Author Archives: Thomas

Video: Guide to using SDR-Console V3 remotely

Many thanks to Jon Hudson at SDRplay who produced the following excellent instructional video about setting up SDR-Console V3 for remote use. Jon writes:

For SDR Console users, this video guide shows you how to access other people’s SDRs and how to add your own.

If you are wanting to add your own SDR for remote use, there are a couple of things to be careful with:

Be careful when plugging multiple SDRs into a single USB2 socket to make sure there’s enough power – for multiple SDRs, you may need a powered hub ( like this: http://amzn.to/2oa84kM) [or this in North America].

Once you are up and running – please go to http://www.sdrspace.com/Version-3 and view your listing – if there is a yellow triangle, then you are not accessible outside your own firewall – attention is needed! Just because you can access it on your own LAN doesn’t mean it’s accessible via the internet!!! This is the most common area to have problems – double check your router’s port forwarding settings are correct (default port 50101 TCP).

TheReportOfTheWeek talks shortwave radio

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Grant Porter, who notes that YouTube reviewer TheReportOfTheWeek talks his obsession with shortwave radio in his latest episode:

Click here to view this video on YouTube.

Note that the TheReportOfTheWeek produces a weekly shortwave radio show called VORW International. Check out his schedule is below:

THURSDAY VORW Radio Broadcasts:
6 PM EST – 9955 kHz – South America
7 PM EST – 7730 kHz – Western North America
8 PM EST – 5850 kHz – North America
8 PM EST – 9395 kHz – North America

SUNDAY VORW Radio Broadcasts:
4 PM EST – 7780 kHz – Europe
4 PM EST – 9395 kHz – North America

IRRS-Shortwave: Special one-hour tribute broadcast to Tom Taylor

(Source: Mauno Ritola via WRTH on Facebook)

From Alfredo Cotroneo of IRRS-Shortwave:
Dear Listeners and Friends,

We were approached by colleagues who produced a special one-hour’ tribute’ program to Tom Taylor, and we decided to air it on our station in the coming days.

A very great deal of effort has been taken to produce this program, and some of the most legendary broadcasters in the UK and European clandestine radio have stepped forward to pay warm tribute.

Tom has been on the air “legally” via IRRS-Shortwave since 2002. Tom’s funeral was on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. I was told that his family were supported by some of Tom’s friends in radio, and they were surprised and delighted that he is to be celebrated in this unique programme which will end the 40-year chapter of European Music Radio (EMR).

The one-hour tribute program to Tom Taylor will be aired by NEXUS-IBA on IRRS-Shortwave at the following times/days:

Sun Feb. 18, 2018 at 00:00 UTC (streaming)
Sun Feb. 18, 2018 at 02:00 UTC (streaming)
Sun Feb. 18, 2018 at 09:00 UTC (streaming)
Sun Feb. 18, 2018, at 22:00 UTC (streaming and 846 kHz to S E)

Fri Feb. 23, 2018 at 01:00 UTC (streaming)
Fri Feb. 23, 2018 at 03:29 UTC (streaming)
Fri Feb. 23, 2018 at 06:00 UTC (streaming)
Fri Feb. 23, 2018 at 09:00 UTC (streaming)
Fri Feb. 23, 2018 at 15:00 UTC (streaming)
Fri Feb. 23, 2018 at 19:00 UTC (streaming and 7290 kHz @ 150 kW to EU)
Fri Feb. 23, 2018 at 22:00 UTC (streaming and 846 kHz to S EU)

Sat Feb. 24, 2018 at 09:00 UTC (streaming and 9510 kHz @ 150 kW to EU)
Sat Feb. 24, 2018 at 21:30 UTC (streaming and 846 kHz to S E)

Sun Feb. 25, 2018 at 00:00 UTC (streaming and 846 kHz to S E)
Sun Feb. 25, 2018 at 02:00 UTC (streaming)
Sun Feb. 25, 2018 at 09:00 UTC (streaming)
Sun Feb. 25, 2018 at 12:00 UTC (streaming and 9510 kHz @ 150 kW to EU)
Sun Feb. 25, 2018 at 22:00 UTC (streaming and 846 kHz to S E)

(*) streaming on IRN at https://mp3.nexus.org or:
direct URL: http://mp3.nexus.org:8000/irn.mp3

Additionally, it will be heard on various “alternative” frequencies in Europe (not operated by NEXUS-IBA or IRRS-Shortwave), as follows:

SATURDAY 17th FEB on 3975 and 6160 kHz
Alternating during the day. From mid-morning UK time.

SUNDAY 18TH FEB on 6070 kHz
Between 7.30 and 9 AM UK time and again in the afternoon.

MONDAY 19TH FEB on 3975 and 6160 kHz
Alternating during the day. From mid-morning UK time.
Various repeats during the week.

Radio Taiwan International petition

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, David Iurescia (LW4DAF), who writes:

The Mexican Diexist Group has created a petition on the Change.org platform to ask that Radio Taiwan International don’t finish broadcasting their programs on the shortwave.

Those who want to add their signature, can do so by following this link.

Thank you very much

David Iurescia (LW4DAF)

Click here to sign the petition on Change.org.

Radio Deal: Grundig Satellit 750 via Amazon

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Larry W, who writes:

The Grundig Satellit 750 is now on sale on Amazon.com for $255.95 shipped. This is the best price I have seen in ages! Typically the 750 floats between $300-320. I thought you might want to post this because 750 sales are so rare compared with other radios. I just “bit the bullet” and bought one myself as I’ve been eyeing this rig for a while now!

Thanks for the tip, Larry! As I mention with any Amazon.com sale–which is based on an algorithm–the price can change suddenly without notice.

Click here to view at Amazon.com (affiliate link).