Radio Educación XEPPM-OC (Cultura México Señal Internacional): April 6, 2019

Mexico City, Mexico (Photo by Jezael Melgoza @jezael)

Mexico City, Mexico (Photo by Jezael Melgoza @jezael)

For your listening pleasure: Radio Educación (XEPPM) from Mexico City. This recording was made on April 6, 2019 starting around 0058 UTC on 6,185 kHz. The receiver used was a WinRadio Excalibur hooked to a large horizontal delta loop antenna—the recording was made in North Carolina, USA.

This recording includes music and news—all in Spanish. Enjoy:

Radio Canada International (9/11 Coverage): September 11, 2001 - Part 2

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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Bill Hemphill, who shares the following recording from Radio Canada International made on September 11, 2001. Bill notes that he originally made these recordings on MiniDisc and believes he started the recording around 5:00-6:00 pm EST, tuned to 5.960 MHz. Bill also adds:

I recorded this after I got home from work. Having worked in Tower 2 on the 92nd floor in 1979 & 1980, this was a very emotional day for me. I flipped the radio onto RCI to hear a different view from the US stations. I recorded two hours onto a MiniDisc. There is a break at where I switched discs at about the one hour mark. I'm not sure of the exact time, but it would be around 2200 UTC.

Radio Canada International (9/11 Coverage): September 11, 2001 - Part 1

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Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Bill Hemphill, who shares the following recording from Radio Canada International made on September 11, 2001. Bill notes that he originally made these recordings on MiniDisc and believes he started the recording around 5:00-6:00 pm EST, tuned to 5.960 MHz. Bill also adds:

I recorded this after I got home from work. Having worked in Tower 2 on the 92nd floor in 1979 & 1980, this was a very emotional day for me. I flipped the radio onto RCI to hear a different view from the US stations. I recorded two hours onto a MiniDisc. There is a break at where I switched discs at about the one hour mark. I'm not sure of the exact time, but it would be around 2200 UTC.

Radio Australia (Brexit in headlines): June 24, 2016

This morning, I was very curious about the results of the Brexit vote, so I turned to one of the only stations that is strong enough to punch through the noise here at our vacation condo: Radio Australia.

The following recording starts a few minutes prior to the top of the hour ABC news headlines at 12:00 UTC on 9580 kHz on June 24, 2016 (the morning after the Brexit vote and the resignation announcement of Prime Minister David Cameron. 

The recording is rather poor as propagation was dismal and the level of RFI significant.  Still, this is such an important event, I wanted it in the shortwave archive. Receiver used was the Sony ICF-SW55 in Beaupré, Québec, Canada:

Radio Luxumbourg: March 5, 1982

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Paul Harner, for the following recordings. Jack notes:

Radio Luxembourg used two short wave frequencies for their broadcasts: 6090 and 15350 kHz.  On 6090, the station relayed their 1440 kHz service, which included their English and German language broadcasts.  The 15350 kHz relayed their French language service on 234 kHz long wave.
This recording of RTL's French service was made in the early evening in the midwestern USA on Friday 4 March 1982, which would have been the early Saturday morning in Europe.

BBC World Service report of Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster: January 28, 1986

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Laskowski, who submits these notes with his timely off-air recording of the BBC World Service from January 28, 1986:

Thirty years ago today the US Space program came crashing down with the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger.
I was a student at Purdue University at the time, living in a dormitory.
I decided to make some recordings knowing this would be a historic event.
This is a recording I made of the BBC on the evening of Jan 28 (0200 UTC on January 29). The frequency was most likely 5975 kHz or 9590 kHz.  The dorm environment didn't make a great place for SWL reception and the recording is noisy but still of decent quality.
Recorded using a Sony ICF-2001 with a wire attached to a window screen for an antenna.

Click here to download as an MP3, or simply listen via the embedded player below:

Shortwave Radio Audio Archive featured in The Wire Magazine

We're absolutely chuffed to learn that our Shortwave Radio Audio Archive (SRAA) has made the pages of the October 2015 issue of the British alt music magazine, The Wire.  Following are two excerpts from the brief but powerful column by Richard Thomas:

Thomas continues in this vein, his descriptions of the varied content inviting readers to immerse themselves in the SRAA's static-infused depths.

