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Deadline approaching: Your chance to win a shortwave radio in our Virtual Radio Challenge III

We’ve already received some excellent, creative entries in the Virtual Radio Challenge III: your opportunity to piece together the best radio for thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. Rememer: this year, if your entry is picked by our judge (Dennis Blanchard, K1YPP), you will win a … Continue reading

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Guy discovers the $13.99 Babson DS-858 shortwave radio

SWLing Post contributor, Guy Atkins, writes: I spotted this new listing on Ebay today, and was wondering if it’s a new model, or perhaps a repackaged Tecsun PL-606? It’s lacking the rotary tuning knob and has a smaller display than … Continue reading

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Dr. Phil’s radio articles: portable SDR and pocket DX

SWLing Post reader, Dr. Phil, recently contacted me regarding a collection of articles he’s written about DXing and radio modifications. His site actually has a number of useful articles that I’ll plan to convert to future posts, with his permission. I … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: Radio St. Helena

Many thanks to Shortwave Radio Audio Archive contributor, Brian Smith, who shares the following recording of Radio St. Helena Day 2006 and notes: “Beginning in 1990, Radio St. Helena was known for transmitting an international shortwave radio broadcast only once a year — … Continue reading

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Degen refreshes shortwave product line

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Paul, who commented with a link to the new Degen DE221 “ultralight” radio: http://ebay.to/1fKWZ2m Paul’s link lead to the discovery of several new Degen models, in fact. Many of the new models have the … Continue reading

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Online petition to keep Radio France on longwave

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Clive Bilton, who comments: An online petition has been started in an effort to keep Radio France on 162 kHz longwave, you can sign here: http://162khz.wesign.it/fr Note that the petition is in French. It’s quite … Continue reading

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LondonShortwave: “Scanning the skies”

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, LondonShortwave, who shared (via Twitter) this video with recordings made with his portable SDR in a London park: Brilliant recordings, LS, and amazingly QRM-free! You can follow LondonShortwave on his blog and via Twitter.

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