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From the Isle of Music Preview for August 29/30

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Our August 30 (August 29 in the Americas on WBCQ) program
offers more of Caribe Nostrum, winner of Cubadisco 2016 in the Concert and Chamber Music category and one of the two Gran Premio winners. Guido López Gavilán, the Director, will join us to talk about the music. Our Jazz guest is Carlos Averhoff Jr., whose album Iresi was nominated in the Jazz category of Cubadisco 2016. Mr. Gavilan with converse with us in Spanish, Mr. Averhoff in English, and we will feature music from both albums.

Two options for listening on shortwave:
WBCQ, 7490 KHz, Tuesdays 0000-0100 UTC
(8pm-9pm EDT Mondays in the Americas)
Channel 292, 6070 KHz, Tuesdays 1900-2000 UTC
(2100-2200 CEST)
See the NOTES section of our Facebook page for more information.

Radio Northern Ireland Weekend Broadcasts

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Good Afternoon everyone,

Radio Northern Ireland will be broadcasting tonight 1900UTC on 6005khz via Shortwave Service in Germany, and then followed by 15770khz via WRMI at 2100 UTC and further more on 11580khz at 0130 UTC. Our show tonight is jam packed with talking and a few special shortwave articles as well! SSTV will also be sent out in Scottie 2 mode. I hope you enjoy the shows this evening! A full list of broadcasts can be found below ;

  • Shortwave Service 6005khz – 1900 UTC (Saturday)
  • WRMI 15770khz – 2100 UTC (Saturday)
  • WRMI 11580khz – 0130 UTC (Saturday UTC date)
  • WRMI 9955khz – 0130 UTC (Monday)

Your reports are very welcome to radionorthernireland@outlook.com and if you wish to donate to keep us on the air! Donations are very welcome to radionorthernireland@outlook.com. We QSL by card as well, again a donation of $2 would be most kindly received.


Jordan Heyburn (MI6JVC) is the author of this post and a regular contributor to the SWLing Post. Jordan is an avid shortwave listener, ham radio operator and shortwave presenter/owner of Radio Northern Ireland. Jordan is based in Northern Ireland.

Radio Northern Ireland WRMI Broadcast

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Radio Northern Ireland will be broadcasting via WRMI on 9955khz at 0130 UTC on Monday. This is a regular show from Radio Northern Ireland. Jordan Heyburn from Radio Northern Ireland has made changes to his show and he has included a news segment! Jordan said “I decided to include a news segment to bring the news of Northern Ireland to your own home no matter where you are in the world. Not many people hear about Northern Ireland in the news in all corners of the world!  The news brings a full round up of what has been happening in Northern Ireland including events which are happening in Northern Ireland which might interest any listeners” 

Radio Northern Ireland happily accepts reception reports to the email address radionorthernireland@outlook.com

They welcome a $2 donation via paypal to their email address if you wish to cover postage for a QSL card by post.


Jordan Heyburn (MI6JVC) is the author of this post and a regular contributor to the SWLing Post. Jordan is an avid shortwave listener, ham radio operator and shortwave presenter/owner of Radio Northern Ireland. Jordan is based in Northern Ireland.

From the Isle of Music Preview for August 8-9

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Our August 9 (August 8 in the Americas on WBCQ) program includes our final segment with María Felicia Pérez, director of Coro Exaudi, winner of the Choral Music category in Cubadisco 2016, and our other special guest will be Jazz guitarist Emiliano Martiní, who leads the Natural Trio in addition to playing with César López (last week’s guest) and other projects. We will also play some music by Los Dada, one of Cuba’s most psychedelic bands during the 70s, 80s and 90s.
Two options for listening on shortwave:
WBCQ, 7490 KHz, Tuesdays 0000-0100 UTC
(8pm-9pm EDT Mondays in the Americas)
Channel 292, 6070 KHz, Tuesdays 1900-2000 UTC
(2100-2200 CEST)
See the NOTES section of our Facebook page for more information

Jay Allen reviews the Sangean HDR-18 AM/FM HD radio

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Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Ron, who shares a link to Jay Allen’s review of the Sangean HDR-18.

Jay gives the HDR-18 high marks for audio fidelity, and HD radio sensitivity. He’s also impressed with its noise-free power supply.

In general, HD radios fly beneath my radar–they’re not terribly useful to me in the rural, mountainous area where I live. HD propagation footprints are much smaller than their analog counterparts. Indeed, I can’t reliably receive a single HD broadcast unless I’m driving in town.  My friends who live in larger urban areas, though, often like the added music selection HD channels offer.

When I first noticed the HDR-18, I had hoped it also included WiFi radio functionality, but it does not. (Sangean: take note for your next HD radio!)

At time of posting, Amazon’s price for the HDR-18 is $176.10 (shipped) and Universal Radio’s price is $169.99 (plus shipping).