May 2, 2021

April 25, 2021

April 18, 2021

April 11, 2021

April 4, 2021

  • In "Specialized Resources," another new subsection, this one called "The DX Recordings of Tetsuya Hirahara." In addition to recordings posted recently, there are now 13 recordings from Guatemala and a recording of the Voice of Asia, Taiwan (look for the red "New"). Also under "Specialized Resources" (under "The DX Recordings of Colin Miller"): FEBC Radio International, Manila, Philippines, from the mid-1970s and featuring the voice of FEBC co-founder Bob Bowman. And under "Specialized Resources," six new "Wavescan" entries: "500 Refugees on a Cannibal Island [Emirau]," "Moonbounce Radio," "Moonbounce Radio-2," "The Radio Scene on Rugen Island [Germany]," "Kermadec Earthquake," and "Australian Shortwave callsign VLU."

March 28, 2021

  • In "Specialized Resources," a new subsection called "Arne Skoog: The Early Recordings," a collection of recordings made by various DXers and played on air at the start of most editions of Sweden Calling DXers, the weekly DX program of Radio Sweden (look for the red "New").

March 14, 2021

  • In "DX History-I" (under "Stations"): Several items from station KOIL, Council Bluffs, Iowa, including a nice-looking log and 1930 QSL letter to a New Zealand listener (look for the red "New").

March 7, 2021

  • In "DX History-I" (under "Stations"): "Radio Katanga," a brief review of the early days of this then-new DX target (marked "New"). Also in "DX History-I" (under "Recordings"): We have posted recordings of five Honduran stations from Tetsuya Hirahara along with some graphics from two of the stations (now moved here). And under "Specialized Resources," a new "Wavescan" entry: "Chatham Island in the South Pacific: The Coast Watch Story (and the Holmwood Story)."

February 28, 2021

  • In "DX History-I" (under "Recordings"): Under "Costa Rica II," we have two more recordings from Tetsuya Hirahara (now moved here). And in "DX History-III" (under "Philately"): A group of postal covers bearing a 1973 French stamp celebrating Eugene Ducretet and the first wireless transmission in France (look for the red "New" for both).

February 21, 2021

  • In "DX History-I" (under "Recordings"): See "Peru IV" for recordings of R. Tarma and R. Luz y Sonido from Tetsuya Hirahara. Also from Tetsuya, under "Recordings," a 21-minute compilation of various IDs from the Far East Network, Japan (both now moved here). And under "Specialized Resources," two new "Wavescan" entries: "Myanma Radio in Burma (Myanmar) Celebrates 75 Years" and "The Radio Scene in Brazil: Brazilian Backgrounds."

February 14, 2021

  • In "DX History-I" (under "Stations"): "TI4NRH—A Picture Gallery" (marked "New"). Under "Specialized Resources," eight new "Wavescan" entries: "Sri Lanka Whales—NHK Relay Station," "The Radio Scene in the Ancient land of Nakhchivan," "Another Mass Stranding of Whales at a South Pacific island—The Radio Scene on the Island Called Chatham," "What Else Do We Know About Radio Nepal? Their Venture Into the Guinness Book of World Records," "KDKA Mediumwave and Shortwave in Pittsburgh: Unusual Radio Events," "Back to the Radio Scene on the South Pacific Chatham Islands," "Ancient DX Report 1923," and "German Radio Celebrates 100 Years." And we have updated the Wavescan Index to cover all posted issues through February 7, 2021.

February 7, 2021

January 31, 2021

  • In "DX History-III" (under "Literature & Humor"): We have posted another group of radio-related postcards that should give you a chuckle. Look for the red "New" next to "Humorous Postcards-VI."

January 24, 2021

January 17, 2021

  • In "DX History-III" (under "Philately"): "Philately and Cable & Wireless," with some of the postage stamps and covers that recognize various aspects of Cable & Wireless operations (look for "New").

January 10, 2021

January 3, 2021

December 27, 2020

  • In "DX History-I" (under "Recordings"): "Radio Moscow and the Western Hemisphere," an entire LP devoted to the "classic sounds" of Radio Moscow (look for "New").

December 20, 2020

December 13, 2020

December 6, 2020

  • In "DX History-III" (under "Philately"): "Stamps from the Danish Radio Help Fund," a sheet of interesting, radio-related “cinderella” (non-postage) stamps from Denmark. Anker Petersen tells us what they are (look for the red "New"). And, we have done some reorganizing. Our "DX History" page had become unwieldy, so we have divided it into three parts. Clicking on "DX History" will now take you to a directory page where you can select either the part you want (I, II or III) or a specific subsection. All the old subsections, such as Stations, Recordings, Philately, etc., are still there, as is all the content. We have also rearranged some of the content by country, date, etc., so it is easier to find things. Look around and the changes should be self-evident.

