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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  • Sudan National Broadcasting Corporation: November 1996
    by T Witherspoon on May 16, 2024 at 22:53

    Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Greenall, who shares the following recording and notes:Broadcaster: Sudan National Broadcasting Corporation November 1996Frequency: 9.200 MHzReception location: Thamesford, Ontario, CanadaReceiver and antenna: Panasonic RF-3100 and longwire antennaNotes: In November 1996, the Sudan National Broadcasting Corporation in Omdurman was relatively easy to spot on their out-of-band frequency of 9200 kHz shortwave. In this brief recording, chanting is heard followed by time pips on the hour. Announcements are in Arabic. According to the 1996 Passport to World Band Radio, this particular transmission is listed as Republic of Sudan Radio.

  • “AWR Historical” (Cassette Recordings, Parts 1 & 2): Circa 1980
    by T Witherspoon on May 10, 2024 at 01:03

    Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Antonio Ribeiro da Motta, who shares the following recordings and notes:In 1980 I participated in the AWR Asia DX Contest promoted by the Radio Monitors International program produced by Mr. Adrian Petersen. The program was produced at the AWR Asia studios in Poona (India) and broadcast through the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Company via transmitters in Ekala and Colombo. Despite the reception being very difficult in South America, I managed to participate in the contest and got eighth place. As a prize, I got a cassette called AWR Historical. And it is this material that I would like to share with my friends at Shortwave Archive.

  • Radio Prague Interval Signals: Circa 1970 and 1999
    by T Witherspoon on May 3, 2024 at 10:54

    Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Greenall, who shares the following recordings and notes:Broadcaster: Radio Prague: 1970 and 1999Frequency: 7.345 MHzReception location: Ancaster and Thamesford, Ontario, CanadaReceiver and antenna: Hallicrafters S-52 and Drake SW-8 using a longwire antennaNotes: Here is a brief recording of Radio Prague in Czechoslovakia circa 1970. They are heard with their interval signal and announcement in English. The frequency was 7345 kHz. The second recording was made June 22, 1999 at 1727 hours UTC on 21745 kHz, with their interval signal and multi-lingual ID’s, as the external service of Czech Radio. In 1970, I received a beautiful cloth bookmark from Radio Prague, and I gave it to my mother as she liked to read, and I felt it would be a way to include her in my newfound hobby of shortwave listening. She used it for the next 46 years, and I recovered it in 2016 after her passing, still in amazingly good condition.

  • BBC Hausa (Interval Signal): February 7, 2024
    by T Witherspoon on April 26, 2024 at 09:32

    Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Paul Walker, who shares the following recording made on February 7, 2024 in McGrath Alaska on 5,975 kHz at 05:21 UTC:

  • Radio Malaysia (Interval Signal): Circa 1971
    by T Witherspoon on April 19, 2024 at 10:15

    Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Greenall, who shares the following recording and notes:Broadcaster: Radio Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur 1971 (interval signal)Date of recording: 1971Frequency: 6.175Reception location: Ancaster, Ontario, CanadaReceiver and antenna: Hallicrafters S-52 using a longwire antennaNotes: Southeast Asia was one of the toughest areas to DX in my early years of SWLing from my receiving post in southern Ontario, Canada. Radio Malaysia from Kuala Lumpur on 6175 kHz made it through one morning in 1971 with their interval signal, then a very lengthy pause (about 35 seconds) before announcement in an Asian dialect. The lack of QRM and QRN helped to make this reception possible. For this, I was rewarded with their very attractive QSL card.

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  • Radio Denmark (777.0K)
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  • WWV pre-1971 (766.0K)
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  • CHRB1140 (84.0K)
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  • E08lf7Us (2.4M)
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  • Radio Rabaul (1.5M)
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Earlier Recordings…

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