Category Archives: Radio History

How Bob found his Zenith “Bomber”

After posting a link to Paul Litwinovich’s Zenith Transoceanic article, SWLing Post reader, Bob LaRose (W6ACU) sent me the following message: “Just a quick story to follow-up on the excellent Zenith Transoceanic article today. It brought back a lot of great … Continue reading

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Paul Litwinovich sheds light on the “Royalty of Radios”

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Paul, who points out this excellent article about the Zenith Transoceanic by Paul Litwinovich of WSHU.  Litwinovich’s article covers a brief history of the Zenith Transoceanic series including photos from his amazing collection (check out his model … Continue reading

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Recording Deutsche Welle Kigali’s final broadcast and remembering its early days

Yesterday, Deutsche Welle transmitted its final broadcast from the Kigali, Rwanda relay station. Since I’ve only had moderate luck hearing the Kigali site the past few days–especially on 31 meters–I fired up the TitanSDR Pro (which is still currently under review) … Continue reading

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Remembering Radio Canada International’s final shortwave broadcast

I spent the summer of 2012 in an off-grid cabin on the eastern coast of Prince Edward Island, Canada. That summer, I listened as two of my favorite shortwave broadcasters left the air within weeks of each other: Radio Netherlands … Continue reading

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A Photo Tour of the National Capital Radio and Television Museum

On Tuesday afternoon, I made a pilgrimage the to the National Capital Radio and Television Museum in Bowie, Maryland, USA.  The museum is located in a modest and beautiful historic house on the corner of Mt. Oak and Mitchellville Roads … Continue reading

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Moshe’s listening post at the office

SWLing Post contributor, Moshe, writes: In the attached photos my Sangean receives Elliniki Radiophonia at 9420kHz at my working post. Note the amount of computers, screens and the fact that the radio sits on top of an HP printer. Still audio … Continue reading

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Richard’s QSL from Radio Demerara (Voice of Guyana)

SWLing Post contributor, Richard Langley, writes: “Your recent post sent me to my archives and I’ve found my QSL from Radio Demerara, the predecessor of the Voice of Guyana. Copies of the front and back of the QSL letter I … Continue reading

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