November 29, 2020

  • In "DX History" (under "Lists, Logs, Guides & Columns"): A 1924 radio log from KSD, St. Louis, Missouri. Under "Specialized Resources," four new "Wavescan" entries: "The Radio Scene on Four Little Greek Islands, Pt. 1," "Return to Nepal-5: The Mediumwave Scene," "Dramatic Information from All India Radio, Pt. 1," and "Dramatic Information from All India Radio, Pt. 2." And under "Specialized Resources" (under "The DX Recordings of Colin Miller"): A recording of RRI-Ujung Pandang from the 1970s.

November 22, 2020

  • In "DX History" (under "Recordings"): Read (and hear) about "Voices of Victory," recordings on cardboard blanks that World War II servicemen made for the folks back home. And under "Specialized Resources," a new "Wavescan" entry: "Radio Nepal on Shortwave." In addition, we have added two older "Wavescan" entries: "Australian Shortwave Callsign VLR, Pt. 2" (Wavescan N575, March 1, 2020), and "Australian Shortwave Callsign VLS" (Wavescan N588, May 31, 2020).

November 15, 2020

  • In "DX History" (under "Lists, Logs, Guides & Columns"): The 1935 "General Electric Radiotron Radio Log and Bridge Score." In "DX History" (under "Stations"): An interesting article by Andy Robins about Richard Archbold’s third New Guinea expedition in 1938, and the Consolidated Aircraft Catalina "flying boat" Guba, and amateur radio station PK6XX, that were part of it. Under "DX History on the Net," two new links have been added under "Shortwave Broadcasting in the United States" to mark KDKA’s 100th anniversary on November 2nd. And under "Specialized Resources," two new "Wavescan" entries: "KDKA Celebrates 100 years: The Story of the Original Mediumwave Station 8ZZ" and "Return to Nepal-3: Shortwave Radio on the Other Mt. Everest."

November 8, 2020

  • In "CPRV" (under "The CPRV Gallery"): We have posted a compilation of Brazilian Shortwave QSLs. See "Brazil - SW Stations (Compilation No. 2, 1945-1983)"

November 1, 2020

  • In "DX History" (under "Recordings"): A collection of 17 recordings of Brazilian shortwavers (see Brazil V). Under "Specialized Resources," a new "Wavescan" entry: "Largest Whale Stranding in the History of Tasmania: The Local Radio Scene." And also in "Specialized Resources" (under "Active-Inactive SWBC Countries"): We have updated Anker Petersen’s "Trends in Tropical Band Broadcasting" with the 2020 statistics.

October 25, 2020

  • DX History on the Net," we have updated the links, changed some that have moved, and dropped those that have disappeared. In addition, we have posted 12 new URLs, all in the "Stations & Countries on Shortwave" section (the shaded items).And under "Specialized Resources," four new "Wavescan" entries: "A Hundred Years of Radio Broadcasting in Argentina: The Radio Scene During the Malvinas War," "The Early Shortwave Scene in Nepal-1" "Australian Shortwave callsign VLT" and "Return to Nepal-2: Radio Broadcasting from Mt. Everest."

October 18, 2020

  • In "DX History" (under "Stations"): "Broadcasting for the Congolese," an article from the July 1952 issue of the quarterly journal, "The Belgian Congo to-Day." Also under "Stations," a Voice of Nigeria program schedule from 1977. In "DX History" (under "QSLS & Other Station Memorabilia"): A medal cast in 1972 on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of Radio TV Kaduna, Nigeria. Also under "QSLS & Other Station Memorabilia", a 2006 French-language advertising card for Radio Okapi, Democratic Republic of the Congo. And under "Specialized Resources" (under "The DX Recordings of Colin Miller"): A recording of Radio Veritas Overseas, Philippines, from circa 1969-70.

October 11, 2020

  • Under "Specialized Resources," we have posted Wavescan editions N603 and N605, a combined audio file about the history of Radio Monitors International, the Wavescan predecessor program.

October 4, 2020

  • In "DX History" (under "Lists, Logs, Guides & Columns"): A "log" booklet published in 1935 by Buffalo Evening News station WBEN.

September 27, 2020

  • In "DX History" (under "Stations"): A 1923 booklet from Bamberger’s Department Store, Newark, New Jersey, home to early broadcast band station, WOR. In "Specialized Resources" (under "Active-Inactive SWBC Countries"): We have updated our list. Also under "Specialized Resources," a new "Wavescan" entry: "Australia’s Best Known Micro-Nation is No More: The Story of Hutt River Radio." And in "DX History" (under "Stations"): We have added to our recent story on Radio Bobay a P.S. showing a QSL from Radio Caravelle, which is mentioned in the story.

September 20, 2020

  • In "DX History" (under "Stations"): Enter the world of DX obscurity and check out "Ultimate DX Trivia: What Was Radio Bobay?"

