At SWLing.com, one of the most frequent email questions we’ve received over the years is regarding the availability of call signs (station identification) for shortwave monitoring stations. Until today, I’ve had to tell these inquiring folks that there was no known organization managing such a program. Some people have even suggested that SWLing.com begin one, but this sort of program needs to be organized, maintained, and curated–no small task, and one which is frankly outside our scope at SWLing.
So, Pop Comm is granting shortwave listening post call signs. What’s more, you can request–much like amateur radio’s vanity callsign system–the 3 letter suffix of your choice.
What is the utility of a SWL callsign? I think fellow radio listener and operator, John Harper sums it up quite well on his site. In my view, it’s just one more way to conveniently connect and engage radio hobbyists across the globe.
Click here to go to the dedicated website for Pop’Comm Monitors, and sign up! There is no cost for joining the program.