Radio Americas: March 18, 1968

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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Jim Nail, who shares the following recording and notes:

This station was a regular into Louisville, Kentucky. It's been off the air for many decades.

You can find other great recordings on my YouTube Channel: W4OXB's Vintage DX Audio Recordings

Frequency: 1.160 MHz

Receiver location: Louisville, Kentucky USA

Receiver and antenna: Hammarlund HQ-129x, 4 foot square indoor box loop antenna

Sputnik 1 as heard on shortwave via WTCN-AM (Minneapolis, MN): October 5, 1957

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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, who shares the following recording and notes:

WTCN-AM (Minneapolis, MN) "Twin Cities at Night" interviews by Bill Diehl on Sputnik 1 with calls from listeners including one listener playing audio from Sputnik 1 as heard on his shortwave on 20005 kHz. Sputnik 1 audio can be heard about 4:20 into the recording. FYI ... Bill Diehl was very well known for being a columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press newspaper, a rock-and-roll disc jockey on WDGY-AM in the 1960s, and a popular announcer on WCCO-AM afterwards. Bill passed away in 2017. WTCN-AM is known today as WWTC-AM. Sputnik 1 was the first artificial Earth satellite. The Soviet Union launched it into an elliptical low Earth orbit on 4 October 1957, orbiting for three weeks before its batteries died, then silently for two more months before falling back into the atmosphere.

Glenn Hauser's World of Radio 1984 extra program: September 08, 1984

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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dave Zantow, who shares the following recording and notes:

One of Glenn Hauser’s more interesting “extra” programs to me over the years was his radio 1981 summer vacation recordings to South Dakota (near the Nebraska border).

Attached is the entire WRNO recording of that program (which aired on Sep 8, 1984). This was before he “air numbered” the programs.

Station KINI web site (station active today) : https://www.rosebudmedianetwork.com/

Stream : http://listen.streamon.fm/kini

Radio Romania International (Spanish Language Service): July 29, 2019

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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Davi Sousa, who shares the following recording of Radio Romania International and notes:

Broadcaster: Radio Romania International

Date of recording: 7/29/2019

Starting time: 1900

Frequency: 9.61 MHz

Receiver location: The Netherlands

Receiver and antenna: Web SDR at University of Twente with miniwhip antenna

Notes: Program in Spanish from Radio Romania International to Spain

Alt Universe Top 40 (via Channel 292): June 29, 2019

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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, John McMullan, who shares the following recording and notes:

Shortwave aircheck of ALT UNIVERSE TOP 40, recorded from its broadcast on Channel 292, 7440 kHz on June 29, 2019.

Date of recording: 6/29/2019

Starting time: 11:00 UTC

Frequency: 7.440

Your location: USA

Receiver and antenna: WEBsdr (The Netherlands)

Notes: Mild static from the beginning and throughout. Fades and digital skips periodically.

Voice of Korea (Spanish Language Service): July 29, 2019

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The UTwente SDR

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Davi Sousa, who shares the following recording of the Voice of Korea and notes:

Date of recording: 7/29/2019

Starting time: 1900

Frequency: 13.76 MHz

Receiver location: The Netherlands

Your receiver and antenna: Web SDR at University of Twente with Mini-Whip antenna

Notes: Spanish program from Voice of Korea to Europe

CFZM: July 28, 2019

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

Last night I took advantage of a clear Saturday night to head out to my favorite "dark sky" astronomy site south of Bourbon, Indiana to do some stargazing. I took my 5" telescope along with my favorite "accessory", my newly cleaned, aligned and recapped RF-2200. While waiting for sunset and darkness I recorded one hour of The Mighty KBC's Giant Jukebox and followed that up with a recording of three hours of Toronto's CFZM "Zoomer Radio and their weekly program Saturday Night Bandstand. While not SWBC, listening to Zoomer is a great way to spend a Saturday night under the stars. There is some fading and a strange growling noise which I believe was caused by having my digital recorder too close to the radio. Also some thunderstorm static can be heard from storms which popped up near the end of the recording. Both recordings were made with either the RF-2200's whip antenna for KBC or the internal ferrite swivel antenna for CFZM. Enjoy!

