The Shortwave Radio Audio Archive
Shortwave Radio 1974 mix tape: Canada, Argentina,...09/01/15
SRAA contributor, Brian Smith, writes:Want to know what shortwave radio sounded like in 1974? This 55-minute recording, recovered from a cassette, was never intended to be anything but "audio notes": I was an 18-year-old shortwave listener who...
Channel Africa: August 31, 2015
Despite dismal propagation, I was quite happy to receive a relatively strong signal today (31 August 2015) from Channel Africa, starting around 16:40 UTC on 15,235 kHz. This recording begins with the French language service (already in progress),...
Voice of Greece: August 5, 2015
For your listening pleasure: the Voice of Greece.Recorded on August 5, 2015 starting around 04:20 UTC on 9,420 kHz. Receiver used was a WinRadio Excalibur, hooked up to a large horizontal delta loop antenna. Reception location is North Carolina, USA.
Voice of Turkey: July 20, 2015
SRAA contributor, Richard Langley notes:Live recording of the Voice of Turkey on 20 July 2015 beginning at 21:56:38 UTC on a frequency of 9830 kHz. The signal originates from a 500 kW transmitter in Emirler, near Ankara, Turkey, and was beamed 310° to...
Radio St. Helena: November 4, 2006
Many thanks toSRAA contributor, Brian Smith, who notes:Beginning in 1990, Radio St. Helena was known for transmitting an international shortwave radio broadcast only once a year -- and sometimes not even that -- on a frequency of 11092.5 kHz USB. I...
Radio France International in English: July 25, 2015
Radio France International in English recorded in Europe on July 25, 2015 at 0600 UTC, shortwave frequency of 13725 kHz (transmitter site: Issoudun, France, 500 kW transmitter power)
Midnight in the Desert with Art Bell (via WTWW): July 21,...
For your listening pleasure: an off air recording of Art Bell's "Midnight in the Desert." This is the first episode of Midnight in the Desertand the first time veteran radio host, Art Bell, has relayed a radio serieson shortwave radio.This recording...
Radio Cook Islands (Recording #2 Mediumwave): circa 1993
Two engineers from Radio Cook Islands, photographed during my visit in April, 1993. (Photo: Guy Atkins) The following is the second recording of Radio Cook Islands by SRAA contributor,Guy Atkins.Click here to read the recording description and...
Radio Cook Islands (Recording #1 Mediumwave): circa 1993
A view from the driveway entrance to the Radio Cook Islands studio in 1993. Insulators on an antenna (T2FD or multiband dipole) can be seen as dark spots against the cloudy sky. A feedline is also seen rising above the left side of the building....
Radio France International in English: July 17, 2015
Radio France International in English recorded in Europe on July 17, 2015 at 0600 UTC, shortwave frequency of 13725 kHz (transmitter site: Issoudun, France, 500 kW transmitter power)
Radio ERT Greece in Greek: July 17, 2015
Radio ERT Greece broadcasting in Greek, recorded in Europe on July 17, 2015 at 0356 GMT from shortwave frequency of 9420 kHz. Ending abruptly after one hour without relaying foreign language programme segments which recently used to be transmitted...
International Radio Serbia in several languages: July 15,...
International Radio Serbia in Italian, Russian, English, Spanish and Serbian languages recorded from shortwave frequency of 6100 kHz on July 15, 2015 at 1730 GMT (transmitter site: [bij], 250 kW of transmitter power)
Voice of Korea (North) in English: July 12, 2015
Voice of Korea [North] in English and Spanish recorded in Europe at 2100 UTC on July 12, 2015, shortwave frequency of 13760 kHz (transmitter site: Kujang in North Korea, transmitter power of 200 kW)
Radio Cairo in English and Arabic: July 10, 2015
Radio Cairo in English and Arabic recorded on July 10, 2015, shortwave frequency of 9965kHz at 2300 GMT (250 kW of transmitter power)
Nigerian Armed Forces Radio: July 8, 2015
At 06:00 UTCthis morning, I recordedone hour of theNigerian Armed Forces Radiotest on 13,775 kHz. This broadcast was transmitted from a 250 kW transmitter in Issoudun, France.Hypothetically, this may have been the last test transmission of the NAFR...
Deutsche Welle in English: July 7, 2015
Deutsche Welle in English, recorded in Europe on July 7, 2015 at 0700 UTC, shortwave frequency of 15275 kHz (transmitter site: Issoudun, France; transmitter power: 500 kW)
Radio Tirana (Albania) in English: July 8, 2015
Radio Tirana in English recorded in Europe at 2000 UTC on July 8, 2015, shortwave frequency of 7465 kHz - transmitter power: 100 kW
WWV changes announcement format: July 1, 1971
Shortwave Radio Audio Archive contributor, Brian D. Smith, recently contacted me; I was enthused when he described the recording he was sharing:"This recording captures the last 5 minutes of WWV’s old format (giving the time every 5 minutes) and the...
Hamburger Lokalradio relays in English: July 4, 2015
Hamburger Lokalradio in English recorded in Europe July 4, 2015 at 1400 GMT, shortwave frequency of 7265 kHz (transitter site in Göhren, Germany, transmitter power: 1 kW). Recording made using SONY ICF SW77 receiver ('sync U' button switched on) and...
Nigerian Armed Forces Radio: July 4, 2015
SRAA contributor, Richard Langley, writes:Live recording of a test transmission of Nigerian Armed Forces Radio on 4 July 2015 beginning at 06:00:01 UTC (carrier on; audio file begins at 06:01:30; program begins at 06:01:36) on a frequency of 13775...
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