Radio History & Nostalgia

By Willi Kraml (OE1WKL) | Glimpsing back into previous radio times

Tribute to the island of Lombok

Because of the two major earthquakes that have struck the island of Lombok in Indonesia within a few days, we interrupt the regular flow of our …

Shortwave Radio Recordings: RNW Media Network, April 9, 1982

Former RNW Madagascar site (Photo courtesy of RNW)<p>Many thanks to <i>SWLing Post</i> and <i>SRAA</i> contributor, Tom Laskowski, who shares the following off-air …

News Media

Dan spots a rare Squires-Sanders SS-1R receiver on eBay

Many thanks to <i>SWLing Post</i> contributor, Dan Robinson, who writes:This is only the second Squires-Sanders rig that has appeared on the used market in …

Markets

Anyone ever hear of Vespa...Can't seem to find anything online about this radio.

Listening to Stromberg-Carlson radio. Photo by Max Dupain, 1937. #OldRadio #TubeRadio #photo #OldPhoto #1930s

WWVH: “Working at NIST Hawaii”

From left to right: Dean Takamatsu, Dean Okayama, Director Copan, Adela Mae Ochinang and Chris Fujita.<br>Credit: D. Okayama/NISTMany thanks to <i>SWLing …

Hawaii

Australian Foreign Minister says her party did not support shutting down shortwave

The Shepparton transmitter site of ABC/Radio Australia(Source: RadioInfo via William Lee and Dennis Dura)Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has …

Julie Bishop

NIST FY2019 budget includes request to shutdown WWV and WWVH

WWV Time Code Generator – photo taken at WWV in 2014Many thanks to a number of <i>SWLing Post</i> readers who have pointed out the NIST 2019 Presidential …

North America

Listener Post: Fred remembers discovering the shortwaves

Radio Japan QSL (Source: Fred Waterer)Many thanks to my buddy, Fred Waterer, who shared the following message with friends on Facebook and has kindly …

Soviet Union

Broadcasting on shortwave

Like many in my generation, I came to amateur radio via shortwave broadcasters. As a young teenager I enjoyed getting QSL cards for broadcast …

Ein Stück Stadtgeschichte: Junker Morsetaste für das Stadtarchiv Bad Honnef

Ein Stück Stadtgeschichte: Hans Wintersberg hat dem Archiv der Stadt Bad Honnef eine Junker Morsetaste übergeben. 44 Jahre lang arbeitete er in der …

Bonn

Ex-RAF radio operator recalls operation which shortened Second World War

Robert Calvert, 93, worked on a seized German U-boat coding box as part of a special high-security project.

Northern Ireland

Gone and Forgotten: Shortwave Radio SEARV

In our program last week we presented the story of the early low power shortwave stations (and their parallel mediumwave unit) that were installed in …

Dan records the final transmission of Radio Transmundial Portuguese

Many thanks to <i>SWLing Post</i> contributor, Dan Robinson, who shares the following notes about the final transmission of Radio Transmundial. [Dan made …

Soccer

Where it belongs: S38E in a Zoo

<b>Hey fellas,</b><p><b>Hope this finds you well. Spent the day with my family at a zoo. They have a neat African exhibit that includes many small huts for shade</b> …

Faraday, Maxwell - Scientific Heroes Remembered - Making It Up

Take a moment to reflect on the 19th Century giants Faraday, Maxwell. These wonderful scientists laid the foundations for modern physics and our …

Physics

Boat Anchors at Voice of Aladdin ARC Columbus Hamfest

<i>A guest post by Eric McFadden, WD8RIF</i>I had the pleasure of attending the annual Voice of Aladdin Amateur Radio Club’s Columbus Hamfest this past …

Aladdin

Simpleceiver Plus Version 2 SSB Transceiver

Throwback Thursday - Radio Cook Islands

<b>Radio Cook Islands</b> is silent on shortwave, however it was once a very sought after Pacific catch. RCI operated on 11760 kHz in English and Maori, and …

Barn Door CLE Regen Results

This past weekend's '<b>Barn Door' CLE</b>' saw a lot of participation, in spite of the mid-summer doldrums and the universal nasty lightning noise.<p>After …

Vintage Amateur Radio: Old Hamradio Photo Collection

Mary Loomis was one of the few women who were radio engineers in the 1920s. She opened a school in Washington, D.C., to teach radio operation and …

Ham Radio

Gary seeks information about radio recordings by the Judica Cordiglia brothers

Many thanks to <i>SWLing Post</i> contributor, Gary Wise (W4EEY), who writes with the following inquiry:<p>Have you (or your subscribers) ever investigated the …

YouTube

Mittelwelle / Langwelle

RCA model 29K and Zenith model 7S558

Zenith model 7S558

Wow. Mr. Carlson's New Old-Time Radio and Test Gear Lab. VE7ZWZ -- Homebrew Hero

<b>It has been a while since we last visited Mr. Carlson's lab. As always, we found it amazing. The awesomeness just keeps increasing. Previous visits:</b> …

Tnx Vladimir Long range set from Russia https://t.co/tFOqgrtKb9

42 anni fa nascevano ufficialmente la radio “libere”

Se le radio “libere” hanno una data di nascita, questa può essere considerata ufficialmente quella di mercoledì <b>28 luglio 1976</b>.<p>Pubblicato da<p>Fiorenzo …

Guest Post: The Days of AM Pop Music in New York City

Dan Ingram (September 7, 1934 – June 24, 2018)<i>Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Patrick, who shares the following guest post:</i>Dear Thomas,Thank …

New York City