Category Archives: Shortwave Radio

US House passes H.R. 4490

The United States International Communications Reform Act of 2014 (H.R. 4490) has just passed the the House today, next it will go before the US Senate. This bill proposes major changes to the overall structure of US international broadcasting. Click here to … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: The Mighty KBC

Sunday at 00:00-02:00 UTC, I tuned to 9,925 kHz to listen to The Mighty KBC. KBC’s signal was clean and blowtorch strength into North America. Though I used my WinRadio Excalibur to record the broadcast, I stepped outside with my recently acquired … Continue reading

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The Straits Times: “Western radio broadcasters tuning out”

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Richard Cuff, for sharing this article from The Straits Times which interviews our friend Victor Goonetilleke. This is one of the first articles I’ve seen in the international press which gives a listener’s perspective on recent … Continue reading

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Pirate Radio Recordings: Generation Wild 100

For your listening pleasure: one hour, eleven minutes of the pirate radio station, Generation Wild 100. Generation Wild 100 started broadcasting around 2:00 UTC this morning on 6,925 kHz in the upper sideband. As you’ll hear in the recording, their signal here … Continue reading

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Grab a Radio Shack DX-402 for $24 and change

I just noticed that Blinq.com has the RadioShack DX-402 (Sangean ATS-505 re-badge) for $27.09 shipped.  If you use the offer code WEEKEND10 it will take an additional 10% off at checkout for a total of $24.62 shipped. This is an excellent … Continue reading

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A chat with Peter Homfray

On the topic of Radio Australia, Jonathan Marks writes: “It doesn’t seem like 10 years ago that I sat down with Peter Homfray to discuss the early days of Radio Australia. What a truly fascinating person.” A Chat with Peter … Continue reading

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“The Gutting of Radio Australia”

(Source: Inside Story) We’re sitting on the grass in the village of Matangi on the island of Futuna. This is one of the more isolated communities in Vanuatu, a small group of houses on a small island at the southeastern … Continue reading

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