Entries by Michael

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Famous Shortwave Radio Moments: Historic Broadcasts and Their Impact

Hello, fellow shortwave enthusiasts! Here at Tecsun Radios Australia, we love diving into the rich and fascinating history of shortwave radio. It’s incredible how these broadcasts have played pivotal roles in global events. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and revisit some famous shortwave moments that changed the world—and maybe share a chuckle or […]

Solar Flare Unleashed: Radio Blackouts Anticipated.

The Sun has once again demonstrated its immense power by unleashing a significant solar flare, causing radio blackouts here on Earth. This latest event highlights the increasing activity as we approach the solar maximum of Solar Cycle 25, a period marked by frequent solar eruptions. A Record-Breaking Flare On Tuesday, the Sun emitted a massive […]

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Rediscovering the Power of Shortwave Radio: A Journey into Untapped Potential

As a passionate enthusiast of all things radio-related, stumbling upon a thought-provoking article titled “Why Is Shortwave Only ‘the Radio of Last Resort’? Its powerful new capabilities remain largely unexplored” by Simon Keens of Radio World ignited a spark of curiosity within me. Shortwave radio, often dubbed as the ‘radio of last resort,’ has long […]

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A Note From Garry On The Upcoming Eclipse

As we eagerly anticipate the upcoming solar eclipse on April 9, it’s essential to understand how this celestial event can influence HF signal propagation. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, momentarily blocking the sun’s rays. This interruption in solar radiation can have significant effects on the Earth’s […]

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Exploring the Curious World of Shortwave Broadcasting: KTWR’s Tranquil Haven in the Tropics

If you’re captivated by unique radio facilities, then you’re in for a treat. Join us on a journey to discover one of the most picturesque shortwave transmitter sites nestled in the heart of the tropics. Today, we’re delving into the story of KTWR, a beacon of broadcasting excellence stationed on the tranquil shores of Guam. […]

Unlocking Signal Quality: Understanding the SINPO Code in Shortwave Listening

When it comes to evaluating signal reception in the world of shortwave radio, the SINPO code reigns supreme. This universally adopted format provides a comprehensive assessment of signal quality, aiding broadcasters in fine-tuning their transmissions for optimal reach. From signal strength to overall clarity, each component plays a crucial role in deciphering the effectiveness of […]