Category Archives: Videos

Paul’s SWLing videos

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Paul Walker, who writes: I think you and your readers might enjoy these videos. I’ve upgraded from a Tecsun PL880 and Sangean ATS909X to a JRC NRD535D. I live in Camden, Arkansas which is … 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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Dan compares the Sangean ATS-909X with two classic portables

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, who shares a radio comparison he initially posted in the excellent Extreme Shortwave Listening Facebook group. Dan writes: When the Sangean ATS-909X was first released a few years ago, I decided that I … Continue reading

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UVB-76: The Buzzer surfaces on 6,998 kHz

My buddy, Andrea Borgnino, recently heard UVB-76 (The Buzzer) on 6,998 kHz with his Elecraft K3 in Italy. Check out this short video: New buzzer on 6998 khz received in Roma @sicral @dxcoffee @SWLingDotCom @LondonShortwave @priyom_org @Spy_Stations — Andrea Borgnino … Continue reading

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Tony’s homebrew mag loop antenna and amplifier

Yesterday, Tony (K3DY), shared a video (via Twitter) demonstrating his new home brew loop antenna and amplifier. This is actually a great demonstration of how even a relatively simple, inexpensive loop antenna can improve reception in locations with heavy radio … Continue reading

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The BaoFeng UV-5R is tougher than the $25 price tag implies

I’ll admit it: I’m a bit of a handheld radio snob. I don’t own many HT transceivers, but the ones I do own are manufactured by the “big three”–namely, Yaesu, Kenwood and Icom. For ages, these three companies dominated the … Continue reading

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Mini DXpedition: Oxford Shortwave Log and the Sony ICF-SW55

SWLing Post reader, “Oxford Shortwave Log” recently noted the following on our Facebook page: “Hi there, I received some very nice feedback regarding almost perfect reception of Radio Australia during a mini DX-pedition into the Oxfordshire countryside and thought I … Continue reading

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