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Category : Short Wave Radio Stuff


Comments: Comments Off on PodCasts
Published on: September 21, 2010

I am always behind on my Podcasts.  I have a 2.8 day queue left (if I was to listen straight) the PodCasts I listen to are Issues Etc (www.issuesetc.org) Fighting for the Faith (http://www.fightingforthefaith.com/) Irish and Celtic Music ( http://celticmusicpodcast.com/) Pub Song Podcast (http://pubsong.com/) Armature Radio Newsline (http://n5pre.podomatic.com/) Bill O’Reilly Rush Limbaugh and I am[…]

Short Wave Radio

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Published on: May 23, 2006

Wow, the Short Wave bands are open, I am picking up alot of stuff, I can not understand most of it since I only know english, but there is alot on tonight, I have read that there is a high level of Sun Spote activities, and I can attest to the fact that the Short[…]

Attention all Hams and SWL

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Published on: March 15, 2006

Qrz is reporting that we might see a massive spike in sun spot activity. I don’t know much about how this will affect people into astronomy. But I do know that this will affect RF on earth. It will not help me on the Ham radio band since I do not work on the bands[…]

Short Wave listening last night

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Published on: February 21, 2006

I had a great time last night listening to the Short Wave radio. I will admit I stayed up way longer then I should have. At about 1am this morning I started to pick up The Voice of America for Africa. It is always fun to tune around the Short Wave bands to see what[…]

The Short Wave bands

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Published on: February 20, 2006

Tonight I turned on my Short Wave radio for the first time in about a month and a half, I had not turned it on in a while since back about a month and a half ago the bands seemed to be dead aka I was not getting anything. Well tonight I am getting a[…]

What is up with the SW bands as of late

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Published on: October 26, 2005

For the last week or so I can not get many stations. It is not like I have a bad antenna I have 450 feet worth of antenna. I should be pulling in the world, but I just have not been getting anything this week. I use to get almost every thing From Radio Korea[…]

Audio from Radio Sweden finally up

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Published on: September 26, 2005

I finally got some audio from Radio Sweden. I got it tonight, and it is up here, as an mp3 It is about an anniversary of some boat that did trade with China. They don’t seam to be very forgiving of their ancestors though, the had some very harsh words for the people that did[…]

here, as an mp3

The Short Wave bands seem to be active as of late

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Published on: September 26, 2005

I was tuning around the Short Wave Radio band tonight, and there seems to be more active now then it has been for a while. I wonder exactly what is causing the upsurge in activity tonight. It is nice to have more stations to listen to. They are coming very nicely, I am still having[…]


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Published on: September 18, 2005

I am going to see if I can get my Ham Radio forums going again. This time I am going to work on defining it better. First I am going to define it for Western Pennsylvania, aka the Pittsburgh region. I am also going to add a scanner section. Now that we are Podcasting I[…]

More ShortWave radio audio

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Published on: September 8, 2005

I have finally gotten around to recording the news off of the short wave radio. It has 3 sections separated by “white space” (aka silence) The first audio in the file is from Radio Vietnam, the next section is China Radio International (with just under it, on the same freq some evangelical shouting something about[…]

Some Audio from the short wave

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Published on: September 1, 2005

Well Yesterday I picked up a converter for the Phone jack of the Short Wave radio. Tonight was I was surfing the waves I came onto a show called “The Power Hour” This is some of the extreme far right wing nut job militants. This is not the worst of the stuff that I have[…]

I love the nutes on Short Wave Radio, do people really belive this stuff?

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Published on: August 31, 2005

Tonight I was listing to the Short Wave radio and I was picking up a radio show called Coast to Coast AM. They have some guy on that is claiming that the Russian government causes the hurricanes. He claims that Ivan, and Katrina were caused by them, part of his proof is that they have[…]

What a day for the radios.

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Published on: August 30, 2005

Well today as posted about earlier that I pulled out the two other radios. I got the power adapter built. I am supplying the power to the Alinco that is being used by the Icom. I also tuned up an antenna for my Alinco, it works well, only has a 1.4:1 SWR on both bands.[…]

Blue grass/Country music on Short wave radio

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Published on: August 27, 2005

I finally found my first music station on the short wave radio bands. The stuff that they had on that station was nothing like what you would find on the local (nationally owned) commercial stations. Normally I will make jokes about country and blue grass music as not being real music, but this stuff is[…]


Comments: Comments Off on SWlogger
Published on: August 26, 2005

I have been putting together the core objects for the SWlogger program. I have so far defined the info I want to track, I am thinking the next step would be to build a testing interface. Once I get a test interface done, I will then go on to testing the interface and the core[…]

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