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A bookish radio: The Listener by E.R. Fone

I discovered a photo of the The Listener by E.R. Fone via Dan Wilson’s Twitter feed. What a fascinating piece of vintage gear! Post readers: Any other radios in disguise that you’ve discovered?  Please share links, photos and/or details in the comments section!

95th anniversary of Czech radio’s first broadcasts

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, David Iurescia (LW4DAF), who shares the following news items from Radio Prague regarding the 95th anniversary of Czech Radio’s first broadcasts: Listening Sessions at a Prague Cinema: Czech Radio’s First Broadcasts Recalled, 95 Years Later A historic moment occurred at 20:15 on Saturday May 18, 1923 when the first ever […]

VORW Radio International updated schedule

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor John with TheReportOfTheWeek who writes: Since our last update, a few additional time and frequency changes have been made to our shortwave airings of VORW Radio Int. Each broadcast features a fun hour of misc talk and commentary as well as a wide variety of listener requested music! The […]

FTIOM & UBMP, May 27-June 2

  From the Isle of Music, May 27-June 2: This week we re-broadcast a conversation that we had with Arturo O’Farrill in the Iris Jazz Club in Santiago de Cuba in December 2015 and listen to some excellent Cuban Jazz and dance music. 1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in […]

Dan spots the ultra rare Hammarlund SP-600 JX21A on eBay

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, who discovered a very rareHammarlund SP-600 JX21A on eBay. Dan writes: Collectors of classic boatanchor gear know what has been probably the rarest of tube sets year after year, decade after decade. That set is the Hammarlund SP-600 JX21A. While there have been numerous JX21s on eBay, […]

2018 Hamvention photos: Inside Exhibits

Saturday and Sunday were long (though fun–!) days at the 2018 Hamvention–I did have a moment to visit most of the inside exhibit tables. Most of the following photos were taken (in no particular order) in the main Hamvention buildings and tents at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Again, it was especially fun meeting so many […]

2018 Hamvention photos: Friday Flea Market

It was a long day at the 2018 Hamvention Friday, but we had a brilliant time. As always, it’s a pleasure to meet so many SWLing Post readers and contributors–thank you for stopping by! Below, I’ve posted photos I took at the Hamvention Flea Market this morning. Note that most of these photos were taken […]

A review of the SDRplay RSPduo 14-bit dual tuner SDR

Moments ago, I posted a press release from the UK-based software-defined radio manufacturer, SDRplay, announcing their latest product: the RSPduo: a 14-bit Dual Tuner SDR. I should start with the disclaimer that, not only was I sent an RSPduo to review and evaluate, but SDRplay has been a supporter of the SWLing Post for a […]

SDRplay announces the RSPduo: A 14-bit Dual Tuner SDR

(Source: SDRplay Press Release) SDRplay announces the RSPduo – A 14-bit Dual Tuner SDR Today at the Dayton Hamvention, SDRplay Limited is announcing the launch of a new Software Defined Radio product – the RSPduo. The RSPduo is a radical new addition to the RSP line of SDR receivers from SDRplay. Architecturally, it is different […]

Going to the Hamvention? Stop by booth 6509!

For the ninth year in a row, fellow volunteers and I will be representing the charity Ears To Our World (ETOW), at the Hamvention now in Xenia, Ohio. You can find us at booth 6509. (Click here for a map.) I always enjoy meeting SWLing Post readers who stop by our booth to introduce themselves! If you’re not […]