Category Archives: Radio History

David Goren’s Cold War mix

Feeling nostalgic for the Cold War?  David Goren recently posted the following audio mix and description on his excellent website, Shortwaveology.net: “This mashup of vintage cold war propaganda (mostly) from Radio Moscow’s North American Service was made for The Schizophonic Archive, … Continue reading

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Thank you…!

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the US, my favorite holiday of the year. This day gives us a chance to pause, give thanks, and feel gratitude–for our friends, family, and life. Despite congested roads and airports as folks make the homeward journey, Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Name that dial!

Yesterday, I acquired another antique radio (yes, a “boat anchor”) for my modest collection of vintage receivers. I took a quick close-up photo of its backlit dial (above). For fun, I’m curious if any SWLing Post readers can name the radio … Continue reading

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Does Shortwave Radio Have a Future?

This article originally appeared in the October 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor Magazine. There’s a topic I’d like to put on table. One that, in my radio-centric world, stirs up a fair amount of discussion…and, truth be told, apprehension. The question, … Continue reading

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San Diego Elephant Cage scheduled for demolition

On the topic of Wullenweber antennas, SWLing Post reader, Mike, points to this article on U-T San Diego’s website: Navy’s mysterious ‘elephant cage’ retired: Cold War-era structure a visual landmark on Silver Strand Beachgoers will say goodbye this month to the … Continue reading

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John Lennon and the Sony ICF-2001

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Robert Yowell, who writes: “I happen to be a huge Beatles fan, and especially a fan of John Lennon’s solo music as well. The last album he recorded was “Double Fantasy” which was made in … Continue reading

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Tearing down an Elephant Cage

This past week, I posted a couple of articles about Wullenweber antennas (a.k.a. “Elephant Cages”). Many thanks to Andrea Borgnino who shares this article by Joseph Trevithick via Medium.com: The U.S. Air Force Is Tearing Down a Giant Spy Antenna: ’Elephant cages’ … Continue reading

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