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Gmail Tap: email with morse code?

Google has once again featured a radio-related theme–this time (unfortunately!) as an April Fool’s joke. This video will explain it all:

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