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Radio Canada international (SWL Digest): January 4, 1982

7/5/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Laskowski, who shares the following recording and notes: Starting time: 2130 UTC January 4, 1982 Frequency: 15.325 Receiver location: South Bend, Indiana Receiver: Realistic DX-302

Duration:00:21:54

Radio Veritas Asia Final Transmission: June 30, 2018

7/2/2018
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Live, off-air recording of the final transmission of Radio Veritas Asia, broadcasting from Quezon City, Republic of the Philippines. The broadcast, in Filipino (a standardized form of Tagalog), was transmitted on 30 June 2018, beginning just before 15:00 UTC, on the frequency of 11675 kHz using a 250-kW transmitter at Palauig in the Province of Zambales, north-east of Quezon City. The transmission had an antenna beam direction of 300° and was directed to Filipinos living in the Middle...

Duration:00:54:49

Radio Guinée: May 30, 2018

6/29/2018
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Live, off-air, approximately one-and-a-half-hour recording of Radio Guinée, an outlet of the government broadcaster Radio Télévision Guinéenne, broadcasting from Conakry, Guinea, on 30 May 2018 beginning at about 17:34 UTC. The broadcast was on a shortwave frequency of 9650 kHz using a transmitter at Sonfonia, a suburb of Conakry, with a reported power of 50 kW and with an omnidirectional antenna. The transmission was received on a Tecsun PL-880 receiver with a Tecsun AN-03L 7-metre wire...

Duration:01:26:08

WTWW (2018 ARRL Field Day Live): June 23, 2018

6/24/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Bill Hemphill, for the following recording and notes:

Duration:01:22:08

BBC World Service Annual Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast: June 21, 2018

6/22/2018
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New Bransfield House, Rothera Research Station, British Antarctic Territory (BAS Photo) Two live, off-air, half-hour recordings of the BBC World Service special Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast on 21 June 2018 beginning at 21:30 UTC. The broadcast features special messages and music for the staff of the British Antarctic Survey overwintering in Antarctica. The first recording is of the transmission on a frequency of 7360 kHz from the BBC's Ascension Island relay station (250 kW transmitter...

Duration:00:30:03

Voice of Korea: June 13, 2018

6/13/2018
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Live, off-air recording of the Voice of Korea broadcast in English on 13 June 2018, beginning at 18:00 UTC on 15245 kHz. The broadcast was transmitted from Kujang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), with a transmitter power of 200 kW. The broadcast had an antenna beam direction of 325° and was directed to western Europe. The news program in the first part of the broadcast has an extensive report on the historic summit meeting in Singapore between Kim Jong-un and Donald...

Duration:00:57:07

Voice of Korea (English) and Voice of America: June 13, 2018

6/13/2018
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Voice of Korea, DPRK recorded in London, UK on June 13, 2018 at 1300 UTC on the frequency of 15245 kHz using a Tecsun PL-310 radio with a clip-on long wire antenna. In this broadcast, the official announcement is made regarding Kim Jong Un's meeting with the US president, Donald Trump, in Singapore. The transmitter has a power rating of 200 kW and is located in Kujang, DPRK. One hour into the recording, the radio was tuned upwards into the frequency of 15580 kHz to record the news bulletin...

Duration:01:05:15

Channel Africa: June 1, 2018

6/8/2018
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Live, off-air, one-hour recording of Channel Africa, an international radio service of the South African Broadcasting Corporation, broadcasting from Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa, on 1 June 2018 beginning at about 17:00 UTC. The broadcast was on a frequency of 11885 kHz using a transmitter at Meyerton, South Africa, with a power of 250 kW and with an antenna bearing of 328° towards west Africa. The transmission was received on a Tecsun PL-880 receiver with its built-in whip...

