Category Archives: Shortwave Radio

The WSJ features Willis Conover

(Source: Wall Street Journal via Any Sennitt) The Radio Broadcaster Who Fought the Cold War Abroad but Remained Unheard at Home By DOUG RAMSEY During the Cold War, listeners in captive nations behind the Iron Curtain huddled around radios in … Continue reading

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Tecsun PL-600: $74.99 shipped at Amazon

SWLing Post reader, Tom Ally, writes to say that the Tecsun PL-600 is currently on sale at Amazon.com for $74.99, shipping included. While this is not a deep discount, he notes that it is a lot of radio for the … Continue reading

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In Pacific Islands, newspapers are a “luxury item”, radio remains the “staple medium”

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Richard Cuff, who shares the following article from The Saturday Paper. The article speaks to how important radio is to Pacific Islanders, and the challenges Radio Australia faces with its budget: “For many Pacific islanders, newspapers … Continue reading

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Dan’s advice for prospective Sony CRF-320/CRF-330 owners

In response to our Sony CRF-320 post, SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, comments: “Thanks for posting this item. I’m the moderator of the Yahoo group for SONY 320 and 330s — they are quite common these days on EBay. The … Continue reading

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Sony CRF-320 sighting on eBay

  This morning, while scanning eBay, I ran across this serviced and restored Sony CRF-320. It’s listed with a BuyItNow price of $1,795.00 plus $63.30 shipping. Though that price seems steep to me, it appears these trend for $1,880 on … Continue reading

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Radio Cook Islands: Guy’s 1993 recordings

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Guy Atkins, for the following guest post: Radio Cook Islands by Guy Atkins In 1993 I was fortunate to have the opportunity to visit Rarotonga with my wife, courtesy of a nice award through my … Continue reading

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Virtual Radio Challenge III: Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail

On this blog, I often write about selecting the “right” radio for home, boating, preparedness, off-grid living, or, of course, travel.  As a result, sometimes I like to go through the mental exercise of imagining a scenario that might be, well, a touch extreme. After all, as … Continue reading

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