Category Archives: Travel

The best shortwave radio for cross-continent cycling?

SWLing Post reader, Pat, is an avid cyclist and is seeking a radio for his next cross-continent adventure. There are a limited number of products on the market that meet Pat’s requirements, so I thought posting his inquiry might bring a … Continue reading

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Video: Shortwave listening and radio astronomy

On Thursday I attended an event at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI)–location of the 2015 SWLing Post DXPedition. During a break, I had a couple of free hours, so I reached in my messenger bag and pulled out the … Continue reading

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An Elecraft KX3 Go Box by OE2ATN

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, John, N4HNO, who shares a link to this brilliant “go box” for the Elecraft Kx3 designed by Thomas Müllauer OE2ATN. Thomas’ design is based on a Sigg Maxi Aluminum Snack Box which seems to accommodate the KX3, … Continue reading

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Review: the Waka Waka Power+ portable solar charger

In my role as director of our 501(c)(3) charity, ETOW, I’m always on the lookout for technologies that could improve the lives of those living at or below the poverty line in remote and sometimes politically-charged regions of the world that are usually off-grid. At ETOW, we … Continue reading

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Bob’s review of the C.Crane CC Skywave

SWLing Post reader, Bob C., recently shared his review of the C.Crane CC Skywave portable radio: Well, I just received my new CC Skywave radio and it’s terrific! I own a lot of portable radios (including several Tecsun DSP sets), … Continue reading

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Jim’s shortwave listening post is a Navy ship

SWLing Post contributor, Jim Clary (ND9M/VQ9JC) contacted me in June to obtain details about the BBC’s Midwinter broadcast to the British Antarctic Survey Team. Jim has been working on board the USNS Sgt William R Button since mid-June. While on board Jim … Continue reading

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The new Sangean ATS-405 shortwave portable

[UPDATE: Click here for a full review of the Sangean ATS-405] Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Aaron Hyde, who reports that Sangean has a new travel radio on the market: the Sangean ATS-405. Aaron writes: “While looking around the … Continue reading

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