Category Archives: News

Living in a National Radio Quiet Zone

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Paul, who shares this National Geographic video about Green Bank, West Virginia, USA–home of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO): My wife and I took a camping trip to Green Bank in the late 1990s … Continue reading

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Grundig S450DLX now $34 via Blinq/Amazon

I just noticed that has the Grundig S450DLX on sale for $34.19 shipped. These units are described as used/open box and may show minor wear and/or come repackaged. I believe you can buy from Blinq with confidence; I once had to return a product … Continue reading

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Transceivers, portables and foldable solar panels: our Virtual Radio Challenge II responses

Three weeks ago, I posted a virtual challenge for SWLing Post readers:  your opportunity to piece together the best, innovative $1200 (US) radio kit you might pack for two years in the remote off-grid village of Laya, Bhutan. You were tasked to … Continue reading

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Radio Exterior de España petition

SWLing Post reader, David, comments: Please, sign the petition to save Radio Exterior de España Thank you !!!! Click here to sign the petition. Many thanks, David. As I post this, I’m listening to the final mailbag show of REE’s … Continue reading

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beHAVior Night celebrates 8 years on WBCQ

beHAVior Night’s host “Sir Scratchy” writes: “This coming Friday marks the 8th anniversary of beHAVior Night on WBCQ! We will celebrate with an encore presentation of episode number one! Yes the first progamme to air on WBCQ. A blast from … Continue reading

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The Japan Radio Company NRD-383 SDR carries a hefty price tag

Many thanks to Dave Zantow (N9EWO) who relays this info regarding the new NRD-383 via Takahito Akabayashi: [The JRC] NRD-383 is sold by “Defense Systems Sale Division” of JRC, so this SDR receiver is especially for military use. The price is more than … Continue reading

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RTÉ underestimates need for longwave service

(Source: The Irish Post) WITH fewer than three weeks to go until RTÉ Radio 1 brings its historic longwave service on 252 to an end, the Irish community in Britain has responded with fury and dismay. The move, which was … Continue reading

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