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KDUB2 Remixed and reworked: October 8th & 15th via Channel 292

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Fastradioburst23, who shares the KDUB flyer above announcing their broadcasts on October 8th and 15th, 2021, at 1800 UTC on 6070 kHz via Channel 292. Mark your listening calendar!

Radio Waves: Skyworks Acquires Silicon Labs, DRM Response to RW Article, CNN finds Radio Biafra, and Free Online Foundation Course

Radio Waves:  Stories Making Waves in the World of Radio Because I keep my ear to the waves, as well as receive many tips from others who do the same, I find myself privy to radio-related stories that might interest SWLing Post readers.  To that end: Welcome to the SWLing Post’s Radio Waves, a collection of links to interesting […]

Guest Post: A synchronous detector crash course!

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, 13dka, who shares the following guest post: Revisiting the Belka’s “pseudo-sync detector”: A sync detector crash course! by 13dka “It’s usually hard to assess whether or not a sync detector helped with a particular dip in the signal or not, unless you have 2 samples of the same radio to record their […]

Paul wants to know: How do you store your radios?

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Paul, who writes: This may be a good discussion question on your great blog. Basically, I am curious to learn where and how do people store their various radios – I think it’s safe to say that many of us have more than 5 or 10. Do you use […]

eBay find: Mint NOS Barlow Wadley XCR-30

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Robert, who writes: Thomas – Check out this NOS Barlow Wadley XCR-30 on eBay. I have never seen one of these in this condition!! Photos Listing Description Offered is a MINT condition, brand new Barlow-Wadley XCR-30 Mark 2 receiver manufactured in 1974. This particular unit is in the original box, […]

HFDY vs. Fire Brothers: Dan compares two Chinese Malahit SDR clones

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, for the following guest post and review: Two Chinese Clones:   A Look at Noise Levels Arriving recently here in the radio shack, were a Chinese clone under the name of “Fire Brothers” and another under the name HFDY.  I thought it would be constructive to note the key differences between […]

Guest Post: A “Horizontal DXer” explores the CC Skywave SSB and PL-880

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Jock Elliott, who shares the following guest post: Confessions of a horizontal DXer and some initial impressions of the Tecsun PL-880 by Jock Elliott Back in the day when I wrote for Passport To World Band Radio, one of my favorite things to do, while my better half drifted off to […]

Special Broadcast: México le canta a las Americas

Special Broadcast:  México le canta a las Américas (Mexico Sings To the Americas) Date/Time: Tuesday, September 28th, 0300-0400 UTC** **Monday, September 27 2200-2300 Mexico City Time / CDT WRMI 5800 kHz In honor of the 200th anniversary of the end of the Mexican War of Independence, a special hour of Mexican music hosted by Luis […]

Sam found where genealogy and radio meet

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Sam Alcom (KB3DFJ), who shares the following guest post: Genealogy and radio meet by Sam Alcom (KB3DFJ) Who knew two of my hobbies – genealogy and radio – would joyfully collide in such an unexpected way? My grandfather died in the 1950s when I was just a few months […]

Dan adds updates to his Malahit SDR and variant reviews

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, for the following update to his previous post regard the DSP-2 and HFDY Malahit SDRs: Malahit and HFDY Updates by Dan Robinson HFDY CLONE:  As noted by a reader in comments, the Chinese-made HFDY leaves out a large portion of the military AIR band, with no coverage from 250MHz to […]

Cities and Memory: “Remix and reimagine the world of shortwave radio”

I’m absolutely chuffed to announce that the excellent Cities and Memory sound project has partnered with the Shortwave Radio Audio Archive for an all-new take on the soundscape of cities, and YOU are invited to be part of it. From Cities and Memory: Open call – remix and reimagine the world of shortwave radio Shortwave […]

FTIOM & UBMP, September 26-October 2

From the Isle of Music, September 26-October 2: This week we reprise our episode featuring Manolito Simonet, producer/participant in the album Al son del caballero by the Alianza Musical de Cuba. This tribute to Adalberto Álvarez won a Grand Prize, the Producer’s Prize, and one of the Popular Dance Music prizes in Cubadisco this year. […]

Malahit DSP-2 versus Chinese Clone: Taking the Gloves Off

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, for the following guest post: Malahit 2 versus Chinese Clone: Taking the Gloves Off New DDC (Direct Digital Conversion) Version in Development by Dan Robinson It’s been a few weeks since my last commentary on the Malahit/Malachite, which as of this writing remains at the DSP-2 level, though there are continuing […]

Radio Waves: Is the Titus II Still Alive, Navajo Broadcasters Make History, Portalo Stranah, and R.I.P. Sir Clive Sinclair

Radio Waves:  Stories Making Waves in the World of Radio Because I keep my ear to the waves, as well as receive many tips from others who do the same, I find myself privy to radio-related stories that might interest SWLing Post readers.  To that end: Welcome to the SWLing Post’s Radio Waves, a collection of links to interesting […]

Mark’s Malahit DSP-2 notes

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mark, who recently shared the following comments in response to Dan Robinson’s excellent Malahit DSP-2 review series. Mark writes: I’ve been playing with my new Malachit for a week now and I am very impressed. It’s got a superb receiver and last night I was pulling in several South […]

Check out the new scheduler functionality in SDRuno V1.41

Many thanks to Jon Hudson with SDRplay who shares the following information about the latest release of SDRuno on the SDRplay blog: Try out the new features in SDRuno V1.41 released today SDRuno V1.41 was fully released today.  It includes the much requested full scheduler facility which allows you to set up numerous recording events […]

Dean recommends KM4MPF Sales

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dean Bianco, who writes: I have purchased another C Crane SSB Skywave brand-new from an on-line retailer called KM4MPF Sales On-Line Store out of Chattanooga, Tennessee. [I paid a] discounted price of $149.99 vs the $169.99 price charged by C Crane direct. […] I feel not enough listeners would […]

“Anatomy of a Field Radio Kit” series on QRPer.com

If interested, I’ve now published both parts of my Anatomy of a Field Radio Kit series over on QRPer.com. This series was originally featured in the June and July 2021 issues of The Spectrum Monitor magazine. Here are links to both articles: Anatomy of a Field Radio Kit Part 1: Basic components and advantages of […]

CTRN via WRMI on Sunday, September 19th & 26th, 2021

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Fastradioburst23, who shares the flyer above for CTRN’s broadcasts on September 19th &  26th, 2021, at 2300 UTC on 9395 kHz (WRMI).

Radio Waves: DW launches SW Service to Afghanistan, Foreign Sponsorship ID, Tokyo Ham Fair 2021 Cancelled, and the Bond of Gibraltar

Radio Waves:  Stories Making Waves in the World of Radio Because I keep my ear to the waves, as well as receive many tips from others who do the same, I find myself privy to radio-related stories that might interest SWLing Post readers.  To that end: Welcome to the SWLing Post’s Radio Waves, a collection of links to interesting […]