Category Archives: News

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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Radio France: mediumwave and longwave broadcasts to end

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Marc, who sends this news from France Inter. The article (in French) states that Radio France, in a cost-cutting measure, will end mediumwave transmissions by the end of this year (2015) and longwave transmissions by the … Continue reading

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Update: Sangean ATS-405 initial review

After publishing my initial review of the Sangean ATS-405, I received feedback from several ATS-405 owners (via comments and email–thank you!) who do not have the internally-generated DSP “birdies” that plague my receiver on 800 and 1600 kHz AM. I … Continue reading

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Mike’s thrift store find: a Panasonic RF-888

SWLing Post contributor Mike (K8RAT) writes: I happened upon a good find of a vintage radio recently when I visited my local Goodwill store in a small city in Ohio. Among the electronic equipment on a shelf I discovered a … Continue reading

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