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Radio Moscow Mailbag (Studio Recording #1): 1979

11/11/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following recording (from a series of seven studio recordings) and notes: These recordings were originally provided to me on reel-to-reel tape directly from Radio Moscow (which I dubbed to a cassette). At that time, I was program director at St. Cloud State University's radio station KVSC-FM (St. Cloud, MN) and aired Moscow Mailbag once a week during the afternoon news block programming. Transcription shows from other shortwave...

Duration:00:15:02

Radio For Peace International: Summer of 1996

11/11/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Bruce Atchison, for sharing the following recording and notes: This is Radio For Peace International from the summer of 1996. I can't remember the frequency but I'm sure others will. I recorded this about 01:00 UTC with my Uniden CR-2021. By the way, it's the same model as the Radio Shack 430 receiver but it had LEDs rather than a analogue tuning meter.

World of Radio: August 1987

11/4/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Bruce Atchison, for sharing the following recording and notes: This portion of Glenn Hauser's World of Radio show was taped in August of 1987 with my Sony ICF7600 receiver on 9850 kHz. It was on at 0200 UTC but I can't remember the station it was on. Perhaps it was WRNO.

Voice of Turkey: August 1, 2018

11/2/2018
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Voice of Turkey recorded in London, UK on August 01, 2018 at 1900 UTC on the frequency of 9460 kHz using AirSpy Mini, SpyVerter and DX Engineering NCC-1 phaser connected to two Wellbrook ALA1530S+ antennas (positioned indoors) to mitigate severe local man-made interference.

Duration:01:00:00

Radio Tahiti (music): unknown date

10/31/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Mark Pettifor, who writes: One of the great things about DXing and SWLing is the variety of music one can hear. One of my favorite stations to listen to on shortwave for “exotic music” was Radio Tahiti, Papeete, French Polynesia, when they were still on shortwave. If my memory serves me correctly, I believe something happened to the transmitter, and they never got back on SW. They were on mediumwave through December of 2016 (738 kHz); now they are on FM...

Duration:00:30:11

Radio Australia: August 1987

10/28/2018
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The Radio Australia Shepparton Transmitting site Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Bruce Atchison, for sharing the following recording and notes: This recording of Radio Australia was made in August of 1987 and I used my Sony ICF-7600 receiver. I've forgotten the frequency and the time I recorded it.

UNID Spy Numbers Station: Summer of 1993

10/21/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Bruce Atchison, for sharing the following recording and notes: This is a spy numbers station I recorded in the summer of 1993 but I forget the frequency. I used my Kenwood TS-690S transceiver and I believe the time was around 05:00 UTC. Please comment if you can ID this numbers station!

Encompass (formerly Babcock) Test Transmission: October 15, 2018

10/16/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Paul Walker, who shares this recording of a test transmission from Encompass Digital Media. The recording was made on October 15, 2018 starting at 15:34 UTC on 11,810 kHz. Paul made this recording in Ridgway PA. Receiver was a Tecsun PL-880 connected to a 300 foot long (amplified) wire antenna.

VOA (Communications World): January 2003

10/14/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Bruce Atchison, for sharing the following recording and notes: Recorded Communications World off VOA in January of 2003 but I forget the frequency. I used my Uniden CR-2021 receiver. Note that Bruce is actually featured in this episode with Kim Andrew Elliott!

CHU Canada (Time Station): July 1993

10/12/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Bruce Atchison, for sharing the following recording and notes: This first [recording in a series I’m sharing] is of CHU Canada. I recorded it in July of 1993 on 7,335 kHz with my Kenwood TS-690S transceiver:

Final sign off of BFBS Malta: March 31, 1979

9/19/2018
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Final farewell from the crew of BFBS Malta in 1979. L-R Standing Peter Attrill (Snr Engineer), Paul Zammit (Labourer), Hector Frendo (Chief Clerk), Tony Farrugia (Technician), Richard Astbury (Station Controller), John Crabtree (Programme Organiser), Terry Magri (Technician), Les Austin (Librarian); Sitting are; Judy Edmonds (Volunteer), Eileen Curmi (Typist), Isabel Darmenia (Assistant Librarian), Diane Clark and Linda Miller (Volunteers). Source: Source: RAF LUQA REMEMBERED Many thanks to...

Duration:00:09:32

Radio Romania International: June 6, 2016

9/19/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Davi Sousa, who shares the following recording and notes: Radio Romania International, program in spanish to Europe. Good signal in South America. News and comments about political elections in Romania, cultural and historical comments. Date of recording: 6/6/2016 Starting time: 1900 UTC Frequency: 15,450 kHz Location where received: Southeast Brazil Receiver: Degen DE1103

Duration:00:57:13

Radio Canada International (Bonsoir Africa): January 4, 1982

9/6/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Laskowski, who shares the following recording and notes: Starting time: approximately 1800 UTC Frequency: 15.325 MHz Receiver and location: Realistic DX-302, South Bend, Indiana

Duration:00:12:29

Voice of Biafra: September 8, 1969

8/30/2018
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Many thanks to both Dan Robinson and Jerry Berg who made me aware of this excellent--extremely rare--recording of the Voice of Biafra. This broadcast was recorded by Al Sizer in North Haven, CT, on September 8, 1969 on 6,145 kHz starting at 2140 GMT. The receiver used was a Realistic DX-150. Mr. Sizer introduces the recording:

Duration:00:03:59

Radio Nacional de Venezuela: October 11, 2004

8/28/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Robinson, who shares the following recording and writes: Our thanks to Dan for this 45 minute recording from 2004 when Radio Nacional de Venezuela was on the air (October 11, 2004 starting around 20:20 UTC):

Duration:00:35:55

NIST Radio Station WWVH as it sounded in the 1980s

8/23/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Myke Dodge Weiskopf, who shares the following recording and notes:

Duration:00:22:59

WWV Time Station (15 MHz): November 3, 2017

8/17/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Emilio Ruiz, who shares the following recording of WWV and notes: I'm teaching to children about science and technologyI wrote this review (in Spanish)Broadcaster:Date of recording: Starting time: Frequency: Reception location:Receiver and antenna:

Duration:00:56:18

Radio Fana: August 6, 2018

8/16/2018
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Radio Fana recorded outdoors in London, UK on August 6, 2018 at 1800 UTC, on the frequency of 6110 kHz using a Tecsun PL-680 radio and a long-wire external antenna. The transmitter is located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This non-directional transmission had a power rating of 100 kW. Reception improves markedly around the 30 minute mark in the recording.

Duration:01:01:37

Radio Netherlands (Media Network): April 9, 1982

8/13/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Laskowski, who shares the following recording and notes: on Jonathan Marks' Media Network Vintage Vault websiteDate of recording: Starting time:Frequency:Receiver location:Receiver

Duration:00:31:23

Radio Trans Mundial (final shortwave broadcast and English transcript): August, 08 2018

8/9/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Robinson, who shares the following notes about the final transmission of Radio Trans Mundial (RTM). Dan writes: FYI — I am monitoring Radio Transmundial via [the PY2BS KiwiSDR in] Brazil. They are in the midst of a final discussion in Portuguese between two announcers, mentioning advances/changes in technology, Internet, etc. that are forcing the station off the air. Many mentions of shortwave. See attachments…..audio files are of studio discussion in...

Duration:00:31:21