Category Archives: News

The best shortwave radio for cross-continent cycling?

SWLing Post reader, Pat, is an avid cyclist and is seeking a radio for his next cross-continent adventure. There are a limited number of products on the market that meet Pat’s requirements, so I thought posting his inquiry might bring a … Continue reading

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DIY Kit for Aircraft Band Monitoring

There is an interesting kit being sold on eBay designed specifically for aircraft monitoring of 118-136 MHz (meaning it could also cover a number of ACARS frequencies). The receiver is being sold as a DIY kit, a completed kit, or … Continue reading

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Dave’s Sproutie SPT Beacon

Dave Richards (AA7EE), has just published a brilliant post about his new beacon: the Sproutie SPT Beacon. Click here to read Dave’s post with detailed instructions for building your own low power, legal beacon! Dave’s beacon is located on 13,558 kHz–he would … Continue reading

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James’ restored Sony ICF-5800H

SWLing Post contributor, James Patterson, has recently restored a Sony ICF-5800H. James sent me a few photos and I decided to post them here. I absolutely love the design of Japanese analog radios from this era. They have signal meters, large backlit … Continue reading

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CountyComm promotion includes free custom padded case with GP5/SSB

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Ron, who writes: Buy a GP5 from CountyComm this week and get the 17 buck custom carry case for free. Thanks, for sharing this, Ron. I actually have this GP5 case–it houses the GP5/SSB … Continue reading

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eBay: Mario considers the Time Out Radio Bench

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mario Filippi (N2HUN), who writes: Hi Thomas, For hams and SWLs that have a lot of clutter, a great idea, reminds me of a foot stool that has been re-purposed for radio buffs. Nice … Continue reading

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November 28, 2015: Tune to “Rockin’ with Raoul”

Radio producer and SWLing Post friend, Raoul van Hall, writes: Hello fellow shortwave and music fans. I am very excited to be broadcasting via PCJ International, a one-hour music special on November 28th. It’s called “Rockin’ with Raoul,” and it … Continue reading

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