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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

Radio Echo One (Italian Pirate Radio): March 31, 2021

4/3/2021
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Rosa Sanese, who shares the following recording and notes: Pirate radio recording made on 1,71 MHz at 6:30 pm on March 31, 2021 from Casalecchio di Reno (BO) with a Tecsun PL-600 receiver and an external wire antenna. The broadcast begins with the presenter, Lucie Medici, from New York speaking in Italian about scented candles, followed by Radio Echo One jingles and then live replay with the Yoga Network radio host who talks about vegetarian nutrition.

Duration:00:23:36

WRNO: August 8, 1982 and September 12, 1982

3/30/2021
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Laskowski, who shares the following recording and notes: Here are two back to back episodes of Glenn Hauser's World of Radio from August 8 and September 12, 1982. WOR normally aired on WRNO on Sundays at 2330 UTC on 11.955 MHz. Some of the program highlights are: Part 1: An expert's view of Cuban broadcasting (Ronald Schatz), Cuban interference to US AM stations, the beginning of AM stereo in the US, new Canadian MW station proposals, SW program notes,...

Duration:01:00:07

Pirate Radio WFDR: December 24, 2020

3/17/2021
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Matt Todd, who shares the following recording and notes: A shortwave pirate radio station calling itself WFDR which broadcast on Christmas Eve December 24, 2020 at 2259UTC on 6920 kHz. The broadcast was as follows: - Franklin Roosevelts Christmas Speech in 1942 - Winston Churchill Speech - Christmas Music Date of recording: 12/24/2020 Starting time: 2259 Frequency: 6.92 MHz RX location: Hugo, MN Receiver and antenna: Sdr Play with a wire loop...

Duration:00:31:34

Radio Poland 85th Anniversary: March 1, 2021

3/13/2021
QSL CARD CONFIRMING RECEPTION OF A SHORTWAVE BROADCAST OF POLSKIE RADIO IN DECEMBER 1968 Unedited one-hour podcast of the studio recording of the English stream of Radio Poland, the external service of Polish Radio (Polskie Radio), as aired on 1 March 2021 at 13:00 UTC. The first half hour of the recording is a special program to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the external service of Polish Radio and discusses the history of the service from its founding up to the present time. The...

Duration:00:59:59

Voice of America (Sign-On Issues): January 11, 2021

3/3/2021
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Matt Todd, who shares the following recording and notes: The VOA had an apparent issue with their sign on. The interval signal was played twice, then an ID for Radio Free Europe and then an Asian language programing was joined in progress. Date of recording: 1/11/2021 Starting time: 1900 UTC Frequency: 9.8 MHz RX location: Hugo, MN Receiver and antenna: SDRplay with a wire loop attic antenna

Duration:00:14:56

Shortwave Shindig in Exile via WRMI: February 27, 2021

2/28/2021
E-QSL RECEIVED FOR RECEPTION REPORT OF THE BROADCAST Live, off-air, recording of the broadcast of an hour-long segment of the North American Shortwave Association's Winter SWL Fest "Shortwave Shindig in Exile" session by WRMI, Radio Miami International, using a transmitter at Okeechobee, Florida, on 27 February 2021 from 02:00 to 03:00 UTC on a shortwave frequency of 7780 kHz. The listed transmitter power is 100 kW with an antenna beam azimuth of 44°. The recording begins and ends with the...

Duration:01:00:28

ZD8VR Volcano Radio: May 5, 1979

2/28/2021
Image source: Gary Deacon Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Sarah Boucher, who shares the following recording and notes: ZD8VR Volcano Radio 1602 AM Closedown 5 May 1979/AFRTS Accession Island Sign Off Gary Deacon recorded [this audio]. It has end of jazz show, sign off announcement, station ID and incomplete GSTQ by local gender neutral band. Receiver and antenna: 1950's Siera domestic valve receiver and 20 metre longwire antenna. Recording by Gary Deacon Click here for Gary’s full...

Duration:00:02:47

Radio Öömrang: February 21, 2021

2/24/2021
Live, off-air, one-hour-long recording of Radio Öömrang on 21 February 2021 beginning at 16:00 UTC on a frequency of 15215 kHz from a transmitter at Issoudun, France, operating at 500 kW and beamed to North America. Radio Öömrang broadcasts once a year on the occasion of the Biakendai to the descendants of immigrants from the island of Amrum. Öömrang is a North Frisian dialect and is still spoken on Amrum. Biakendai is an annual celebration where a great bonfire is lit to dispel winter,...

Duration:00:58:16

"1962 Shortwave Listening Revisited" Mix Tape

2/16/2021
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Lee Herterich, who shares the following recording and notes: 1962 shortwave listening revisited. Shortwave listening tape recordings from 1962. Included are the BBC, Montreal, Italy, Radio Moscow, Austria and the voice of America. The recording begins and ends with the BBC's Holiday Music Hall. Receiver location: Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts USA Receiver and antenna: Lafayette KT-200 receiver and folded dipole antenna

Duration:00:21:10

Voice of America (Studio Recording): July 20, 1969

2/9/2021
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, for sharing the following recording and notes: Voice of America studio quality recording of shortwave coverage of Apollo 11. Starts with newscast on the status of Soviet Luna 2 orbiter that was also sent to the moon, Egyptian-Israel conflict at the Suez Canal, Organization of American States call for a cease fire between El Salvador and Honduras, entire cabinet in South Vietnam resigns, American air attacks against the Viet Cong, etc. Followed...

KGEI: June 26, 1941

2/2/2021
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following recording and notes: KGEI General Electric shortwave station in San Francisco, CO. Recording consists of end of Musical Rambling from the National Broadcasting Company, KGEI identification, newscast including extensive war reports including news on German attack on Russia, British offensive in Africa, American government moving cautiously in supporting the USSR, German attacks on merchant ships, Sweden allows Russian...

Duration:00:16:45

KCBS (mediumwave): January 8, 2021

2/1/2021
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Paul Walker who shares the following recording of KCBS made on January 8, 2021 starting at 1747 UTC in McGrath, Alaska, on 873 kHz.

Duration:00:17:18

Radio Tawantinsuyo (Peru): 1970s

1/28/2021
Old QSL from Radio Tawantinsuyo, Cuzco, Peru Thanks to SRAA contributor Dan Robinson for these notes and audio of Radio Tawantinsuyo, Cuzco, Peru Rising early in the morning was a regular activity of DX’ers who wanted to hear the more difficult stations from Latin America that used to fill the shortwave bands. One of those was Radio Tawantinsuyo, located in Cuzco, Peru. The station was on 6,175 khz in the 49 meter band but was more often heard on variable frequencies as low as 6,173 khz....

Duration:00:04:26

BBC World Service (Death of Fidel Castro): November 26, 2016

1/25/2021
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Scott G., for the following recording and notes: BBC World Service Reporting on the death of Fidel Castro. Believe these broadcasts were targeted to Africa, but reception was good into Europe that morning. I was listening to these using my home receiver in East Anglia, England, but due to local interference, started recording them using the Twente SDR. Broadcaster: BBC Date of recording: 11/26/2016 Starting time: 0700 UTC Frequency: 11.770 &...

Duration:00:20:05

Radio Thailand (Thai Language Service): Jan1, 2020

1/19/2021
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Paul Walker who shares the following recording of Radio Thailand’s English language service made on January 1, 2021 starting at 0100 UTC in McGrath, Alaska, on 13750 kHz:

Duration:01:00:01

Voice of Korea: December 27, 2020

1/15/2021
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Paul Walker who shares the following recording of the Voice of Korea made on December 27, 2020 starting at 2251 UTC in McGrath, Alaska, on 9650 kHz. Paul notes: This also includes the dead air when once service ends and another begins.

Radio Thailand (English): December 28, 2020

1/13/2021
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Paul Walker who shares the following recording of Radio Thailand made on December 28, 2020 starting at 0000 UTC in McGrath, Alaska, on 13,750 kHz. Paul notes: An entire hour including sign on, interval signal/station song and it includes the azimuth change they make at 0030UTC and the abrupt sign off for the 0100 service on 13750 in Thai at another azimuth.

Radio Clube de Mozambique (Lorenzo Marques Radio): January 1, 1965

1/12/2021
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Sarah Boucher, who shares the following recording and notes: Portuguese language recording of the sign off. The national anthem was probably played before or after the announcement of I don’t know. Broadcaster: Radio Clube de Mozambique (Lorenzo Marques Radio) Date of recording: 1/1/1965 Starting time: 22:00

Duration:00:04:08

Radio Havana Cuba: December 18, 2014

1/11/2021
Many thanks to SRA contributor, Matt Todd, who shares the following recording and notes: On December 17, 2014 it was announced that diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba would be restored and an exchange of prisoners between the two countries would occur. This is the Radio Havana Cuba broadcast from that day. It was recorded December 18, 2014 at 0159 UTC on 6000khz using a Yaesu FT-857 in Hugo, MN. Program Details: 00:00 Sign-on 01:25 News - Prisioners released in...

Duration:00:56:16

Voice of America covering assassination of President John F. Kennedy: November 22, 1963

1/8/2021
US President, John F. Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963) Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following recording and notes: Voice of America shortwave broadcast from Greenville, NC with English language coverage of the shooting of President John F. Kennedy as they struggle with CBS Television saying President Kennedy is dead and NBC Television saying that he is still alive. Transmission switches to a VOA Polish language broadcast near the end of the...

Duration:00:08:10