Entries by Michael

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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 […]


Competition time! Uniting Through Shortwave:

Tecsun Radios Australia Invites You to Share Your best Radio Shack Memories. In a world buzzing with digital noise, there’s a timeless charm to the crackle and hum of a shortwave radio. It’s more than just a hobby; it’s a journey through time and space, a solitary pursuit that connects us across vast distances. At […]

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Revitalising RTM’s Historic Shortwave Transmitter Site: A Modern Upgrade

In a significant move to modernise its broadcasting infrastructure, Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) has breathed new life into its iconic shortwave transmitter site located in Kajang, just south of Kuala Lumpur. Established in the early 1970s, the site has played a pivotal role in RTM’s history, even as the broadcaster scaled back its shortwave offerings […]

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Explore the World’s Most Powerful Shortwave Transmitter – Where Connectivity Knows No Limits!

WBCQ is a shortwave station operating from Monticelle in Northern Maine, North America that transmits a wide (perhaps the widest) variety of programs on legal shortwave The high-power antenna offers different radiation patterns and an antenna gain of up to 23 dB and uses a technology characterized by a single-shaft structural design,” according to Cestron International […]


Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2024 Frequencies.

For the last 78 years, the Sydney to Hobart yacht race has been run on Boxing Day December 26. This year the cannon will sound at 1pm, signalling the start of the race once again. The Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race commences on 26 December and ends on December 31, 2023 This year 113 […]