Category Archives: Tutorials

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

Posted in How To, News, QRM, Shortwave Radio, Tutorials, Videos | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in How To, News, Tutorials | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Articles, How To, News, Radios, Shortwave Radio, Tutorials | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

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

Posted in How To, Radios, Tutorials, Videos | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

How to decode WBCQ’s digital message

Last night, WBCQ’s sent a digital message about ten minutes before the end of the Allan Weiner Worldwide show. If you missed the broadcast, no worries; we recorded the show, and you can download the audio (below) to try decoding the message … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Broadcasters, Current Events, Digital Modes, Shortwave Radio, Tutorials | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments