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.

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  • Radio Romania International (Hebrew Language Service): November 20, 2022
    by T Witherspoon on January 24, 2023 at 11:49

    Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Paul Walker who shares this recording of Radio Romania International’s Hebrew Language Service. This recording was made in McGrath, Alaska, on 7,370 kHz at 17:31 UTC on November 20, 2022. Paul notes. “this is RRI with their once weekly 30 minute broadcast in Hebrew on 7370 from Galbeni, to the Middle East

  • Voice of America (English): November 22, 2022
    by T Witherspoon on January 17, 2023 at 11:41

    Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Paul Walker, who shares the following recording of VOA made on November 22, 2022 at 20:34 UTC on 11,850 kHz in McGrath, Alaska. Paul notes that this was actually a program feed error because the Kirundi Language Service is normally broadcast at this time and on this frequency.

  • Voice of America (via Okinawa, Rhodes, Philippines, Greenville, & Woofferton): Circa 1970’s
    by T Witherspoon on January 10, 2023 at 11:50

    Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Greenall, who shares the following recordings and notes:Broadcaster: Voice of America Okinawa Rhodes Philippines Greenville Woofferton 1970’sDate of recordings: variousFrequency: variousReception location: Ancaster, Ontario, CanadaReceiver and antenna: Hallicrafters S-52 using a longwire antennaNotes: In the 1970’s, Voice of America relay transmitter sites often gave their location between programs. Some VOA programs were relayed via the BBC site at Woofferton, England (audio from 1971). Reception of Rhodes in the 41 metre band was not easy here in Ontario, Canada as evidenced by that recording. The transmitter at Greenville, North Carolina was their largest operation. That recording is circa 1973. The Okinawa relay was heard on 7165 kHz, and Philippines relay 15185 kHz, both recorded in 1971. The Yankee Doodle tune was played during most of these interludes.

  • ETLF, Radio Voice of the Gospel (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia): March 23, 1971
    by T Witherspoon on January 3, 2023 at 11:44

    Photo by Rich Post Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Greenall, who shares the following recordings and notes:Broadcaster: ETLF, Radio Voice of the Gospel, Addis Ababa, EthiopiaDate of recording: 3/23/1971Frequency: 11.890 MHzReception location: Ancaster, Ontario, CanadaReceiver and antenna: Hallicrafters S-52 using a longwire antennaNotes: Here are two brief recordings from Radio Voice of the Gospel, station ETLF, from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In the first one, from 1971, there is significant QSB (fading) but they are in the clear. Listen for their four note drum interval signal, ID in English, and mention of the date Tuesday 23rd of March. The second recording, also in English, is from the early 1970’s during a transmission to West Africa in the 25 metre band where they are heard signing off.

  • Radio Netherlands (Death of Pope John Paul I): September 28, 1978
    by T Witherspoon on January 2, 2023 at 14:18

    Ioannes Paulus I, by Fotografia Felici, 1978 Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following recording and notes:Broadcaster: Radio NetherlandsDate of recording: 9/28/1978Starting time: UnknownFrequency: UnknownReception location: St. Cloud, MNReceiver and antenna: Sony ICF-5900W using a whip antennaNotes: Radio Netherland’s shortwave transmission announcing the death of Pope John Paul I in 1978. I had tuned in to listen to DX Juke Box and heard that the show was being preempted due to the unexpected passing. Pope John Paul I was head of the Catholic Church for only 33 days, the shortest in papal history.

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Earlier Recordings…

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