DSWCI Special 60th Anniversary Broadcast: December 3, 2016

DSWCI (Danish Shortwave Club International) special 60th anniversary broadcast recorded in London, UK on December 3, 2016 at 1959 UTC, on the frequency of 9715 kHz using, SDR#, AirSpy Mini, SpyVerter, Lowe PR-150 preselector and DX Engineering NCC-1 phaser connected to two Wellbrook ALA1530S+ antennas (positioned indoors) to mitigate severe local man-made interference. The transmitter is located in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. The power rating of this transmission was 125 kW.

Voice of Vietnam (27 Jan. 1969)

Voice of Vietnam (27 Jan. 1969)

Shortwave broadcast from the Voice of Vietnam in Hanoi
(Monday 27 Jan. 1969).

- Music
- Woman announcer reads names of captured American GI’s
- Music
- Announcer talks of conditions of captured GI’s
- Music
- Comments from captured American GI’s
- Announcer reads out the names of captured GI’s and comments
  from GI’s themselves
- Music
- Announcer reads out names of GI casualties

Sound quality- fair

Recorded off-air by Ian Holder, Brisbane, Australia

Radio Canada International: December 28, 1981

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Laskowski, for the following recording and notes:

Another one of my many recordings of Shortwave Listener's Digest from Radio Canada International. This program highlights are: Gerard Raskin and Ian McFarland with a program about the first radio broadcast on Christmas Eve 1906; Glenn Hauser's DX news; Item from Radio Netherlands on New Year's Nonsense from the Netherlands.

Starting time: 2107 UTC

Frequency: 15.325 MHz

Receiver location: South Bend, IN

Receiver and antenna: GE portable and longwire

Spectres of Shortwave soundtrack via WRMI: November 13, 2016

The following recording of the Spectres of Shortwave soundtrack was recorded on November 13, 2016 on 7.57 MHz starting around 23:00 UTC. Note that the audio ends abruptly--likely a technical error at WRMI. I kept recording one minute after the audio stopped (but the AM carrier was still present).  

Radio. People & Stories from Shortwave Service: November 28, 2016

Live, off-air recording of the first English-language version of "Radio. Menschen und Geschichten" ("Radio. People and Stories") transmitted by Shortwave Service (shortwaveservice.com) in Euskirchen, near Bonn, Germany, using a transmitter at Noratus, near Gavar, Armenia, on 28 November 2016 from 20:00 to 20:30 UTC on a shortwave frequency of 6005 kHz. The transmitter power was 100 kW with an antenna beam azimuth of 330°.

The program consists of two interviews: the first with Rimantas Pleikys about radio jamming and the second with Amanda Dawn Christie about her film documentary "Spectres of Shortwave."

The broadcast was received by the Web-interface wideband software-defined radio at the University of Twente in Enschede, The Netherlands, with a "Mini-Whip" antenna in AM mode with 5.08 kHz total bandwidth RF filtering. Reception was quite good with negligible noise and no interference although the initial minute of audio was transmitted at a very low level.

Japan- China Treaty (1972)

(Fri. Sept. 29, 1972)

01. Radio Peking 08-30 GMT 19 metres
02. Radio Japan 09-30 GMT 25 metres

Recorded off-air by Ian Holder, Brisbane, Australia

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Death of Lord Louis Mountbatten (1979)

BBC World Service (August 28, 1979)

All India Radio (August 28, 1979)

Recorded off-air by Ian Holder, Brisbane, Australia

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15th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution (1974)-Radio Havana Cuba


01. Speech by Fidel Castro (in Spanish) on the 15th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. Originally delivered January 2, 1974. Broadcast January 10, 1974- 0420GMT- 11.840khz.

02. English summary of Castro’s speech January 11, 1974. 20.55 GMT- 15.140khz

Recorded off-air by Ian Holder, Brisbane, Australia.


The Russian Invasion of Afghanistan (1980)

U.N.Radio-General Assembly (January 14,1980)
U.N. Radio- Debate in the General Assembly. 15410 khz.
20-25 GMT (i.e. 6-25 am. 15 Jan 1980 East Australian Time)
Recorded off-air by Ian Holder, Brisbane, Australia

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Radio Havana Cuba: November 20, 2016

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Joel Benavidez, who notes:

Amateur radio operator Joel Benavidez, KF5UNI from San Antonio, Texas made the recording in his home using the internet and the magic of Software Defined Radio or "SDR". SDR allows anyone with an internet connection to monitor someone else's radio over the internet. In this case, Amateur radio operator Louis Brown, KD4HSO in Kansas.
The Show "DXers Unlimited" is a ham radio oriented "techy" show out of Cuba, known to, and respected by Ham radio operators the world over.
Starting time: 0515
Frequency: 6.099 MHz
Location: Remote Recording made in San Antonio, Texas (HamGridSquare EL09ql) by station KF5UNI from station KD4HSO in Kansas USA (HamGridSquare: EM28qw)
Your receiver and antenna: OpenWebRX Software Defined Radio (SDR) over http://sdr.hu with receiver at

USAF EAM Voice Transmission: June 27, 2016

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, John Lutz, who notes:

Emergency Action Message (EAM) transmissions are associated with the High Frequency Global Communications System (HFGCS). The HFGCS is a network of single sideband transmitters used by the United States Air Force to transmit encrypted messages to in-flight military aircraft, ground stations and in some cases, US Navy surface vessels. The purpose and format of the messages are subject to wide-ranging speculation, but are generally thought to be for directing nuclear-capable forces regarding the execution of specific attack options.
Starting time: 04:52 UTC
Frequency: 8.992 MHz
Location: Shorewood, IL EN51vm
Receiver and antenna: FT-920 transceiver and ground-mounted 23-foot vertical antenna