Category Archives: Shortwave Radio

BBC shortwave frequencies and schedule for Nepal earthquake relief

(Source: BBC Media Centre press release) BBC World Service broadcasts Lifeline programmes in Nepal In response to the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal, the BBC World Service is now broadcasting additional programming on shortwave in both Nepalese and in … Continue reading

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AIR and BBC design programming for post-earthquake Nepal

(Source: RMbiz) MUMBAI: In the wake of recent earthquake that affected Nepal and India, All India Radio (AIR) and British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) have designed special programming for affected areas of Indo-Nepal border and Nepal respectively. AIR is also transmitting … Continue reading

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Listening to the Nepal Emergency Amateur Radio Nets

My pal, @K7al_L3afta, recently posted the following recording of the Nepal emergency amateur radio net via Twitter: He also recorded this short segment relaying that A65DR is alive and well: @K7al_L3afta is using a PL-660 in an RFI-heavy, urban environment in Morocco. … Continue reading

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Tecsun PL-680 now available on eBay

The Tecsun PL-680 is now available on eBay via my favorite Hong Kong-based seller, Anon-Co. Pricing is currently $105.99 + $18.00 shipping to UK/US, $29.00 shipping to everyone else. Click here to read my review of the PL-680. Click here … Continue reading

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Radio Casablanca QSL card

I’m very pleased to have just received a QSL card for the Radio Casablanca broadcast I heard last week. If you missed the show, click here to listen to my off air recording. This recording was also uploaded to the Shortwave … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: Radio Romania International

For your listening pleasure: one full hour of Radio Romania International‘s English language service. This recording was made on April 23 at 00:00 UTC on 9730 kHz. I used my Elad FDM-S2 software defined receiver to make this recording. As you … Continue reading

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Urban go-kit

My good pal David Korchin (K2WNW) posted the above photo in his Facebook feed yesterday, simply titled, “Today’s carry.” David is very much a kindred spirit; like me, he is constantly tweaking his go-gear. He works in New York City and likes to have … Continue reading

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