Category Archives: News

Coldwar Radio: When the VOA was an offshore broadcaster

(Source: VOA News) In 1952, amidst the Cold War, a 338-foot Coast Guard Cutter was transformed into the mobile broadcasting base of the Voice of America. Its mission for more than a decade: send information beyond the Iron Curtain to … Continue reading

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How shortwaves keep you young…

Remember our recent posts about Dave Richard’s homebrew regenerative receiver? If so, you can imagine the laugh I had yesterday when I viewed this latest creation by the infamous Jeff Murray (K1NSS): “Short Wave & Prosper”–? I have to agree!  And I’m completely in … Continue reading

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News from the Tokyo Ham Fair 2014

Many thanks to Dave (N9EWO) for compiling news on the newly introduced SDR TRX-305 SSB 5 Watt Transceiver modular kit, AOR AR-DV1 Digital Voice Receiver, Yaesu FT-991, Icom IC-7850 flagship transceiver, and much more. Click here for details on Dave’s Radio News page.

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London Shortwave refines his tablet-based portable SDR

One of the great things about the SWLing Post is that readers share their varied–and highly creative–methods of playing radio.  A few weeks ago, SWLing Post reader, London Shortwave, shared his portable SDR set-up with us; he uses this outdoors to … Continue reading

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SWLing in New Mexico: Radio Australia

This morning, I was very happy to tune to Saturday Night Country on Radio Australia (9,580 kHz). RA’s signal was booming into Taos, New Mexico, where my travels have taken me this Saturday morning. It was a welcome relief to hear … Continue reading

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Shortwave Shindig QSL

Happiness is receiving your Shortwave Shindig QSL card which sports the superb Shindig logo by Jeff (K1NSS). Did you miss the Shindig broadcast?  Click here to listen to off-air recordings. Also, click here to check out all of David Goren’s work at Shortwaveology.net. … Continue reading

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Will Voice of Russia return to shortwave October 2014?

SWLing Post reader, Stephen Cooper, writes: “Voice of Russia to return to shortwave October 1, 2014. A new schedule has been uploaded to HFCC from GFC for The Voice of Russia from 1st October including English to North America and … Continue reading

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