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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

Russ Edmunds' Mediumwave DX Airchecks: 1968-1978

4/2/2020
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Russ Edmunds, who has kindly shared another collection of mediumwave airchecks (click here to check out all of his contributions). Russ notes that the reception location was Parsippany, NJ (in a garden apartment) using a Hammarlund modified HQ-150 and a 4' air core amplified loop. Russ also shares details about each recording in the following table. All recordings have been embedded below: audio Block Double-click here to upload or link to a .mp3. Learn...

Duration:00:00:46

Voice of Russia (Moscow Mailbag): March 11, 2002

3/27/2020
Photo by Michael Parulava via Unsplash Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Adam C. Smith, who shares the following recording and notes: Moscow Mailbag, recorded on 3/11/2002 at 0310UTC on 17,595 kHz. Receiver: Satellit 800 with 100' random wire antenna.

Duration:00:18:24

Voice of Greece: March 21, 2020

3/21/2020
The following recording of the Voice of Greece was made on March 21, 2020 starting around 22:45 UTC on 9.420 MHz. This recording was made with a WinRadio Excalibur and skyloop antenna. Reception location: Asheville, North Carolina, USA.

Duration:03:07:13

Radio RSA: December 31, 1979

3/19/2020
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Jerry Johnston, who has kindly shared his collection of airchecks with the archive. The following recording and notes originally appeared on Jerry’s website. Meyerton, South Africa 1979-12-31 2153 GMT 15380/17805 kHz English Radio RSA's 3rd annual New Year's Eve live call in program. I called in at 2320 GMT (separate cut on recoding, 19 minutes in). I was 13 years old at the time. You can hear my voice right before that cut, and again at the very end of the...

Duration:00:47:11

Radio Canada International (Shortwave Listener's Digest): July 26, 1982

3/17/2020
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Laskowski, who shares the following recording and notes: Date of recording: 7/26/1982 Starting time: 2130 Frequency: 15.325 Reception location: South Bend, IN Receiver and antenna: Realistic DX-302 Notes: Here are two more back to back episodes from my collection of recordings of Shortwave Listener's Digest from Radio Canada International, this time from July 26 and August 02, 1982. This program's highlights are: ANARC 1982 Convention promo, Larry...

Duration:00:44:47

BBC World Service: April 30, 1982

3/16/2020
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Laskowski, who shares the following recording and notes: Date of recording: 4/30/1982 Starting time: unknown Frequency: unknown Reception Location: South Bend, IN Receiver: Realistic DX-302 Notes: From April 30, 1982 I submit this recording of London Calling the Falkland Islands. I failed to record the time and frequency of this recording but it likely came from Ascension Island. This recording was made during the height of the Falklands War and...

Duration:00:22:10

Radiodiffusion Télévision Gabonaise: 1979

3/14/2020
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Jerry Johnston, who has kindly shared his collection of airchecks with the archive. The following recording and notes originally appeared on Jerry’s website. Libréville, Gabon 1979? 4777 kHz French 100 kW Music, talk, ID in French. Time and actual date unknown, possibly 1979. Duration: 25:04 Filename: 19790000_-_Radiodiffusion-Television-Gabonaise_Gabon_4777.mp3 Bitrate Mode: vbr Channel Mode: mono Sample Rate: 44100 Hz Received By: Jerry...

Duration:00:23:17

Radio Free Grenada: March 1980

2/24/2020
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Jim Nail, who shares the following recording of Radio Free Grenada made in 1980. Receiver: Kenwood R-1000 Antenna: Vertical Reception location: Louisville, KY

Duration:00:06:28

ZNS-3, The Light: September 16, 2019

1/29/2020
Live, off-air, approximately one-hour recording of AM radio station ZNS-3, "The Light" also known as Radio Bahamas Northern Service, Freeport, Grand Bahama, on 16 September 2019 beginning just before 17:00 UTC. The station operates on a frequency of 810 kHz with a transmitter power of 10 kW and a non-directional antenna. The recording starts with public service announcements related to the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, which struck The Bahamas at Category 5 strength on 1 September,...

Duration:01:06:19

Hobart Radio International via WRMI: January 26, 2020

1/26/2020
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Zach Rutledge, who shares the following recording and notes: This broadcast includes a news segment on the aftermath of the wildfires in Australia, as well as music from Hot Chip and Men At Work. Plus, in place of Jordan's World Of Radio, they play a track from a Monty Python album. This broadcast highlights the higher than average fidelity of WRMI's transmitter on 5850 kHz, and was recorded with an ~8 kHz wide audio bandwidth for improved...

