Tag Archives: Shortwave Radio

23 January 2015: A Friday morning 31 meter band scan

This morning, I tuned around the 31 meter band and was surprised with favorable propagation out of Asia (see spectrum waterfall above–click to enlarge). I started logging a few stations, but the effort quickly turned into a full band scan/survey.  I logged everything … Continue reading

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Orchestral music on shortwave?

SWLing Post reader, Eric (w4OTN/3), asks: Years ago I loved tuning in Radio Bulgaria and listening to their orchestra play. The ether would deliver the beautiful music to my ears with some fading at times but I loved listening to … Continue reading

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Radio Dabanga: Sudan to launch 20 radio stations

(Source: Radio Dabanga via Andy Sennitt) Coming January, Sudan will launch ten shortwave radio stations in Darfur, and ten in South Kordofan The new radio stations will present programmes in local dialects, to counter the broadcasts by Radio Dabanga, in an … Continue reading

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“Less plug” and much “more play”–!

Aw, gee–you know you’ve made it the in the world when the talented and inimitable Jeff Murray (K1NSS) takes the Mickey out of you with his quirky vintage-style imagery.  This time, it was yours truly that got a dose of the Murray treatment… … Continue reading

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Shoot-out results: Top ultra-portable shortwave

Thanks to all who participated in our ultra-portable shoot-out! A little over a week ago, I posted recordings of shortwave broadcasts, weak and strong, in an attempt to evaluate which recording–thus which radio–our listeners prefer. I conducted this test on … Continue reading

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Global 24’s take on the future of the shortwave radio

Many thanks to the staff of Global 24 for the following response to my post, Does Shortwave Radio Have a Future?: To Shortwave Listeners of the World: Shortwave radio is not dying. In fact, we think the whole story line should … Continue reading

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Does Shortwave Radio Have a Future?

This article originally appeared in the October 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor Magazine. There’s a topic I’d like to put on table. One that, in my radio-centric world, stirs up a fair amount of discussion…and, truth be told, apprehension. The question, … Continue reading

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