September 13, 2020

September 6, 2020

  • In "DX History" (under "Recordings"): Another group of Peruvian recordings, mostly from the 70s and 80s (see Peru III). And under "Specialized Resources," we have added three new "Wavescan" entries: "City of Indianapolis Celebrates 200th Anniversary: On the Radio Scene, Shortwave WHRI," "Ancient DX Report 1922," and "Argentine Anniversary: Their First Radio Broadcast."

August 30, 2020

  • In "Specialized Resources,"We have posted the third and final part of "Setting Sail on the Seth Parker World Cruise." This part is titled "On the Air and in the Mail," and includes Appendix B, Seth Parker-related DX news items published in the International Short Wave Club bulletin during the period of the cruise; Appendix C, a table listing all the covers that were printed for the cruise; and a bibliography.

August 23, 2020

  • In "Specialized Resources,"We have posted the second part of our series, "Setting Sail on the Seth Parker World Cruise." This part is titled "The Seth Parker at Sea," and includes Appendix A, a transcript of the Seth Parker broadcast of April 29, 1934. And also under "Specialized Resources," we have added six new "Wavescan" entries: "Unusual Shortwave Stations in Paraguay," "The Story of the Japanese Sea Monster," "Who Owns These Islands?," "The Early Wireless Scene in the New American State of Columbia?," "American Radio Station in Australia Protected as a Heritage Site," and "Most Important American Radio Station in the South Pacific During World War II."

August 16, 2020

August 9, 2020

  • In "DX History" (under "Equipment & Advertising"): A folder of instructions, tuning tips and a list of shortwave broadcast stations that was produced in 1935 by Patterson Radio for its line of shortwave receivers.

August 2, 2020

July 26, 2020

  • In "Specialized Resources" (under "Radio Postcards"): A file of postcards about "Hawaii Calls." At the end of the file are two postcard views of the transmission towers at a long ago Pearl Harbor (see item marked "New").

July 19, 2020

July 5, 2020

  • In "DX History" (under "Equipment & Advertising"): Three antenna brochures from the days when shortwave stations were actually interested in helping their listeners get the most out of their equipment. And under "Specialized Resources," we have added three new "Wavescan" entries: "Another Look at the Shortwave Scene in Paraguay, South America," "The Radio Story: Quarantined on a Lonely Island—Socotra, the Island of Strange Trees," and "The Radio Story: Quarantined on a Lonely Island—Gough, the Island of Super Mice."

June 28, 2020

June 21, 2020

  • In "DX History" (under "Equipment & Advertising"): We have posted our final group of data sheets, this time with some old-timey shortwave accessories. Look under Spec Sheets IV. And under "Specialized Resources," we have added a new "Wavescan" entry: "The Mediumwave and FM Radio Scene in South Pacific Vanuatu."

June 14, 2020

  • In "DX History" (under "Literature & Humor"): We have posted some Dutch-language postcards. And under "Specialized Resources," we have added a new "Wavescan" entry: "The Radio Scene and the Overloaded Telephone Exchange."

June 7, 2020

  • In "DX History" (under "Equipment & Advertising"): We have posted another group of receiver spec sheets (see Spec Sheets III), this time from the 1980s and 1990s.Also in "DX History" (under "Equipment & Advertising"): For those who like to check out shortwave in the movies, we have posted a few photoclips of vintage receivers from the movie "Midway" (2019). And under "Specialized Resources," we have added a new "Wavescan" entry: "The Land of the White Tiger: The Radio Scene in the Indian State of West Bengal."

May 31, 2020

  • CPRV" (under "The CPRV Gallery"): We have posted three QSL cards from Belgian Congo station OTC. We have also posted two QSLs from Radio CORDAC, Bujumbura, Burundi, plus a copy of the station’s “Skywave” booklet from 1966. Under "Specialized Resources," we have added three new "Wavescan" entries: "The Greenland Story: The Good Ship Morrissey and its Arctic Voyages," "Paraguay on Shortwave - Part 3: After the War," and "Vois Blong Yumi/Vanuatu on Shortwave." And also in "Specialized Resources" (under "The DX Recordings of Colin Miller"): We have added a recording of Radio Dushanbe, Tajik SSR, from the 1970s.

May 24, 2020

  • In "DX History" (under "Equipment & Advertising"): We continue posting some miscellaneous receiver spec sheets, this time from the 1970s. Look under Spec Sheets II.

