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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)

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United States

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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)

Language:

English


Episodes

Voice of Korea: May 12, 2022. North Korea officially announces its first COVID-19 outbreak

5/15/2022
Quoting The Diplomat: For the first time, North Korea has confirmed a positive COVID-19 case within the country. The state-run Korean Central News Agency reported on May 12 that a “specimen from persons with fever” in Pyongyang had come back positive for the Omicron BA.2 variant, a particularly contagious strain of the virus. The phrasing of the announcement makes it unclear how many people are infected. KCNA called the development a “most serious emergency case of the state.” Below is the...

Duration:00:47:33

Radio Juventud: Circa 1970

5/10/2022
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Greenall, who shares the following recording and notes: Broadcaster: Radio Juventud, Barquisimeto, Venezuela 1970 Frequency: 4.900 MHz Reception location: Ancaster, Ontario, Canada Receiver and antenna: Hallicrafters S-52 using a longwire antenna Notes: Back in the 1970's, many Venezuelan radio stations could be heard throughout the 60 metre band. 5 of these regularly logged here in southern Ontario belonged to La Cadena Venezolana de Radiodifusion....

Duration:00:00:02

Radio Australia: Circa Spring of 1968

5/7/2022
The Shepparton transmitter site of ABC/Radio Australia Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Bob Purse, curator of the excellent Inches Per Second audio archive and blog. Bob kindly shares the following recording originally made on reel to reel tape. All of Bob’s recordings are lost and found sound, so the only information he has for each recording are the notes included on tape labels and boxes. If you can identify the date or any other information about this recording, please comment. Bob...

Duration:00:48:22

Radio Rabaul: October 21, 1971

4/30/2022
(Image by Rich Post, K8TAD) Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Greenall, who shares the following recording and notes: Notes: Radio Rabaul on the island of New Britain, PNG, was a rare visitor to my radio shack in 1971. I was able to make this brief recording (along with one of Radio Bougainville submitted separately) using an open mike in front of the speaker on the Hallicrafters S-52. Broadcaster: Radio Rabaul Date of recording: 10/21/1971 Frequency: 3.385 MHz Reception location:...

Duration:00:00:01

Radio Bougainville: October 21, 1971

4/28/2022
Hallicrafters SX-99 Dial Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Greenall, who shares the following recording and notes: Notes: The morning of October 21, 1971, provided some of the best reception of Papua New Guinea stations in the 90 metre band that I ever experienced. These stations were rare visitors to my headphones but I was able to make a couple of short recordings of two PNG stations that morning, and they have survived to this day on that same audio cassette (now 51 years old). This...

Duration:00:00:02

La Voix Du Zaire (Interval Signal): November 20, 1971

4/15/2022
Hallicrafters S-52 (Image Source: Rich Post, K8TAD) Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Greenall, for the following recording and notes: Notes: Another short clip from an old 1971 cassette tape, La Voix du Zaire in French with multiple station ID's. In the 1970's, I typically recorded stations in the hope of catching a station identification and a few details for a reception report. This one did help me get a nice QSL letter from the station. Date of recording: 11/20/1971 Frequency:...

Duration:00:00:02

Swiss Radio International: Circa April 26, 1968

4/13/2022
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Bob Purse, curator of the excellent Inches Per Second audio archive and blog. Bob kindly shares the following recording originally made on reel to reel tape. All of Bob’s recordings are lost and found sound, so the only information he has for each recording are the notes included on tape labels and boxes. If you can identify the date or any other information about this recording, please comment. Bob notes the following about this found piece: This...

Duration:00:57:16

Windward Islands Broadcasting Service: November 1971

4/8/2022
Hallicrafters S-52 (Image Source: Rich Post, K8TAD) Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Greenall, who shares the following recording and notes: Notes: The Windward Islands Broadcasting Service heard with banana cutting notices for growers in St. Vincent and Granada prior to closing announcements giving frequencies and target areas. Due to "primitive equipment" and low budget during my high school years, the recording was made using just an open mike placed in front of the speaker of the...

Duration:00:00:03

BBC World Service (Coverage of Russian Invasion of Ukraine): February 22-27, 2022

4/2/2022
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Matt Tod, who shares the following recording and notes: Notes: BBC World Service broadcast with the first news of the Russian invasion of Ukraine Broadcaster: BBC Date of recording: 2/22/2022 - 02/27/2022 Starting time: various: see recording titel Frequency: 6.195 & 7.285 MHz Reception location: Hugo, MN Receiver and antenna: SDRplay RSPdx with wire loop around perimeter of attic

Duration:01:00:57

Voice of America Hausa (with English Sign-Off): February 26, 2022

3/31/2022
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Paul Walker, who shares the following short recording of VOA’s Hausa language service recorded on February 26, 2022 in McGrath, Alaska on 11,900 kHz at 20:58 UTC. This recording was made with a Tecsun PL-880, DXE preamp and two tunable HF loop antennas. Paul notes: “Hausa language gets lopped off for an English sign-off message and Yankee Doodle Dandy followed by a carrier cut 1 minute 20 seconds later.”

