Category Archives: Radio History

Photos from the VOA Bethany Museum

Immediately after packing up our table at the Dayton Hamvention, my buddies Eric (WD8RIF), Miles (KD8KNC), and I made the 30 minute journey to Bethany, Ohio, to visit the VOA Bethany museum. Main entrance and front lobby (above). Entering the … Continue reading

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Photos from the 2015 Dayton Hamvention Flea Market

Weather yesterday morning at the Dayton Hamvention was quite pleasant even if a little fickle at times. I had time in the morning and an hour or so in the afternoon to browse the various treasures scattered about in the … Continue reading

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When WLW was the one and only “Super Station”

(Source: National Endowment for the Humanities) For a Brief Time in the 1930s, Radio Station WLW in Ohio Became America’s One and Only “Super Station” by Katy June-Friesen When President Franklin Roosevelt, sitting in the White House, pushed a ceremonial button … Continue reading

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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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