Shortwave gems part 4

Saturday, December 03, 2016
In this post I upload a few melodic audio clips extracted from an outdoor shortwave spectrum grab made on April 15th, 2015. The nice surprise about these recordings is that I managed to recover the spectrum file containing them, which I thought was corrupted and not playable beyond the short snippets I included in my original post. I used Audacity to repair the file, and now the remainder of it — some two extra hours — play flawlessly. Being able to hear this capture in its entirety for the first time in 18 months feels like time travel. I'm especially pleased about this recovery as the recording contains a station that is no longer on shortwave: Zimbabwe's Radio Dialogue.

A song recorded from Radio Dialogue.

A song heard on Voice of America's Somali service.

An interesting fusion of Persian and Spanish music from Radio Farda.

Light music broadcast on DPRK's Voice of Korea.

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This blog is written by a shortwave radio enthusiast based in London, UK. You can follow him on Twitter at @LondonShortwave