Tag Archives: Interval Signals

Interval Signal Ringtones for Android

This morning, while browsing for an Android app, I noticed that SWLing Post contributor, Stephen Cooper, has published a simple app for adding interval signal ringtones to your Android device.

Interval Signal Ringtones appears to have a very simple interface and over 40 interval signals included. The price is very modest at $1.98.

Click here to view in the Google Play store.

David enjoys hammock mobile SWLing with his Icom IC-92AD

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, David Korchin (K2WNW), for sharing this short video demonstrating the shortwave receive capabilities of the Icom IC-92AD handheld transceiver:

Click here to view on YouTube.

Frankly, I’m quite amazed at the clarity and fidelity of the Voice of Turkey interval signal on this handheld. Goes to show that with a proper antenna, and decent conditions, wide-band handhelds can certainly be used for shortwave radio listening! It also helps that David is outdoors, away from RFI, and was located on the coast of Long Island, NY.

Post readers: Have you had good fortune SWLing with wide-band handled transceivers? Please comment!

Interval signal ringtones via PCJ

Apple-iPhonePCJ International has sent a press release regarding a series of interval signal ring tones they are selling on their web site.

PCJ states:

Package one includes 35 interval signals from the past and present. In a few months the second package will be released.

The price is $1.99 US.

Package one includes:

  • BBC World Service 1
  • BBC World Service 2
  • Deutsche Welle
  • Radio Afghanistan (70s)
  • Radio Algeria
  • Radio Andora
  • Radio Anguilla
  • Radio Argentina
  • Radio Australia (News jingle)
  • Radio Austria
  • Radio Belgrade
  • Radio Berlin International
  • Radio Botswana
  • Radio Busapest
  • Radio Ceylon
  • Radio Denmark
  • Radio Free Europe (50s)
  • Radio Kiev
  • Radio Netherlands
  • Radio Norway
  • Radio RSA External Service
  • Radio South Africa
  • Radio Singapore
  • Radio Sweden (Vintage)
  • Radio Tallinn
  • Radio Tirana
  • RAI International
  • Spanish Foreign Radio (Vintage)
  • Swiss Merry Go Round (Theme)
  • Swiss Radio International
  • Vatican Radio
  • Voice of America (60s)
  • Voice of America (70s)
  • YLE Radio Finland
  • PCJ Radio International

More information can be found at: www.pcjmedia.com/pcjshop

Shortwave Radio Recordings: Radio Argentina Exterior

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Rosario y el Parana, Argentina

For your listening pleasure: the English language service of Radio Argentina Exterior–recorded on September 20, 2014 at 01:56 UTC on 11,711 kHz.

RAE is one of the more casual broadcasters on the air; I enjoy listening to their music selection and commentary as they’re not quite as formatted as other international stations. This recording begins with RAE’s interval signal–one of my favorites.

Click here to download the recording as an MP3, or simply listen via the embedded player below:

Shortwave Radio Recordings: Radio New Zealand International

The New Zealand Bellbird (Anthornis melanura) provides the interval signal for RNZI (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The New Zealand Bellbird (Anthornis melanura) provides the interval signal for RNZI (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

One of my favorite shortwave radio broadcasters is Radio New Zealand International. RNZI has authoritative news–with a focus on NZ and the Pacific islands–music, sports and their own unique character, though they operate on a very modest budget by international broadcasting standards.

The RNZI interval signal is charming and unmistakable: the call of the New Zealand Bellbird.

Fortunately, in the 3 hour recording of RNZI below, I caught not only the interval signal as the broadcast began, but also as it went off the air. This recording was made on March 14th 2013 starting around 8:00 UTC on 9,765 kHz. (You’ll note news of the Pope.)

Click here to download the full broadcast as an MP3, or simply listen via the embedded player below:

Note to SWLing Post reader, Mike:
I hope you enjoy these sounds from home!