Monthly Archives: April 2024

New Podcast from the Wireless Innovation Forum

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dennis Dura, who shares the following news item from EIN Presswire:

Wireless Innovation Forum Launches “Beyond the Radio Dial” Highlighting the Role Radio Spectrum Plays in Daily Life

Weather forecasting, climate, radar, GPS and more to be explored with industry experts in new video podcast

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, March 27, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Wireless Innovation Forum (WInnForum) is pleased to announce the launch of a new video podcast about spectrum, titled “Beyond the Radio Dial.” The series addresses the role that the radio spectrum plays in everyday life. The title alludes to the familiar FM or AM radio dial and what lies beyond either end of the frequencies on that dial, although frequencies within the dial may occasionally be addressed too. [Continue reading…]

Checkout the new podcast episodes here: https://www.wirelessinnovation.org/Beyond-the-Radio-Dial

Episode 1

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RNZ changes its pips!

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, David Iurescia, who shares the following news from Radio New Zealand:

RNZ’s pips are changing – Can you hear the difference? (RNZ)

RNZ National is changing the pips – the beeps that mark the start of each hour which play immediately before the news bulletin broadcast.

The pips were last changed in 2013 when a lightning strike damaged the clock which sent signals from the Measurement Standards Laboratory’s atomic clock.

The replacement sound was a little higher. (Continue reading…)

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Rich’s propagation observations during the total solar eclipse

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Rich Stahl, who writes:

In Ocean View NJ, our eclipse started at 2:08, 3:23 totality, and ended 4:35. We have a daytimer here on 1020, WWAC, at 1900 watts, and I was curious if KDKA, at 50kw, also on 1020, would have any presence during the event. I used my Tecsun PL330, on the internal ferrite antenna, and did a band scan 530-1710 every fifteen minutes to see what it would capture. From 2:15 up to the 3:45 scan, the radio captured between eight and ten signals per scan. Up to this point, the sun still had the D layer fully ionized. But after the mid point, the 4:00 scan had 19 captures, the 4:15 scan had 38, and the 4:30 scan had 36. The D layer had obviously de-ionized considerably. The very next scan, at 4:45, captures back down to 9. The sun was back in business. And never did I hear a peep out of KDKA.

Rich Stahl
WR3V
Ocean View, NJ

Thank you for sharing your findings, Rich! Perhaps others can comment with their observations as well.

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Carlos’ Shortwave Art and recording of Radio Havana Cuba (April 12, 2024)

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor and noted political cartoonist, Carlos Latuff, who shares his radio log art of a recent Radio Havana Cuba broadcast.


Carlos notes:

News bulletin from Rádio Habana, Cuba, on 11760 kHz, heard in Florianópolis, Brazil.

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Here comes the Sun (again)

Hi FastRadioBurst 23 here from the Imaginary Stations crew. This weekend we have another KSOL broadcast to Europe via Shortwave Gold on Sunday 14th April 2024 at 0900/1300 hrs UTC on 6160 kHz and then at 2000 UTC on 6160 kHz and 3975 kHz. This time it’s a show featuring sunshine and soul which is a lovely combination!

On Thursday 18th April via WRMI  we bring you another episode of The Shortwave Music Library at 0200 UTC on 9395 kHz. With an eclectic mix and an across the board policy, you’ll enjoy hearing over those shortwaves what DJ Frederick picks out from his record collection this week.

For more information on the shows please email [email protected] and check out our old shows here.

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It’s a mystery

Hi FastRadioBurst 23 from the Imaginary Stations crew here letting you know about the Imaginary Stations Spring mystery challenge. We are inviting all our listeners to guess the theme of the show below on Mixcloud.

Please send your suggestions to [email protected] and the person who comes closest will be sent an individual QSL and a prize.

For more information on the shows please email [email protected] and check out our old shows here.

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From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot Return to Channel 292

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Bill Tilford, who notes:

Beginning April 13 on Channel 292:

From the Isle of Music:
2nd Saturday of each month:
1100-1200 CEST/0900-1000 UTC on 9670 with beam D (Eastward)
Repeat 2100-2200 CEST/1900-2000 UTC on 6070

Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot:
3rd Saturday of each month:
1100-1200 CEST/0900-1000 UTC on 9670 with beam D (Eastward)
Repeat 2100-2200 CEST/1900-2000 UTC on 6070

The April 20 UBMP will be simulcast on 3955 from 2100-2200 CEST/1900-2000 UTC on 6070

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