Category Archives: SWLers

Portables, SDRs, dongles, kits, and a spy radio: our virtual radio challenge responses

Two weeks ago, I posted a virtual challenge for SWLing Post readers:  I asked you to imagine you were placed on a one-year research assignment on one of the world’s most remote inhabited islands, namely, Tristan Da Cunha, in the South Atlantic. Your goal … Continue reading

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Chris field records NHK while traveling in Peru

SWLing Post reader, Chris, has just shared a recording of NHK World he made while traveling in Peru on Monday (April 21st, 2014). Yes, that’s his photo above taken in the picturesque coastal town of Máncora. Can you tell I’m envious?  … Continue reading

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A few SWLing Post readers have recently recommended that I check out a new shortwave radio schedule site: has a unique layout that lists broadcast schedules along with a map that displays broadcast footprints (both short and long path). … Continue reading

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Remembering Bill Bergadano

The shortwave radio community lost a friend last week: Bill Bergadano (KA2EMZ). I never got to know Bill personally, but I knew of him and we had many mutual friends. Fred Waterer, my friend and fellow writer at The Spectrum Monitor … Continue reading

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Listen to the Shortwave Shindig live: Friday on WRMI 7,570 kHz

If you can’t make it to the Winter SWL Fest this year, you can still listen to one hour of David Goren’s Shortwave Shindig via a live broadcast through WRMI. Here are the details: The Shortwave Shindig goes live on … Continue reading

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VOA White House Correspondent Dan Robinson Retires

Noted Voice of America reporter, Dan Robinson, retired on Friday, February 28, 2014 after 35 years of service to the international broadcaster and listeners around the world. Many of us are fortunate to know Dan: not only is he highly … Continue reading

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Richard voices his opinion about BBC World Service commercialization

Richard Cuff–noted SWL and festmeister for the Winter SWL Fest–sent a message to the BBC World Service listener feedback program Over To You deploring the BBC’s decision to incorporate limited advertising on the World Service as of April 2014. Over To You contacted … Continue reading

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