The Sound Archive, 5/7/2020
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Philips BX321A
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The flood of 1953 enriched our culture with the word Delta Plan. Originally a national efford to secure the west of the country, it became custumary to say things like We need a Delta Plan for the preservation of Old Radios to express your concern about our technical inheritage.
Philips B0X15U
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Many people would get really hot from radios like thes, but I would not call them sex bombs.
Nordmende Stradella
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Radio Friends Service in Switzerland sends you the mercy of Jesus Christ.
Gerard Jampot
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ABBA sings Chiquitita.
Hitachi KH1002R
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Mr Blue Sky, recorded November 18, 2006, from MW.
Sonata Super
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The sound quality is quite good (also the bass response, which cannot be heard well on this recording), though the AF amp produces some noticeable noise.
RCA Victor Greenwich
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The fifties were the haydays of the private detective stories, like those of Perry Mason. My favorite detective is Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe, who had an NBC radio show in the early fifties. The Nero Wolfe books still missing from my collection are Not quite dead enough, Three at Wolfe's door, The doorbell rang, Corsage, and Death times three (Sept. 2006). (Sound recorded from audio jack.)
Siemens Debeg E566
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Around 300 or 400 kHz one can hear air beacons announcing their identity in Morse.
Arena
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In 1936 not only this radio, but also the Oosterkerk in Zeist was built. After 60 years, the radio was just a worn out piece of furniture, but the church was still a weekly meeting place for hundreds of enthousiastic Christions. Church musician Willem Harold Boog plays Marche Triomphale on the church' Flentrop Organ. The organ piece was recorded from the pick-up entry; radio reception is a bit treble-depleted due to the rather narrow MF circuits.
Etude 603
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One day, or rather one night, when I was a kid, my father tore me out of my warm bed and put me in front of the television screen. Some hardly visible guy was doing something vague in a place I didn't know and uttered words I didn't understand. Those words were heard at that very same time by hundreds of millions of people, capitalists and communists alike. From all the sounds you can hear in Radio Corner, these come from farthest away.
Philips L3X71T
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What about information privacy in The Netherlands? The security services RID and AIVD have investigated the private life of Dutch politicians to be. So far no problem, but they should not leave the diskettes in a car they sell. The diskettes with State Secrets ended with Crime Journalist Peter R. de Vries. De Vries has political aspirations as well, and, as the national newspaper Nederlands Dagblad wrote, he started his political campain, but in the wrong arena. My advice for Peter: we already have bad or average politicians enough, but only few good crime journalists. Please keep doing what you are good at!
Philips 208U-01
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This is the message that the radio was built to play. Prime Minister Gerbrandy announces the capitulation of the Germans and the liberation of The Netherlands.
Gerard Singing RC Meter
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The built in song Ik lag gebroken in mijn bed is just long enough to search for minimum sound.
Vega Turist 401
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Nederpop song Je loog tegen mij by Drukwerk made it to number 1 in the hitparade early 1982. Recorded from Radio 10 Gold on January 10, 2012.
Gerard Hollands Glorie
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Jesus is Lord of the way I feel, recording from Groot Nieuws Radio, 16 december 2013.
Saba Sabine UA265
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The Dutch singer Drs. P is extremely well-known for some songs from the seventies, like Dodenrit (Trojka hier, Trojka daar) and Veerpont, but his career goes back to the fifties, when he performed Gezusters Karamazov (1957).
Philips BX200U
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Lola by the Kinks was one of my favorite pop songs in the eighties (when it was already an oldie, being issued in 1970). Like the books by Willy van der Heide, the first version of the song had Coca Cola in the text, but BBC didn't want to go commercial and requested the change to cherry C-O-L-A.
Senfor Skyline 2010
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The Senfor is an extremely sensitive receiver. Truckers on the nearby highway discuss their holiday and what happens with their trucks while they are away.
Highness LP-IB-60
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This short music sample should give you an idea of the quality of the pocket tube set. It plays on a D-cell for the filament, and 6 P-cells (54V) as the plate battery.
