Category Archives: Specials

Dave Porter’s video tour of the BBC Woofferton transmitting site

Check out this brilliant video tour of the BBC Woofferton Transmitting Station, presented by Senior Transmitter Engineer Dave Porter (G40YX). The video is divided in seven parts, thus I’ve created a playlist that will automatically load each video in order. … Continue reading

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Looking back at the The 26th Annual SWL Winterfest

I originally wrote this article for the July 2013 issue of Monitoring Times Magazine. I hope you enjoy: Every year, I look forward to the only event I know that brings together both my avid interest in radio and my … Continue reading

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Voice of Greece update

Good news from our reader and regular Greek correspondent, Christos: I listen to the programmes of ERT, almost everyday. They continue transmitting as usual, with full programming, even these days around 15th of August (Virgin Mary Day) which is the … Continue reading

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Universal Radio: another used RFSpace NetSDR value

Last time I noticed a used RFSpace NetSDR at Universal Radio, it was snatched up in a matter of moments. At $969.95, this is a good deal.

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Jonathan remembers Radio Netherlands Worldwide one year on

A few days ago, former RNW employee, Jonathan Marks, was sorting out some papers in his office when something “spooky” happened: “one sheet [of paper] fell out of a pile and onto the floor. It was the page of the … Continue reading

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Catch the BBC’s annual broadcast to the British Antarctic Survey Team

Every year, the BBC broadcasts a special program to the 41 scientists and support staff in the British Antarctic Survey Team. The BBC will play music requests and send special messages to the team of 41. It’s guaranteed to be quirky, … Continue reading

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ERT now broadcasting on several medium wave frequencies

It’s been several days now since the Greek government tried to shut down Greek National TV and Radio broadcaster, ERT. In fact, ERT was only off the air for a few hours; they immediately set up a live Internet stream … Continue reading

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