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Category : Short Wave Radio Stuff

Short Wave radio recording (again)

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Published on: August 23, 2005

Last night I went to record my scanner (I did this to test the recording software.) and it worked well, I set it to record a radio station (an FM station, but the thing being record is unimportant right now) and the software recorded the audio well, the only problem there was scanner changed station[…]

SWlogger

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Published on: August 22, 2005

I have looked around the net for a Short Wave radio logging program. So far I have not found on that I liked. So I figured that this might be a great chance for me to work on learning SQL (mySQL). So I have started the program. Right now I am defining the classes, I[…]

The strange things that people will believe

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Published on: August 16, 2005

While I was surfing around the Short wave radio bands, I keep finding that US based stations fall into 2 main categories. The first category is the nut job Radio evangelicalisms who think that they know when the rapture will be. And the second category nut job paranoid stuff. I am not saying all Short[…]

The radios

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Published on: August 15, 2005

I have a friend that I promised that would get to him a picture of my radios. This picture was taken around 8pm, so you hams in Pittsburgh will know what I am listening to on the Icom (display reads 146.730MHz) This picture has my Short Wave Radio, the Police Scanner, my HT and my[…]

New Section

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Published on: August 15, 2005

Since I now have my short wave radio up, I might be doing some blog entries about what I hear on the short wave radio, so I figure I will add a new section for my entries for short wave radio posts.

Freedom of the press

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Published on: August 15, 2005

Some times it takes listening to a foreign broadcast to realize how good we have it in the US. There was an article on Public Radio International (rebroadcast of the BBC, show was “The World Today”) about a “free” (free as in free speech not as in free beer) radio station that works just outside[…]

Short wave radio

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Published on: August 15, 2005

I finally got the wire I needed to put together the antenna for my short wave radio. I got 100 feet of speaker wire. I divided down the middle to get 200 feet of wire. I wrap it around the apartment; I almost made a full loop around the apartment. I turned it on I[…]

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