Tag Archives: Medium Wave

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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Anthony rediscovers radio

Check out this charming article about rediscovering radio by Anthony M. Castelletti in The Buffalo News: “As a child in the 1960s, I enjoyed listening to distant radio stations, I suppose initially for no reason other than because they came from … Continue reading

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New European medium wave stations

SWLing Post reader, Anil, writes: In this general feeling of gloom surrounding the medium and shortwave bands I thought that I would send you some news that bucks the trend. There are a couple of brand new commercial stations, just … Continue reading

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