Welcome to The Radio Technology Hub, your home for all things radio: Terrestrial (AM/FM/SW/+), satellite, Internet, and more…
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Schematic for the PLL EDUTEC 4-Band Digital Radio...
by Thomas on July 22, 2017 at 11:30 am
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Cezar Vener, who writes with the following inquiry: I would like to ask you if you can help me with a schematic diagram for an EDUTEC 4-Band digital radio (PLL EDUTEC 4-Band Digital Radio Weltempfänger). It is not broken, but I would like to modify it. Of […]
Babcock Test Transmission on the Tecsun PL-310ET
by Thomas on July 22, 2017 at 9:00 am
Many thanks to SWLing Post reader “J JA” who shares the following video/recording of a Babcock test transmission on 11,815 kHz with his Tecsun PL-310ET: Click here to watch on YouTube. […]
Mike spots the RCA AR-88 in series “Prime...
by Thomas on July 21, 2017 at 9:00 am
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mike Hansgen (K8RAT), who adds the following to our growing archive of radios in film. Mike writes: Near the end of the current episode of “Prime Suspect: Tennison” [the radio operator mentions] he was listening on “the RCA 88”. […]
From the Isle of Music & Uncle Bill’s...
by Bill Tilford on July 21, 2017 at 12:52 am
From the Isle of Music, July 23-29 This week, to celebrate the nomination of Abracadabra in the Fusion category of Cubadisco 2017, we are rebroadcasting our interview (with music) with Oriente López. We will also taste a little of Daniel Martin’s new album Distintos. Four opportunities to […]
The Tecsun PL-880: triple conversion architecture
by Thomas on July 20, 2017 at 3:06 pm
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Larry Thompson, who writes: There’s been some confusion on my part whether the Tecsun PL-880 is a dual conversion or triple conversion receiver. Amazon and eBay list the receiver as double conversion, whereas Universal Radio doesn’t mention […]
Ian’s 80th birthday celebration
by Thomas on July 20, 2017 at 10:40 am
Earlier this month, Colin Newell asked SWLing Post readers for birthday wishes and memories to share with former Radio Canada International host, Ian McFarland. Yesterday, I received the following message from Colin: “For a guy who just turned 80, Ian McFarland looks and sounds amazing. For […]
Shortwave List: Cap’s shortwave schedule...
by Thomas on July 19, 2017 at 10:46 am
A few months ago, long-time SWLing Post contributor, Cap Tux, designed a simple shortwave schedule application for his Android phone. Though he never intended to make the app public, he shared it with me to test on my Moto G5 Plus. Cap has recently decided that if others in the SWLing Post […]
Elad FDM-DUO: now available in camouflage!
by Thomas on July 18, 2017 at 9:00 pm
Many thanks to Dennis Walter who shares the photo above from the 2017 Ham Radio Friedrichshafen convention. I’ve always thought the FDM-DUO was a cool transceiver, but I must admit it looks even better in camouflage. I did warn our buddy Clint (Oxford Shortwave) that he should stick with his […]
Valentino experiments with a ferrite sheet loop...
by Thomas on July 18, 2017 at 10:55 am
Many thanks to SWLing Post conttributor, Valentino Barbi (I4BBO) who writes detailing a novel approach to FSL antenna design. Please note that I translated Valentino’s message from Italian to English via Google translate so please forgive any errors. Valentino writes: FSL antenna radio […]
BBC News and CBS News enter editorial and...
by Thomas on July 18, 2017 at 9:00 am
(Source: BBC Media Center via Larry W) BBC News and CBS News announced today a new editorial and newsgathering relationship that will significantly enhance the global reporting capabilities of both organisations. The announcement was made by BBC Director of News and Current Affairs James Harding […]
Windows 10 Anniversary Edition and SAM Broadcaster
by Alan on October 3, 2016 at 3:47 am
Sometimes meeting new people can be serendipitous…for me…for them…or for both of us. I’ve met a lot of people thanks to using SoniXCast, and it so happens that not long before I made a new friend in Rich, I discovered something that quickly solved an issue he ran into today. […]
Connecting to SoniXcast with Virtual DJ 8
by Alan on September 13, 2016 at 2:12 pm
With permission of its author, Steve Reich, I am posting this Virtual DJ (VDJ) info from the SoniXcast Producers Facebook group. Please note that it is written in “social media speak”: 🙂 HERE IS HOW TO CONNECT TO SONIXCAST USING VDJ 8……… here is a screen shot sample […]
#TentLife is Back!
by Alan on May 15, 2016 at 7:24 pm
Although Augie and I hoped to camp out each Friday through winter…circumstances when it first became really chilly (below low 30s) meant we didn’t (e.g. Augie got a bad cold if I remember correctly). However, I am proud to announce that we did start it back up for 2016 last night!: And, […]
Listening to KEZW 1430 on My Computer
by Alan on December 7, 2015 at 5:01 am
On Friday, as an early Christmas gift from my wife, I got an SDRPlay RSP (a tuning device where a program on your computer does all the tuning/etc. work). I’ve played with it a bit each day since, with two early learnings: Don’t use CubicSDR‘s automatic gain Try to get as much […]
by Alan on October 26, 2015 at 2:35 am
For my first post about Internet radio, a shameless self promotion. 🙂 Do you like Christmas music? Really good, classic Christmas music. Well, I have a fairly popular Internet Christmas radio station, thanks to Radionomy, called Countdown2.Christmas Radio. Check it out? And if it is too early in […]
by Alan on October 26, 2015 at 1:47 am
How was everyone’s weekend? Just back from a church fall festival (in Centennial), mine was a bit of a blur…but I thought I’d report quickly on it…because…well…it is “life in Strasburg.” 🙂 Actually, this weekend kind of started on Tuesday when (to […]
Spies and Saudis
by Alan on October 19, 2015 at 5:10 am
As my first real post I thought I’d share a couple of short videos from weekend finds. Last night, while testing my new C. Crane Skywave I found my first numbers station, this one was Cuban. (However, I pulled out my Tecsun PL-880 before I recorded this video.) Not familiar with numbers […]
by Alan on October 17, 2015 at 2:43 pm
Yesterday, a four day weekend started for Augie, so he and I slept in the tent two days in a row. Let’s just say last night was just enough colder where dad definitely was uncomfortable and woke up quite a bit. Nothin’ layers can’t handle during future excursions. I hope. 🙂 As […]
All the Way from New Zealand!
by Alan on October 10, 2015 at 6:29 pm
I don’t know how many more Fridays there will be before it is too cold, but Augie and I spent the night in the tent again (and I am not sure who looks forward to or enjoys it more :-)). Although it doesn’t fix it 100%, being away from all the electromagnetic interference in the [… […]
Late Night DXing/SWLing
by Alan on October 3, 2015 at 2:23 pm
Last night’s backyard camping excursion with Augie gave me an opportunity to do some shortwave and long distance listening on my Kaito KA1103 hooked to a Sangean ANT-60 antenna. I live tweeted what I found: Augie and I are safe in our tent for the night. You can watch the temp/wind here: […]
by Alan on August 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Between Internet radio (we have redundant TDS and Bijou connectivity in our home) and SiriusXM satellite radio (which I also listen to mostly over the Internet)…I don’t really have a need for “normal” radio anymore. But I miss it…along with a former hobby of mine, […]