Tag Archives: Medium Wave

When WLW was the one and only “Super Station”

(Source: National Endowment for the Humanities) For a Brief Time in the 1930s, Radio Station WLW in Ohio Became America’s One and Only “Super Station” by Katy June-Friesen When President Franklin Roosevelt, sitting in the White House, pushed a ceremonial button … Continue reading

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Bayrischer Rundfunk to shut down four MW transmitters end of September 2015

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Alexander (DL4NO), who writes: “Today I found a message that Bayrischer Rundfunk will shut down its four MW transmitters at the end of September: http://www.br.de/unternehmen/inhalt/technik/mittelwelle-abschaltung-radio-100.html The two higher-powered transmitters (Munich 100 kW, Nürnberg 20 kW) are on 801 … Continue reading

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Tinkering with the Credit Card Crystal Radio

A few weeks ago, we published a short post about a credit card crystal radio from an eBay seller in the UK. I purchased a kit–at $17-18 US shipped, it’s quite a modest investment for what might be a fun little project. … Continue reading

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Jay’s mega medium wave review

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Ron, who points out this mega medium wave radio shoot out Jay Allen has published.  Indeed, “mega” may be an understatement as Jay included and ranked several dozen current and classic radios. Amazing. Click here … Continue reading

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Medium Wave DXer, Johnny Bråtveit, interviewed by Oregon Public Broadcasting

Check out this excellent in-depth interview with medium wave DXer, Johnny Bråtveit, via Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPD): “About a month ago, our station received a fascinating email. It came from a Norwegian man named Tore Johnny Braatveit. He wrote: “I am one … Continue reading

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A review of the Tecsun PL-680 with reader survey results

When I heard early reports about the new Tecsun PL-680, I was already wondering how it would stack up alongside other Tecsun portables. An early photo of the Tecsun PL-680 revealed how very similar it is, indeed, to the Tecsun PL-600, which has been … Continue reading

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Video: 1940s-era holiday treat from Tommy Dorsey (c/o a vintage rig)

Below you’ll find a short video of my 1945 Scott Marine Radio Model SLR-M playing Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra’s  jazz-infused version of “March of the Toys” from Victor Herbert’s holiday classic “Babes in Toyland.” It’s a little holiday time-travel I … Continue reading

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