Category Archives: Ham Radio

This African ISP commercial may be the best amateur radio promotion ever

Many thanks to my buddy Ulis (K3LU) for sharing this brilliant commercial:

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A Photo Tour of the National Capital Radio and Television Museum

On Tuesday afternoon, I made a pilgrimage the to the National Capital Radio and Television Museum in Bowie, Maryland, USA.  The museum is located in a modest and beautiful historic house on the corner of Mt. Oak and Mitchellville Roads … Continue reading

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The Hallicrafters SX-88: a rare find and a gem of engineering

Yesterday while glancing through the classifieds ads, I noticed a rare boat anchor for sale: the Hallicrafters SX-88. The seller, Jeremy, describes this SX-88 as follows: Hi [t]here, I have one SX88 in minty shape and is one of a handful that … Continue reading

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The Spectrum Monitor: only $24 for a year’s subscription

On occasion, the things you enjoy most, you forget to share with your friends. Not sure why this happens, but this is certainly the case with the Spectrum Monitor magazine (TSM). I’m long overdue to properly pitch TSM to my readers, which I feel … Continue reading

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The SWLing Post 2014-2015 Shortwave Radio Buyer’s Guide

The following article originally appeared in the November 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor magazine. Although many large government shortwave broadcasters are departing the shortwave radio scene, there’s no shortage of great products being introduced to it. Indeed, growth in … Continue reading

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Universal Radio sale on Icom/Kenwood

Universal Radio has just posted “Black Friday” deals on The Kenwood TS-590SG and a wide range of Icom radios.   The Icom R75 tabletop receiver is priced at $669.95 with free shipping and a free Grundig G2 portable radio. If … Continue reading

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Video: Dave’s “Sproutie” home-brew regenerative receiver in action!

My good buddy, Dave Richards (AA7EE), has just posted videos of his home-brew regenerative receiver–nicknamed “The Sproutie.” [You may recall an earlier post about this very receiver.] Below, you’ll find a video where Dave tunes in broadcasters with The Sproutie–she certainly … Continue reading

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