Duration:00:34:00

Radio Luxembourg: October 1990 (Part 2)

1/24/2020
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Anthony Pavick, who shares the following recording and notes: Starting time: 2230 UTC Frequency: 1.440 Reception location: Kirkwall, Orkney Receiver and antenna: Sony ICF-2003 with whip antenna Notes: Aircheck of Radio Luxembourg from late October 1990 Note: The following recording is Part 2, click here for Part 1:

Duration:00:46:49

Radio Luxembourg: October 1990 (Part 1)

1/24/2020
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Anthony Pavick, who shares the following recording and notes: Starting time: 2230 UTC Frequency: 1.440 Reception location: Kirkwall, Orkney Receiver and antenna: Sony ICF-2003 with whip antenna Notes: Aircheck of Radio Luxembourg from late October 1990 Note: The following recording is Part 1, click here for Part 2:

Duration:00:46:30

HCJB, The Voice of the Andes: June 26, 1994

1/15/2020
QSL card from HCJB Live, off-air, approximately 45-minute recording of English programming from HCJB, the Voice of the Andes, on 26 June 1994 beginning just before 03:00 UTC on 9745 kHz. The signal was beamed to North America from the HCJB transmitter facility at Pifo near Quito, Ecuador, using a 100 kW transmitter. The recording begins with the final minute or so of the "Musical Mailbag" program hosted by Curt Cole with Michaelene Tetteh, Giselle Russell, Gail Pfeffer, and Ralph...

Duration:00:45:55

Europe 1 Longwave End of Broadcasting: December 31, 2019

1/2/2020
Live off-air recording of the last approximately one hour of programming from the Europe 1 longwave station on 31 December 2019 beginning at 21:30:42 UTC on the frequency of 183 kHz. The signal originated from a 750 kW transmitter (perhaps operating at 375 kW; one of two capable of a joint power of 1500 kW) located between the villages of Felsberg and Burus in the municipality of Überherrn in Saarlouis, Germany, about 1 km from the French border. Europe 1 is a primarily news and talk...

Duration:00:58:09

NDR - Gruss an Bord: December 24, 2019

12/31/2019
Two live, off-air, two-hour recordings of the special annual Gruss an Bord broadcast from German broadcaster NDR, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, on 24 December 2019 beginning at 19:00 UTC. The broadcast features Christmas music and greetings for mariners around the world and a church service. The Christmas greetings were recorded at two events on the second Advent Sunday (8 December) in Leer and on the third Advent Sunday (15 December) in Hamburg. Relatives and friends had the opportunity to wish...

Duration:01:58:44

Radio Austria International (Romania Revolution Special Broadcast): 1990

12/31/2019
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tim Harrold, who shares the following recording and notes: To mark the 30th anniversary of the Romanian Revolution, a recording of "Austrian Shortwave Panorama", Radio Austria International's weekly DX programme presented by David Hermges. This was a special edition broadcast a few days after Romania's 1989 revolution originally broadcast on 31st December 1989 (although this recording is of a repeat from sometime in 1990). Contains off-air recordings of...

Duration:00:24:04

Lao National Radio: May 10, 2012

12/23/2019
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Timm Breyel, who shares the following recording and notes: Lao National Radio at 14.00 UTC on 6.130 kHz, 10 May 20112. An English language broadcast of Domestic and Regional News followed this station identification, which was presented by the same female announcer. Broadcaster: Lao National Radio Date of recording: 5/10/2012 Starting time: 14.00 UTC Frequency: 6.130 kHz Recption location: Subang Jaya, Malaysia Receiver and antenna: Tecsun S-2000 / 1/4...

CBC Radio Nord Quebec: October 29, 2012

12/20/2019
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Timm Breyel, who shares the following recording and notes: CBC Radio Nord Quebec @ 22.30 UTC / 29.10.12 / 9.625 kHz. Record message includes music clip, station ID and announcer presenting news in Native American language. Broadcaster: CBC Radio Nord Quebec Date of recording: 10/29/2012 Starting time: 00.00 UTC Frequency: 9.625 kHz Reception location: Subang Jaya, Malaysia Receiver and antenna: Tecsun S-2000/ 1/4 wave

National Radio of Kampuchea: April 19, 2012

12/17/2019
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Timm Breyel, who shares the following recording and notes: National Radio of Kampuchea @ 918 kHz (MW) heard at 23.00 UTC in West Malaysia. Strong reception up to 00.00 UTC; signal was faintly heard up to 05.00 UTC. Date of recording: 4/19/2012 Starting time: 23.00 UTC Frequency: 918 kHz Reception location: Subang Jaya, Malaysia Receiver and antenna: Tecsun S-2000/ internal ferrite

Super Rock KYOI: March 11, 1986

12/3/2019
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Mark Nelson, who shares the following recording and notes: Super Rock KYOI was a short-wave radio station located at Saipan island in the Pacific region from 1982 to 1989. The station broadcast rock and pop music to China, Japan, USSR, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries. This recording includes rock music, IDs, and address. It was originally recorded to cassette tape using a Sony ICF6500W receiver. My location was Minot, North Dakota. Starting...