Category Archives: Podcast

Guest Post: Brian’s 1974 mix tape of off-air shortwave radio recordings

Many thanks to SWLing Post and Shortwave Radio Audio Archive contributor, Brian Smith, for the following guest post and vintage recording: Shortwave Radio 1974: Canada, Argentina, Spain, West Germany, Albania, utility stations -Brian Smith (W9IND) Want to know what shortwave radio … Continue reading

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Thanks for the shout out, Click!

Some of you may recall this recent post about listening to the BBC World Service program, Click, via shortwave radio. SWLing Post contributor, Richard Langley, discovered that Click hosts Gareth Mitchell and Bill Thompson mentioned his shortwave research at the conclusion of the … Continue reading

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Pirate Radio Recordings: Generation Wild 100

For your listening pleasure: one hour, eleven minutes of the pirate radio station, Generation Wild 100. Generation Wild 100 started broadcasting around 2:00 UTC this morning on 6,925 kHz in the upper sideband. As you’ll hear in the recording, their signal here … Continue reading

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Designing a truly portable SDR

SWLing Post reader, London Shortwave, is working on a portable SDR (software defined radio) system based on his Toshiba Encore 8″ Windows tablet, FunCube Dongle Pro+, and supported by the excellent SDR# application. Today, he shared this photo of his … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: Radio Impala (Rwanda)

Yesterday, while recording the BBC coverage of Portugal v. Ghana in the World Cup, I noticed a relatively strong carrier on 17,540 kHz. A quick check of schedules and I realized this was the Rwandan based station, Radio Impala–a new catch … Continue reading

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Happy Summer/Winter Solstice: Listening to New Zealand and Australia

I’ve been on the road a lot lately. A lack of time resulting from this, combined with frequent afternoon and evening thunderstorms when I am home, has meant that I’ve not had the radio time I often enjoy. This morning,  I … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: Radio New Zealand International (DRM)

This morning, while scanning the 31 meter band, I noticed a DRM (Digital Radio Mondiale) signal on 9,890 kHz. Normally, I ignore most DRM signals because the amount of signal strength needed to properly decode the mode (here in the US) … Continue reading

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