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Shortwave Radio Recordings: Channel Africa

Despite dismal propagation, I was quite happy to receive a relatively strong signal earlier this week (31 August 2015) from Channel Africa, starting around 16:40 UTC on 15,235 kHz. This recording begins with the French language service (already in progress), followed … Continue reading

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A map of every device connected to the Internet

SWLing Post reader, Mehmet Burk, shares this tweet from Sherry Rehman: Portrait of an unequally connected planet. A map of every device connected to the internet: http://t.co/TWZqtBVyf9. pic.twitter.com/B7NA4ZpWCN” — sherryrehman (@sherryrehman) September 1, 2014 Many thanks, Mehmet! Though this map … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: Radio Impala (Rwanda)

Yesterday, while recording the BBC coverage of Portugal v. Ghana in the World Cup, I noticed a relatively strong carrier on 17,540 kHz. A quick check of schedules and I realized this was the Rwandan based station, Radio Impala–a new catch … Continue reading

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Myke shares 2012 season of ShortWaveMusic

Myke, over at ShortWaveMusic, has made his entire 2012 season of ShortWaveMusic freely downloadable on SoundCloud. This series was recorded from December 31, 2011 – January 16, 2012 throughout the West African country of Mali. The series contains some remarkable field recordings taken from … Continue reading

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Radio As A Force For Peace

In many countries ravaged by war and violent conflict, radio is sometimes the only way of getting information. In most of these regions, there is little or no infra- structure and when people are on the run, it is sometimes … Continue reading

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PCJ Media Special About Shortwave Radio In Africa

Ears To Our World, a non-profit organization that distributes self-powered shortwave radios to classrooms in the 3rd world, is soon to be featured in a special dedicated radio show. The one-hour program will focus on ETOW and the importance of … Continue reading

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