Tag Archives: shortwave

SWLing on a mountain with the Tecsun R1212A

Last week we visited Mount Mitchell, the highest elevation in North America east of the Mississippi River. We enjoyed a leisurely picnic at the mountain’s state park, and since I had a little extra time, I pulled out the Tecsun R1212A … Continue reading

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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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Details of shortwave reductions to VOA, RFE, RFA

Earlier today, I contacted Letitia King, Spokesperson for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). I asked her for details regarding the cuts to shortwave services that were recently announced. Ms. King has just sent me the following list, with notes, … Continue reading

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Amendment to H.R. 4490 protects “critical” shortwave services

In response to yesterday’s post regarding sweeping cuts to VOA’s shortwave service, an SWLing Post reader (who wishes to remain anonymous) writes: “HR4490 contains the following amendment attached to the bill by Cong Lowenthal of CA. Cong Lowenthal has the largest Cambodian community … Continue reading

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Sweeping cuts to VOA, RFE and RFA shortwave services

Unfortunate news from the Voice of America: Congress has approved major cuts to US international broadcasting over shortwave. Thanks to Dan Robinson for sharing this significant news. Dan writes: This news emerging from VOA late Friday: VOA to end shortwave broadcasts in … Continue reading

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One more week to get your Shindig T-shirt at a discount

Remember our announcement about the Shortwave Shindig T-shirt? David Goren has extended his 10% discount to SWLing Post readers for one more week! Simply enter the promotional coupon code “swling” at checkout. Total cost will then be $18 shipped! Click … Continue reading

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The “Shortwave Shindig” T: you know you want one

[Update (04/10/14): Check out promotional pricing for SWLing Post readers below.] Remember that incredible live Shortwave Shindig broadcast of a few weeks ago? If you missed it, check out one of these recordings. David Goren, radio producer and Shortwavelogist behind the broadcast, … Continue reading

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