May 17, 2020

  • In "DX History" (under "Stations"): A file on Radio Commerce, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, which was active in the 1950s and 1960s on 49 and 31 meters. In "CPRV" (under "The CPRV Gallery"): We have added two new clandestine QSLs to the clandestine section, both in the "Asia (including Middle East) and Pacific" category. And under "Specialized Resources," we have added six new "Wavescan" entries: "The Radio Scene at the Sinking of the Graf Spee," "The First Wireless/Radio Station in Greenland," "Paraguay on Mediumwave," "Another Chapter in the Radio Scene on the Islands of Vanuatu," "Ancient DX Report 1921," and "Radio Vila: The First Shortwave Era in the South Pacific Islands of Vanuatu."

May 10, 2020

May 3, 2020

  • In "DX History" (under "QSLS & Other Station Memorabilia"): If you could use a little DXercise to counter COVID vegging, check out these items from mediumwaver CMCQ, Havana, Cuba, and from the African Broadcasting Company Ltd., South Africa.

April 26, 2020

  • In "DX History" (under "Clubs & Publications"): We conclude our series of photos from the Globe Circler, bulletin of the International DXers Alliance. We have also posted a copy of the IDA By-Laws from the 1930s.

April 19, 2020

April 12, 2020

  • In "DX History" (under "Clubs & Publications"): The second posting of photos from the Globe Circler, the bulletin of the International DXers Alliance. And under "Specialized Resources," we have added four new "Wavescan" entries: "The Happiest Place on Earth-Vanuatu Back on Shortwave (Pt. I)," "The Happiest Place on Earth-Vanuatu Back on Shortwave (Pt. II)," "The Early Shortwave Scene in South American Paraguay," and "American Radio Station on Vanuatu."

April 5, 2020

  • In "DX History" (under "Equipment & Advertising"): "Short Wave Radio Quiz Book and Kinks," published in 1938 by Short Wave & Television, formerly known as Short Wave Craft.

March 29, 2020

  • In "DX History" (under "Clubs & Publications"): Some interesting listener and "professional monitoring" photos from the Globe Circler, the bulletin of the International DXers Alliance.

March 22, 2020

  • In "DX History" (under "Literature & Humor"): The world could use a little humor right now so we have posted another group of humorous radio-related postcards from radio's early days. And in "Specialized Resources" (under "The DX Recordings of Colin Miller"): We have added a recording of the Voice of Iran, possibly from 1976.

March 15, 2020

  • In "DX History" (under "Clubs & Publications"): Several items from a Swedish club, Teknik för Alla Eterklubb.

March 8, 2020

  • In "Specialized Resources" (under "The Early DX of David F. Thomas"): We have added a number of receiver brochures collected by Dave during the 1920s and 1930s. And also under "Specialized Resources," we have added four new "Wavescan" entries: "The Grand Wireless Station at Monte Grande," "Australian Radio Station 9AC on Bougainville Island," "Uruguay on Shortwave: After the Second Great War," and "Minicoy Island: The Island of the Long Racing Canoe Boats."

March 1, 2020

  • In "DX History" (under "Clubs & Publications"): We conclude our presentation of the station features from the Quixote Radio Club bulletin, with QSLs added. The two new files are "Hear Europe" and "Hear Asia."

February 23, 2020

February 16, 2020

  • In "DX History" (under "Recordings"): The fourth (and final) group of recordings of shortwave broadcast stations in Colombia.

February 9, 2020

February 2, 2020

  • In "DX History" (under "QSLS & Other Station Memorabilia"): Part III of the three-part series, "The BBC in QSLs." Under "Specialized Resources," four new "Wavescan" entries: "The Tragic Disaster of the German Airship Hindenburg," "The Radio Scene on a Volcanic Island in the South Pacific: the Recent Tragedy on New Zealand's White Island," "The Early Wireless Scene on the Pacific Island, Bougainville," and "The Shortwave Scene in South American Uruguay." And we have updated the Wavescan index to include all Wavescan scripts through December 2019.

January 26, 2020

  • In "Specialized Resources," a new subsection called "The Dialist," with all six copies of this short-lived and little-known publication of the Newark News Radio Club, published in 1934 and 1935. And also under "Specialized Resources," two new "Wavescan" entries: "CBS on Shortwave in California: The Voice of America, Delano - 2" and  "Ancient DX Report 1919."

January 19, 2020

January 12, 2020

January 5, 2020

  • In "DX History" (under "Stations"): Tetsuya Hirahara has prepared some detailed information about the station in Palau. You will find it right after the original Palau posting, "Palau on the Air." Also in "DX History" (under "People"): Tetsuya has also brought to our attention an article prepared in 2017 by the late Henrik Klemetz, but not published at that time. It is called "Having Fun With Your Radio." In "Specialized Resources" (under "Active-Inactive SWBC Countries"): We have updated our list and also in "Active-Inactive SWBC Countries," we have updated Anker Petersen's report of trends in tropical band broadcasting. And finally, under "Specialized Resources," we have added two new "Wavescan" entries: "The Voice of America, Delano, California: Gone But Not Forgotten-3" and "Ancient DX Report 1920."