The SWLing Post

  • Please share your recording of the 2024 BBC Midwinter Broadcast to Antarctica here!
    by Thomas on June 21, 2024 at 20:30

    In the comments section of this post, I’d like you to share your recording of the BBC Midwinter Broadcast to Antarctica! Time and frequencies Our intrepid contributor, Richard Langley, reports the following message from the British Antarctic Survey: The BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast will be transmitted at 21.30 GMT on 21 June on shortwave frequencies:

  • Help record the 2024 BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast later today (June 21, 2024)
    by Thomas on June 21, 2024 at 12:46

    Every year, the BBC broadcasts a special program to the scientists and support staff in the British Antarctic Survey Team. The BBC plays music requests and sends special messages to the small team located at various Antarctic research stations. Each year, the thirty minute show is guaranteed to be quirky, nostalgic, and certainly a DX-worthy catch!

  • The Ionosphere’s a right old mystery
    by Fastradioburst23 on June 20, 2024 at 07:07

    Hi it’s FastRadioBurst 23 here letting you know what the Imaginary Stations crew will be bringing to those shortwaves this week. On Sunday 23rd June 2024 at 0900/1300 hrs UTC on 6160 kHz and then at 2000 UTC on 6160 kHz and 3975 kHz they have another Name that theme show (WMMR) via Shortwave Gold. Like the last NTT

  • Frank’s Analysis: “Do Hams Still Listen to Shortwave? They do in Canada!”
    by Thomas on June 19, 2024 at 12:49

    My good friend Frank (K4FMH) has posted this excellent article on his blog: Do Hams Still Listen to Shortwave? They do in Canada! A must read!. Thank you for sharing, Frank!

  • The Anritsu RG52A: Rob spots this very rare receiver on eBay
    by Thomas on June 19, 2024 at 12:31

    Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Rob Gray, who writes: Hello Thomas. If interested, the link below is to an extremely rare SW receiver: Click here to view this listing on eBay. [note: this is an eBay partnership link] The latest Radio Receivers Past/Present book shows this model as a Japanese manufactured, commercial-maritime receiver. The