A site about the radio listening hobby and my activities therein - longwave, mediumwave, shortwave, FM, and television DXing. A site about the radio listening hobby in all its forms, or at least the forms that interest me.

I am also a licenced amateur radio operator, callsign VE3LXL. Information about my amateur radio station is found on my station website.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

One New Mediumwave Station

The only thing worth noting for September, and even this is barely worth noting, is that I heard WTNY 790, Watertown NY, on my car radio on Sept. 26 at 2030 UTC (that would be at 4:30 pm local time). This is a relog (it's a sem-local station from my old home town of Kingston, Ontario), but this is actually the first time I've heard it here in Toronto so it's a new one for my Toronto log.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Sony CRF-5100 Earth Orbiter

RadioIntelligencer has an interesting article about the Sony CRF-5100 Earth Orbiter, which Sony produced in the 1970s. This receiver covered shortwave, mediumwave, and longwave; the FM band; the air band; and the "public service" band on VHF. This was a good radio. It was my father's purchase of an CRF-5090 Earth Orbiter in 1975 that got me interested in radio (the 5090 is the same radio as the 5100 except that it lacks the public service band). That 5090 is long gone, but I now own a 5100 I bought used last year. It was an enjoyable radio to use in 1975 and it still is today.