[UPDATE: We have a winner! If you didn’t win, fear not! Follow this link for future contests.]
Want to share your shack or listening post with the world on the SWLing Post? Want a chance to win a Grundig G2? If so, keep reading…!
This month, we’ll be collecting photos of our readers’ listening posts, radio shacks or favorite listening spot. And we don’t care if your listening post or shack is filled with gear or consists only of one radio in a public park; we’re just glad you’re listening, and we’d love to see how.
The fact is, I’ve always been interested to learn what sorts of receivers, transceivers, and accessories our readers––many of whom are also shortwave listeners and/or ham radio operators––have in their shacks or use at their favorite listening spots. After some consideration, the notion to show other readers how we listen became the basis for a fun contest. Fred Osterman at Universal Radio championed the idea, offering his encouragement in the form of a prize.
In exchange for a photo of your favorite listening post, along with a brief description of your equipment––see details below––you’ll be entered for a chance to win a Grundig G2 portable radio/recorder and player by random selection.
Again, many thanks to our good friends at Universal Radio, who will kindly make this excellent prize available to anyone in the world. That’s right; excepting applicable import taxes or duties, for which you’re responsible, Universal will ship your prize to you for free, no matter where you live!
This contest is open to everyone, save Universal Radio employees, their families, and those of us here at the Post.
How to enter…
Simply send an email to [email protected] that includes:
- a photo of your listening post or shack,
- your name, as you’d like it to appear in the SWLing Post,
- your call sign (if applicable),
- your shipping address, and
- a brief description of your favorite shack gear as seen in your photo. You, too, can make an appearance in this photo if you like.
Again, the winner will be chosen at random, which means that everyone will have an equal chance of winning. By submitting an entry, you’re consenting to have your name and photo posted on the SWLing Post; after all, that’s the idea. Of course, your information stays with us and will never be sold or used for any purpose other than this contest.
Your entry must be submitted by November 1, 2015…Can’t wait to see (and share with our readers) how you’re listening!
Can we split the photos into true shortwave shack and ham/radio shack? I am not a ham but have a great shortwave shack….
For some (like me) it might be difficult as I use ham radio transceivers for SWLing on occasion. All my gear is mixed in my shack. 🙂
Most of these, though, are listener-focused–at least, all are SWLs.
Yes, I’m assuming these are picked because of the shortwave angle,, the rest just happens to be there.
The people with more equipment make for more interesting photos, but I didn’t see that as a factor in choosing.
In the old days, when the magazines printed such photos, there was always a wide variety of equipment. People using old console radios, or keeping them in the picture while a more recent radio becomes primary. Lots of portables, which back then meant Zenith Transocenics, or multiband portable that covered the public service bands. Lots of scanners. People tend to accumulate gear, so they’d keep their old radios when they got something better. So you could see the contrast between their first simple receiver, and something better, or even a few iterations. Then there’d be photos with a single radio, someone starting out, or maybe the ones more interested in the programs rather than the technology.
Great collection! Hope that’s a strong desk 🙂
This a picture of my Mancave