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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 Baghdad: September 26, 1990

10/21/2020
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Lee Herterich, who shares the following recording and notes: This is an off-the-air recording of shortwave radio station Radio Baghdad made on September 26, 1990. The political situation was about to lead to the first Iraq war. This was the European service on a frequency of 13,660 khz. which was aired between 20-22 UTC. It was recorded in the Boston USA area. Receiver was a Yaesu FRG-8800 with an indoor wire antenna. Direct recording into a cassette...

Duration:00:42:28

Voice of Korea: October 3, 2020

10/17/2020
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Jared Dancel, who shares the following recording and notes: First 20 minutes of broadcast from Voice of Korea. The news portion includes a letter (heard in the 14 minute mark) from the North Korean leader Kim-Jong Un to the US President Donald Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump, which at the time, were recovering from the coronavirus. Date of recording: 10/3/2020 Starting time: 10:01 Frequency: 11.735Mhz Location: Tarlac, Philippines Receiver and...

Duration:00:20:05

Radio Tahiti: circa 1981

10/15/2020
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tony King, who shares the following recording and notes: TAHITI: Opening announcement in English 6035 khz 1981

Duration:00:00:29

Radio Australia and 8DR Darwin (Coverage of Cyclone Tracy: December 25, 1974

10/13/2020
A picture taken by the ESSA-8 satellite that shows Cyclone Tracy on December 25, 1974 (Source: Wikipedia via NASA) Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Paul Rawdon, who shares the following recording and notes: Announcement explaining the reason for a reduced signal strength. Cyclone Tracy put the Darwin transmitter site off air. News bulletin plus other selected items that were broadcast relating to the evacuation of Darwin. Because the local 8DR MW transmitter was damaged a microwave link...

Duration:01:05:47

Pop Shop Radio: September 12, 2020

10/11/2020
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Anthony Pavick, who shares the following recording and notes: Edition 1 of Pop Shop Radio as broadcast by Channel 292 in Rohrbach Waal in Germany on 6070 kHz at 1600 UTC to 1700 UTC on 12 September 2020. This was a rebroadcast of a show first broadcast on 9 September 2020 at 1800 UTC on same station and frequency. This recording is 'as received' via the WebSDR at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, and as such has all the wonderful static and...

Duration:01:00:59

Radio Netherlands: January 1, 1975

10/8/2020
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following recording and notes: Radio Nethlerlands shortwave broadcast to Africa recorded in 1975 on 17.810 MHz at 1830 UTC. Transmission opens with a unique trumpet/drums interval signal, singing station identification/jingle, and announcements in the French language. Rough translation: "This is Radio Netherlands, Hilversum, Holland broadcasting on 16 meters, 17810 kHz." [Singing jingle] "You are listening to the Netherlands...

Duration:00:03:45

Polish Radio (Studio Recording): 1977

10/1/2020
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following recording and notes: Notes: Studio recording of Polish Radio from 1977. The recording opens with the Polish Radio interval signal followed by a documentary called "In Defense of Peace." The program covers Poland during WWII including a few brief excerpts of Polish Radio and German radio, discussion on the start of the cold war, atomic weapons/arms race, Poland's pursuit of peace, etc. Music is interspersed through out...

Radio Juliaca (Juliaca Peru): July 1959

9/25/2020
Floating Uros Islands at the Lake Titicaca in Peru photo made by rouichi/ switzerland Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tony King, who shares the following recording and notes: PERU: Radio Juliaca, Juliaca Peru July 1959. 5015 kHz OAX7X OAX7Z The station came on the air this month and this would appear to be a test transmission playing old time western tunes, mix experiments, and regular ID's. This caption was rebroadcast on Keith Glover's Radio Australia's Mailbox programme the same month...

Radio Canada International: January 9, 1982

9/24/2020
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following recording and notes: Notes: Radio Canada International English language shortwave broadcast to Africa that aired on January 9, 1982 including a newscast and the Shortwave Listener's Digest with Ian McFarland. The SWL Digest included Glenn Hauser's look back at shortwave in 1981, report about the Voice of Free China being relayed on WYFR Radio, a taped message from David Monson formerly on Belgium Radio & TV, and an...

Polish Radio (Coverage of Airline Crash Killing Poland's President and Others): April 10, 2010

9/23/2020
Many thank to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following recording and notes: Notes: Polish Radio English language external service (recording from Internet feed) of news coverage of an airline crash near the Russian city of Smolensk resulting in the death of 96 people including the President of Poland Lech Kaczyński and his wife Maria, the former President of Poland in exile Ryszard Kaczorowski, the chief of the Polish General Staff and other senior Polish military officers,...

