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Pacific-Asian Log (PAL Guide) January 2023 Update

Bruce Portzer’s Pacific-Asian Log (PAL) Guide has been updated to the January 2023 edition. You can download a PDF copy here: or search the database…

Dario Monferini – RIP

Italian DXer Daro Monferini has died after a long illness. The death of Dario Monferini has come as a shock to those involved in shortwave radio. Blogs announced the passing of Dario on the morning of October 17, 2022, after the news was spread rapidly via social media. Dario was a well-known DXer worldwide whose contribution to the hobby is well-documented.

The Story of the American Forces Network (AFN) – The Big Picture

Enjoy this YouTube video which recently came to our attention thanks to a posting on the World of Radio (WOR) mailing list by Horacio Nigro…

Lynne Lowan from FEN Sendai

Nobuo Sato recently wrote to us: I take the liberty of writing this e-mail in the hopes that you could help me find the ex-announcer…

New QSL Collection added

Dean Hunt, from Auckland, New Zealand, has recently donated a small collection of QSL cards and other memorabilia from his time as a listening enthusiast…

Dmitry Mezin Collection: True Sounds Audio Archive

From his now closed dxsignal.ru hobby website Dmitry Mezin has made available an off-line version of his “True Sounds” audio archive. With his permission, we…

Mark Slater aircheck

Mark Slater (formerly of 2CA) emailed us: I’m Mark Slater on air from 1974-77 and I’m looking for an aircheck of me…nothing. We valued tape…

Rose Lee from Quirindi

Leonie McGregor emailed us: Hi, My Great Great Grandmother was Rose Lee from Quirindi. It is my understanding from mum that she was the first…

A new column: Coffee and Radio with Martin Butera

We are pleased to welcome a new series of reports from our South American correspondent, Martin Butera. In each report Martin chats over coffee with Brazilian radio enthusiasts about their hobby and more.

The NZ Vintage Radio Project

If you have an interest in vintage radio receivers, especially those that were available in New Zealand, then The NZ Vintage Radio Project website, run by Steve Dunworth, is worth a visit.

Garry Raynes of 2KA/4IP?

Ian Anderson emailed us: My name is Ian Anderson, my Mother was Maureen Raynes, her brother was Garry Raynes, I believe that he was a…

The Pirate Archive

If you have an interest in UK land-based pirate radio history we recommend the fascinating website “The Pirate Archive“. It’s a great collection of audio…

New additions to our QSL Gallery

We have recently added some new items to the QSL Gallery on our website: The Hazel Edwards (nee Nicholls) Collection of QSLs from the 1930s….

A Warm Pacific Welcome

Welcome! Here, you’ll find features, pictures, personalities, commercial art, radio station guides, audio and more connecting popular culture, nostalgia and radio heritage across the Pacific and beyond.

Pacific-Asian Log (PAL) November 2021 Update

Bruce Portzer’s Pacific-Asian Log (PAL) Guide has been updated to the November 2021 edition. You can download a PDF copy here: or search the database…

Radio Heritage Foundation provides mirror of the Shortwave Radio Audio Archive

The Radio Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce it is now providing a backup mirror of this fascinating audio archive site run by Thomas Witherspoon….

New museum to recognize Warsaw radio station that was second biggest in the world

In memory of what was once the second tallest radio transmission station in the world, scientists are looking to set up a museum to commemorate its history.

Western Australian Telecommunications History

We recently came across this web page which has some interesting snippets regarding the history of broadcasting in Western Australia: https://oldaustraliantelephones.weebly.com/misc-wa-telecomms-history.html#f This is part of…

Searching Soldat Henri Lisiewicz

Anita Druskovic writes to us from Germany: I’m from Germany and I search my Grandpa. I have not many Informations of him. Only a few…

Radio Prague International celebrates 85th anniversary

Czech Radio have published this article on their website, celebrating the 85th anniversary of Radio Prague International, which was launched on August 31, 1936: https://english.radio.cz/radio-prague-international-celebrates-85th-anniversary-8727236…