Category Archives: Videos

Monitoring while recording on the Tecsun PL-660

London Shortwave has discovered an innovative way to monitor broadcasts while recording from his Tecsun PL-660. He writes: “Tecsun PL-660 doesn’t have a line out, which means that when recording from it one has to use a pair of headphones to listen … Continue reading

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Another solution for whole-house shortwave

London Shortwave posts the following on Twitter: Inspired by @SWLingDotCom‘s RaspberryPi post I put this together to listen to the radio in my shack around the house http://youtu.be/vOX41wIS1Qk  On YouTube, London Shortwave explains that much of his modern system was … 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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Video: Build your own SDR

(Source: HamRadioNow via the Southgate ARC) “Need that title decoded? MDSR = Modulator/Demodulator Software Radio. DIY = Do It Yourself (DOH! I knew that), and SDR… can you guess? Yes! Software Defined Radio. OK? So, in this episode, Alex Schwarz VE7DXW will tell you … Continue reading

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Shortwave noise reduction via GarageBand plugin

Many thanks to @LondonShortwave, on Twitter, who made a video showing how to use a GarageBand plugin to filter noise out of shortwave audio in real time. He describes this on his YouTube channel: “I recently discovered a Mac AudioUnit plugin … Continue reading

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Video: Ken operates his Hallicrafter S-120 for the first time

In response to our last post regarding Hallicrafters’ promotional 45 RPM record, Ken Carr comments: “I got the entire promotional kit for the [Hallicrafters] S120 when I was a kid. My parents even bought the radio for me. I still … Continue reading

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The Amazing World of Short Wave Listening: Hallicrafters 45 RPM

SWLing Post reader, Michael Black, remembers the Hallicrafters 45 RPM promotional record in a comment: “All this talk of early listening, especially when it’s about the same period I joined in, reminds me of the Hallicrafter’s 45RPM record that was used … Continue reading

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