Category Archives: Tutorials

Dave’s Sproutie SPT Beacon

Dave Richards (AA7EE), has just published a brilliant post about his new beacon: the Sproutie SPT Beacon. Click here to read Dave’s post with detailed instructions for building your own low power, legal beacon! Dave’s beacon is located on 13,558 kHz–he would … Continue reading

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Guest Post: London Shortwave’s guide to mitigating urban radio interference

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, London Shortwave, who is kindly sharing this guest post–a brilliant article he recently posted on his own website. I’m very grateful: one of the most common questions I’m asked by readers is how to cope … Continue reading

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How to replace a noisy wall power supply

Regarding noisy switching power supplies, SWLing Post reader, Dan Lewis, comments: “Google the following: “Jameco linear wall transformer”, and you’ll find a suitable non-switching replacement. Jameco still has a number of linear transformers in their catalog at reasonable prices. I … Continue reading

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Video: How to fight radio noise in urban areas

London Shortwave, a regular contributor to the SWLing Post, lives in London, England and copes with serious amounts of radio noise (QRM) at his home. Unlike many urban radio listeners, the QRM didn’t chase him away from the hobby, rather he looked … Continue reading

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FM DX courtesy of the Camelopardalis meteor shower

Hat tip to David Goren for sharing this article from Alltop: “Just in case it’s cloudy where you are [tonight] when the new Camelopardalis meteor shower is set to hit, check out how you can still tune into the show without … Continue reading

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Frugal SWLing: Investing little, but getting a lot out of your radio

This article originally appeared in the April 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor Magazine. Let’s face it: SWLers and amateur radio operators are some of the most frugal hobbyists out there.  But the good news is that radio is a hobby … Continue reading

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Video: Build a radio in less than one minute

(Source: Southgate ARC) “Due to the numerous requests from his Build-a-radio-in-5-minutes, radio amateur Tommy Helgevold OZ4KID decided to make a better video with explanations on how to make a radio like this He also decided to beat his old challenge as well… … Continue reading

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