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Sudan: a “failure to block Radio Dabanga”

(Source: Radio Dabanga via Andy Sennitt) The Sudanese Minister of Information has admitted that attempts by the Sudanese government to prevent broadcasts by Radio Dabanga have failed. Minister Ahmed Bilal was speaking in the Council of States on Tuesday. He … Continue reading

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Holiday Sale: Pixel Shielded Magnetic Loop RF PRO-1B

Doug Talely, from Pixel Antennas, writes: We are running a Holiday Special on our highly regarded RF PRO-1B Shielded magnetic loop antenna system, between now and the end of December. The normal price for this antenna system is $499.99 but … Continue reading

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Name that dial!

Yesterday, I acquired another antique radio (yes, a “boat anchor”) for my modest collection of vintage receivers. I took a quick close-up photo of its backlit dial (above). For fun, I’m curious if any¬†SWLing Post readers can name the radio … Continue reading

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Echo Charlie (EC) Pirate Radio

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, “The Captain,” who recently sent a message regarding “EC Pirates”–an aspect of the pirate radio/free-bander scene I’ve never covered here on the Post. I asked him to explain a bit more about EC Pirates: … Continue reading

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Dave recommends the CCrane “Witness Plus” AC Adapter

Many thanks to Dave Zantow who shares the following: CCrane “Witness Plus” AC Adapter Review Now Posted : The CCrane 5 volt USB-mini REGULATED AC power adapter (for the Witness +) is perfect for use with OTHER USB radios and … Continue reading

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Global 24 special broadcast to Asia on December 7

Many thanks to Keith Perron at PCJ Media¬†for sharing the following info: “On December 7, 2014 from 1500 to 1558 UTC [updated – 19 Nov 2014], PCJ Radio International will broadcast a special program produced by Global Radio 24 for … Continue reading

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CountyComm GP5/SSB: videos and photos

Many thanks to Nick at CountyComm who recently sent me a short video he made of a prototype GP5/SSB in action: Nick also shared a few close-ups of the GP5/SSB: Additionally, many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Mike McShan, for … Continue reading

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