Category Archives: News

New from Heathkit: the Explorer Jr TRF AM radio receiver kit

Yes, the legendary Heathkit company is back and their first kit is a simple Tuned Radio Frequency (TRF) AM/mediumwave analog receiver: the Explorer Jr. I knew Heathkit was back in business and under new management, but hadn’t heard any updates as of late. Their … Continue reading

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SWLing Post DXpedition at PARI…this weekend!

If you’ve registered for, and plan to attend, the PARI DXPedition, please make sure you’ve joined our Yahoo Group.  This is where we’re finalizing details and communicating about the DXpedition, noting any changes, updates, etc.   If you’ve tried to … Continue reading

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Met Office guide to space weather forecasts

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mike (K8RAT), who writes: The Met Office has this brief introduction to the subject of space weather and the methods they use to make predictions. It may be useful to beginners in the radio … Continue reading

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DXtreme Reception Log X

SWLing Post sponsor, Bob Raymond (NE1I) at DXtreme, writes: I’m pleased to announce that the latest version of our logging software for radio and TV monitoring enthusiasts is now available: (Version 10.0). Please find the full product announcement below: DXtreme Reception … Continue reading

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Alan logs shortwave stations while camping

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Alan, who writes: I really appreciate your site. It has been my favorite since I got back into shortwave listening and DXing…great enough that I actually subscribe to posts via e-mail so I don’t miss … Continue reading

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Anniversary of Sputnik I Launch & Radio Moscow

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Richard Langley, who writes: Yesterday, 4 October, was the anniversary of the Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik I, the first artificial Earth satellite. The launch heralded the beginning of the space age. Sputnik I’s … Continue reading

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Radio Kiribati and WiFi Radios

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Paul Walker, who writes: Thomas.. I know this isn’t quite SW news anymore, but Radio Kiribati usedto be on SW a while ago and is now on AM. I just found out something to … Continue reading

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