Category Archives: Specials

Share a photo of your shack or listening post for a chance to win a Grundig G2

Want to share your shack or listening post with the world on the SWLing Post? Want a chance to win a Grundig G2? If so, keep reading…! This month, we’ll be collecting photos of our readers’ listening posts, radio shacks or favorite listening spot. … Continue reading

Posted in Contests, Ham Radio, News, Shortwave Radio, Specials | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

SWLing Post, Number 2,000

This morning, I noticed that we’ve crossed a small milestone here at the SWLing Post: as of this post, there are now 2,000 published posts in our archives. It’s a bit incredible that it’s already been almost seven years since I started this blog. … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, News, Specials | Tagged , , , | 12 Comments

Radio Spaceshuttle International: another attempt at a final broadcast

I just received word from Dick at Radio Spaceshuttle International. Last week, they had technical difficulties which prevented them from transmitting their final broadcast. Fortunately, RSI is making a third(!) attempt to get the show on the air. Dick has informed me … Continue reading

Posted in News, Pirate Radio, Schedules and Frequencies, Specials | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Radio Spaceshuttle International final broadcast tomorrow

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Bill F., who shares this message from Dick (DJ Spacewalker) at Radio Spaceshuttle International: Dear listeners, Special announcement! Wish you all to be ready to listen very last transmission of Radio Spaceshuttle on 13600 kHz … Continue reading

Posted in News, Pirate Radio, Schedules and Frequencies, Shortwave Radio, Specials, What's On Shortwave | Tagged , , | 17 Comments

RTÉ broadcasts the 2015 GAA finals via shortwave

(Source:RTÉ) Shortwave to Africa In Africa, where many Irish people live and work, often in relative isolation with poor communications, RTÉ is providing special transmissions on shortwave radio from 1300-1700 Frequencies: East Africa and North Africa 1300-1700 9470 kHz Southern … Continue reading

Posted in News, Schedules and Frequencies, Specials, Sports, What's On Shortwave | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Enigma Event: an on-air exchange of encrypted messages

(Source: Southgate ARC) Members of the ARI Fidenza will be activating special callsigns IO4ENG and IQ4FE during the ‘Enigma Event’. The Enigma Event consists of exchanging ham radio messages over the air encrypted with the Enigma code of WW II … Continue reading

Posted in Ham Radio, News, Shortwave Radio, Specials, What's On Shortwave | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Guest Post: Brian’s 1974 mix tape of off-air shortwave radio recordings

Many thanks to SWLing Post and Shortwave Radio Audio Archive contributor, Brian Smith, for the following guest post and vintage recording: Shortwave Radio 1974: Canada, Argentina, Spain, West Germany, Albania, utility stations -Brian Smith (W9IND) Want to know what shortwave radio … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Posts, News, Nostalgia, Podcast, Radio History, Recordings, Shortwave Radio, Specials | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments