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  • Can someone explain UVB-76 for me?

    03/15/2014 7:37:58 PM PDT · by Ghost of SVR4 · 10 replies
    UVB-76 page ^ | Tonight | Me
    I know it is a numbers station and this one is supposedly Russian. From the graphic, has it been busy the past 24 hours? http://uvb-76.net/p/last-24h.html Also here, http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/ put in 4625 for the freq. It's deviated a couple times tonight...
  • Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Iran's Support for Terrorism Worldwide

    03/05/2014 12:33:55 AM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Iran’s Support for Terrorism Worldwide Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa 2172 House Rayburn Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Mar 4, 2014 10:00am
  • Shortwave radio is (almost) dead, long live Internet radio (vanity)

    12/30/2013 3:57:33 PM PST · by steelhead_trout · 82 replies
    Dec. 30, 2013 | steelhead_trout
    Anyone who is or was a shortwave listener, like I was, knows there isn't much left on the bands these days. Nothing like the Cold War days of the 70s and 80s when it seemed every nation from the biggest superpowers to the most forlorn Iron Curtain client state, had a booming shortwave network that broadcast in English, among dozens of other languages. The Cold War's end, lack of money, and the Internet did away with all that. But there's still Internet radio, and it can do wonders. There are thousands of stations, foreign and domestic, that broadcast in Engish,...
  • Secret Transmission Detected from North Korea [Have you heard anything unusual on shortwave bands?]

    04/09/2013 6:18:35 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 63 replies
    intellihub.com ^ | April 8, 2013 | Olav Phillips
    Within hours of South Korean news sources breaking a story that several Sang-Ho class submarines had disappeared from their North Korean bases, a ham radio operator named Tim, picked up a “numbers station” broadcasting on the same frequency as “The Voice of Korea” propaganda station. What makes this even more interesting is that at the tail end of the numbers transmission there was a long duration digital transmission as well. So why is this important and alarming?There are several reasons why this new development is particularly alarming. The first being the existence of the numbers station coming online shortly after...
  • What Is The Best Shortwave Radio (multi-band) On A Budget? (vanity)

    02/06/2013 7:37:43 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 58 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 2/6/21013 | Moi
    I had a great multi-band radio a few years ago and would love to get one again. It was great listening to it at night. Loved the 'numbers stations' (and would LOVE to hear theories about them!). They were sooooooo creepy. I like analog receivers. I know their outdated......but easier to tune. I'm looking in the $150 range and under. Don't want to spend much as we have a lot of expenses coming up.
  • Realistic DX-160 - my favorite radio-

    01/11/2013 3:10:42 PM PST · by virgil283 · 62 replies
    "In 1967, Radio Shack introduced the DX-150 general coverage ...Over the next few years, this line underwent several improvements.. . In 1975 the DX-160 was introduced with the most noticeable change being the addition of a LW band (150-400 kHz). This family of radios was made for Radio Shack by General Research of Electronics, Inc. of Japan....My impressions? This is as solid a radio as I could ask for given its age and simplicity of design. It has reasonably good selectivity and you have to be careful to tune it slowly or you'll miss the station you're looking for. The...
  • Tecsun PL-390

    06/16/2012 10:16:42 AM PDT · by mylife · 57 replies
    mylife ^ | 6/16/12 | mylife
    This is a pretty neat little radio. The first thing I did was peel off the goofy ETM sticker in the lower left face of the thing, but this ETM is awesome. It scans the entire SW band and puts all active stations into memory. Then you just spin the tuning knob and it wheels through the memory. It needs CW and SSB but this thing is pretty neat, especially for folks that don't want to futz around searching the bands. Stereo speakers,SW LW MW FM, Recharges via USB, 2 alarms, thermometer, line input and 5 IF filter settings. The...
  • VTN, the Vietnamese Numbers Station

    10/10/2011 12:02:35 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Token Radio ^ | 29 May 2011 | Token Radio
    Background A little after 1600 UTC on February 21, 2010, in the #wunclub IRC channel, a user (LDO, a European region monitor) threw out the question "Vietnamese numbers? 10255" I had been paying fairly close attention to the Asian numbers stations for the past year or so, and immediately tuned to the indicated frequency of 10255 kHz. Sure enough, there was a previously unreported Vietnamese language numbers station on that frequency. S6 or stronger here in Southern California. What made this signal fairly interesting is that as far as I know no Vietnamese numbers station of any kind had been...
  • ARRL Field Day 2011: June 25-26!

    06/24/2011 1:20:30 PM PDT · by Cindy · 33 replies
    ARRL Field Day Overview ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada.  Each year over 35,000 amateurs gather with their clubs, friends or simply by themselves to operate. ARRL Field Day is not a fully adjudicated contest, which explains much of its popularity.  It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat it as a contest, most groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities.  It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to local elected community...
  • Short wave radio recommendations?

    10/19/2010 4:13:05 AM PDT · by djf · 115 replies
    FReepers being the experts they are, I am curious about peoples experiences/recommendations for a decent short-wave radio. I know nothing about the subject! Can you hear stations/people from around the world? Would a 12V one be better than a 110V? Antennas? Do you have to live on the top of the Empire State Building? My curiosity is prompted because it is entirely clear that the solar minimum is over. BIG TIME OVER!!!! Check spaceweather.com to see what I mean. TIA!
  • 7887 kHz, Your Home for Classic Cuban Espionage Radio

    07/07/2010 7:33:24 AM PDT · by Weird Tolkienish Figure · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at 1:53 PM ET | Brett Sokol
    TECHNOLOGY 7887 kHz, Your Home for Classic Cuban Espionage Radio The shortwave radio signals that the alleged Russian spies were using are still surprisingly effective. By Brett Sokol Posted Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at 1:53 PM ET The FBI documents that accompanied last week's arrest of 10 alleged Russian spies are alternately creepy—who knew the Tribeca Barnes & Noble was a hotbed of espionage?—and comical—turns out even foreign spies wanted to cash in on suburban New Jersey's real estate boom. With a nod to Boris and Natasha, the accused are also said to have used short-wave radio, a 1920s-era technology...
  • How Do We Communicate if a Melt-Down Occurs?

    06/11/2010 1:08:51 PM PDT · by jobim · 131 replies · 2,338+ views
    vanity | 6/11/10 | jobim
    In the event that the catastrophe takes place which we all are thinking about and talking about in these days under this regime, whether it be a global financial shut-down (see this scenario: http://www.grandpappy.info/honehour.htm), a military strike somewhere, or some such dire event unleashes sudden freeze-up of our society: How do citizens communicate? CB? Short wave? Our lifeblood is communication. What are our options to maintain this link to patriots across the country?
  • Former State Department Official and Wife Arrested for Serving as Illegal Agents of Cuba...

    06/05/2009 4:00:39 PM PDT · by Cindy · 26 replies · 1,260+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Former State Department Official and Wife Arrested for Serving as Illegal Agents of Cuba for Nearly 30 Years Couple Allegedly Conspired to Provide Classified Information to Cuban Government A former State Department official and his wife have been arrested on charges of serving as illegal agents of the Cuban government for nearly 30 years and conspiring to provide classified U.S. information to the Cuban government. The arrests were announced today by David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; Channing D. Phillips, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia; Joseph Persichini, Jr.,...
  • Father reunites with daughter after 30-year search

    11/14/2009 10:06:37 AM PST · by mylife · 43 replies · 1,300+ views
    Google/WBCQ ^ | 11/12/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON — A Google search has reunited a father with the daughter he has been trying to track down for three decades. April Antoniou, 30, of Newnan, Georgia, and her father, Scott Becker, of Wichita, Kansas, have been making the rounds of television news and talk shows since their Internet-aided reunion this month. Antoniou and Becker told Atlanta television stations WGCL-TV and 11Alive they had been independently trying to find each other for years but with no success. Antoniou said she had frequently turned to Google but had no luck because her father's name is relatively common and she knew...
  • Brockhausen v. Andrade: Judge: “This Court has no Jurisdiction”; Update: US Attorneys...

    01/23/2009 12:07:59 PM PST · by rxsid · 235 replies · 5,864+ views
    The Right Side Of Life ^ | 1/23/2009 | rxsid
    Brockhausen v. Andrade: Judge: “This Court has no Jurisdiction”; Update: US Attorneys Getting Involved [snip} Quote: " I wanted to thank everybody for concern and well wishes. I just got ome from TX after some 48 hours with only 3 hours of sleep. TX judge Burt Carnes has allowed me to represent Jody Brockhausen against Secretary of State of TX, he has signed my application to represent her Pro Hac Vice (out of state attorney), but his decision was that he has no jurisdiction to hear the case in the state court. It looked like his mind was made even...
  • Shortwave radio still packs an audible thrill

    01/16/2009 5:29:03 PM PST · by mylife · 405 replies · 5,581+ views
    reuters ^ | 1/14/09 | Robert MacMillan
    So why bother with shortwave? It's easy and cheap -- and fun. You can hear and learn things that you would never find even if you work your search engine like a mule. From Swaziland to Paris to Havana, shortwave broadcasters can surprise an adventurous listener more than any MP3 playlist. "You tune carefully, twist the radio from side to side, and there's still a bit of a 'Hey, I made this happen!' sort of thing," said Harold Cones, retired chairman of the biology and chemistry department at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. It's also magic. Shortwave radio...
  • Ted Randall QSO Radio Show 8/16/08

    08/17/2008 3:53:59 PM PDT · by mylife · 3 replies · 163+ views
    WWW.TedRandall.com ^ | 8/16/08 | Red Randall
    Pt1Pt2
  • Glenn Hauser's World of Radio #1415 7/2/08

    07/02/2008 6:15:56 PM PDT · by mylife · 8 replies · 65+ views
    World of Radio ^ | 7/2/08 | Glenn Hauser
    Listen to world events this week in radio and see how this medium is changing. World of Radio #1415
  • Any FReepers out there operating the Ten Tec RX-320 receiver?

    05/10/2008 11:52:00 AM PDT · by mylife · 37 replies · 119+ views
    vanity | 5/10/08 | mylife
    What is your opinion of this receiver? I am thinking of purchasing one.
  • Any Dxer's Hams out there?

    03/30/2008 12:14:41 PM PDT · by mylife · 99 replies · 733+ views
    Vanity | 3/30/08 | mylife
    Any Dxer's Or HAMS out there interested in opening a Dxer Forum? I'm new to this stuff and could use some FRiends to surf the waves with.
  • Messages to Spies Are Coded but Not Hidden Over Shortwave, Anyone Can Listen

    12/29/2006 4:40:07 AM PST · by aculeus · 82 replies · 2,576+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | December 29, 2006 | By James Gordon Meek, New York Daily Post
    It turns out that anybody can tune in to the world's top spy agencies talking to operatives. All you need is a cheap shortwave-radio receiver, the kind available at any drugstore. Tune it to 6855 or 8010 kHz. On the hour, you might hear a girlish voice repeating strings of numbers monotonously in Spanish. "Nueve, uno, nueve, tres, cinco-cinco, cuatro, cinco, tres, dos . . .," went one seemingly harmless message heard last month on a Grundig radio. It was the Cuban Intelligence Directorate or Russian FSB broadcasting coded instructions from Havana to spies inside the United States. Turn the...
  • Historic Morse Code Station to Broadcast from Original Marconi Site

    02/25/2006 5:49:59 PM PST · by Denver Ditdat · 34 replies · 912+ views
    Maritime Radio Historical Society ^ | Richard Dillman, W6AWO
    The Maritime Radio Historical Society, in cooperation with the Marconi Conference Center, will return historic Morse code radio station KPH to the air from its original Marin county, CA location on Sunday, 26 February. KPH, once called the "wireless giant of the Pacific", arrived in Marin county in the early 1920s. With its receiving station at Marshall, CA and transmitters at Bolinas, CA, KPH provided telegram service to ships at sea via Morse code. Operation at Marshall continued until the beginning of WWII when KPH was shut down for the duration. After the war the receiving station was moved to...
  • Radio programs articulate US values to the global community

    02/21/2006 6:55:14 PM PST · by Denver Ditdat · 5 replies · 278+ views
    The Christina Science Monitor ^ | February 22, 2006 | John Hughes
    SALT LAKE CITY – When I was a foreign correspondent in Africa and Asia, the most valued part of my kit after my portable typewriter was a little shortwave radio. It was my link to the outside world in the remotest parts of those continents. Across the static over thousands of miles, I would tune in each night, when reception was better, to the news from Voice of America - its rousing familiar introductory chords momentarily stirring pangs of homesickness - to get a trusted briefing on what was happening in America and elsewhere in the world. Years later, when...
  • Spreading the word (VOA/Voice of America dropping English-language programming)

    02/16/2006 1:03:04 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 328+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | February 15, 2005 | Helle Dale
    It is no secret that America's international-broadcasting institutions have been sadly lacking in strategic vision for years. In fact, such institutions are among Washington's most dysfunctional. Efforts to make them more efficient in the "war for hearts and minds" inevitably get stymied by political infighting, tight budgets and internecine warfare among the organizations. News last week suggests that the U.S. government is again about to shoot itself in the foot in this vital front of the public diplomacy in war against terrorism by eliminating Voice of America's English-language service. Not all the news is bad, though. The good news...
  • Lean and mean International broadcasting tightens its belt

    02/03/2006 7:44:57 PM PST · by Denver Ditdat · 6 replies · 351+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | 02 Feb 2006 | Andy Sennitt
    I found it rather ironic that, on the very day of President Bush's State of the Union address, in which he said that the US is "addicted to oil", we learned that US government international broadcasts are cutting about 90,000 transmitter hours per year. High-powered international broadcast transmitters need a lot of fuel, and in most cases it's oil. The two are not directly connected, of course, but it's a coincidence that reminds us just how energy-inefficient broadcasting, and especially international broadcasting, can be. I was a shortwave listener and DXer for many years before coming to work at Radio...
  • Radio Groups Come Together to Form United Radio Broadcasters of New Orleans

    09/04/2005 9:09:05 PM PDT · by bigbob · 3 replies · 482+ views
    Clear Channel Communications website ^ | 9/2/05 | Clear Channel Communications, Entrecom
    Clear Channel, Entercom and Local Independent Stations Combine Resources to Provide Continuous Information to New Orleans and the Surrounding Area New Orleans, LA – September 2, 2005 – In response to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the radio groups serving New Orleans and the surrounding area have come together to form the United Radio Broadcasters of New Orleans. The United Radio Broadcasters of New Orleans is a joint effort to provide the region with the most complete, reliable and consistent radio broadcast of emergency recovery and relief information. It is comprised of stations operated by Clear Channel Radio (NYSE: CCU),...
  • Internet noise threatens emergency radio

    01/17/2005 11:06:27 AM PST · by anotherview · 34 replies · 1,131+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 14 January 2005 | Barry Fox
    Internet noise threatens emergency radio 10:31 14 January 2005 Exclusive from New Scientist Print Edition Barry Fox After the tsunami hit Sri Lanka on 26 December, Victor Goonetilleke, head of the island's amateur radio society, delivered a short-wave radio set and two 12-volt car batteries to the prime minister's emergency headquarters in Colombo. At the same time, three of his friends drove through the devastation to Hambantota, on the hard-hit south-east coast, where they set up another battery-powered short-wave radio. For two days, while the military struggled to restore electricity supplies and phone lines, the prime minister was able to...
  • SHORTWAVE RADIOS GAINING POPULARITY IN U.S. AGAIN

    11/06/2001 12:19:54 PM PST · by CommiesOut · 73 replies · 2,949+ views
    Detroit Free Press ^ | Nov 6, 2001 | MIKE WENDLAND
    Detroit Free Press Mike Wendland Column Detroit Free Press - Michigan - KRTBN; Nov 6, 2001 BY MIKE WENDLAND SHORTWAVE RADIOS GAINING POPULARITY IN U.S. AGAIN: Shortwave listening is back. Since Sept. 11, Grundig, the German radio company that is the market leader in shortwave radio sales, says its U.S. business has increased by 500 percent. "It started right after the terror attacks," says John Smith, director of operations for Grundig's U.S. operations. "The first week, our orders went up 100 percent, then 200 percent. Lately, it's averaging 500 percent. It shows no signs of slowing down." ionosphere and travel ...
  • The Right Perspective Radio Show for 7-4-03

    07/04/2003 6:36:42 PM PDT · by Musket · 182+ views
    Does anybody else listen to these guys? They ROCK. You gotta catch the begining of the show to hear the best part - their monologues. They're on every Friday 10p to midnight eastern standard time on the mighty WBCQ 7.415 MHz out of Monticello Maine. The propagation tonight so far is pretty good. So go ahead and dust off your grandpa's old shortwave box and give these guys a listen. You won't be dissapointed. (And swearing is allowed on shortwave so that sometimes adds more color.; ) They have a link to a live stream on their web site. Show...
  • Will the Power Companies Kill Amateur Radio?

    05/19/2003 7:00:39 AM PDT · by Beck_isright · 23 replies · 213+ views
    powerlineworld.com ^ | 05-19-03 | Powerline World
    "Powerline Communications: "Providing access to the Internet through electric power lines" Introduction Connecting to the Internet is a fact of life for business, government, and most households. The lure of e-commerce, video on demand, and e-mail has brought 60 million people to the Internet. Once they get to the Internet, they find out what it’s really like. That includes long waits for popular sites, substantial waits for secure sites, and horrible video quality over the web. Nonetheless, Internet users persevere. Current Limitations of Digital PowerLine Technology Several implementation issues have held back Digital PowerLine in North America and the UK....
  • Shortwave frequencies for Gulf/Iraq

    03/22/2003 4:38:20 PM PST · by Calvin Locke · 27 replies · 1,686+ views
    rec.radio.shortwave | March 22, 2003 | Matt
    Saw this in the rec.radio.shortwave newsgroup. From: Matt "... As the world waits and watches Iraq, if you've got a shortwave receiver with sideband mode (USB and LSB) you can hear certain military communications related to the conflict including many long-distance GHFS (Global HF System) stations including Emergency Action Messages (EAMs) and Skyking messages which are high-priority messages for air and ground stations. Frequencies to monitor (in the USB mode) include: 4709, 4724, 6712, 6739, 8992, 11175, 11271, 15038 (11175 is a very active frequency most of the time) Shortwave broadcasts from the Middle East that you can hear with...
  • Propaganda Radio on Shortwave From China

    10/14/2002 8:35:19 AM PDT · by CHATTAB · 6 replies · 213+ views
    My Shortwave Radio | 14 oct 02 | chattab
    Anyone hear propaganda radio programs from China?
  • Question: Anyone know Vintage Frank's (from Queens) website or shortwave program info?

    09/07/2002 6:03:59 PM PDT · by attagirl · 18 replies · 255+ views
    If anyone can help locate Vintage Frank from Queens, I am more than interested. Thank you! (His signature sign off when calling the Bob Grant Show.)
  • EWTN AM/FM RADIO and SHORTWAVE Live Program Schedules

    04/14/2002 3:27:36 PM PDT · by Lady In Blue · 6 replies · 181+ views
    EWTN ^ | April,2002 | staff
    BECOMING A CATHOLIC Fr. Ed Krause instructs, encourages, and inspires listeners with the wisdom and strength of the Catholic creed, moral tradition, and sacramental life. He demonstrates that becoming a Catholic is a lifelong struggle, beginning with Baptism and ending in Heaven.Sundays at 11:30am & 11:30pm ET  HAIL HOLY QUEEN Dr. Scott Hahn and Mike Aquilina, hosts of EWTN’s highly successful series “The Lamb’s Supper,” join forces once again to give us a fresh and enlightening new perspective on Mary, the Mother of God. This series, highlighting Our Lady’s significance not only to Catholicism, but to the entire Christian faith, is...