Category Archives: SWLers

Dashtoons: Über cool radio art by Jeff K1NSS

Among the fascinating people I met at the Dayton Hamvention this year was Jeff Murray, K1NSS. Though Jeff and I have communicated online, our paths had not yet crossed in real life; I was very pleased to finally meet him in person. … Continue reading

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Looking for a weekend radio project? Check out MakeRF

This year, at the 2014 Dayton Hamvention, I had the pleasure of meeting a number of SWLing Post readers–truly a highlight for me at the convention. One of the readers I met was Mike Gualtieri (KB3TKG). Mike and I had a … Continue reading

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“Interferenze” Interview on RAI Radio3Mondo

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Andrea Borgnino, journalist and Internet Content Manager for RAI (RadioTelevisione Italiana)…and, remarkably enough, reader of the SWLing Post. (You’ve probably seen me refer to Andrea on the SWLing Post as I follow … Continue reading

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WPLN host, Bradley George, says shortwave radio shaped his career

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Richard Cuff, for sharing this article written by Bradley George of Nashville Public Radio: “From ages 11 to 15, I spent hours hunched over a tiny Magnavox radio, straining to hear the world’s shortwave radio stations. … Continue reading

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Eric remembers SWLing while deployed in Abu Dhabi

In an email last week, my good friend Eric McFadden (WD8RIF), mentioned the shortwave radio set-up he used while deployed in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates back in the early 1990′s. I asked Eric for permission to post his email notes–not only … Continue reading

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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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