Category Archives: Pirate Radio

Radio Spaceshuttle International: another attempt at a final broadcast

I just received word from Dick at Radio Spaceshuttle International. Last week, they had technical difficulties which prevented them from transmitting their final broadcast. Fortunately, RSI is making a third(!) attempt to get the show on the air. Dick has informed me … Continue reading

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Radio Spaceshuttle International final broadcast tomorrow

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Bill F., who shares this message from Dick (DJ Spacewalker) at Radio Spaceshuttle International: Dear listeners, Special announcement! Wish you all to be ready to listen very last transmission of Radio Spaceshuttle on 13600 kHz … Continue reading

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Frank shares 1991 recordings and original notes of station IDs and interval signals

SWLing Post reader, Frank, writes from Germany: First let me say that I enjoy your blog a lot. After a 2005-13 hiatus, I have rediscovered a childhood hobby and your reviews have helped me find my way to the post-Sony … Continue reading

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Labor Day weekend: a great time for pirate radio action

Monday, September 7, is Labor Day throughout most of North America; shortwave pirates love to operate on long holiday weekends (though you can hear them most any weekend for that matter). So, if you’ve never heard a live pirate station … Continue reading

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Radio Caroline and a crystal radio: “The making of a rebel”

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader Mike, who shares a link to this story from the blog République No.6: Growing up in Piennes Lorraine, Radio Caroline the making of a rebel [A]t night with my younger brother we would listen to … Continue reading

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A recap of the 2015 Winter SWL Fest

The following article originally appeared in the April 2015 issue of The Spectrum Monitor magazine. Every year, I attend two great radio conventions: the Dayton Hamvention and the Winter SWL Fest. While the Dayton Hamvention draws a massive crowd of … Continue reading

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Music discovery via shortwave radio

A few days ago, SWLing Post reader LondonShortwave posted a playlist on his blog; it’s a great playlist of music he’s been exposed to via shortwave radio broadcasters over the years. I was quite inspired by this playlist (of all absolutely brilliant songs, by the way), not … Continue reading

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