Brother Stair has passed away

Brother Stair

Allan Weiner has reported that Radio Evangelist Brother Stair, who dominated much of the shortwave broadcasts from the US, has died. This is likely to impact many shortwave schedules, although I expect they will replay many of his recordings. He was very profitable for his church. Brother Stair has died Ralph Gordon Stair was born … Read more

Free SWL and ham software

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Here is a nice list of software utilities for the shortwave listener and ham radio operators Most of this free software for amateur radio or shortwave runs on Windows platforms. – RFSim99 – Free RF Design Software     – AppCAD – Free RF Design Tool     – WinSmith – Smith Chart software (for Windows 32-bit) … Read more

Sticky shortwave radio? This works!

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I just came across a great thread over on Reddit about how to clean the sticky coating that afflicts so many portable shortwave radios. This is great news! A user who goes by the name neonmica says- “Tackiness is completely gone. Lettering untouched. A damp cloth with a little Borax. Then some detail works with … Read more