Category Archives: Shortwave Radio

John’s summary of Radio Australia cuts

John Figliozzi, author of The Worldwide Listening Guide, recently posted his summary of Radio Australia cuts on several radio discussion groups. He is also kindly sharing this summary on the SWLing Post. John writes: Here’s what I’ve been able to assemble from various … Continue reading

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Crikey: English language staff may be cut from Radio Australia

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Phil, who found a little more information about the cuts to Radio Australia. He points us to the following quote from the news site, Crikey: “Around 80 staff will be made redundant from the ABC, … Continue reading

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Radio Australia facing serious cuts

One of my favorite broadcasters, Radio Australia, is facing severe cuts as the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s international broadcasting budget of $35 million is being cut in more than half. Below, I’ve copied excerpts from two news sources with links. I will post updates … Continue reading

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China Radio International warbling on Dave’s home brew receiver

My buddy and SWLing Post reader, Dave Richards (AA7EE), wrote several weeks ago with an interesting comment: “I was just now  tuning around the 31M band on a [regenerative receiver] that I am putting the finishing touches on, and noticed that the … Continue reading

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Listener Post: Tim Rahto

Tim Rahto’s radio story is the latest in our series called Listener Posts, where I place all of your personal radio histories. If you would like to add your story to the mix, simply send your story by email! In the meantime, many thanks to Tim for … Continue reading

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Amazon still has the RadioShack DX-402

Yesterday, we learned about the excellent deal Paul found on the RadioShack DX-402 (a.k.a. Sangean ATS-505). Within a few hours of posting the retailer sold out on Blinq.com and then a little later on eBay. I checked Amazon this morning and … Continue reading

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Great deal: $27 RadioShack shortwave portable with SSB

SWLing Post reader, Paul, spotted a deal on the RadioShack 20-629; the lowest price I’ve ever seen on a shortwave portable with single sideband (SSB). Paul writes: Great deal on a radio: Blinq has the RadioShack 20-629, an upgraded re-issue of … Continue reading

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