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Old 03-05-2016, 10:23 PM   #46
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I found this cool site online where you can use other people's shortwave receiver and tune it as if it were yours.

http://websdr.org/

Just select the meter band and the region from the drop down list and a list of shortwave receivers servers will be shown. On the right of each server is a listing of what bands are accessible from the server for you to tune.

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Old 03-26-2018, 12:10 PM   #47
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I found this cool site online where you can use other people's shortwave receiver and tune it as if it were yours.

http://websdr.org/

Just select the meter band and the region from the drop down list and a list of shortwave receivers servers will be shown. On the right of each server is a listing of what bands are accessible from the server for you to tune.

So I came here and revised this thread because--Skywave Linux is getting pretty good.

As a ham op since 1996, of course I love listening to spectrum from around the world and also participating in lots of various forms of such. NOW WE CAN USE other stations' antennae from all around the world to simply listen in. And in that respect, shortwave listening has never been better. You might chase propagation around the globe any time you want. If you LEARN about radio wave propagation (get a license whether you can transmit or not-is surest way to learn) you can know much more about where/when to listen to the bands/modes of your interest.

Skywave Linux is an OS with a bunch of SDR-- Software Defined Radio apps. Many of them are for interfacing with your own radio gear, but also the web-interfaces as well.

Here's more on Skywave: https://skywavelinux.tumblr.com/

I came here looking around because I love the LIVE version but am having installation issues. I'm monitoring the world from a station in VA right now. Was Japan last night. Could be Iceland next, or Australia...etc.


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Old 03-26-2018, 04:00 PM   #48
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I won a contest broadcast on the Taipei, Taiwan shortwave station from my home in the Midwest US listening on my Radioshack DX-394 and a 60' dipole antenna.

They were giving away a CD called Gongs and Drums to Welcome New Year by the Taipei Municipal Chinese Classical Orchestra and you had to write in 50 words or less how it made you feel listening to it. They read my name and submission over the air and sent it to me wrapped in a local newspaper made of rice paper. I still have them both. I liked listening to their Chinese classes.

I've heard number stations, too.

I still have the unmodded radio, and there are a lot of mods for it, but I can't run an outside antenna here and the reception inside is horrible with the stock telescoping antenna.

At the time, I was more into scanners and what could be heard on them.

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Old 04-01-2018, 04:00 PM   #49
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTXBQQbOcq8



So anyone actually listened to any of those so-called 'number stations?'

If I ever come across a shortwave receiver or ham, thats the first thing I'd do, is try to find any 'number stations'

The most famous Number Station.

UVB-76

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lHkONy37nA

North Korean number stations have also started broadcasting again. Wish I would have brought some sort of radio when I lived there, however being so close to the border, evereything was jammed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iv-n0sjUlH8

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