Andrew is the author of the Pirate Radio Annual and a guru on shortwave pirate radio. His blog is still relatively new, but he has already posted several station loggings and QSLs. He’s even logged some Halloween stations, as Halloween began last night in Universal Time.
You can read more about the fire, in English, via Reuters:
A fire broke out at France’s public radio headquarters in Paris on Friday, forcing live programmes off the air as staff evacuated the vast Paris complex where major building work has been underway.
“The fire is not put out but it is under control,” said Paris fire brigade spokesman Gabriel Plus, adding that there were no victims and that there was no longer any risk of the fire spreading to other parts of the building.[…]
Many thanks to the Global 24 Radio team for notifying me that they’ve posted their initial programming. I posted the full list below, but you should also check the Global 24 website as they’re making frequent additions.
As a reminder: Global 24 Radio begins broadcasting tomorrow, October 31, 2014, beginning at 2300 UTC on 9,395 KHz.
Feature Story News – Top of the Hour News
European News Network – Top of the Hour News, Breaking News, Weekly News Review
Global 24 Breaking News – Top of the Hour News, Developing News, Live News Feeds
Focus Asia Pacific – Daily News from the Pacific
Radio France International
Voice of Russia
World Radio Network
Jazz from the Left – 3 Hours of Weekly Jazz with Raoul van Hall
The Rock Pile – 2 Hours of Weekly Classical with Raoul van Hall
Jazz for the Asking – 1 Hour of Weekly Jazz with Keith Perron
Blues Radio International – 30 Minutes of Weekly Blues with Jesse Finkelstein
Song of India – 1 Hour of Weekly Music for the Indian Subcontinent
Global Music & Turkish Talent Box – 1 Hour Weekly of International “Trending”
Classical Worldwide on Shortwave – 3 Hours of Weekly Classical Music with Jeffrey Bowman
The Rendez-Vous – 3 Hours Weekly of Music, News & Information
The Happy Station Show – 1 Hour Weekly of Music & More with Keith Perron
Switzlerland in Sound – 30 Minutes Weekly with Bob Zanotti
Old Time Radio Favorites – Comedy
Global 24 Present’s Shakespeare on Shortwave
The Kelly Alexander Show – 1 Hour Weekly of Current Events & Issues for Women
Peace Talks Radio – 1 Hour Weekly of Content from Peter Ingles (NPR)
Sons of Liberty – Daily Syndicated Broadcast with Bradlee Dean
The Stuph File – 1 Hour Weekly of Odd, Off-the-Wall fun stuff with Peter Anthony Holder
Exploration – 1 Hour Weekly with Dr. Michio Kaku
Global 24 Daily Mailbag – 30 Minutes Daily of Listener Comments, Feedback and
This Week in Ham Radio – 30 Minutes Weekly of Ham Radio “On Air” Events
World of Radio – 30 Minutes Weekly of Radio News with Glenn Hauser
Survival Radio – 30 Minutes of Weekly of Radio Information for Preppers & Planners
Viva Miami – 30 Minutes Weekly of Listener Comments and More with Jeff White, GM of WRMI
Media Network Plus – 30 or 60 Minutes Weekly with Keith Perron
PortableSDR creator, Michael R Colton, describes his project on Hackaday:
“The PSDR is a completely stand-alone (no computer needed), compact, Portable Software Defined Transceiver (hence the name, sorta). Originally designed for backpacking use by Ham Radio operators. It includes complete coverage up to about 30Mhz (plus 144Mhz), it has a 168Mhz ARM processor, color display, and an innovative interface.
Vector Network Analysis (which includes antenna analysis) and GPS functions are included.
The entire design is Open Source. The electronics are designed and laid out to be easy to understand and tinker with. In addition to source code, schematics, board layout and parts lists, articles and videos describing the theory of the design are being created.”
I will certainly follow this project with interest. I love the fact that PortableSDR has such a small form factor, yet still manages to include room for a battery, display and CW paddles.
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