Category Archives: Recordings

BBC World Service: Portugal vs. Ghana

Earlier today, I tuned to the BBC World Service on 17,830 kHz at 16:00 UTC, hoping they would be covering the USA vs. Germany game of the FIFA World Cup. I was pleased to hear World Cup coverage the moment … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: Radio Romania International

For your listening pleasure: Radio Romania International‘s English language service. I recorded this broadcast with the Elad FDM-S2 on June 26, 2014, starting at 00:00 UTC on 9,700 kHz. This broadcast originates from RRI‘s Tiganesti transmitter site. Click here to download the recording as an MP3, … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: BBC to the 2014 British Antarctic Survey

As promised, here are the recordings of the BBC World Service’s thirty minute broadcast to the British Antarctic Survey. The broadcast started at 21:30 UTC on June 21, 2014 and was broadcast on 5,875, 5,985, 7,350 and 9,890 kHz. As in previous years, … 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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Shortwave Radio Recordings: the Voice of Greece, one year on

Last night, while learning the ropes of the new Elad FDM-S2, I noticed some great music on 9,420 kHz, the former Voice of Greece frequency. It was then that I realized yesterday (June 11) marked the one year anniversary of the day … Continue reading

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The Elad FDM-S2 SDR: Unboxing, installing, and a first recording

At the Dayton Hamvention last month, I made a point to check out the Italian radio manufacturer, Elad. Though I’ve known about Elad for some time, I hadn’t investigated their offerings yet simply because I was under the impression they only sold … Continue reading

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