Articles in category “Shortwave Listening”

QSLs Received: NMN and Radio Bulgaria

[caption id="attachment_452" align="alignleft" width="300"]QSL from NMN QSL from NMN[/caption]

I checked the mail, yesterday, and was surprised to see a whole box full!  Not much in the way of junk mail but I did receive two radio-related mailings.  First was an envelope from "Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast …

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Beautiful music from around the world

I love to use my little Grundig shortwave receiver to tune in the world, at night, in hopes of tuning in traditional music from lands I've never visited.  With fewer stations on the air it's becoming more difficult to find these stations.  I thought I'd share one station that continues …

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A History of Shortwave Jamming

Here's a great video on the history of shortwave jamming since the end of World War II: http://www.polskieradio.pl/68/2055/video/652120

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QSL from Radio Habana Cuba

Cuba QSL cardFinally received a response from the QSL request I sent for last October.  In good form I received several "extras" along with the confirmation cards.  I didn't receive a response to the question I submitted so maybe that will be coming soon.

I'll add this to my other QSL from …

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Art Chimes missing from Our World

Okay, I've been caught.  I haven't been keeping up with a program I used to make a point of listening to every week.  Our World, from Voice of America, is a weekly technology show that was always quite interesting to me.  The show's host, Art Chimes, is a great guy …

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Music on Radio Ukraine International

I was surfing through the shortwave broadcast bands and stumbled upon Radio Ukraine International.  They were transmitting some very beautiful music and I was hypnotized.  This is why I really love shortwave radio.

I wish I had been around when orchestras were broadcast live to the world on shortwave.  How …

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Why we still need shortwave broadcast in this world.

The BBC is reporting that China censored Obama's speech on a number of websites.  This is yet another reason why the Internet does not, and cannot, replace shortwave broadcast.  Shortwave broadcast is very difficult, if not impossible, to block.  Governments have tried in the past to keep their citizens from …

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Passport to World Band Radio

I received my copy of "Passport to World Band Radio" (ISBN 978-0-914941-80-4) in the mail the other day. Since I received it I haven't been able to put it down. It is a heftier book that what I was expecting at over 500 pages of information on shortwave broadcasts. A …

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Shortwave Log for 16 Oct 2008

16:00 21,470 kHz - BBC Africa Service - Excellent signal.  SF:71 A:7 K:1.  TX from Ascension
17:00 13,675 kHz - BBC World Service - Good signal.  SF:71 A:7 K:1 Unknown from where it is being transmitted. 18:00 13,675 kHz - BBC World Service …

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Shortwave Log for 15 Oct 2008

19:xx 15,400 kc - BBC World Service - Very loud in VA.
23:00 9,885 kc - VOA - "Welcome to the VOA, in Spanish!"

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