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The Shortwave Radio Audio Archive is a podcast that contains off-air recordings from the shortwaves. These recordings represent the wide variety of stations found on the shortwave, long wave and medium wave radio spectrums (30-30,000 kHz)

The Shortwave Radio Audio Archive is a podcast that contains off-air recordings from the shortwaves. These recordings represent the wide variety of stations found on the shortwave, long wave and medium wave radio spectrums (30-30,000 kHz)

Location:

United States

Description:

The Shortwave Radio Audio Archive is a podcast that contains off-air recordings from the shortwaves. These recordings represent the wide variety of stations found on the shortwave, long wave and medium wave radio spectrums (30-30,000 kHz)

Language:

English


Episodes

BBC World Service Annual Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast: June 21, 2022

6/23/2022
A live, off-air, half-hour recording of the BBC World Service special Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast on 21 June 2022 beginning at 21:30 UTC. The broadcast, hosted by Cerys Matthews, featured messages and music for the 32 members of the staff of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) overwintering in Antarctica at the Rothera (Antarctic Peninsula) and King Edward Point and Bird Island (South Georgia) research stations. In addition to personal messages from family and friends, there were special...

Duration:00:30:04

Radio Republik Indonesia Jakarta (Interval Signal): April 11, 1998

6/23/2022
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Greenall, who shares the following recording and notes: Probably my favourite interval signal of all time, the Song of the Coconut Islands, used by Radio Republik Indonesia stations. Here we have Jakarta on 15150 kHz signing on April 11, 1998. Their signal had to travel over 15800 km to get to my receiver in southern Ontario, Canada, so there is a little flutter which is expected. Receiving equipment consisted of a Panasonic RF-3100 portable hooked up to...

Duration:00:00:02

Radio Madagasikara (Interval Signal): February 18, 1997

6/23/2022
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Greenall, who shares the following recording and notes: Rarely logged here, the interval signal from Radio Madagasikara broadcasting from the island of Madagascar, as heard in Thamesford, Ontario, Canada on February 18, 1997 at sign on around 0258 hours UTC on 5010 kHz shortwave. Their national anthem is played followed by announcements which are of unfortunately low modulation. The receiver used was a Panasonic RF-3100 portable and a longwire...

Duration:00:00:01

The Voice Of Free China: Circa 1971

6/16/2022
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Greenall, who shares the following recording and notes: During my early years of SWLing, The Voice of Free China from Taipei, Taiwan was an exciting catch for me. The signal came direct from Taiwan (no relay) and was often subject to "polar flutter" as it found it's path to Southern Ontario, Canada. My receiver was a Hallicrafters S-52 hooked up to a long wire antenna. This recording is from early 1971 and the frequency used was 15125 kHz. Their interval...

Duration:00:00:01

Madagascar World Voice, Radio Feda: May 15, 2022

6/16/2022
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Paul Walker, who shares the following recording and notes: KNLS sister station Madagascar World Voice broadcasts Radio Feda, an Arabic language Christian program from Madagascar to the Middle East on 13670 kHz at 1900-2000UTC and 13710 kHz from 2000-2100UTC. This is the 13710 kHz broadcast as received in McGrath Alaska on 15 May 2022.

Duration:00:08:01

FEBA Seychelles (Interval Signal): February 22, 1973

6/8/2022
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Greenall, who shares the following recording and notes: Some of my old audio cassette tapes from the 1970's contain unedited material from my shortwave listening activities that has never been labelled or properly organized. Upon playing one such cassette, I found this recording of radio station FEBA Seychelles. After cross checking this with some entries in my old log book, I discovered it was made on February 22, 1973 around 1800 hours UTC on a...

Duration:00:00:02

Action Radio (Guyana Broadcasting Service): March 12, 1972

5/29/2022
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Greenall, for sharing the following recording and notes: Broadcaster: Action Radio (Guyana Broadcasting Service) Date of recording: 3/12/1972 Starting time: believe it was around 0900 UTC Frequency: 3.290 MHz Recption location: Ancaster, Ontario, Canada Receiver and antenna: Hallicrafters S-52 using a longwire antenna Notes: "Action Radio" (the Guyana Broadcasting Service) from Georgetown recorded signing on for the day in March 1972 on 3290 kHz...

Duration:00:00:02

BPM (Time Signal Service of the People's Republic of China): April 28, 2022

5/24/2022
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Paul Walker, who shares the following recording of BOM and notes: BPM on 10 MHz surpassing WWVH’s signal, which does not happen often at all—if ever that I can remember—in McGrath, Alaska. The dits form BPM are obvious, but the morse code beginning at 39 seconds and the voice at 1 min 21 secs just wipe away WWVH.

Duration:00:02:02

Trans World Radio (Interval Signal): November 2, 1996

5/19/2022
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Greenall, who shares the following recording and notes: Broadcaster: Trans World Radio, Swaziland Date of recording: 11/2/1996 Starting time: 0358 Frequency: 4.750 MHz Reception location: Thamesford, Ontario, Canada Receiver and antenna: Panasonic RF-3100 and longwire antenna Notes: Here is the interval signal of Trans World Radio in Swaziland as received here in Ontario, Canada on November 2, 1996. If you could hear this station well, it was...

Duration:00:00:02

Voice of Korea: May 12, 2022. North Korea officially announces its first COVID-19 outbreak

5/15/2022
Quoting The Diplomat: For the first time, North Korea has confirmed a positive COVID-19 case within the country. The state-run Korean Central News Agency reported on May 12 that a “specimen from persons with fever” in Pyongyang had come back positive for the Omicron BA.2 variant, a particularly contagious strain of the virus. The phrasing of the announcement makes it unclear how many people are infected. KCNA called the development a “most serious emergency case of the state.” Below is the...

Duration:00:47:33

Radio Juventud: Circa 1970

5/10/2022
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Greenall, who shares the following recording and notes: Broadcaster: Radio Juventud, Barquisimeto, Venezuela 1970 Frequency: 4.900 MHz Reception location: Ancaster, Ontario, Canada Receiver and antenna: Hallicrafters S-52 using a longwire antenna Notes: Back in the 1970's, many Venezuelan radio stations could be heard throughout the 60 metre band. 5 of these regularly logged here in southern Ontario belonged to La Cadena Venezolana de Radiodifusion....

Duration:00:00:02

Radio Australia: Circa Spring of 1968

5/7/2022
The Shepparton transmitter site of ABC/Radio Australia Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Bob Purse, curator of the excellent Inches Per Second audio archive and blog. Bob kindly shares the following recording originally made on reel to reel tape. All of Bob’s recordings are lost and found sound, so the only information he has for each recording are the notes included on tape labels and boxes. If you can identify the date or any other information about this recording, please comment. Bob...

Duration:00:48:22

Radio Rabaul: October 21, 1971

4/30/2022
(Image by Rich Post, K8TAD) Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Greenall, who shares the following recording and notes: Notes: Radio Rabaul on the island of New Britain, PNG, was a rare visitor to my radio shack in 1971. I was able to make this brief recording (along with one of Radio Bougainville submitted separately) using an open mike in front of the speaker on the Hallicrafters S-52. Broadcaster: Radio Rabaul Date of recording: 10/21/1971 Frequency: 3.385 MHz Reception location:...

Duration:00:00:01

Radio Bougainville: October 21, 1971

4/28/2022
Hallicrafters SX-99 Dial Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Greenall, who shares the following recording and notes: Notes: The morning of October 21, 1971, provided some of the best reception of Papua New Guinea stations in the 90 metre band that I ever experienced. These stations were rare visitors to my headphones but I was able to make a couple of short recordings of two PNG stations that morning, and they have survived to this day on that same audio cassette (now 51 years old). This...

Duration:00:00:02

La Voix Du Zaire (Interval Signal): November 20, 1971

4/15/2022
Hallicrafters S-52 (Image Source: Rich Post, K8TAD) Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Greenall, for the following recording and notes: Notes: Another short clip from an old 1971 cassette tape, La Voix du Zaire in French with multiple station ID's. In the 1970's, I typically recorded stations in the hope of catching a station identification and a few details for a reception report. This one did help me get a nice QSL letter from the station. Date of recording: 11/20/1971 Frequency:...

Duration:00:00:02

Swiss Radio International: Circa April 26, 1968

4/13/2022
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Bob Purse, curator of the excellent Inches Per Second audio archive and blog. Bob kindly shares the following recording originally made on reel to reel tape. All of Bob’s recordings are lost and found sound, so the only information he has for each recording are the notes included on tape labels and boxes. If you can identify the date or any other information about this recording, please comment. Bob notes the following about this found piece: This...

Duration:00:57:16

Windward Islands Broadcasting Service: November 1971

4/8/2022
Hallicrafters S-52 (Image Source: Rich Post, K8TAD) Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Greenall, who shares the following recording and notes: Notes: The Windward Islands Broadcasting Service heard with banana cutting notices for growers in St. Vincent and Granada prior to closing announcements giving frequencies and target areas. Due to "primitive equipment" and low budget during my high school years, the recording was made using just an open mike placed in front of the speaker of the...

Duration:00:00:03

BBC World Service (Coverage of Russian Invasion of Ukraine): February 22-27, 2022

4/2/2022
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Matt Tod, who shares the following recording and notes: Notes: BBC World Service broadcast with the first news of the Russian invasion of Ukraine Broadcaster: BBC Date of recording: 2/22/2022 - 02/27/2022 Starting time: various: see recording titel Frequency: 6.195 & 7.285 MHz Reception location: Hugo, MN Receiver and antenna: SDRplay RSPdx with wire loop around perimeter of attic

Duration:01:00:57

Voice of America Hausa (with English Sign-Off): February 26, 2022

3/31/2022
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Paul Walker, who shares the following short recording of VOA’s Hausa language service recorded on February 26, 2022 in McGrath, Alaska on 11,900 kHz at 20:58 UTC. This recording was made with a Tecsun PL-880, DXE preamp and two tunable HF loop antennas. Paul notes: “Hausa language gets lopped off for an English sign-off message and Yankee Doodle Dandy followed by a carrier cut 1 minute 20 seconds later.”

Duration:00:03:20

VOA Communications World (Internet Stream): June 30, 2001

3/28/2022
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following recording and notes: Notes: VOA Communications World hosted by Kim Andrew Elliott. Topics covered included: - BBC to end shortwave World Service broadcasts to US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Radio Netherlands to broadcast on BBC vacated frequencies for two weeks - Interview with Ralph Brandi who headed up a "Save BBC" campaign - Radio Canada website hacked - VOA new Spanish language program for the Andean...

Duration:00:27:47