Broadcaster: CFZM

Date of recording: 7/28/2019

Starting time: 0210

Frequency: 740 kHz

Location: Bourbon, IN

Radio Moscow - Warmongers' Monthly: September 8, 1987

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Live, off-air, approximately 20-minute recording of the program "Warmongers' Monthly" transmitted as part of the daily evening show "Tonight" in the North American Service of Radio Moscow on 8 September 1987 around 01:20 UTC on 7400 kHz. The broadcast originated from one of the many Radio Moscow transmission sites in the Soviet Union or was relayed by a site in eastern Europe or Cuba. Radio Moscow never released detailed information on its frequencies and transmitter sites.

"Warmongers' Monthly" was a satirical program targeting (mostly) U.S. policies during the final years of the Cold War. It was hosted by Vasily Strelnikov. He was sometimes accompanied, as in this recording, by Dmitri Linnik. This particular episode on nuclear proliferation was called "A Study in Red" -- a parody of Arthur Conan Doyles' "A Study in Scarlet." Amongst others, famous Radio Moscow personality Joe Adamov also took part in the episode. A brief station identification follows the program and then the transmitter abruptly switches off.

Note that Radio Moscow became the Voice of Russia in 1993, subsequent to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in late 1991.

The time given for the recording might be the midpoint of the program rather than the start of it as the transmitter left the air shortly after the end of the program, which typically happened on the hour or half hour.

Reception of the broadcast was very good.

The broadcast was received in Hanwell, New Brunswick, Canada, using a Sony ICF-7600D receiver and supplied wire antenna draped around the listening room.

The Mighty KBC: July 28, 2019

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

Last night I took advantage of a clear Saturday night to head out to my favorite "dark sky" astronomy site south of Bourbon, Indiana to do some stargazing. I took my 5" telescope along with my favorite "accessory", my newly cleaned, aligned and recapped RF-2200. While waiting for sunset and darkness I recorded one hour of The Mighty KBC's Giant Jukebox and followed that up with a recording of three hours of Toronto's CFZM "Zoomer Radio and their weekly program Saturday Night Bandstand. While not SWBC, listening to Zoomer is a great way to spend a Saturday night under the stars. There is some fading and a strange growling noise which I believe was caused by having my digital recorder too close to the radio. Also some thunderstorm static can be heard from storms which popped up near the end of the recording. Both recordings were made with either the RF-2200's whip antenna for KBC or the internal ferrite swivel antenna for CFZM. Enjoy!

Broadcaster: The Mighty KBC

Date of recording: 7/28/2019

Starting time: 0100

Frequency: 9.925

Location: Bourbon, IN

All India Radio: August 5, 2019

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All India Radio recorded in London, UK on August 5, 2019 at 1759 UTC on the frequency of 9445 kHz using SDR#, AirSpy Mini, SpyVerter and DX Engineering NCC-1 phaser connected to two Wellbrook ALA1530S+ antennas (positioned indoors) to mitigate severe local man-made interference. The transmitter has a power rating of 250 kW and is located in Bengaluru, India. The news bulletin mentions the presidential order under Article 370 relating to Jammu and Kashmir, issued on the day of the broadcast.

Radio Thailand: August 2, 2019

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Radio Thailand's English service recorded in London, UK on August 2, 2019 at 1900 UTC on the frequency of 9920 kHz using SDR#, AirSpy Mini, SpyVerter and DX Engineering NCC-1 phaser connected to two Wellbrook ALA1530S+ antennas (positioned indoors) to mitigate severe local man-made interference. The transmitter has a power rating of 250 kW and is located in Udon Thani, Thailand.

Five Hours of the KPH Night of Nights event (Morse Code): July 12, 2019

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Emilio Ruiz, who shares the following recording and notes:

With great emotion I participated in the reception (SWL) of the historic KPH station in the Night of Nights XX event (July 12th 2019)

I hope the recording will be useful for all the enthusiastic friends of the telegraphy and the radio.

Broadcaster: KPH

Date of recording: 7/12/2019

Starting time: 00:01:00

Frequency: 12.695,5 MHz

Location: Chiapas, Mexico (GRID: EK36kp)

Receiver and antenna: Kenwood R-600, antena longwire (10 meters aprox.) earth conection.

Mode: Morse Code

Radio Jordan: February 13, 1991

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Live, off-air, approximately half-hour recording of the shortwave relay of Radio Jordan's domestic English service on 13 February 1991 starting around 21:35 UTC on 9560 kHz. The broadcast originated from a 500 kW transmitter at Al Karanah, about 50 km southeast of Amman, with an antenna beam direction nominally towards Europe and beyond.