Novak Atlantic 793
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Music from Belgian station, without a clear start or end.
Perfecta
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On Long Wave, a few French stations are still found. The sound of the radio is clear and stable, and understandibility is good.
Rossia 303
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History lessons from Radio Moscow. Today: Perestroika with Comrade Gorbachev.
Ever Ready Model C/E
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Radio 5 is leaving it up to us, by mouth of Bill and Grace.
Philips BX505AV
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I love the sound of heated glass! Nothing new, just heated glass! Recording from Radio Paradijs, March 2019.
Philips L2D22T Nicolette
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Given the tiny design, the sound quality of this radio is fairly good.
Zenith Royal 700
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When starting on a defective radio, it is useful to first find out if its local oscillator works. To this end, I put the Zenith on top of it and tune it to a weak station near 1200 or 1300 kHz, then tune the sick radio around 700 to 1000 kHz. If the oscillator is fine (as in this case) it will cause interference in the reception by the Zenith.
Mini Stereo
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In a radio poll in June 2006, Huub Oosterhuis' song De steppe zal bloeien (1990) was chosen as the most beautiful Christian song ever written.
Tokyo
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Following a request of AudioEase we have made recordings of test sounds played in some of our tube radios. The goal is to produce software that will mimic the typical sound of a tube radio. You hear the test recording of the Tokyo; read more about this project in my FotoAlbum.
Radiola RA388T Superstor
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Recorded from French MW station on November 18, 2006. France is about 500km away.
Philips BX750A
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The radio show Arbeidsvitaminen (labor vitamins) first aired in 1946 and has been on the Dutch radio continually since then. It was officially declared to be the longest running radio show in the world on May 1, 2006. This event was celebrated on the radio as De dag van de Arbeidsvitaminen (Labor Vitamin Day).
Dynalite
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Sound of pumping the light out of it.
Yoko Sport
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Floyd Landis indeed won the Tour de France 2006, but a few days later he was accused of having used illegal drugs. A blood test and the second test showed increased testosteron levels, so he was taken his champion title and fired. This was the first time such a thing happened in the Tour.
Salofe
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Julien Clerc sings Ce n'est rien in 1973.
Graetz Musica 1214
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If you are as old as this radio, you will certainly remember this charming blond singer. It is Olivia Newton John, recorded from this radio on October 29, 2005. She brought about a lot of dreams, but these didn't all come alive!
Supersound
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Fall 1987. Supermarket chain owner Gerrit Jan Heijn is kidnapped. After handing over the randsom, his wife makes a dramatic appeal on the radio and asks the kidnappers to release her husband. Several months later Ferdy E. is arrested (traced by spending the randsom money in one of his victim's super markets) and confesses that he had killed Heijn already on the first day of the kidnap.
Saba Meersburg ME19
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Instrumental piece.
Frontech TRC-311
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The EU has decided that all member states must switch to digital TV by 2012. The Netherlands is the first country to fully implement the change: analogue transmissions were discontinued in the night from December 10 to 11, 2006. The soundbite ends with what I received on the Frontech's television bands on December 11.
Philips B1X92A/69
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May 31, 2006. The Netherlands has its first runner elections when the VVD, Peoples Party for Freedom and Democracy, internally elects Mark Rutte to lead the party in the upcoming 2007 elections.
Philips BX330A
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To some people, the post-war years appear a bit colorless when viewed fifty years later. Gerard Reve was a very controversial writer and he certainly brought some color to those that wanted to see it. His debute was De Avonden in 1947, considered to be the starting point of Dutch literature after the Second World War. From the day of its publication, Dutch literature was no longer about heroes and events taking place in the world around us. No, the world around us would only be the stage on which the anti-heroes dive into their own minds. Not everybody wanted to know the insides of Gerard Reve's mind and I cannot blame them. Gerard Reve died on April 13, 2006, at the age of 82.
