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WRTH 2020 now available for order
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Thomas Ally, who writes: The new World Radio TV Handbook is on Amazon. Click here to view on Amazon (affiliate link). Or the WRTH shop: http://www.wrth.com/_shop/ Thanks for the heads-up, Thomas. Also, I see that both Universal Radio and the Book Depository has posted the new addition on their […]

WRTH 2020 now available for order 2019/12/07 15:43
Encore – Classical Music on Shortwave – Saturday Sunday Friday
This coming weekend Encore – Classical Music on Radio Tumbril will be broadcasting on a third frequency again: The folks at WWCR in Tennessee are transmitting the show for the fourth week running at 01:00 UTC Sunday 8th (Saturday evening 7th local in US) on 6115 kHz. However – next weekend Saturday 14th December we […]

Encore – Classical Music on Shortwave – Saturday Sunday Friday 2019/12/07 14:39
Video: Tube radio transmitter designs from the 1920s
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Paul Evans (W4/VP9KF), who shares the following article from Hackaday: The origin of the term “breadboard” comes from an amusing past when wooden bread boards were swiped from kitchens and used as a canvas for radio hobbyists to roll homemade capacitors, inductors, and switches. At a period when commercial […]

Video: Tube radio transmitter designs from the 1920s 2019/12/07 13:32
Norddeutscher Rundfunk Christmas Eve Broadcast
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Harald Kuhl (DL1AX), who shares the following announcement from the NDR regarding the annual Gruss an Bord Christmas Eve broadcast. Harald notes: This year on December 24 Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) will again broadcast its program “Gruss an Bord” on shortwave. They verify reception report by a detailed QSL card. gruss-an-bord@ndr.de […]

Norddeutscher Rundfunk Christmas Eve Broadcast 2019/12/07 13:18
Grimeton Radio / SAQ Christmas Eve Broadcast
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Harald Kuhl (DL1AX), who shares the following announcement from Grimeton Radio SAQ: Scheduled transmission from Grimeton Radio / SAQ on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2019 On the morning of Christmas Eve, December 24, we will try to start the old Alexanderson 200 kW transmitter, from 1924 and send out […]

Grimeton Radio / SAQ Christmas Eve Broadcast 2019/12/07 13:09
VE7SL explores DXing the utilities
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Eric McFadden (WD8RIF), who shares a link to this excellent article by Steve (VE7SL) where he explores his success DXing utility stations on shortwave: (Source: VE7SL) DXing The Utilities (Part 1) After building the house here on Mayne Island, in the early 90’s, it was several years until I […]

VE7SL explores DXing the utilities 2019/12/06 13:03
Jeff’s Drake R8 has been online for 24 years and counting
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Jeff Chilton, who writes: I’ve been finding myself at your excellent SWLing Post site frequently of late. I wonder if you’ve seen my online shortwave receiver website. It’s been online since 1995, when it looked like this: It still controls the same old Drake R8 receiver at my house, […]

Jeff’s Drake R8 has been online for 24 years and counting 2019/12/06 12:14
Free Radio Skybird returns December 8th and 15th
(Source: Pete Madtone) Next Sunday 8th December at 1700 UTC/UK will be a new transmission from DJ Frederick’s Free Radio Skybird on 6070 kHz shortwave via Channel 292 and if you haven’t got a suitable radio it can also be heard on the SDR link on their site here. The show will be rebroadcast the week after on Sunday 15th December at 1100 UTC/UK also on 6070 kHz. This month’s programme will […]

Free Radio Skybird returns December 8th and 15th 2019/12/06 12:00
New Product: Tecsun AN-48x (now available)
Anon-Co just announced that Tecsun has released their new portable, active loop antenna – the AN-48x (27.99 plus shipping) – and it is available for purchase.  Copied below is their announcement: Tecsun has launched its latest antenna which is now available at Anon-Co! This active loop antenna has a portable design and aims to enhance […]

New Product: Tecsun AN-48x (now available) 2019/12/06 11:54
Los Altos History Museum features “Ham for the Holidays” 
(Source: Southgate ARC) The Los Altos History Museum serves up “Ham for the Holidays: Amateur Radio Operators, Then and Now,” a historical perspective on how radio hobbyists help keep neighborhoods safe during disasters, in an exhibit appearing in the J. Gilbert Smith House through January 5, 2020. They say: Tis the season for giving thanks, and around the holidays […]

Los Altos History Museum features “Ham for the Holidays”  2019/12/05 12:28
“The Spy” dramatizes careless use of covert QRP HF CW transmissions
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Ed, who writes: The new 6-part Netflix series ‘The Spy’ about the Mossad agent Eli Cohen (played by Sacha Baron Cohen) who infiltrated Syrian military intelligence from 1962-1965 dramatizes his careless use of QRP HF CW transmissions in Damascus, which were DF’d to track him down. SWLing Post readers […]

“The Spy” dramatizes careless use of covert QRP HF CW transmissions 2019/12/05 12:20
ABC’s review of shortwave broadcasting released
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Michael Bird, who shares a link to RadioInfo that summarizes the recently-released “Review of Australian Broadcasting Services in the Asia Pacific” by the ABC. Micheal notes: So what do we take from this report? No recommendations. The status quo continues although there were many respondents who would favour [shortwave […]

ABC’s review of shortwave broadcasting released 2019/12/05 11:52
Dx-Camp Marajó Island: A small action to change our world
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor Martin Butera who shares the following note: A small action to change our world. Fulfilling our commitment to get involved in causes of direct action, instead of only DX we decided to do something. For this reason we planted in the Marajó island a small tree in the name […]

Dx-Camp Marajó Island: A small action to change our world 2019/12/05 11:25
Tecsun PL-990 and H-501 may be the last high-end shortwave portables from Tecsun
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor from China, Mei Tao, who writes: I would like to share the latest news about Tecsun’s New Products: the PL-990 and H-501. These day I found that several Chinese BCLers who received the PL990 or H501 one after another–they posted many a detailed pictures of these two radios. Lots […]

Tecsun PL-990 and H-501 may be the last high-end shortwave portables from Tecsun 2019/12/04 12:22
Dx-Camp Marajó Island: Thank you for the support!
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor Martin Butera who shares the following note: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ The DXcamp that took place between November 15 and 18 on the island of Marajó was the first event of this kind held in Brazil and perhaps in South America. This DXcamp got the attention of several sponsors who helped the […]

Dx-Camp Marajó Island: Thank you for the support! 2019/12/04 11:47

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