Category Archives: Shortwave Radio

Shortwave Radio Recordings: Radio Romania International

For your listening pleasure: 1.5 hours of Radio Romania International, starting with RRI’s English language service. This recording was made on May 25, 2015 starting around 00:00 UTC on 9730 kHz. I used the TitanSDR Pro software defined receiver and … Continue reading

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Honoring Memorial Day: The White Cliffs of Dover

Today is Memorial Day, and I’m feeling humbly grateful to all of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Since I’ve been reading a lot of WWII history lately, I’ve also been playing a lot of WWII-era music here in … Continue reading

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Jack Barsky: KGB spy who relied on numbers stations

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Anthony, for forwarding this CBS/60 Minutes video: an interview with former KGB spy, Jack Barsky. During the interview, Barsky mentions that he received encrypted KGB “radiograms” via a numbers station he believed to be in … Continue reading

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How to replace a noisy wall power supply

Regarding noisy switching power supplies, SWLing Post reader, Dan Lewis, comments: “Google the following: “Jameco linear wall transformer”, and you’ll find a suitable non-switching replacement. Jameco still has a number of linear transformers in their catalog at reasonable prices. I … Continue reading

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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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Jeff Murray presents: Love, Death & Shortwave

From my buddy, Jeff Murray (K1NSS), the Mastermind behind Dashtoons: “Created for the North American Shortwave Association’s Winterfest 2015, this unflinching documentary recalls a time when tuning a short wave radio was something akin to enjoying a schnapps in a … Continue reading

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