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Radio Waves: Radio Bulgaria’s Polish Service, AM Support, HBCU Radio Preservation Project, Golden Age of Radio Exhibition, and EAS Alert Language

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! Many thanks to SWLing Post contributors David Iurescia and NT for the following tips: When the BNR “spoke” Polish (BNR) Radio Bulgaria is trying to […]

Is Someone Refurbing Shortwave Transmitters In Ethiopia?

I think the answer to this is.. YES! I say that based upon my monitoring from here in McGrath, Alaska. I’ve never ever ever heard Amhara State Radio on 6090khz from my QTH. Now, that doesn’t mean they’ve never been on, but I’ve never even heard a carrier from them and I can’t recall anyone […]

LRA 36 Test Transmission: Wednesday, February 21, 2024

[UPDATE: We’ve corrected the time of the test broadcast to Wednesday February 21, 2024.] Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Adrian Korol, who shares the following announcement: LRA36 Test Transmission LRA 36 RADIO NACIONAL ARCÁNGEL SAN GABRIEL will carry out a test transmission on Wednesday, February 21 between 21:00 and 22:00 UTC on its 15476 […]

VIS: The End of an Era

Many thanks to SWLing Post and SRAA contributor, Dan Greenall, who shares the following guest post: The End of an Era by Dan Greenall Many of us can remember the many radio telephone stations that could be found outside the regular SWBC bands during the 1970’s and 80’s and even into the 1990’s. They often […]

Amanda Dawn Christie’s Book on the Radio Canada International Antennas

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Richard Langley, who writes: Amanda Dawn Christie’s Book on the Radio Canada International Antennas Amanda Dawn Christie together with Thaddeus Holownia and Radio Canada International has authored a 96-page bilingual book titled “Ghost Stations = Stations Fantômes” a catalogue of an exhibition in the Upper Gallery at 50 Sussex […]

Massive online collection of QSL cards

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Paul Walker, who shares a link to the following site curated by Bill McDavitt (KG4RRT) which is chock-full of QSL cards from across the globe. Click here to explore. Thanks for the tip, Paul!

The Conversation: “100 Years of Radio in Africa: from propaganda to people’s power”

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Marty, who shares the following article from The Conversation: 100 years of radio in Africa: from propaganda to people’s power (The Conversation) Radio is thriving across Africa. Exact figures are difficult to come by because audience research differs across countries. But studies estimate radio listenership to be between 60% and 80% of the continent’s 1.4 […]

Radio Bulgaria’s international reach

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Rich Cuff, who shares the following article via BNNBreaking.com: Radio Bulgaria: A Beacon of Cultural Diplomacy and International Communication (BNNBreaking.com) In the heart of Sofia, Bulgaria, a beacon of cultural diplomacy and international communication has been steadily broadcasting its message to the world since 1936. Originally named Radio Sofia, […]

Radio Documentary: World Wide Waves ’24

World Wide Waves ’24 – The Documentary (BBC World Service) Radio can be a lifeline for women: a place to speak out in safety; a place to find their voices. We hear from women taking to the air and making waves in the cracks left by the Taliban in Afghanistan; in Fiji’s scattered archipelago threatened […]

Hot Off The Press: The Worldwide Listening Guide’s Eleventh Edition

As a dedicated content DXer and broadcast enthusiast, I’ve always found joy in the pursuit of obscure programming across various mediums. While shortwave radio has been my preferred method since childhood, the allure of Wi-Fi radio and streaming content has grown increasingly appealing over time. Amidst the vast landscape of online content, The Worldwide Listening […]

Jigging around on shortwave

Hi all SWLing Post Community, FastRadioBurst 23 from Imaginary Stations crew letting you know that we have two different episodes of CELT this week. Our first Celtic themed show will be beamed to Europe via the services of Shortwave Gold on Sunday 18th February 2024 at 1000/1400 hrs UTC on 6160 kHz and then at […]

Recommended Stations: Looking for a new streaming station each month?

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Peter Skiera, who reaches out to introduce us to his service, Recommended Stations. Peter explores the realm of online streaming radio stations to curate a monthly internet radio station known for its reliability and superior audio fidelity. Each selection reflects Peter’s discerning taste, highlighting stations that are both special […]

Frans Receives Amsat QO-100 Es’hail2 stationary satellite

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Frans Goddijn, who shares the following guest post: Receiving sounds from the Amsat QO-100 Es’hail2 stationary satellite by Frans Goddijin Over the last 1-2 years several radio enthusiasts have mentioned the Amsat QO-100 Es’hail2 stationary satellite but so far I had no clue where to begin receiving signals from […]

“Vatican Radio celebrates 93rd anniversary”

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, David Iurescia, who shares the following announcement from Vatican News: Vatican Radio celebrates 93rd anniversary The birth of Vatican Radio, the ‘Pope’s radio,’ on February 12, 1931, and World Radio Day, celebrated on February 13, are an opportunity to revisit two significant chapters in the life of a medium […]

The new SDRplay RSP1B Wideband SDR Receiver

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mike (KW1ND), who writes: Good afternoon, Thomas. I see that SDRplay has released their successor to the RSP1A, the 1B model. https://www.sdrplay.com/rsp1b/ Also, Tech Minds has done a quick review of it, along with the lastest SDRConnect software, Preview 2: 73, Mike KW1ND I love SDRplay products and I’m […]

Mike’s Photos from Hamcation 2024!

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mike (VE3MKX), who shares the following photos from Hamcation 2024. Photo Gallery Click to view the entire photo album–>

Solar Radiation Storms and Cannibal CMEs

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Troy Riede, who shares the following news from Spaceweather.com: Spaceweather.com SOLAR RADIATION STORM–NOW: For the second time in less than a week, energetic solar protons are raining down on Earth’s upper atmosphere. Forecasters call this a “solar radiation storm.” Today’s storm (near category S2) is rich in “hard protons” […]

UNESCO World Radio Day 2024: Club du Perche contribution

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Paul Jamet, who shares the following contribution to World Radio Day 2024 on behalf of the Club du Perche: Word Radio Day 2024 Paul JAMET Member of the Radio Club du Perche Among the framing elements of the 2024 edition, UNESCO states on its website that the celebration highlights three important […]

Kyodo News Radio Fax on the passing of Seiji Ozawa

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Carlos Latuff, who shares the Radiofax news report (above) from Kyodo News Agency and his amazing artwork (below) detailing the news and his Radiofax reception. Carlos writes: This time, the main headline of Kyodo News Morning Edition it’s about the passing of the world-renowned conductor Seiji Ozawa.

SDXF on air for World Radio Day

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, David Iurescia, who shares the following announcement from the SDXF website (translated via Google Translate): Tuesday, February 13, 2024, it is time again for World Radio Day. Sweden’s DX Association participates in the celebration with a newly produced special program. As in previous broadcasts, there will be a mix […]

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