Tag Archives: Shortwave Radio

Reminder: Virtual Radio Challenge II

We’ve received some brilliant, creative entries in the Virtual Radio Challenge II: your opportunity to piece together the best $1200 (US) radio kit you might pack for two years in the remote off-grid village of Laya, Bhutan. To participate in this challenge, simply comment … Continue reading

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A map of every device connected to the Internet

SWLing Post reader, Mehmet Burk, shares this tweet from Sherry Rehman: Portrait of an unequally connected planet. A map of every device connected to the internet: http://t.co/TWZqtBVyf9. pic.twitter.com/B7NA4ZpWCN” — sherryrehman (@sherryrehman) September 1, 2014 Many thanks, Mehmet! Though this map … Continue reading

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Stack Exchange radio Q&A site

London Shortwave writes: I’ve just discovered that there is an Amateur Radio equivalent of the StackOverflow website (a Q&A website for programmers where answers are upvoted/downvoted according to a number of strict guidelines, ensuring answer relevance and quality). http://ham.stackexchange.com After … Continue reading

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Radio Exterior de España: new management and possible change

SWLing Post reader, David, writes from Barcelona: I would like to let you know that changes are coming to my country’s SW broadcast station, Radio Exterior de España. As they say in the latest “Listeners Club” program in the English … Continue reading

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John follows Radio Australia schedule changes

Yesterday, John Figliozzi (editor of The Worldwide Listening Guide) followed Radio Australia schedule changes as he heard them online and over the air: “Listening in now (1415 GMT/UTC) on 12065 kHz. and via the internet, the scheduled program (up to … Continue reading

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Victor Goonetilleke: The joy of DXing

Victor Goonetilleke has kindly shared a passage he recently posted to Facebook. Victor pretty much sums up why I still listen to the shortwaves: “For almost four score and 5 I enjoyed shortwave radio. Yes I was a DXer, and … Continue reading

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The Straits Times: “Western radio broadcasters tuning out”

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Richard Cuff, for sharing this article from The Straits Times which interviews our friend Victor Goonetilleke. This is one of the first articles I’ve seen in the international press which gives a listener’s perspective on recent … Continue reading

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