Tag Archives: CRI

The Straits Times: “Western radio broadcasters tuning out”

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Richard Cuff, for sharing this article from The Straits Times which interviews our friend Victor Goonetilleke. This is one of the first articles I’ve seen in the international press which gives a listener’s perspective on recent … Continue reading

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China Radio International warbling on Dave’s home brew receiver

My buddy and SWLing Post reader, Dave Richards (AA7EE), wrote several weeks ago with an interesting comment: “I was just now  tuning around the 31M band on a [regenerative receiver] that I am putting the finishing touches on, and noticed that the … Continue reading

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Is Firedrake on the decline?

Have you noticed less Firedrake broadcasts lately? I certainly have.  My buddy David pointed this out to me last week and since then I haven’t heard Firedrake even once. I have, however, heard the more aggressive and noisy Chinese jamming … Continue reading

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Daniel shares recent QSLs

Daniel (W3DI) writes: I have been enjoying some shortwave broadcasts recently and received some nice QSL cards. Wanted to share the cards and some station information. Daniel addeded: Shortwave listening was my first step to becoming an amateur [radio operator]. First … Continue reading

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New book focuses on China’s Firedrake jamming

I just received the following press release from Steve Handler (N9ABC), author of Firedrake – China’s Secret Shortwave Jamming Project Exposed! Priced at $3.99, his new 45 page eBook is available at Amazon.com: Firedrake – China’s Secret Shortwave Jamming Project Exposed!  by Steven … Continue reading

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China Radio International increasing Turkish content

(Source: Today’s Zaman) “I’ve sometimes been challenged trying to find exactly the right word to translate from Turkish into Chinese,” recalled Wenjun Liu, a 37-year-old reporter working at the Turkish Broadcast Service of China Radio International (CRI) in Beijing.  “Thank … Continue reading

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CRI’s growing Tamil audience

(Source: The Hindu) S. Pandiyarajan was fiddling around with his shortwave radio set one hot summer evening at Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, when he stumbled upon a strange station. At first listen, it was a language he couldn’t identify. It sounded … Continue reading

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