Category Archives: Shortwave Radio

Grundig S450DLX now $60 shipped from Amazon

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Mike, who notes that the Grundig S450DLX is now $60.11 shipped from Amazon.com. I’ve never reviewed the S450DLX, but I have used one for several days. Shortwave reception is average (perhaps, at best) but this … Continue reading

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Recording the 2015 Leap Second

Yesterday, I posted a brief article about the leap second that occurred between 23:59:59 June 30, 2015 and 00:00:00 UTC July 01, 2015. I decided to record the leap second on as many shortwave time station frequencies as possible. The only … Continue reading

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Hang on a second…seriously

Tonight, for the first time in three years, we will experience a leap second. What is a leap second?  Wikipedia provides a concise explanation: A leap second is a one-second adjustment that is occasionally applied to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: Voice of Greece

For your listening pleasure: the Voice of Greece. This was recorded on 29 June 2015 starting around 01:50 UTC on  9,420 kHz using my WinRadio Excalibur and my horizontal delta loop external (wire) antenna. I’m very pleased with this off-air … Continue reading

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WRMI test transmission of Armed Forces Radio of Nigeria

(Source: WRMI on Facebook) Radio Miami has arranged for a one-week test transmission of the Armed Forces Radio of Nigeria from the Issoudun, France relay site beginning Tuesday, June 30. The transmission, which will be directed to West Africa, will … Continue reading

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International Radio Serbia petition

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, David Iurescia (LW4DAF), who shares a link to this online petition for International Radio Serbia. The link labeled, “Serbia needs a World Service” is prominent on Radio Serbia’s website. Click here to open the petition page … Continue reading

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It’s Field Day weekend: find a local event, have fun

If you live in North America and have an interest in becoming a ham radio operator, this is the weekend to check out what amateur radio is all about, and meet local radio enthusiasts.  It’s Field Day. What is Field Day? … Continue reading

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