Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mark Hirst, who writes:
There’s nothing there that seasoned SWLing.com readers don’t already know of course:
Thanks for sharing this, Mark! I just subscribed to Curious Droid!
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Van Hoy, who writes:
“The Last Radio Station,” an article about maritime radio station, KPH, is up on TechCrunch ( https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/18/the-last-radio-station/ ).
KPH is silent on maritime frequencies, but through the hard work of volunteers continues operation 24/7 with a 3-30MHz KiwiSDR receiver (http://22.214.171.124:8073/) and various activities throughout the year. Full information on all things KPH can be found the excellent Maritime Radio Historical Society Website (http://www.radiomarine.org/).
Finally an excellent “Bay Area Backroads” episode about KPH is available on Youtube:
Can you copy the CW message at the end of the show?
Please comment if you can copy the CW message!
Thanks to much for sharing this, Dan!
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Adid, who writes:
Hi Thomas, I just watched this very interesting DX film about RADIO SARAWAK.
It’s a behind the scenes look at radio in the tropics, with great vintage gear.
I don’t think it was FM as it’s was much expensive and coverage is limited. But on the other hand we don’t see the large MW antennas
What do you think?
Good question, Adid. The FM band wasn’t widely included on radios until the late 1950s and early 1960s. Since this film dates from 1961, I imagine some of those new transistor/valve radios could have included FM, although I imagine mediumwave was the choice band for regional broadcasts.
Hopefully, an SWLing Post reader can shed some more light on Radio Sarawak’s history! Please comment!
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Ivan Cholakov, who writes:
If you are interested, here’s a video where the power consumption of nine different SDRs was compared:
Fascinating! I’ve always been curious about SDR power consumption because many of my SDRs are rarely turned off. Thank you for sharing, Ivan!
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Bruce Atchison, who writes:
I came across this video last year and I thought you’d be interested in it. I also picked up Jupiter on my CB radio one morning. We all wondered what was generating those sounds of waves crashing on the beach. Later on, I learned about Jupiter’s powerful radio bursts.
Thanks for sharing this, Bruce!
I got a kick out of the narration–especially the subjective comment regarding the sound of Jupiter heard on radio: “The noise is disturbing…”
The narrator is obviously not a radio listener or astronomer! Ha ha!
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dave Zantow (N9EWO), who notes the following episode of “Father Knows Best” (link below) features shortwave radio. Dave also points out that the website streaming this episode can be somewhat slow to load, but is very watchable.
Thanks for the tip, Dave!