Category Archives: Shortwave Radio

Halloween = Pirate Radio

Halloween is typically the most active day of the year for shortwave pirates…so, here are two things you’ll want to do this Halloween (tonight): 1. Check out Andrew Yoder’s pirate radio blog with its deceptively simple title, the Hobby Broadcasting … Continue reading

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Global 24 Program List

Many thanks to the Global 24 Radio team for notifying me that they’ve posted their initial programming. I posted the full list below, but you should also check the Global 24 website as they’re making frequent additions. As a reminder: Global … Continue reading

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Tecsun PL-380: Displaying temperature in Fahrenheit

I have owned the Tecsun PL-380 for years now. When my buddy Mike (K8RAT) recently asked if the temperature display could be switched from Celsius to Fahrenheit, I gave him a firm “no” as a response. A few hours later, … Continue reading

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PortableSDR: The Holy Grail of portable SDR transceivers?

Many thanks to my buddy, Bennett Kobb (AK4AV), who shares information about the PortableSDR, one of five finalists in The Hackaday Prize. PortableSDR creator, Michael R Colton, describes his project on Hackaday: “The PSDR is a completely stand-alone (no computer needed), compact, … 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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