Duration:01:00:28

Radio Pilipinas: May 31, 2018

5/31/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Ian Pillar, who submits the following recording of Radio Pilipinas and notes: Date of recording: 5/31/2018 Starting time: 0210 UTC Frequency: 17820 kHz Receiver location: Perth WA Australia Receiver and antenna: Tecsun PL-380, longwire antenna Mode: AM

Duration:01:23:50

"The Buzzer" (UVB-76) numbers station: May 13, 2018

5/23/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Pedro Calhau, who submits the following short recording of "The Buzzer" (UVB-76) numbers station. Pedroo included the following details: Date of recording: 5/13/2018 Starting time: 19:25 UTC Frequency: 4625 kHz Receiver location: The Netherlands Mode: AM Notes: This was recorded using the U Twente WebSDR

Radio Romania International (English and French Language Services) April 30, 2018

5/1/2018
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For your listening pleasure: nearly two hours of Radio Romania International recorded on 9,730 kHz starting at 00:01 UTC on April 30, 2018. The receiver used was a WinRadio Excalibur and antenna a horizontal delta loop. Location was North Carolina, USA. This broadcast starts with the English language service, then continues with French:

Duration:01:55:49

Voice of Korea – Panmunjom Summit (additional recording): April 28, 2018

4/30/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Mark Fahey, who shares the following recording of the Voice of Korea English language service covering the Panmunjom Summit. Take note that SRAA contributor, Richard Langley, has also posted a recording of this historic broadcast from a different reception site. Mark writes:

Duration:00:58:25

Voice of Korea – Panmunjom Summit: April 28, 2018

4/29/2018
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Live, off-air recording of the Voice of Korea broadcast in English on 28 April 2018, beginning at 13:30 UTC on 13760 kHz. The broadcast was transmitted from Kujang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), with a transmitter power of 200 kW. The broadcast had an antenna beam direction of 325°. The news program in the first part of the program has an extensive report on the historic summit meeting in Panmunjom between Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in on 27 April 2018. The broadcast...

Duration:00:56:50

XVRB Europe: August 21, 2011

4/9/2018
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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Marcel Strücker, for the following recording and notes:

Duration:01:01:11

Ham radio contact between W2PVF and Argentine Antarctic Station LU1ZE: circa 1974

4/8/2018
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Many thanks to one of our newest SRAA contributors, Bill Hemphill (WD9EQD), who approached me at the Winter SWL Fest this year noting that he has a wide variety of radio-related audio recordings to share with the SRAA. While many of his recordings are of broadcasts, he also has a number that are of ham radio communications. This week, Bill shared two fascinating tape recordings he originally acquired from an estate sale. These recordings were originally made in 1974 by the late Jim...

Duration:00:19:35

Ham radio contact between W2PVF and KC4AA of Palmer Station, Antarctica: circa 1974

4/7/2018
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Palmer Station (Photo Credit: Ryan Wallace and the USAP) Many thanks to one of our newest SRAA contributors, Bill Hemphill (WD9EQD), who approached me at the Winter SWL Fest this year noting that he has a wide variety of radio-related audio recordings to share with the SRAA. While many of his recordings are of broadcasts, he also has a number that are of ham radio communications. This week, Bill shared two fascinating tape recordings he originally acquired from an estate sale. These...

Duration:00:19:01

Radio Canada Internationals final episode of DX Digest

3/20/2018
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From the radio history archives - Ian McFarland of Radio Canada International - this is the final show of the DX Digest from March 24, 1991 - in its entirety! This was recorded in Manitoba by legendary DXer and SWL Shawn Axelrod (who may soon be joining us on the DXer.ca team!) This is a one of a kind recording - and we release it the very day Shawn, Ian McFarland and I got together for lunch in Duncan, British Columbia! Happy listening!

Duration:00:23:19

WSNJ FM (Bridgeport, NJ): "Moods in High-Fidelity" circa 1960s

3/14/2018
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(Image Source: FadedSignals.com) Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Bill Hemphill, who shares the following recording and notes:

Duration:00:30:23

Sir Winston Churchill (MIT Mid-Century Convocation-Part 2): March 31, 1949

3/13/2018
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CAMERA STUDY BY ARTHUR GRIFFIN, WINCHESTER, MASS. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF THE MIT MUSEUM. Many thanks to SRAA contributor Bill Hemphill who submits the following unique recording of the MIT Mid-Century Convocation by Sir Winston Churchill. Bill notes: Click here for the full transcript of Churchill's speech on the MIT website.

Duration:00:22:11

Sir Winston Churchill (MIT Mid-Century Convocation-Part 1): March 31, 1949

3/12/2018
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Camera study by Arthur Griffin, Winchester, Mass. Photograph courtesy of the MIT Museum. Many thanks to SRAA contributor Bill Hemphill who submits the following unique recording of the MIT Mid-Century Convocation by Sir Winston Churchill. Bill notes: Click here for the full transcript of Churchill's speech on the MIT website. Note that this recording begins with applause:

Duration:00:31:14