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  • CBS features WRMI’s Ukraine war news over shortwave
    by Thomas on May 23, 2022 at 10:48

    Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Kim Elliott, who shares the following report from CBS Weekend News: Florida residents broadcast Ukraine war news to Russian citizens (CBS Weekend News) A farm in central Florida has become one of the largest shortwave radio operations in the world. Using Cold War era radio technology called shortwave, Jeff

  • Guest Post: You might be a radio nerd if…
    by Thomas on May 22, 2022 at 09:57

    Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Jock Elliott, who shares the following guest post: How can you tell if you are a radio nerd? By Jock Elliott, KB2GOM Jeff Foxworthy made a name for himself with his comedy routine, “You Might Be a Redneck.” That phrase – you might be a redneck – is always followed by a

  • Radio Waves: Led Zeppelin Saved by Off-Air Recording, News on a Music Station, FFC Notice to Pirate Landlords, and Hamvention 2022
    by Thomas on May 21, 2022 at 11:00

    Radio Waves:  Stories Making Waves in the World of Radio Welcome to the SWLing Post’s Radio Waves, a collection of links to interesting stories making waves in the world of radio. Enjoy! The improvised Led Zeppelin song that was lost by the BBC for over 40 years (Far Out) During Led Zeppelin’s 12 years together, the group

  • A trip to the KZOO
    by Fastradioburst23 on May 20, 2022 at 04:00

    Hi SWLing Post community, Fastradioburst23 here letting you know about a transmission of  KZOO, another installment of the imaginary radio stations show to be broadcast this weekend via the good folks at WRMI. It’s on Sunday 22nd May 2022 at 2200 UTC/ 1800 EST on 9395 kHz and will feature music using those strange and

  • Soldering is Easy: An amazing soldering primer in comic book form
    by Thomas on May 19, 2022 at 18:00

    Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, David Goren, who shares a link to this PDF which is a primer on soldering…in comic book form! Thing is, this primer is brilliantly illustrated and all of the soldering techniques are truly textbook. No wonder, though: the amazing Mitch Altman provided the “Soldering Wisdom.” (You might recall my

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