Category Archives: Nostalgia

BBC broadcasts original D-Day news scripts

Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day: the WWII Normandy invasion. In honor, the BBC has been broadcasting the original radio news scripts throughout the day, at the same time of day they would have been originally broadcast. The news scripts … Continue reading

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Today: Choppy seas for the Shipping Forecast

Since the dawn of time, there is, there was, and there always has been…the Shipping Forecast. We set our clocks by it. Despite the complexities of our planet–war, famine, daytime television–the Shipping Forecast has been there for us.  Our steady friend … Continue reading

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Jerry’s flea market and estate sale radios

SWLing Post reader, Jerry (WW0E) writes: “Sorry I missed your table at Dayton. Managed to add 4 old 1940′s 1950′s era broadcast band radios to my collection, had a great time. [Here is a] picture of my 1938 Wards dial tone with … Continue reading

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Dayton Hamvention flea market: a few photos

I had a little over one hour to check out the Dayton Hamvention flea market yesterday morning before manning our inside exhibitor’s table for Ears To Our World. Here are a few radios that caught my attention: I actually purchased … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: HCJB 45th Anniversary, December 25, 1976

I’m very grateful to Shortwave Radio Audio Archive contributor, Greg Shoom, who is digitizing shortwave radio recordings he made in the 1970′s. His latest contribution is a 1976 recording of HCJB’s 45th Anniversary broadcast. This is a special program, broadcast on Christmas Day … Continue reading

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SWLing with heavy metal: my Signal Corps BC-348-Q

I write a great deal about DSP portables, SDRs, and modern ham radio transceivers, but truth be known, my passion is for older rigs–ahem, much older–the antique “boat anchors” of the radio world. Tuesday afternoon, I had a rather involved soldering project to do on behalf of … Continue reading

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The Mighty KBC: surfing the shortwaves

Many thanks to Peter Quinn at The Mighty KBC for sharing the following announcement for his new summer radio show: “Great news if you love surf music and like exploring shortwave radio. The Big Beach Radio Show is coming to … Continue reading

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