[CQ-Contest] SWL QSL cards
w9sz.zack at gmail.com
Mon Mar 15 11:59:12 PDT 2010
Oh yeah. There will never be another Eddie Startz but I wonder if the
Happy Station Program is being carried on? Or is that gone now, too?
73, Zack W9SZ
On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 1:43 PM, Julius Fazekas <phriendly1 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Radio Netherlands too...
> SWL was a lot of fun in the day...
> Julius Fazekas
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> --- On Sun, 3/14/10, Zack Widup <w9sz.zack at gmail.com> wrote:
>> From: Zack Widup <w9sz.zack at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] SWL QSL cards
>> To: "CQ Contest" <cq-contest at contesting.com>
>> Date: Sunday, March 14, 2010, 6:50 PM
>> I still do quite a bit of SWL'ing. I
>> also like to listen for UTE and
>> spy numbers stations. I have also noticed the absence of
>> some stations
>> that I heard all over the band in the late 60's.
>> I can understand Radio Moscow's lack of presence now. But
>> happened to Radio RSA, South Africa, that dominated the
>> shortwaves in
>> the 60's? Radio Portugal? Etc?
>> The lack of sunspots may have some effect on my inability
>> to hear some
>> of these stations, but I wonder if they have decreased
>> their number of
>> English-language broadcasts to North America?
>> Radio Beijing is difficult to hear on their transmissions
>> from China,
>> but they now have closer relay stations which are easier to
>> Also, I have never done this but I have thought of sending
>> a SWL card
>> to big DXpeditions I didn't get to work. Even if I didn't
>> have a QSO,
>> I could still have a card.
>> 73, Zack W9SZ
>> On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 4:53 PM, Edward Swynar <gswynar at durham.net>
>> > Ryan wrote:
>> > "...But I've been an SWL for over 20 years myself and
>> the SWL hobby is
>> > definitely on the decline..."
>> > **************************************
>> > It's no wonder the hobby is on the decline...
>> > I was shocked upon my return to casual SWL'ing last
>> year, with the
>> > conspicuous absence on the airwaves of the
>> once-stalwart VOA, BBC, and
>> > others.
>> > One can only take-in so many religious surmons, and
>> left-wing / right-wing
>> > political rants. What complete & utter garbage! If
>> the airwaves were like
>> > they are now, only some 31 years ago, I seriously
>> doubt that I would have
>> > bothered to tune the bands myself back then.
>> > ~73!~ de Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
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