Tag Archives: antique radios

SWLing with heavy metal: my Signal Corps BC-348-Q

I write a great deal about DSP portables, SDRs, and modern ham radio transceivers, but truth be known, my passion is for older rigs–ahem, much older–the antique “boat anchors” of the radio world. Tuesday afternoon, I had a rather involved soldering project to do on behalf of … Continue reading

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WAMU Metro Connection visits the Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Paul, who points out this episode of WAMU’s Metro Connection where reporter Rebecca Sheir visits the Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club (MAARC). You can listen the report on Metro Connection, or simply click here to download the … Continue reading

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Gizmodo: “shortwave radio deserves a place of prominence in the home of any audiophile”

(Source: Gizmodo) Classic turntables may get all the glamour, but the shortwave radio deserves a place of prominence in the home of any audiophile. For a stylish way to surf the airwaves, try this stunning late 1950s Trans-World T-9, produced by … Continue reading

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“Boatanchors” and antique wireless at the Dayon Hamvention

I’ve always found the Dayton Hamvention flea market to be a great place to find antique radios, but this year, the selection (along with the weather) seems to be exceptional. I’ve attached a few photos I took yesterday morning as … Continue reading

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