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New RadioShack portable AM/FM/SW radio?

SWLing Post reader, Paul, points out this RadioShack model 2000669 portable radio and asks, “Is this a new RadioShack shortwave radio?” Very good question! Though I haven’t been inside a RadioShack in a couple of months, I’ve never noticed this … Continue reading

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Tecsun PL-660 price drop on Amazon

My good buddy, Mike (K8RAT), has informed me that the price of the silver Tecsun PL-660 has dropped to $101.18 (shipped) via Amazon.com. As Mike comments, this is a great value. Click here to view on Amazon.

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November 22: Global 24 testing 9465 kHz

Global 24 writes: 0000 UTC on November 22  running for 24 hours we will be testing on 9465.  Let us know if you can hear it and how well you can hear it. Please send eception reports to: qsls@global24radio.com

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Chelmsford Calling adds shortwave relay in Finland

(Source: Southgate ARC) The Chelmsford Calling World Service produced by Jim Salmon 2E0RMI has added a shortwave relay from Finland Chelmsford Calling is currently relayed on shortwave by Radio Miami International WRMI on the 2nd Friday of each month at … Continue reading

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Thousands protest cuts to CBC

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, David Iurescia, for sharing this story from Radio Canada International: “Thousands of people marched in several cities in the province of Quebec and the New Brunswick city of Moncton on Sunday to protest ongoing cuts … Continue reading

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BBC Relay Station handed back to Seychelles

(Source: Seychelles News Agency via Andy Sennitt) Tuesday November 18 marked the closure of an iconic chapter of Seychelles’ history, signalling the end of an era when information was much more difficult to come by. With much of Africa joining … Continue reading

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Sudan: a “failure to block Radio Dabanga”

(Source: Radio Dabanga via Andy Sennitt) The Sudanese Minister of Information has admitted that attempts by the Sudanese government to prevent broadcasts by Radio Dabanga have failed. Minister Ahmed Bilal was speaking in the Council of States on Tuesday. He … Continue reading

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