Tag Archives: Mediumwave

Obtaining QSLs from AM broadcast stations?

SWLing Post reader, Paul Grodkowski, writes: “Just a quick question to anyone at the SWLing Post: Is the practice of sending a reception report to a AM broadcast station in return for a QSL card still accepted in the age of … Continue reading

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Tuning in to AM broadcast history and the venerable RF-2200

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Eric (WD8RIF), for sharing a link to this excellent article in the Illinois Times by James Krohe Jr. Here’s an excerpt: Tuning in: Making a small world bigger and the big one smaller So much of … Continue reading

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Bruce Conti’s map of Cuban mediumwave locations

Many thanks to David Goren for sharing a link to this excellent map of Cuba mediumwave locations. Check out the map along with Bruce Conti’s list of frequencies, transmitter data and more at his website: http://www.bamlog.com/cubalist.htm

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After listener feedback, BBC World Service restores MW service to Israel and Middle East

SWLing Post reader David commented on June 8 that he heard the return of the BBC World Service on 1,323 khz BBC Zygi, Cyprus relay. The BBC Media Centre confirms: The BBC World Service has confirmed that MW transmissions to Israel and … Continue reading

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A review of the Sony SRF-59 — cheap, fun Mediumwave DX thrills

A few years ago, I heard a lot of buzz in AM/Mediumwave radio circles about a small, inexpensive radio called the Sony SRF-59. Discussions were focused on the incredible performance of this diminutive low-cost radio and how it held it … Continue reading

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Ultralight shortwave radios now tagged in the Shortwave Radio Index (SWRI)

I have gone through the SWRI and tagged all portable shortwave radios that are considered “ultralights” by the ultralight “Definitions Committee.” Note that “ultralight dxing” is primarily a Mediumwave hobby, but you will find that many of the best performing … Continue reading

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China Radio International now on your local AM station

As local AM broadcast (a.k.a. mediumwave) stations around the world struggle to find their local niche, a new global angle may be taking shape. Much like the proliferation of political talk shows in the late 80’s which began to give … Continue reading

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