Category Archives: News

BBC World Service features DRM

In this BBC World Service report, Mark Whittaker explores Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) and, especially, its potential in India. Use the embedded player or link below to listen: listen to ‘Digital Shortwave: a radio revolution ’ on Audioboo (Source: Audioboo via Tarmo … Continue reading

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Radio Andorra Postage Stamp

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Marty, who writes from Madrid: “Just wanted to let you know about an interesting postage stamp that was issued this month in the Principality of Andorra. Actually, the Spanish Post Office “Correos” issues the … Continue reading

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Air Force plans to decommission HAARP

HAARP (the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) in Alaska is now slated to be decommissioned as the US Air Force plans to “initiate divestiture in June 2014,” according to a USAF representative in this KTOO article. HAARP was officially shut … Continue reading

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Weak signals: Which radio do you prefer?

I’m in the process of reviewing a number of shortwave portables and pitting them against each other. Sometimes, it can be very difficult to decide which radio is better–especially if you have more than two radios to compare at a time. … Continue reading

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Shortwave Shindig rebroadcast, April 18 and 19

This just in from David Goren at Shortwaveology: Shortwave Shindig rebroadcast! The show originally broadcast on 3/14 will be heard again on WRMI: Friday, April 18, at 6-7 pm ET (2200-2300 UTC) and Saturday, April 19 at 11 pm-12 midnight … Continue reading

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Another solution for whole-house shortwave

London Shortwave posts the following on Twitter: Inspired by @SWLingDotCom‘s RaspberryPi post I put this together to listen to the radio in my shack around the house http://youtu.be/vOX41wIS1Qk  On YouTube, London Shortwave explains that much of his modern system was … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: ABC Radio Far North as Cyclone Ita makes landfall

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Mark Fahey, who has shared this special recording: a shortwave relay of the ABC Far North radio service. Mark explains: “ABC Radio (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Far North (Queensland, Australia) Emergency Broadcast Service during the … Continue reading

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