The Shortwave Radio Audio Archive

The Radio Heritage Foundation is pleased to provide a mirror of this fascinating audio archive site.

The Shortwave Radio Audio Archive is a podcast that contains off-air recordings from the shortwaves. These recordings represent the wide variety of stations found on the shortwave, long wave and medium wave radio spectrums (30-30,000 kHz)

We are providing this mirror as a backup service. There are much better descriptions of the recordings in the Archive itself at https://shortwavearchive.com/ and we encourage you to visit and contribute there.

Listen to the Lastest Audio Posts

  • Hurricane Watch Net: September 28, 2022
    by T Witherspoon on September 29, 2022 at 13:48

    The following recording was made on September 28, 2022 starting at 1157 UTC on 7268 kHz (lower sideband).At this time, Hurricane Ian hit the Florida coast as a category 4 storm and had been downgraded to a tropical storm over the Florida peninsula. This recording was made using a WinRadio Excalubur software defined radio connected to a skyloop antenna near Asheville, North Carolina.

  • Radio Vanuatu: June 19, 2022
    by T Witherspoon on September 28, 2022 at 11:22

    Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Paul Walker, who shares the following recording of Radio Vanuatu recorded on Sunday June 19, 2022 at 0636UTC on 11835kHz in McGrath, Alaska.

  • Independent Broadcasting Authority London (557 kHz): June 15, 1973
    by T Witherspoon on September 24, 2022 at 11:06

    Photo by Hugo Sousa Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Nigel Thornbury, who shares the following recording and notes:Broadcaster: Independent Broadcasting Authority LondonDate of recording: 6/15/1973Starting time: PMFrequency: 0.557 MHzReception location: Birmingham, EnglandReceiver and antenna: NordeMende Globe Trotter II, internal ferrite rodMode: AMNotes: Beginning of local independent stations in the UK in 1973

  • Radio Cairo (Sign On): August 11, 2022
    by T Witherspoon on September 22, 2022 at 11:00

    Photo by Jack Krier Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Angelo Prieto, for the following recording and notes:Broadcaster: Radio CairoDate of recording: 8/11/2022Starting time: 15:00 UTCFrequency: 9.440 MhzRX location: Miami, FLNotes: This is a recording of Radio Cairo from my personal magnetic tape collection. This being the only recording of Radio Cairo i have, i digitized it and then decided to upload it to The Shortwave Archive. The cassette recorder made a hissing noise in the background of the cassette recording, but the loud buzzing was interference from the original recording.

  • Radio Christian Voice (Lusaka, Zambia): October 14, 1996
    by T Witherspoon on September 16, 2022 at 10:54

    Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Greenall, who shares the following recording and notes:Broadcaster: Radio Christian Voice, Lusaka, ZambiaDate of recording: 10/14/1996Starting time: 0400 UTCFrequency: 3.330 MHzRX location: Thamesford, Ontario, CanadaReceiver and antenna: Panasonic RF-3100 and longwire antennaMode: AMNotes: Tough to log here in southern Ontario, Canada, Radio Christian Voice from Lusaka, Zambia was operating on the same frequency as time signal station CHU, Ottawa, Canada. Here is what 3330 kHz sounded like on October 14, 1996 around 0400 UTC. A good station ID from Radio Christian Voice can be heard in spite of the time beep interference from CHU.

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Earlier Recordings…

An archive of earlier recordings from the Archive can be found by clicking here.