Tag Archives: Shortwave Radio

When held captive, radio provides escape

Many thanks to Any Sennitt who shares a link to this article by Telegraph journalist, Colin Freeman. (Source: The Telegraph via Andy Sennitt) Along with the glaciers of the Arctic and the sand dunes of the Sahara, northern Somalia is one … Continue reading

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Channel 292: Amateur Radio group broadcasts on former DW frequency

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Harald Kuhl (DL1ABJ) for sharing this article from the Southgate ARC: “When the ‘Deutsche Welle’ decided to close down one of their 500 KW short wave broadcast transmitters near Munich at the end of 2012, … Continue reading

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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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