Radio History & Nostalgia

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

Want a gorgeous 1940 RCA 50 kW shortwave transmitter from the RCI Sackville station?

Many thanks to Amanda Dawn Christie who contacted me this morning regarding a message she received from Marc Goldstein, who is seeking a home for a …

New Brunswick

Radiotelevisione italiana (RAI) final shortwave broadcast: September 30, 2007

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Andrea Borgnino, who shares the following off-air recording clips of the final shortwave broadcasts from …

North America

Radiorama web n.76 di 131 pagine è scaricabile gratuitamente da tutti

<b>Nuovo numero di Radiorama di 131 pagine disponibile per il download</b><p><b>Clicca qui per scaricare il numero 76</b><p><b>Radiorama</b> è una pubblicazione dedicata alla …

National Model NC 125

When Quackery on the Radio Was a Public Health Crisis

In the 1920s and 30s, regulators and experts grappled with how to stop the sale of dubious devices and miracle cures over the airwaves.<p>It’s no wonder …

Medical Journals

Do Shortwave ‘Numbers Stations’ Really Instruct Spies?

Unidentified radio broadcasts have been transmitting coded messages, using numbers for years

National Security

Al shares vintage RAE theme

Many thanks to <i>SWLing Post</i> contributor, Al Quaglieri, who writes:<p>In the ’60s and ’70s, RAE had a really evocative theme song that opened and closed …

Vintage

Super gainer problems - Page 4

<b>Posts:</b> 245<p><b>Joined:</b> Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:14 pm<p><b>Location:</b> Pacific Northwest, USA<p>FWIW, here's a cleaner copy of the schematic from my reprint of the 1936 …

The National HRO-5TA1: Parting is such sweet sorrow…

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’m in the process of selling and giving away radio gear that I no longer use or that’s been sitting on the …

Nonprofits

Heathkit Twoer and Sixer transceivers

If, like me, you are rather old you may remember the Heathkit Twoer, Sixer and similar rigs. These were 5W AM transceivers covering either 10m, 6m or …

Radio Moscow - Soyuz 26, Day 31: January 9, 1978

Many thanks to Shortwave Radio Audio Archive contributor, <b>Colin Anderton</b>, who shares a series of off-air recordings, originally made on reel-to-reel …

Moscow

Radio Moscow - Soyuz 26, Day 30: January 8, 1978

Many thanks to Shortwave Radio Audio Archive contributor, <b>Colin Anderton</b>, who shares a series of off-air recordings, originally made on reel-to-reel …

Moscow

MDZhB featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017”

Many thanks to <i>SWLing Post</i> contributor, Golan Klinger, who shares the following article which was elected “<i>Best Of 2017″</i> on the BBC Future …

St. Petersburg

The Minerva Tropic Master: a portable WWII era morale radio

If you’re a regular here on the <i>SWLing Post</i>, you’ve no doubt discovered that I’m a fan of vintage radios.<p>Lately, I’ve been attempting to let go of …

Portable

Philips 835A (Italy, 1934) Bands: MW only Tubes: E455 E462 E499 C453 1823 Museum of the Radio, Verona, Italy #OldRadio #TubeRadio #radio #Philips #Verona #Italy #Italia #1930s

Philips Super Inductance 638U Poster (1930s) Source: STS Virtuális Rádiómúzeum #OldRadio #TubeRadio #radio #poster #Philips #VintageAd #1930s

Hi everybody: Just posting this picture in hope that somebody can identify this Philips tube radio. Need model number to get schematics. It has 5 tubes and there are no markings on them. Only EL 84 is identified. Don' t know what tubes are and if in correct socket. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Radio Moscow - Soyuz 26, Day 29: January 7, 1978

Many thanks to Shortwave Radio Audio Archive contributor, <b>Colin Anderton</b>, who shares a series of off-air recordings, originally made on reel-to-reel …

Moscow

Radio Moscow - Soyuz 26, Day 24: January 2, 1978

Many thanks to Shortwave Radio Audio Archive contributor, <b>Colin Anderton</b>, who shares a series of off-air recordings, originally made on reel-to-reel …

Moscow

Radio Moscow - Soyuz 26, Day 26: January 4, 1978

Many thanks to Shortwave Radio Audio Archive contributor, <b>Colin Anderton</b>, who shares a series of off-air recordings, originally made on reel-to-reel …

Moscow

Radio Moscow - Soyuz 26, Day 28: January 6, 1978

Many thanks to Shortwave Radio Audio Archive contributor, <b>Colin Anderton</b>, who shares a series of off-air recordings, originally made on reel-to-reel …

Moscow

Ed spots a Heathkit HW-101 in The Royal Tenennbaums

Many thanks to <i>SWLing Post</i> contributor, Ed, who writes:<p>I was in my corner bar last night in Philadelphia where “The Royal Tenennbaums” (2001) was …

Royal Family

Not so "oldies".

Thanks again to Mike KD5KC for posting these on QRP-L.<br>You may remember a few years ago (I think it was just a few years ago - maybe 10 years?, or …

Radio Moscow - Soyuz 26, Day 27: January 5, 1978

Many thanks to Shortwave Radio Audio Archive contributor, <b>Colin Anderton</b>, who shares a series of off-air recordings, originally made on reel-to-reel …

Moscow

Hallicrafters HT-37 and SX-101a Ham Radio Set

I have an HT-37 transmitter and SX-101a receiver for sale. The receiver receives well on all bands and is in decent shape for how old it is. The …

Some more oldies, but goodies • AmateurRadio.com

This list was posted on QRP-L by Mike Olbrisch KD5KC - The Radio Boys series. These books are in the same genre as The Hardy Boys or Tom Swift, but …

Amateur Radio

Hey everyone I have this old tube Long distance RADIO by zenith 146 Model 6C21 I can't seem to figure out to get the radio part of it to work... Like I dont get any stations... Think it might need new tubes?