Category Archives: SWLers

David Korchin’s photography captures ETOW radios in the hands of kids

A truly rewarding experience I am privileged to enjoy as the director of Ears To Our World is to work directly with kids and teachers in the countries where we extend our mission. This year, photographer/SWLer/radio amateur–and good friend–David Korchin (KC2WNW) … Continue reading

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Shortwave Listening (SWLing): How did you get your start?

I love hearing stories about how shortwave radio listeners and ham radio operators got interested in the hobby. I’ll tell you about my experience, but I would enjoy hearing yours either in the comments section or by sending me an … Continue reading

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Buy a hi-tech sailboat, complete with shortwave radio

With all of the recent posts on maritime radio, I can’t help but jump slightly off-topic for a moment… I just learned that SWLing Post reader, Steven Roberts, is selling his completely geeked-out sailboat: a 1987 Amazon 44 called the … Continue reading

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Document radio interference via the Ofcom Spectrum Management Survey

Nige (G7CNF) recently contacted me regarding a survey he has created to help document and fight radio interference from power line technology and other sources. If you live in the UK and can create an Ofcom case reference number, please … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: Radio Thailand

Many thanks to Frank, a contributor on the Shortwave Radio Audio Archive, for this recording of Radio Thailand World Service. This broadcast was recorded in Europe on September, 13 2013 starting at 19:00 UTC on 9,390 kHz. Click here to … 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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The view from the Voice of America

Today, I visited the Voice of America in Washington, DC and had lunch with my good friend and fellow shortwave radio enthusiast, Dr. Kim Andrew Elliott, creator of the VOA Radiogram. Besides giving me an update on the success of … Continue reading

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