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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, 2021

6/22/2021
Midday at Rothera Research Station in midwinter. Credit: Klara Weaver, Rothera Research Station. A live, off-air, half-hour recording of the BBC World Service special Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast on 21 June 2021 beginning at 21:30 UTC. The broadcast, hosted by Cerys Matthews, featured messages and music for the staff of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) overwintering in Antarctica. In addition to personal messages from family and friends, there were special messages from BAS personnel and...

Duration:00:30:00

Kol Israel: September 12, 2001

6/15/2021
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dave Zantow, for sharing the following recording and notes: Kol Israel (15:01) September 12, 2001 at 0400 UTC 15640 kHz Receiver used was a Japan Radio Co. NRD-545 (Sync on and 10 kHz bandwidth). One can hear minor DSP artifacts (burps) mixed in the background. Of course a common trait for the NRD-545.

BBC World Service: September 12, 2001

6/8/2021
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dave Zantow, who shares the following recording and notes: BBC World Service (16:49) September 12, 2001 at 0000 UTC on 5975 kHz Receiver used was a Japan Radio Co. NRD-545 (Sync on and 10 kHz bandwidth). One can hear minor DSP artifacts (burps) mixed in the background. Of course a common trait for the NRD-545.

Duration:00:16:49

HF Aviation Traffic (Spirit Airlines 558): May 11, 2021

5/31/2021
Image by Moritz Mentges Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Matt Todd, who shares this bit of HF aviation traffic he recently recorded. Matt notes Air to ground communications between Spirit 558 and New York. A phone patch was established to allow the aircraft to talk to a doctor on the ground about a person who had a seizure while on board the flight. Date of recording: 5/11/2021 Starting time: 0256 UTC Frequency: 8.933 Reciever location: Hugo, MN Receiver and antenna: Sdr Play with a...

Duration:00:03:45

Radio Echo One (Italian Pirate Radio): March 15, 2021

5/25/2021
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Rosa Sanese, who shares the following recording and notes: About a month and a half after the previous radio listening recording that I published, here is a new audio file that I got listening to "Yoga Network" (the one that many years ago in Bologna broadcast in medium waves on AM 1503 kHz—?), re-transmitted by "Radio Echo One" in the afternoon of May 15, 2021 on 1710 kHz. I received the station with my Tecsun PL-600 receiver.

UNID Russian Numbers Station: April 26, 2021

5/22/2021
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Paul Walker, who shares the following recording of a Russian language numbers station. Paul recorded this on April 26, 2021 at 0218 UTC in McGrath, Alaska, on 11,615 kHz. Feel free to comment if you can ID this particular station.

Duration:00:08:09

Voyager 1 (90 Deg Bank Angle): Dec 20, 1986

5/19/2021
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Bruce Frederick who shares the following recording and notes: VOYAGER 1 90 Deg Bank Angle 8.822 MHz 20 Dec 1986 2200 UTC Recently when cleaning out our attic I came across QSLs that I received from the Voyager crew from their historic1986 circumnavigation of the earth. After continued searching I also came across the cassette recordings I made of some of their communications between Dec 20 - 22, 1986. The first hour provides the most compelling listening,...

Duration:00:25:00

KBS World Radio (Spanish Language Service): April 30, 2021

5/1/2021
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Paul Walker, who shares the following recording and notes: KBS World Radio in Spanish to Latin/North America on 15,575 kHz starting at 0216 UTC. The signal was so good I recorded it in 5 kHz audio Receiver and Antenna used: Tecsun PL-880, DXE preamp and Doxytronics tunable loop Reception location: McGrath, Alaska

Duration:00:45:41

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