Category Archives: News

Grab a Radio Shack DX-402 for $24 and change

I just noticed that Blinq.com has the RadioShack DX-402 (Sangean ATS-505 re-badge) for $27.09 shipped.  If you use the offer code WEEKEND10 it will take an additional 10% off at checkout for a total of $24.62 shipped. This is an excellent … Continue reading

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A chat with Peter Homfray

On the topic of Radio Australia, Jonathan Marks writes: “It doesn’t seem like 10 years ago that I sat down with Peter Homfray to discuss the early days of Radio Australia. What a truly fascinating person.” A Chat with Peter … Continue reading

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“The Gutting of Radio Australia”

(Source: Inside Story) We’re sitting on the grass in the village of Matangi on the island of Futuna. This is one of the more isolated communities in Vanuatu, a small group of houses on a small island at the southeastern … Continue reading

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VOA and RFA via homemade radios in North Korea

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Anil, for sharing this article regarding the importance and inspiration radio provides to many North Koreans. This comes from our favorite North Korea independent news site, NK News. Here’s a quote from the article … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: Pirate Joe via WBCQ

For your listening pleasure: one hour of Pirate Joe. My good friend–and SWLing Post reader–Mike Hansgen recently apprised me that WHVW’s Pirate Joe show is being relayed on WBCQ here in North America in the afternoons. Last week I recorded Pirate Joe … Continue reading

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Dave’s Radio Receiver Page has a new home

I’ve just been notified by Dave Zantow (N9EWO) that he has moved his excellent receiver page to a new home on the web. For many years Dave has been using the free web host Anglefire, but a lack of reliability … Continue reading

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SWLing on a mountain with the Tecsun R1212A

Last week we visited Mount Mitchell, the highest elevation in North America east of the Mississippi River. We enjoyed a leisurely picnic at the mountain’s state park, and since I had a little extra time, I pulled out the Tecsun R1212A … Continue reading

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