Tag Archives: Why Shortwave Radio

“The Gutting of Radio Australia”

(Source: Inside Story) We’re sitting on the grass in the village of Matangi on the island of Futuna. This is one of the more isolated communities in Vanuatu, a small group of houses on a small island at the southeastern … Continue reading

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VOA and RFA via homemade radios in North Korea

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Anil, for sharing this article regarding the importance and inspiration radio provides to many North Koreans. This comes from our favorite North Korea independent news site, NK News. Here’s a quote from the article … Continue reading

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What if shortwave radio had been invented today?

SWLing Post reader, Walt, comments on the recent cuts to VOA’s shortwave radio service: “Having spent many years as a VOA Foreign Service Officer and radio engineer, I can personally attest to the effectiveness of shortwave broadcasting and it’s ability … Continue reading

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Remembering Radio Beijing: 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre

Today is the 25th anniversary of the horrible events that took place in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, during which Chinese troops opened fire on unarmed student demonstrators. In this off-air shortwave radio recording of Radio Beijing, made on June … Continue reading

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Thailand Coup: BBC World Service increases shortwave broadcasts

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Richard Cuff, for forwarding this press release from the BBC World Service Group Communications:  BBC World Service increases broadcasts to Thailand 26 May 2014. As authorities in Thailand take key national and international channels … Continue reading

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Radio Thailand: no mention of military coup

This morning, I was able to catch the first thirteen minutes of Radio Thailand‘s English language service on 9,390 kHz shortwave. I was curious if RT would mention the Thailand military coup or at least broadcast a sanctioned message from the military authorities. … Continue reading

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BBC: Thailand TV and radio remains blacked out under military control

Many thanks to Andy who shares this article from BBC News. Here’s a clip: “The day after the military takeover in Thailand, television and radio remains blacked out and under military control. Instead, viewers and listeners are being fed a diet … Continue reading

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