Category Archives: Mediumwave

Honoring Memorial Day: The White Cliffs of Dover

Today is Memorial Day, and I’m feeling humbly grateful to all of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Since I’ve been reading a lot of WWII history lately, I’ve also been playing a lot of WWII-era music here in … Continue reading

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Photos from the VOA Bethany Museum

Immediately after packing up our table at the Dayton Hamvention, my buddies Eric (WD8RIF), Miles (KD8KNC), and I made the 30 minute journey to Bethany, Ohio, to visit the VOA Bethany museum. Main entrance and front lobby (above). Entering the … Continue reading

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When WLW was the one and only “Super Station”

(Source: National Endowment for the Humanities) For a Brief Time in the 1930s, Radio Station WLW in Ohio Became America’s One and Only “Super Station” by Katy June-Friesen When President Franklin Roosevelt, sitting in the White House, pushed a ceremonial button … Continue reading

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WRTH A15 update

(Source: WRTH Facebook group via Sean Gilbert) ***ANNOUNCEMENT*** WRTH has released their A15 International Radio & COTB schedules file. The A15 schedules file is available for free download (whilst donations are appreciated, they are by no means mandatory). Use the … Continue reading

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Bayrischer Rundfunk to shut down four MW transmitters end of September 2015

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Alexander (DL4NO), who writes: “Today I found a message that Bayrischer Rundfunk will shut down its four MW transmitters at the end of September: http://www.br.de/unternehmen/inhalt/technik/mittelwelle-abschaltung-radio-100.html The two higher-powered transmitters (Munich 100 kW, Nürnberg 20 kW) are on 801 … Continue reading

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Sangean WR-15: great looks, but poor performance?

Jeff, over at the Herculodge, writes with some disappointing news: What a shame John bought the WR-15 and thinks it stinks: http://herculodge.typepad.com/herculodge/2015/04/john-cannot-recommend-the-sangean-wr-15-radio-due-to-subpar-am-and-fm.html Oh, that is a shame. An AM/FM radio with poor AM/FM sensitivity has little appeal (even if it … Continue reading

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Tinkering with the Credit Card Crystal Radio

A few weeks ago, we published a short post about a credit card crystal radio from an eBay seller in the UK. I purchased a kit–at $17-18 US shipped, it’s quite a modest investment for what might be a fun little project. … Continue reading

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