Category Archives: Nostalgia

Dave’s late night listening session

My good buddy, Dave Richards (AA7EE), recently shared this message with his friends, many of whom do not know a lot about shortwave radio (yet): “I’m waking up very slowly this morning – was up until 4:30am listening to the … Continue reading

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Ken’s favorite QSL card

Regarding memorable QSL cards, SWLing Post reader, Ken Carr comments: “I received my favorite QSL card many years ago as a result of a random contact. I was just starting out in ham radio when I logged a QSO [contact] … Continue reading

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Victor Goonetilleke: The joy of DXing

Victor Goonetilleke has kindly shared a passage he recently posted to Facebook. Victor pretty much sums up why I still listen to the shortwaves: “For almost four score and 5 I enjoyed shortwave radio. Yes I was a DXer, and … 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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BBC World Service Documentary: “Hang On, I’ll Just Speak to the World”

Many thanks to Mike Barraclough who shares this documentary about the BBC World Service from 1982: “Hang On, I’ll Just Speak to the World.” I’ve embedded video players and linked to each of the four parts on YouTube: Part 1 Part … Continue reading

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Listener Post: Tim Rahto

Tim Rahto’s radio story is the latest in our series called Listener Posts, where I place all of your personal radio histories. If you would like to add your story to the mix, simply send your story by email! In the meantime, many thanks to Tim for … Continue reading

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Remembering Nikola Tesla on his birthday

Today is Nikola Tesla’s birthday (lived July 10, 1856 – January 7, 1943) and I, for one, will be remembering him for his enormous contributions to our hobby. If you’re not familiar with Tesla,  I highly recommend Margaret Cheney’s book, Tesla: Man … Continue reading

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