The recording begins with a program of light music in progress. At about the 21-minute mark in the recoding, there is a time signal for 12:00 a.m. Jordan local time (22:00 UTC), which is followed by the final news summary of the day. The news summary includes Gulf War news including the lead item on the infamous American bombing of the Amiriyah air raid shelter earlier in the day. After the news summary, there is a sign-off announcement followed by the Jordanian national anthem.

The reception of this broadcast is unusual. Typically, the 9560 kHz frequency carried the Arabic international service in this time slot. In fact, that was what was monitored on the following day (14 February).

Reception of the broadcast was very good. During the national anthem, there were a number of skips in the audio with durations of around 0.1 seconds or less. Their origin is undetermined and may have been in the actual broadcast or a defect in the recording. Two files are supplied: the original recording and one with the gaps removed by processing software.

The broadcast was received in Hanwell, New Brunswick, Canada, using a Sony ICF-7600D receiver and supplied wire antenna draped around the listening room.

Voice of Turkey: July 5, 2019

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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Joshua Chambers, who shares the following recording and notes:

Broadcaster: Voice Of Turkey

Date of recording: 7/5/2019

Starting time: 22:00 UTC

Frequency: 9.860MHz

Location: DERBY, UNITED KINGDOM

Receiver and antenna: Airspy HF+ & SV2CZF TLA500C.2 Loop Antenna

Notes: Signal Varies Throughout the Broadcast, quality is hearable though for the most.

BBC World Service (20th Anniversary of Apollo 11): July 20, 1989

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Apollo 11 Eagle (Image Source: NASA)

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Laskoski, who shares the following recording and notes:

I thought this might be an appropriate file to upload considering we are about to mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. I recorded this program thirty years ago on July 20, 1989, the 20th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Omnibus takes a look back at the historic Apollo mission and how and why it happened. Another SWRAA program on Apollo 11 from VOA can be found at https://shortwavearchive.com/archive/voice-of-america-july-20-1979?rq=apollo

Starting time: about 0400 UTC

Frequency: 5.975 MHz

Location: South Bend, IN

Receiver: Sony ICF-2001

Trans World Radio - PJB Bonaire June 30, 1993

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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Timothy Land, who shares the following recording of the final broadcast of PJB/Trans World Radio in Bonaire. Timothy included the following notes:

Date of recording: 6/30/1993

Starting time: Approximately 00:00 UTC

Frequency: 9.535 MHz

Reception location: Kingsport, Tennessee, USA

Receiver and antenna: Magnavox AE3805 with telescoping antenna

Radio Canada International: May 15 & July 17, 1982

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

Here are two more back to back episodes from my collection of recordings of Shortwave Listener's Digest from Radio Canada International, this time from May 15 and July 17, 1982.

This program's highlights are: A note on the upcoming ANARC convention in Montreal (which I attended), Adrian Peterson's report on mediumwave stations heard from Southern Asia, a follow-up question regarding Larry Magne's report on antennae for apartment dwellers, Glenn Hauser's DX news. The second program's highlights are: Harold Sellers with a report on clocks used for DXing, a final note on the ANARC convention with a rundown of the planned convention schedule, part one of discussion of undersea cables and Glenn Huaser's DX news.

Starting time: 2100

Frequency: 15.325 MHz

Location: South Bend, IN

Receiver used: Sony ICF-2001

BBC World Service Annual Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast: June 21, 2019

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ANTARCTIC SEA ICE (BAS PHOTO)

A live, off-air, half-hour recording of the BBC World Service special Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast on 21 June 2019 beginning at 21:30 UTC. The broadcast, hosted by Cerys Matthews, featured special messages and music for the staff of the British Antarctic Survey overwintering in Antarctica. In addition to personal messages, there were messages from Princess Anne and Sir David Attenborough.

The recording is of the transmission on a frequency of 9455 kHz from the BBC's Woofferton, England, transmitting station (300 kW transmitter power, antenna beam 182 degrees). The transmission was received on a Tecsun PL-880 receiver with a Tecsun AN-03L 7-metre wire antenna in Hanwell (just outside Fredericton), New Brunswick, Canada, in AM mode with 2.3 kHz RF filtering. Reception was good with little noise and fading. Due to a slightly late sign-on, the first word of the program was clipped.