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DXpedition to Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands Loggings and Videos

by John Galt June 5, 2017 23:00 ET Hello to all my friends and followers. While many of you have expressed genuine concern about my father, well, what I know so far is that I’ll find out more in the next two weeks. It is touch and go and unpredictable as cancer goes and for those that have endured this, I now totally understand what you meant about the frustration. Thank you all for your support. In the mean time, my wife and I had this trip planned for over a…

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Tonight Radio Australia Shortwave Shut Down, Ceding the Pacific to China

by John Galt January 30, 2017 21:40ET A little over 45 years ago, a young boy found his Mom and Dad’s portable radio and started to play with it. On this radio, he found a band marked “SW” and started to listen. After asking his dad about it, he had a little bit better understanding, and even more so when his dad purchased a Radio Shack book on Shortwave radio listening. One of the first stations that I heard was one Radio Australia, early one morning with just an earphone and…


My New (old) Shortwave Radio Toy (Or what I did during my Christmas Vacation)

by John Galt January 2, 2017 19:00 ET If one wonders where I have been the past week or so, well, it’s due to the fun I’ve been having with my new old toy Santa got me for Christmas: Many thanks to the seller BigApple on eBay for providing an honest description and an item exactly as described and shipped in a timely manner! Needless to say as I restore my old collection of rigs, I’ll be going back to them for more. It was a good week for hearing US…


Television and Amateur Radio Links for Broadcasts in the Path of Hurricane Matthew (Video)

by John Galt October 6, 2016 19:20 ET Here are the links to broadcasters for TV stations in the path of Hurricane Matthew from Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, then North Carolina: WSVN CHANNEL 7 MIAMI WFOR CBS 4 MIAMI WPLG 10 – MIAMI WPTV – WEST PALM BEACH WFLX – WEST PALM BEACH WFTV 9 – ORLANDO/MELBOURNE/TITUSVILLE/DAYTONA BEACH WESH – ORLANDO/MELBOURNE/TITUSVILLE/DAYTONA BEACH WJXT 4 – JACKSONVILLE/ST AUGUSTINE ABC/NBC FIRSTCOAST NEWS LIVE – JACKSONVILLE/ST AUGUSTINE: WSAV CHANNEL 3 – SAVANNAH/BRUNSWICK, GA WTOC – FOX 28 – SAVANNAH/BRUNSWICK,GA & BEAUFORT/LOW COUNTRY SC WCSC…


An Ominous Sign or Just Interesting: Russia Begins Return to Shortwave Radio

by John Galt September 21, 2016 04:30 ET Recently, the Western media has decided to ignore what has happened inside of Russia and around the Ukraine, either by a deliberate policy decision or to create a sense of victory within the West over the big bad bear once again. However, with stories about troop buildups, snap exercises, and fears of the war restarting the theory is that the Secretary of State, John Kerry who once served in Vietnam, will keep the possibility of a renewal of the conflict tapped down until…


Shortwave Radio Still Matters Part 2: North Korea Resumes Spy Numbers Broadcast

by John Galt July 20, 2016 19:00 ET Last week it was the allegedly phony coup in Turkey. Fast forward to this week and here we area gain, with the old Spy Number station making a comeback in North Korea, 16 years after the allegedly “Cold War” ended between North and South Korea. From Yonhap News: N. Korea resumes encrypted number broadcasting 2016/07/19 14:44 SEOUL, July 19 (Yonhap) — North Korea has resumed the broadcasting of encrypted numbers, a method used in the past to send messages to spies operating in…


The Voice of America Demonstrates it is Managed by Chamberlainesque Idiots at the State Department

by John Galt June  30, 2014 20:30 ET Any day now, I expect Obama or someone from our the United States Department of State to come out and proclaim, “peace in our time.” The Voice of America continued its decline into irrelevancy today as broadcasting into some of the most tension ridden and conflict infested regions of the world was terminated by the morons that run the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) under the control of the United States Department of State. From the website BBG Watch: Bureaucrats gave listeners little time…




Russian and Ukrainian Shortwave Civilian and Military Frequencies to Monitor During Conflict

  by John Galt March 1, 2014 18:15 ET This list originated in 2007 via the RadioScanner.ru website and has been translated via Google Translate and set up to provide a starting point for everyone to monitor what is happening. Keep in mind that there have been changes, some frequencies may be inactive however as things heat up, look for more activity in the days ahead.   Russian HF Communications This is a list from 2007 via: http://www.radioscanner.ru/freqs/file/list08.html Вы для большого списка, 73 de Ларры Language: ========= Rezim-A In Clear Voice…


The Decline of Shortwave Radio means the Spread of World Conflict

  by John Galt July 7, 2013 22:00 ET As many of my long time listeners of my old shows and readers of these pages realize, I am a huge fan of the hobbies of shortwave radio listening  and DXing, as well as amateur radio operations. I fear however the terminal decline of these hobbies is not due to a lack of interest but a rise in government censorship which now has the means and ability to restrict the flow of information between countries and determine exactly what information shall be…


A quick Heads Up: English Shortwave Radio Schedules have been Updated

  by John Galt May 19, 2013 13:50 EDT   Just a quick heads up for my readers as the shortwave radio schedules in English for the spring/summer broadcasting season have been updated at the link below: English Shortwave Radio Schedules Enjoy the summer season as with the increasingly active sunspot cycle it would appear that things are about to get interesting on the shortwave bands.  


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