Tag Archives: CRI

CRI, RFA, Sputnik, and the BBC: an “information battle?”

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Richard Cuff, for sharing this article from The National: Radio wars: information battle heats up as Russia and China muscle in For about 70 years it was the base of the BBC World Service. … Continue reading

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Global 24’s take on the future of the shortwave radio

Many thanks to the staff of Global 24 for the following response to my post, Does Shortwave Radio Have a Future?: To Shortwave Listeners of the World: Shortwave radio is not dying. In fact, we think the whole story line should … Continue reading

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Does Shortwave Radio Have a Future?

This article originally appeared in the October 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor Magazine. There’s a topic I’d like to put on table. One that, in my radio-centric world, stirs up a fair amount of discussion…and, truth be told, apprehension. The question, … Continue reading

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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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