Category Archives: What’s On Shortwave

Jim’s shortwave listening post is a Navy ship

SWLing Post contributor, Jim Clary (ND9M/VQ9JC) contacted me in June to obtain details about the BBC’s Midwinter broadcast to the British Antarctic Survey Team. Jim has been working on board the USNS Sgt William R Button since mid-June. While on board Jim … Continue reading

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In Pacific Islands, newspapers are a “luxury item”, radio remains the “staple medium”

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Richard Cuff, who shares the following article from The Saturday Paper. The article speaks to how important radio is to Pacific Islanders, and the challenges Radio Australia faces with its budget: “For many Pacific islanders, newspapers … Continue reading

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Rado Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel returning to air July 27, 2015

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Cristoph Ratzer, who shares this exciting news via the DXLD; Manuel Méndez notes: ANTARCTICA, 15476, LRA36, Rado Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel, Base Esperanza. After months of [silence], LRA 36 will return to the air the … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: Pacific Games, July 10, 2015

SRAA contributor, Richard Langley, recently shared the following recording of the 2015 Pacific Games coverage of the National Broadcasting Corporation on the Shortwave Radio Audio Archive. Richard notes: Live three-hour recording of the 2015 Pacific Games coverage of the National Broadcasting … Continue reading

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BBC World Service as a lifeline and making radio as “a symbol of resistance”

Many thanks toSWLing Post contributor,  Richard Cuff, for sharing this article from the NewStatesman: In the week when Apple’s Beats 1 radio station was launched – “Worldwide. Always on . . . It broadcasts 24/7 to over 100 countries from … Continue reading

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Night of Nights XVI: July 12, 2015

SWLing Post contributor, Brian D. Smith, writes: “Thought I’d forward you this information on the annual “Night of Nights” event on July 12 (U.S. local time)/July 13 UTC, which provides an opportunity for shortwave QSLs – assuming the listener understands Morse … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: Nigerian Armed Forces Radio

At 06:00 UTC this morning, I recorded one hour of the Nigerian Armed Forces Radio test on 13,775 kHz. This broadcast was transmitted from a 250 kW transmitter in Issoudun, France. Hypothetically, this may have been the last test transmission of the … Continue reading

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