Tag Archives: Shortwave Radio

Mega Review: the Tecsun PL-880, PL-660, Sangean ATS-909X, and Sony ICF-SW7600GR go head-to-head

This article, which extensively reviews–and compares–the Tecsun PL-880, PL-660, the Sangean ATS-909X, and the Sony ICF-SW7600GR, originally appeared in the June 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor Magazine. Without a doubt, it’s my longest and most comprehensive review to date. Summer:  time … Continue reading

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: ERT Open (Voice of Greece)

As I prepare the largest post I’ve ever published on the SWLing Post–a review and comparison of the PL-660, PL-880, ATS-909X and ICF-SW7600GR–I’ve been listening to the music I recorded Sunday night on ERT Open (Voice of Greece). Regular readers … Continue reading

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WRTH : A14 updates are now available for download

WRTH has just announced that updates to the A season international radio broadcasting schedules are available to download on WRTH’s website. This update includes the cuts and changes to VOA/RFA/RFE etc.

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Pirate Radio Recordings: Hot Legs Radio (corrected)

For your listening pleasure: about 20 minutes of pirate radio station, Hot Legs Radio–recorded May 25, 2014 starting around 1:55 UTC. Hot Legs Radio was broadcasting around 6,925 kHz in AM. Hot Legs was rather weak and somewhat over-modulated during this broadcast. Indeed, in regular AM mode, … Continue reading

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WPLN host, Bradley George, says shortwave radio shaped his career

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Richard Cuff, for sharing this article written by Bradley George of Nashville Public Radio: “From ages 11 to 15, I spent hours hunched over a tiny Magnavox radio, straining to hear the world’s shortwave radio stations. … Continue reading

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Reminder: Radio challenge ends Thursday

We’ve received some brilliant, creative entries in the Virtual radio challenge: your opportunity to piece together the best $200 (US) radio kit you might pack for one year on the remote island of Tristan Da Cunha. To participate in this challenge, simply comment on … Continue reading

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Frugal SWLing: Investing little, but getting a lot out of your radio

This article originally appeared in the April 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor Magazine. Let’s face it: SWLers and amateur radio operators are some of the most frugal hobbyists out there.  But the good news is that radio is a hobby … Continue reading

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