Duration:00:03:20

VOA Communications World (Internet Stream): June 30, 2001

3/28/2022
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following recording and notes: Notes: VOA Communications World hosted by Kim Andrew Elliott. Topics covered included: - BBC to end shortwave World Service broadcasts to US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Radio Netherlands to broadcast on BBC vacated frequencies for two weeks - Interview with Ralph Brandi who headed up a "Save BBC" campaign - Radio Canada website hacked - VOA new Spanish language program for the Andean...

Duration:00:27:47

VOA Communications World: June 24, 1995

3/23/2022
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following recording and notes: VOA's Communications World with Kim Andrew Elliott from 6-24-1995, Topics discussed included: - International radio news - Discussion about VOA budget and possible consolidation of VOA into the State Department - Underwriting messages on VOA - Weather reports on VOA broadcasts to Africa - Interview with Radio Prague about their innovative use of the internet Broadcaster: Voice of America Date...

Duration:00:29:13

Twin Cities Radio Compilation Capitol Insurrection: January 6, 2021

3/22/2022
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Matt Todd, who shares the following recording and notes: This is a compilation of radio broadcast from Twin Cities, Minnesota radio stations when the news of the January 6 US Capitol storming was first mentioned. Time stamps for the following stations and their time of broadcast: 00:00 WCCO 1:07 CST 01:24 KTLK 1:08 CST 02:08 KYCR 1:20 CST 03:31 WLOL 2:04 CST 06:43 WWTC 2:08 CST 09:39 KDIZ 3:06 CST

First 10 Minutes Of Amateur Radio Field Day 2021 (20M Band Scan): June 26, 2021

3/21/2022
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Matt Todd, who shares the following recording and notes: Notes: A scan of the phone portion of the 20 Meter Amateur Radio band during the first ten minutes of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Field day June 26, 2021. Field day is the biggest Amateur Radio operating event of the year. Broadcaster: Amateur Radio Date of recording: 6/26/2021 Starting time: 1800 Frequency: 20 Meters Reception location: Hugo, MN Receiver and antenna: SDRplay RSPdx...

Duration:00:10:00

VOA Communications World: July 1, 1995

3/20/2022
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following recording and notes: VOA Communications World 7/1/1995 VOA's Communications World presented by Kim Andrew Elliott. Topics discussed included: - Report on WCCO-TV (Minneapolis, MN) running a modified newscast on another local TV station (KLGT-TV) at the same time and interviews Brian Lambert of the St. Paul Pioneer Press newspaper. Plus, discussion on radio competition in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN area. - Plans of...

Duration:00:29:13

WWV Ionospheric Scientific Modulation Test: March 10. 2022

3/20/2022
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Matt Todd, who shares the following short clip of the Ham Sci Ionospheric Scientific Modulation Test: Date of recording: 3/10/2022 Starting time: 1908 Frequency: 15 Your location: Hu Your receiver and antenna: SDRplay RSPdx with wire loop around perimeter of attic Mode: AM Notes: Ionospheric Scientific Modulation Test on WWV recorded March 10, 2022 at 1908UTC on 15Mhz in Hugo, MN. Information about the signal from the Hamsci website: HamSCI's WWV/H...

Duration:00:01:13

Radio Difusora do Maranhao: circa 1970s

3/5/2022
Photo of Hallicrafters S-52 by Rich (KB8TAD) Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Greenall, who shares the following short recording and notes: Broadcaster: Radio Difusora do Maranhao, Sao Luiz, Brazil Starting time: believe it was around 0000 UTC Frequency: 4.755 Reception location: Ancaster, Ontario, Canada Receiver and antenna: Hallicrafters S-52 using a longwire antenna Notes: This recording was made sometime in 1970 using a Panasonic cassette recorder with an open mike next to...

Duration:00:00:02

Radio Ukraine International: March 3, 2022

3/3/2022
Image by Marjan Blan | @marjanblan The following recording of Radio Ukraine International was broadcast via WRMI on 5010 kHz. This recording was made via a KiwiSDR in Bakersville, NC on March 3, 2022 starting at 12:02 UTC. Note: The first two minutes of the broadcast are missing due to a glitch in recording.

Duration:00:56:26

Radio Ukraine International: February 24, 2022

2/24/2022
Kiev, Ukraine (Photo by Volodymyr) The following recording of Radio Ukraine International was made on February 24, 2022 at 12:00 UTC on 5010 kHz via WRMI. The recording was made with an Icom IC-705 connected to a large skyloop antenna. This is the first broadcast of the English language after the following February 23, 2022 announcement by WRMI: Due to the increased interest in the current situation in Ukraine, WRMI has resumed its relays of the daily English language broadcast of Radio...

Duration:00:14:22

Rhodesia Broadcasting Corporation

2/7/2022
In 1974, I was an exchange student with AFS (then known as the American Field Service) in Swaziland, southern Africa. I had taken a Drake SPR-4 with me for the months I lived in Swaziland, and I used the receiver to hear a range of stations in Africa and Asia. Stations using shortwave that were a challenge for listeners in North America and other locations were heard at local levels and one of those was the RBC, in what was then called Rhodesia. These recordings on one of the RBC shortwave...

Duration:00:02:22