Category Archives: Specials

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

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Virtual Radio Challenge III: Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail

On this blog, I often write about selecting the “right” radio for home, boating, preparedness, off-grid living, or, of course, travel.  As a result, sometimes I like to go through the mental exercise of imagining a scenario that might be, well, a touch extreme. After all, as … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: Pacific Games, July 10, 2015

SRAA contributor, Richard Langley, recently shared the following recording of the 2015 Pacific Games coverage of the National Broadcasting Corporation on the Shortwave Radio Audio Archive. Richard notes: Live three-hour recording of the 2015 Pacific Games coverage of the National Broadcasting … Continue reading

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SWLing Post DXpedition at PARI is all systems go!

Some of you may recall a post I published last year regarding a shortwave and medium wave DXpedition at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI), a 200-acre radio astronomy observatory and former NASA tracking station located deep in the mountains of … Continue reading

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Reminder: Shortwave Shindig Rebroadcast tonight

As a reminder, the Shortwave Shindig will be rebroadcast today, March 7, 2015 from 10:00-11:00 PM EST (that’s Sunday from 0300-0400 UTC) via WRMI on 7,570 khz. Shindig host, David Goren, has also informed me that he has had a chance to … Continue reading

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Radio Taiwan Test transmission

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, David Iurescia, who relays this translated message from Radio Taiwan International: Frequency test for South America between 5 – 7 March, 2015 Looking for alternatives to transmit our programming to South America, Radio Taiwan … Continue reading

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Shortwave Shindig broadcasting live from the 2015 Winter SWL Fest!

I’m happy to relay that David Goren’s Shortwave Shindig will once again broadcast live from the Winter SWL Fest in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. Tune in on Friday, February 27, 2015 from 22:00-23:00 EST (that’s 03:00-04:00 UTC, February 28) on 7,570 kHz. Since I will be … Continue reading

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