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Nick explores the Skanti R8001 and compares with Yaesu FT-DX101MP & WJ-8711
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Nick Booras, who writes: Hi Thomas I just picked up a new to me radio that [is] very rare in the US. I loved it so much I did a comparison to an 8711 and a FTDX101MP. The Skanti presented very well. Video Click here to view on YouTube. Excellent […]

Nick explores the Skanti R8001 and compares with Yaesu FT-DX101MP & WJ-8711 2022/10/03 20:45
Classic GE shortwave portable featured in this 1986 battery commercial
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Robert Yowell, who writes: Tom – someone posted this week a rarely seen 1986 commercial for Eveready Batteries featuring the GE World Monitor radio (and Gold medal Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton!) Enjoy! Click here to view on YouTube. Thank you so much for sharing this, Robert. I have […]

Classic GE shortwave portable featured in this 1986 battery commercial 2022/10/03 11:14
Radio Waves: Cellular Scale Antennas, Space Comms, New Proposed Ham License in Australia, and Mid Century Television
Radio Waves:  Stories Making Waves in the World of Radio Welcome to the SWLing Post’s Radio Waves, a collection of links to interesting stories making waves in the world of radio. Enjoy! New miniature antenna can operate wirelessly inside of a living cell (Tech Explorist) An intracellular antenna that’s compatible with 3D biological systems and can operate […]

Radio Waves: Cellular Scale Antennas, Space Comms, New Proposed Ham License in Australia, and Mid Century Television 2022/10/01 15:41
Playing all the hits for you wherever you may be
Hi SWLing post people worldwide, this weekend WRLD takes to the air in the imaginary station series. The transmission will be on air on 9395 kHz from 2200 utc on Sunday 2nd October 2022 via the services of WRMI. Expect some wonderful tunes from all around this magical globe of ours. Fastradioburst23.

Playing all the hits for you wherever you may be 2022/09/30 05:00
Dan spots a rare Squires Sanders SS-1R on eBay
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor (and rare radio aficionado), Dan Robinson, who shares a link to this eBay listing. Dan notes: “The SS-1R is almost as rare as the SS-IBS which was the SWBC version of the receiver.” Click here to view on eBay. Thanks for sharing this, Dan. Seems the seller is also […]

Dan spots a rare Squires Sanders SS-1R on eBay 2022/09/29 17:05
The Guardian: “Hundreds of jobs to go as BBC announces World Service cutbacks”
(Source: The Guardian via Mark Hirst) Hundreds of jobs to go as BBC announces World Service cutbacks Corporation to end production of radio output in 10 languages, including Chinese, Hindi and Arabic, as it blames licence fee freeze The BBC has announced deep cuts to its World Service output that will result in the loss […]

The Guardian: “Hundreds of jobs to go as BBC announces World Service cutbacks” 2022/09/29 15:01
Keith discovers a Radio Bougainville recording on the Shortwave Archive: “A 50-year old tape takes me back”
We’ve published thousands of off-air recordings on Shortwave Radio Audio Archive over the past decade. They’re freely available for everyone to search and download. For those of us who work on the archive, it’s a pure labor of love. We are not compensated for the time and effort we put into running and curating it, […]

Keith discovers a Radio Bougainville recording on the Shortwave Archive: “A 50-year old tape takes me back” 2022/09/29 12:35
File this under: you never know and . . . what’s the harm in experimenting?
    by Jock Elliott, KB2GOM Ever since Thomas (our Maximum Leader) posted the latest DX Central MW Challenge, I’ve been curious . . . what could I hear if I gave it a shot? Habitually, I get up early, between 4 and 5 am, so I decided to give it a try. Conventional wisdom […]

File this under: you never know and . . . what’s the harm in experimenting? 2022/09/27 14:34
2022-23 Season of the MW Frequency Challenge is underway with Week 1: 1160-1224 kHz
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor Loyd Van Horn at DX Central who shares the following announcement: We are kicking off the 2022-23 DX season with the return of the MW Frequency Challenge! The MW Frequency Challenge officially started during the season premiere of our DX Central Live! livestream on YouTube on Friday, September 2022. Our frequency range for […]

2022-23 Season of the MW Frequency Challenge is underway with Week 1: 1160-1224 kHz 2022/09/26 10:48
Return of the skybird
Hi SWLing post community. On Wednesday 28th September there’s the return of Radio Free Skybird via Channel 292. The broadcast will beamed to Europe at 1700 UTC on 3955 kHz and features a freeform blend of music & culture from the 1960s to the present day for all to enjoy! Fastradioburst23

Return of the skybird 2022/09/25 05:00
Teaching an old dog old tricks
By Jock Elliott, KB2GOM It was Don Moore’s excellent article — An Introduction to DXing the MF Marine Bands — that inspired me. If you haven’t read it, do so now; it’s terrific. But be warned: my guess is that it will inspire you too. Bottom line, ever since I read it, I have very […]

Teaching an old dog old tricks 2022/09/24 11:42
Solid copy: Tom receives JG2XA in the Netherlands on his PL-365
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Tom Kamp (PA/DF5JL), who shares the following brief report and video: Today (September 21, 2022) around 2015 UT strong signal on 5006 kHz (CF) from JG2XA beacon from Japan (0.2 kW) near Den Helder, in North-Holland, The Netherlands. JG2XA transmits continuously at 200 W on 5006 kHz and 8006 […]

Solid copy: Tom receives JG2XA in the Netherlands on his PL-365 2022/09/23 10:58
On a shortwave magic carpet ride
Hi SWLing post community,  just to let you all know this weekend there’s another in the Imaginary Stations series, this time the return of WFCR – Flying Carpet Radio. The transmission will be on air on 9395 kHz from 2200 utc on Sunday 25th September 2022 via WRMI. Expect some apt magical tunes. Fastradioburst23.

On a shortwave magic carpet ride 2022/09/23 05:00
Radio Waves: Maverick-603 SDR for FT8, EC-130J Commando Solo Final Broadcast, WRTH Survey, and Railways On The Air
Radio Waves:  Stories Making Waves in the World of Radio Welcome to the SWLing Post’s Radio Waves, a collection of links to interesting stories making waves in the world of radio. Enjoy! RadioStack’s Maverick-603 Is a Fully-Functional Open-Silicon Software-Defined Radio for FT8 (Hackster.io) Built using open tools and readied for manufacturing at SkyWater using the Efabless platform, […]

Radio Waves: Maverick-603 SDR for FT8, EC-130J Commando Solo Final Broadcast, WRTH Survey, and Railways On The Air 2022/09/21 11:19
Chameleon RXL-Pro code for the SWLing Post
I just received a message from Chameleon Antenna who is a proud sponsor of the SWLing Post. They’ve added an SWLing Post affiliate code to all of their CHA-RXL Pro orders. If you’ve decided to purchase a CHA-RXL Pro, by adding the code QRP5 at the checkout page, Chameleon will give the SWLing Post a […]

Chameleon RXL-Pro code for the SWLing Post 2022/09/21 11:13

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