Category Archives: Shortwave Radio

Capturing spectrum and logging band openings last night

Last night, band conditions were superb above 7 MHz. Both the 31 and 25 meter bands seemed crowded with stations; for a moment, it felt like a true solar peak. This morning, solar flares have dampened down the excitement but I … Continue reading

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ERT Open (Voice of Greece) moves back to 9420 kHz

If you were listening to the 31 meter band last night in North America, you would have heard a very strong ERT Open (Voice of Greece) back on their long-established frequency of 9420 kHz. Only yesterday, I posted a note … Continue reading

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ERT Open (former Voice of Greece) moves to 9,415 kHz

Many listeners have noticed that the former Voice of Greece (ERT Open) has moved from 9,420 kHz to 9,415 kHz. This must be due to interference from the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) who has been transmitting on 9420 kHz as … Continue reading

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Mike recalls visiting the original Wullenweber test site

In response to our post Uncovering Wullenweber’s “Elephant Cages,” Mike comments: Sometime back around 2005-2009, I was doing maintenance on a NOAA climate station near Bondville, IL, and noticed several tall utility poles in the distance. As I figured they … Continue reading

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Grundig S450DLX $34.19 shipped

Blinq.com still has the Grundig S450DLX for a mere $34.19 US shipped. That’s a superb price. Blinq.com describes these units as “Used – Very Good – Item fully functional – May show minor wear (scratches, etc) – May come repackaged.” I’m … Continue reading

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Introducing Shortwave’s Newest Broadcaster: Global 24 Radio

This is one of the most exciting developments I’ve seen in international broadcasting in ages: an around-the-clock, fixed-frequency, commercial shortwave radio broadcaster, transmitting via WRMI. The new Global24 will begin broadcasting on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 19:00 EDT (0000 UTC November 1st) on 9395 kHz. … Continue reading

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Radio blackout: X-Ray Event exceeds X1

I’ve heard from several of you this morning that the shortwave bands are dead. It’s not your radio…it’s our sun. We’re currently experiencing an X-ray event exceeding X1 on the NOAA Space Weather Scale. This equates to wide area blackout of … Continue reading

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