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October 2015 (Issue 380)
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Finally, Thomas concludes by describing in terms no less than lyrical exactly why he responds–as so many do, myself included–to the recordings found in the archive:

The Wire
October 2015 (Issue 380)
Page 17

Wow...what a testament to the power of sound!  Thanks, Richard and The Wire–we're humbly grateful that someone shares our passion for this growing project.

A special thanks goes out to all of our contributors who make this archive project possible!

If you would like to contribute to the SRAA, check out this page, or contact us with your questions.

Global 24: October 31 & November 2, 2014

On October 31, 2014 a new 24 hour shortwave radio station began broadcasting (via WRMI) on the fixed frequency of 9395 kHz: Global 24.

The inaugural broadcast of Global 24 Radio started at 23:00 UTC. After tuning to 9295 kHz early, I noticed that Global 24 was using a mix of rock music as a place holder prior to the official sign-on time of 2300 UTC.  I decided to  start recording their broadcast at 21:22 UTC.

Click here to download the recording as an MP3, or simply listen via the embedded player below:

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Frank, who also recorded Global 24 in Europe starting at 0100 UTC until 0400 UTC on November 2, 2014.

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Radio Station of Macedonia, ERT 3: May 23, 2014

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For your listening pleasure: three hours, seven minutes of the Radio Station of Macedonia (a.k.a. Voice of Greece/ERT Macedonia 3) recorded on May 23, 2014 starting around 19:00 UTC on 9,420 kHz.

This recording was made using my WinRadio Excalibur receiver and a large horizontal delta loop antenna.

Click here to download as an MP3, or simply listen via the embedded player below:

Radio New Zealand International: May 24, 2014

Road to Mt. Cook, New Zealand by  B.muirhead  (WikiMedia Commons)

Road to Mt. Cook, New Zealand by B.muirhead (WikiMedia Commons)

For your listening pleasure: two hours, fifty nine minutes of Radio New Zealand International, recorded on May 24, 2014 starting around 7:59 UTC on 9,700 kHz. This recording was made on a WinRadio Excalibur SDR and a large horizontal delta loop wire antenna.

This recording begins with the The RNZI interval signal: the charming and unmistakable call of the New Zealand Bellbird.

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Voice of Turkey, English: May 14, 2014

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Frank, for this recording of the Voice of Turkey English language service.

Frank made this recording on 9,830 kHz at 22:00 UTC, May 14th, 2014. Frank used his Kenwood R-5000 and Wellbrook ALA 1530+ to capture this broadcast.

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Voice of Turkey, English: April 23, 2014

Many thanks to SWAA contributor, Frank, for this recording of the Voice of Turkey English language service. 

Frank recorded this broadcast from his home in Europe on April 23, 2014, on 9,785 kHz, starting at 18:30 UTC. 

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Bangladesh Betar In English 19 April 2014

Many thanks to SWAA contributor, Frank, for this recording of Bangladesh Betar's English language service. 

Frank recorded this broadcast from his home in Europe on April 19, 2014, on 13,580 kHz, starting at 17:45 UTC. Frank used a Kenwood R-5000 receiver and a Wellbrook ALA 1530+ antenna. This broadcast originates from Bangladesh Betar's transmitter site in Dhaka (250 kW).

This recording begins with the Bangladesh Betar interval signal (many thanks, Frank!).

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BBC World Service: February 8, 2014

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For your listening pleasure: the BBC World Service. This broadcast was recorded on February 8, 2014 starting around 11:00 UTC on 9,740 kHz. This broadcast originated from the Kranji transmitter site (125 kW).

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Radio Thailand World Service, English: February 4, 2014

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For your listening pleasure: one hour of Radio Thailand's English Language service. This broadcast was recorded on February 4, 2014 by SRAA contributor, Frank, in Europe around 19:00 UTC on 9,965 kHz.

Note that the interval signal begins about one minute into the recording. This broadcast was transmitted from Udon Thani (250 kW).

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NHK Radio Japan: January 7, 2014

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This Radio Japan (Japanese language) broadcast was recorded on January 7, 2014 starting a little before 02:00 UTC on 5,960 kHz. The broadcast begins with a few seconds of Radio Japan's interval signal.

Click here to download the recording as an MP3, or simply listen via the embedded player below: