Category Archives: Videos

“This is the BBC” in 1960

Many thanks to Jonathan Marks who apprised me of this excellent 1960 film from the BBC. As Jonathan notes, it’s heavily scripted, but fascinating nonetheless. Click here to view the full video on YouTube or watch via the embedded player below:

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Cold War Echo: RT investigates UVB-76

(Source: Russia Today via YouTube) “From a lonely rusted tower in a forest north of Moscow, a mysterious shortwave radio station transmitted day and night. For at least the decade leading up to 1992, it broadcast almost nothing but beeps; … Continue reading

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A chat with Peter Homfray

On the topic of Radio Australia, Jonathan Marks writes: “It doesn’t seem like 10 years ago that I sat down with Peter Homfray to discuss the early days of Radio Australia. What a truly fascinating person.” A Chat with Peter … Continue reading

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BBC World Service Documentary: “Hang On, I’ll Just Speak to the World”

Many thanks to Mike Barraclough who shares this documentary about the BBC World Service from 1982: “Hang On, I’ll Just Speak to the World.” I’ve embedded video players and linked to each of the four parts on YouTube: Part 1 Part … Continue reading

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SDR# on a Toshiba Encore tablet PC

SWLing Post reader London Shortwave recently moved the Software Defined Radio (SDR) application SDR# (“SDR Sharp”) off of his MacBook Pro and onto a Toshiba Encore 8″ tablet PC. He recently posted this video of SDR# running his FunCube Dongle Pro+ on the Toshiba Encore tablet: His … Continue reading

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Video: Review of the DX Patrol SDR dongle

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, John, for sharing this video review of the DX Patrol SDR receiver. The reviewer gives the DX Patrol high marks on shortwave performance, but admits that there is a significant learning curve in terms … Continue reading

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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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