Monthly Archives: February 2015

Blinq sale: Sony ICF-SW7600GR $89.39 shipped


The online retailer,, has posted a number of used Sony ICF-SW7600GR radios for $89.39 US, shipped. This is an excellent price for the ‘7600GR–even used.

As I’ve mentioned a number of times, the ICF-SW7600GR is one of my favorite shortwave portables. Click here to read a review that compares the Sony with three other benchmark portables.

Blinq states that the ‘7600GR is fully functional, but may show minor wear (scratches, etc), may come repackaged, but comes with a 90-day warranty.

Though I received a faulty radio from Blinq once, their return process was so effortless and efficient, I personally don’t mind taking my chances. I believe you can buy from Blinq with confidence.

Note that Blinq is also selling the Sony ICF-SW7600GR via Amazon for the same price–click here and search the “used” offer list to view.

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Reception of the Shortwave Shindig

ShindigLogoWhiteThanks to so many of you who tweeted, commented and sent messages with live reception reports of the Shortwave Shindig! Despite a little technical difficulty with our Internet connection, which dropped the audio stream to WRMI for a few minutes, the show was quite a success.

And many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Chris Freitas, in Memphis, Tennessee, who writes:

This is audio from Shortwave Shindig at 9 pm Central time at the SWL Winterfest at Plymouth Meeting, PA on 2/27/15. It was transmitted via WRMI on 7570 khz & received in Memphis on Tecsun PL-660. As you can hear, it came in very well.

Reception reports from the east coast of the US, all the way to west coast were most positive. It’s amazing how well WRMI covers the continent.

Speaking of WRMI, we would like to extend a big thanks to Jeff White for extending the Shindig air time–what a great fellow you are, Jeff!

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Radio Canada International celebrates 70th Anniversary

RCISWLing Post reader, David Iurescia, reminds us that February 25th, 2015 was Radio Canada International‘s 70th anniversary.

While we can no longer hear RCI on shortwave, David points out that we can listen to some of the anniversary specials (interviews and programs) online all week:

Many thanks for the tip, David!

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Radio Taiwan Test transmission

RadioTaiwanInternationalLogoMany thanks to SWLing Post reader, David Iurescia, who relays this translated message from Radio Taiwan International:

Frequency test for South America between 5 – 7 March, 2015

Looking for alternatives to transmit our programming to South America, Radio Taiwan International will carry out test transmissions frequency to the region  from Thursday March 5 until Saturday March 7, 2015 through 11920 kHz frequency in the 0200-0300 UTC .

We request the cooperation of our listeners friends who are in the South American countries , to verify that signal and send us reports of listening to the new test frequency to our e- mail soon: [email protected]

Many thanks for your help!


Many thanks, David! Perhaps some of listeners can help RTI by sending a listener report and also record a broadcast for the SW Radio Audio Archive.

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Moshe’s listening post at the office

SWLing Post contributor, Moshe, writes:

In the attached photos my Sangean receives Elliniki Radiophonia at 9420kHz at my working post. Note the amount of computers, screens and the fact that the radio sits on top of an HP printer.


Still audio is clear and clear reception with only telescopic antenna.


The other radio is my beloved Ben-Gal 1958 tube radio (Israeli made). It looks very much like German radios of the time.

[The Ben-Gal] is in daily use. Anyone seeing this radio loves it, especially when I turn it on!”



Many thanks for sharing these photos, Moshe! Your reception of Elliniki Radiophonia must be exceptional in Israel to overcome all of that office RFI.

The Ben-Gal must produce some rich audio; I bet it’s a champ on medium wave with that large internal ferrite bar! Beautiful set! Thanks again for sharing!

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Shortwave Shindig broadcasting live from the 2015 Winter SWL Fest!


David Goren hosts the annual Shortwave Shindig

David Goren hosts the annual Shortwave Shindig

I’m happy to relay that David Goren’s Shortwave Shindig will once again broadcast live from the Winter SWL Fest in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania.

Tune in on Friday, February 27, 2015 from 22:00-23:00 EST (that’s 03:00-04:00 UTC, February 28) on 7,570 kHz.

Since I will be at the Winter SWL Fest and even a part of the Shortwave Shindig live broadcast, I’m hoping a few SWLing Post readers will record the show and share with us.

Also, if you’re in the Plymouth Meeting area, please consider joining us at the Winter SWL Fest.

If you would like to hear recordings of the Shortwave Shindig from 2014, click here.

Click here to check out David Goren’s website,

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