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Shortwave Radio Recordings: The Mighty KBC

Last Sunday, I tuned to The Mighty KBC on 7,375 kHz, starting at 0000 UTC. The KBC signal out of Europe was blow-torch strength. The Mighty KBC’s Giant Jukebox is chock-full of rock-n-roll and Euro-pop variety, spanning the decades. DJ “Uncle … Continue reading

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Capturing spectrum and logging band openings last night

Last night, band conditions were superb above 7 MHz. Both the 31 and 25 meter bands seemed crowded with stations; for a moment, it felt like a true solar peak. This morning, solar flares have dampened down the excitement but I … Continue reading

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ERT Open (Voice of Greece) moves back to 9420 kHz

If you were listening to the 31 meter band last night in North America, you would have heard a very strong ERT Open (Voice of Greece) back on their long-established frequency of 9420 kHz. Only yesterday, I posted a note … Continue reading

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The Guardian: BBC broadcasts banned over Rawanda genocide documentary

(Source: The Guardian via Andy Sennitt) The Rwandan government has suspended all BBC radio broadcasts in Rwanda’s most common language to protest against the news organisation’s recent documentary about the 1994 genocide in the country. President Paul Kagame’s government, members … Continue reading

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ERT Open (former Voice of Greece) moves to 9,415 kHz

Many listeners have noticed that the former Voice of Greece (ERT Open) has moved from 9,420 kHz to 9,415 kHz. This must be due to interference from the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) who has been transmitting on 9420 kHz as … Continue reading

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Mike recalls visiting the original Wullenweber test site

In response to our post Uncovering Wullenweber’s “Elephant Cages,” Mike comments: Sometime back around 2005-2009, I was doing maintenance on a NOAA climate station near Bondville, IL, and noticed several tall utility poles in the distance. As I figured they … Continue reading

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Grundig S450DLX $34.19 shipped

Blinq.com still has the Grundig S450DLX for a mere $34.19 US shipped. That’s a superb price. Blinq.com describes these units as “Used – Very Good – Item fully functional – May show minor wear (scratches, etc) – May come repackaged.” I’m … Continue reading

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