Category Archives: Slightly Off Topic

goTenna: Turn your smartphone into a text transceiver

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Richard Cuff who has apprised me of the goTenna: a small device that allows you to use your smartphone to send and receive messages and share your GPS location with others without the need … Continue reading

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ETOW’s HumanaLight featured on HamNation

I would like to give a hearty shout-out to the good folks at HamNation, via Leo Laporte’s TWiT network, for so prominently featuring Ears To Our World–and ETOW’s new HumanaLight kit!–in the latest episode. This year at the Dayton Hamvention, I was pleased to … Continue reading

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The ETOW HumanaLight now at Universal Radio

If you’ve been an SWLing Post reader for long, you probably know that I’m the founder and director of Ears To Our World (ETOW), a charity built on the belief that access to information is access to education. And that access is achieved, of … Continue reading

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The Radio New Zealand coastal forecast

In response to my post on the BBC Shipping Forecast, SWLing Post reader Mark writes: I just read your latest blog about the BBC marine forecast. It sounds very similar to the RNZ coastal forecast…..but they also have a mountain … Continue reading

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And now, the Shipping Forecast…

When I lived in the UK, I would often fall asleep and/or wake up to the Shipping Forecast: a BBC Radio broadcast of weather reports and forecasts for the seas around the coasts of the British Isles. Though I had, of … Continue reading

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Drew’s CB Tapes

SWLing Post reader, Chris, writes: “I found this web page  that my be of interest to your blog readers. A guy named Drew Durigan has saved CB radio audio of himself talking to his friends when he was a teenager … Continue reading

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BBC Countdown via the Infinite Jukebox

Referring to my obsession with the BBC Countdown, Jonathan writes: “You may like to play with the Infinite Juke box at the bottom of this post. You can make the countdown theme go on for hours!” What an amazing web application! Here’s … Continue reading

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