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Looking for a weekend radio project? Check out MakeRF

This year, at the 2014 Dayton Hamvention, I had the pleasure of meeting a number of SWLing Post readers–truly a highlight for me at the convention. One of the readers I met was Mike Gualtieri (KB3TKG). Mike and I had a … Continue reading

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My Raspberry Pirate is now radio-active

Two weeks ago, Make Magazine published a simple hack that turns your Raspberry Pi into a low-powered and portable FM transmitter/radio station. For those of you not familiar, the Raspberry Pi is a single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. … Continue reading

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Make a Raspberry Pirate Radio

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Paul, for this article on Make Magazine that teaches you how to turn your Raspberry Pi into an FM transmitter. Make Magazine states that this FM transmitter “has enough range to cover your home, DIY drive-in … Continue reading

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Video: Build a radio in less than one minute

(Source: Southgate ARC) “Due to the numerous requests from his Build-a-radio-in-5-minutes, radio amateur Tommy Helgevold OZ4KID decided to make a better video with explanations on how to make a radio like this He also decided to beat his old challenge as well… … Continue reading

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Running SoniqWare SG-1 on a Windows PC

Recently, I posted a video showing how @LondonShortwave uses the GarageBand plugin, SoniqWare SG-1, for noise reduction. Since GarageBand is an Apple application, I didn’t believe SoniqWare SG-1 would work on a Windows PC, but SWLing Post reader Jeff Benedict (KB7AIL) writes: … Continue reading

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Shortwave noise reduction via GarageBand plugin

Many thanks to @LondonShortwave, on Twitter, who made a video showing how to use a GarageBand plugin to filter noise out of shortwave audio in real time. He describes this on his YouTube channel: “I recently discovered a Mac AudioUnit plugin … Continue reading

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How to turn your AM radio into a metal detector

While watching Curious George on PBS Kids with my four year old, I learned something. In the episode we viewed–“Curious George, Metal Detective”–George needs a metal detector to find a toy robot he’s lost in the sand, but the one … Continue reading

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