Tag Archives: Radio History

Anniversary of Sputnik I Launch & Radio Moscow

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Richard Langley, who writes: Yesterday, 4 October, was the anniversary of the Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik I, the first artificial Earth satellite. The launch heralded the beginning of the space age. Sputnik I’s … Continue reading

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Aircraft Communications in 1915

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Robert Gulley, who notes the following on his blog: I found this interesting post from Scientific American concerning the lack of reliable wireless communication in aircraft in 1915 – just one of those fascinating … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: RCI, BBC, VOA circa 1979 & 1981

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Laskowski, who shares the following recording and notes: A few snippets from my old shortwave tapes that were too short to upload individually. These were made using a GE portable multi band that had poor … Continue reading

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WG2XFQ: Brian Justin’s annual longwave broadcast Dec 24-25

Now an annual Christmas tradition, Brian Justin (WA1ZMS) will put his longwave experimental station WG2XFQ on the air to commemorate the 108th anniversary of Reginald Fessenden’s first audio transmission. WG2XFQ will broadcast on 486 kHz from Forest, Virginia, beginning on December 24 at 0001 UTC. … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: The Talking Machine Show

For your listening pleasure: 30 minutes of  The Talking Machine Show via WWCR. This broadcast was recorded October 18, 2014 at 2300 UTC, on the shortwave frequency of 9350 kHz. A big hat tip to SWLing Post reader, Thomas Ally, who first informed me … Continue reading

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Video: IBB Kuwait transmitter site

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Scott, who discovered the following seven minute slide show/video on Rob Wagner’s excellent blog, the Mount Evelyn DX Report. This YouTube video documents the IBB’s shortwave, medium wave and FM transmitter site in Kuwait. Enjoy:

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Video: The Battle of the Beams

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Jonathan Marks, who shares this video about Luftwaffe Navigation Beams via YouTube–fascinating WWII history: Video description: This episode documented how British Intelligence became aware of various German Luftwaffe Navigation Beams, such as Knickebein, X Gerat … Continue reading

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