Jarvis Cocker on a night voyage across a sea of shortwave he meets those who broadcast, monitor and harvest electronic radio transmissions after dark.
The deed is done. The switch has been flicked off and the plug has been pulled. Radio Australia ended its shortwave broadcasts at 0100 UTC on January 31, 2107.
Brian and Jason have been scanning the air waves for SSTV signals for two months, but what they found was something else - an old standby from the Cold War.
Oxygene IV by Jean Michel Jarre heard via Radio New Zealand International on 9700kHz on a Hammarlund SP-600 JX-21.
Great audio video montage recalling shortwave radio history released on Alfa-Matrix Records.
An evocative song that captures the simple pleasure of listening to distant radio stations.
Hard to admit it, but these days we do most of our listening online.
One of many Numbers Stations logged by The Conet Project.
Possible the most evocative interval signals heard on shortwave.
A detailed list of technical terms used in solar forecasting.
Counting off the seconds, we wonder how long these stations have got as GPS Time becomes universal.
Made for the BBC's One Show, Skelton Short-Wave Transmitting Station - Its Role in WWII and the Cold War.
This video shows an Android tablet decoding and displaying HF weather fax from on a shortwave radio.
While trying to figure out SDRPlay's Radio Spectrum Processor, we came across the most unusual transmission on one of the Amateur HF bands.
A world of radio listening on the longest of long-waves.
Fading in at dusk in the UK, The Buzzer can be heard on 4625kHz every evening leaving us to ask why.
If you tune a radio a long way below Long Wave, you come across the very strange world of Very Low Frequency radio.
A world of time signals, very slow data communications with submarines and where the effects of the weather produce strange signals.
Definitive Cold War shortwave radio memoir of The Years of Listening Dangerously by Jeff K1NSS.
After months of listening to me whine about the poor reception on shortwave radio, the bands are popping with stations tonight.
Connect an antenna to your computer's microphone input and you can hear VLF radio signals.
Using Radio Pyongyang, Dan Robinson comparing his Sony ICF-6800 with the JRC NRD-301A, Eddystone 1650/9, RFT EKD-515, Drake R7A and the WJ8718A/MFP.
The HF150 is still our radio of choice for listening around the bands.
A short talk on how Digital Radio Mondiale will save us all.
This corporate video promoting DRM leaves us wanting more as we are listening online now.
An introduction to the mysterious numbers stations that roam the shortwave band.
These mysterious broadcasts are found on shortwave bands with no definite purpose.
Good introduction to SDR. Our communication receiver is now just another app.
Add a bit of gain over the traditional long-wire.
Digital Signal Processing is the future, just set it up well.
We do sometimes come out into the daylight but not for long.
Software Defined Radio makes high-specification receivers affordable at last.
Is there a place for Very Low Frequency technology these days?
HF communication is dependent on radiation coming from the sun.
We feel we should ask as there are so many other ways to listen.
Never get too pedantic about S Meter readings.
Offer a simple reception report by readability, strength and tone.
The Six-Band Sagger is an aerial system and not a medical condition.
We present a Listeners Charter to be quietly ignored.
A radio is only as good as the antenna it uses.
Something will always set out to spoil our listening pleasure.
For a good earth connection, the answer lies in the soil.
Make the antenna connection to your radio a match made in heaven.
Nation shall speak peace unto nation, they say.
Used over HF radio circuits to assist mobile communications.
As broadcast stations closed, we moved towards listing amateur, marine, search and rescue, aeronautical and some military frequencies still operating on HF.