Radio Australia (Coverage of Richard Nixon's Resignation Speech): August 8, 1974

9/19/2020
37th President of the United States, Richard Nixon Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following recording and notes: Notes: Radio Australia shortwave broadcast with coverage of President Nixon's resignation speech on August 8, 1974. RX location: Plymouth, Minnesota Receiver and antenna: Hammarlund HQ-180, longwire

Pirate Radio Stations WDOG and Radio Station EFP: September 5, 2020

9/16/2020
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Richard Lacroix, who shares the following recording and notes: First off, thank you goes out to John Hudak’s timely post on the ODXA group. Shortly after his post, I was able to quickly tune-in and intercept 2 pirate radio stations on September 5 2020 during the period 00:30 to 02:17 UTC. John’s post read: “Pirate station WDOG is on 5060kHz. USB right now as I write this – 0027UTC Sept. 5, 2020 (8:27 p.m. EDT Fri. Sept. 4). Fairly good signal, playing...

Fall of Saigon Shortwave Coverage: RSA, Radio Netherlands, Radio Japan, Radio Moscow: April 30, 1975

9/12/2020
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following recording and notes: Shortwave coverage of the fall of Saigon as heard on Radio South Africa (RSA), Radio Nederland, Radio Japan and Radio Moscow on April 30, 1975. Voice of Vietnam coverage has been posted previously. Date of recording: 4/30/1975 Starting time: Various Frequency: Various RX location: Plymouth, Minnesota Receiver and antenna: Hammarlund HQ-180, longwire

Duration:00:16:52

Voice of Cap Haitien: circa 1971

9/12/2020
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tony King, who shares the following recording and notes: HAITI: Voice of Cap Haitien 9635 kHz recorded in 1971 broadcasting in EE which is unusual but obviously there was a strong EE market at the time.

Duration:00:01:09

HCJB: September 9, 1979

9/9/2020
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Eddie Malphrus‎, who shares the following recording and notes: It was 41 years ago today that my letter was read on-air during HCJB's Weekend Passport program. The show aired 2x on Sundays and I listened to the early broadcast - and therefore was ready to record during the evening broadcast. It's still fun to listen back to this brief but memorable moment. [The recording] includes a puny-sounding "me" at 15 years old, testing the mic on my cassette...

Duration:00:01:29

Radio Presidente Balmaceda (Chile): circa 1970s

9/6/2020
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tony King, who shares the following recording and notes: Radio Presidente Balmaceda 9590 kHz in Santiago Chile was logged at the time of the Allende crisis in 1971. As a DXer I became attracted to the station because it was heard so well in NZ,and offered them a taped English segment to be played prior to sign off one evening. on a pre arranged date. I recorded Maori vocal items which would be novel to the audience and the tape with my EE announcements was...

Duration:00:10:25

Radio Sweden Saturday Show (Studio Recording): 1981

9/5/2020
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following studio recording of the Radio Sweden Saturday show. Note that the exact date is not known, but the year is 1981:

Duration:00:23:10

John Shepherd's 'Space Cruise 1' Broadcast (Studio Recording): August 14, 1996

9/3/2020
On the Shortwave Radio Audio Archive we occasionally post recordings that were never broadcast over shortwave radio. We enjoy highlighting unique broadcast recordings that we can safeguard and share, knowing they’ll never be lost to time…or, indeed, space. 2 story tall ULF transmitter system and other high voltage equipment John Shepherd is the engineer, visionary, and voice behind “Space Cruise–1,” a broadcast by Project S.T.R.A.T. Earth Station One. This was an ultra-powerful maverick...

Duration:01:01:11

1980 ANARC Convention Broadcasters Forum (Live Recording): July 20, 1980

8/22/2020
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following recording and notes: Broadcasters forum at the 1980 ANARC (Association of North American Radio Clubs) convention held in Irving, CA. Panelists included George Wood, Radio Sweden; Tony King, Radio New Zealand; David Monson, Belgian Radio and TV; Alfonso Montelegre, Radio Netherlands; Ian McFarland, Radio Canada International; Bob Zonati, Swiss Radio International; and Clayton Howard, HCJB. Also participation from Glenn...

Duration:01:48:03

Radio Canada International "Music Shop" clip: circa 1981

8/20/2020
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Pete Polanyk, who shares the following short clip and notes: A very spooky thing happened to me earlier. I was going through some old punk cassettes […] and on the B side of one of them was some shortwave recording from 1981! I haven't been through it all in any detail yet but here's a couple of minutes of Radio Canada International from 1981:

Duration:00:02:05