Category Archives: Slightly Off Topic

Dave’s FM station empire

Dave Schmarder (N2DS) enjoys making radios and featuring them on his website, http://makearadio.com. What you may not know is that he also runs his own FM stations empire…and you can too: I thought your visitors might be interested in my FM … Continue reading

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BBC: Curators discover first recordings of Christmas Day

An amazing piece of recorded history: (Source: BBC News) Curators at the Museum of London have discovered what they believe to be the first ever recordings of a family Christmas. They were made 110 years ago by the Wall family … Continue reading

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One bag + radio = the way to go

Having just returned from nearly three full weeks of traveling, I’m more convinced than ever that my just-one carry-on bag approach makes absolute sense. In one bag, I’m able to take everything I need, including casual and business attire, toiletries, first … Continue reading

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Get your radio nostalgia fix from The UK 1940s Radio Station

Several months ago, I wrote a post confessing that I recently embraced internet radio, and since then have been using a very affordable Cricket Android Phone as an inexpensive, portable wi-fi radio. You see, though I prefer listening to shortwave … Continue reading

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Gmail Tap: email with morse code?

Google has once again featured a radio-related theme–this time (unfortunately!) as an April Fool’s joke. This video will explain it all:

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Can you identify this radio?

SWLing Post reader, Kim, wondered if anyone could identify the make and model of the radio (pictured right) which had been modified to contain a bomb. Terrorists used these devices recently in Thailand.  ABC News featured an article and video … Continue reading

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My New Year’s preparedness test

Last year, we published two popular articles on preparedness. As I mention in the articles, I’m no hard-core survivalist, but I certainly believe in  being prepared. This year, on New Year’s day, I got tested. Big time.  Here’s what happened: … Continue reading

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