Philips LX381B
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Mid August, 2005, Israel evacuates its settlements in the Gaza strip. The radio news reports that the atmosphere is tense, but so far there have been no serious incidents
Sony WM-9
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Barring the non-surprising problems with band speed, it still works. For this recording I connected the speakers of the Mini Stereo.
Standard 430
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The king of Belgium visits his Africal colony Congo, 12 June 1955. (Recorded from PU entry.)
Philips B3X40U
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In a poll in 2006, Boudewijn de Groot's Welterusten, meneer de President was chosen as the best Dutch protest song ever. It is a very old song (1966), for people protesting the President of the United States about going to war in a far away country for a far away reason. As I said, a very old song, typically something for the sixties...
Gerard TelRaam
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It was intended for MW, but because the capacitor has no padding cap, its capacity can go quite low so the upper frequency limit is around 2000kHz. Connected to my Philips D2999 (with a toilet roll on the capacitor to reduce hand effect during tuning), I received amateur stations on the 160m band. If I understand Rudy well, he operates a square antenna with quarter wavelength sides near Hamburg, at a height of 16m above the ground. Call DK3XY reports Karwitz so in der nähe means 80km away, recorded at about 403km from Karwitz.
Philips BX480A
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The factory in which this radio was produced, was managed by Frits Philips, grandson of the founder of the Philips company. Frits Philips, or Mister Frits as he was called, died on December 5, 2005, at the age of 100.
Zenith TransOceanic 8G005YT Clipper
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The singer and the radio are equally old, both from 1947. When she peaked, in the seventies, the radio was in decline. Emmylou Harris interpreted C'est la vie, you never can tell in 1977. She looked nice all the time, but I think her current hair style is superb. In 2006, the singer is ready for retirement, but the radio was restored to working order and may continue to work for decades. C'est la vie ...
Tesla 315A
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Song in Slavic language.
Ultra R746
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In 2006, the BBC, or Beep, still exists, and is willing to send you their schedule.
Philips L4X00T
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With this set in your house, every week is a week of the sixties.
Aristona SA2034A
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Prime minister Balkenende announces in the Parliament on March 23, 2005, that Minister Thom de Graaf has stepped down. De Graaf was in charge of Bestuurlijke Vernieuwing (nicknamed Bestuurlijke Vernieling) and had designed plans for a directly elected major. On March 22, a necessary modification of the Constitution was voted in the Senate, and torpedoed by the Socialist party PvdA.
Erres RA622AT
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In 1961 the construction of a concrete wall through the big city of Berlin started. Berlin of the sixties, with its Checkpoint Charlie, the exchange of caught spies, and the mine fields, is now considered the hot spot in the cold war.
Philips L3X80T/90
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Song recorded from Flamish radio, November 18, 2006.
Grundig 2030
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On August 21, 2005, Robert Moog died. He invented the synthesizer in 1963 and a Radio1 reporter visits synthesizer lover and collector Robert Jan Stips.
Philips B5X94A
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In preparation of the Radio Corner 10 Year Jubilee party, Gerard runs all the experiments that the visitors can do that day. In the oscillator experiment I try to log some amateur stations by receiving SSB stations using two ordinary broadcast receivers (together 100 years old!). In my first attempt I log a station from Spain and one from Djakarta, so the test clearly shows that the experiment is possible.
Philips B3X91A
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1959: Fidel Castro took power in Cuba. (Recorded from PU entry.)
Sanshin KR55
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Golden Oldie, recorded from Ruud's Radio Paradijs.
Philips 22RS274
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Rock around the Clock Radio by Bill Haley, 1954.
Streamliner
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Every Sunday morning, the VARA radio show Vroege Vogels (early birds) features a poem. The one on March 19, 2006, is about the Spring.
Philips BX998A
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August 16, 1977, was the day on which this King of Rock died, and the Dutch station Radio 2 replayed a lot of his songs on that date in 2005. A nice occasion for this 50 year old radio to demonstrate that it can still reproduce the sounds from the days of its making quite well.
Philips B5X23A/04
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Fifteen million Dutch people, all individuals, but with a common youth memory: a wood plano playing in Grandma's living room.
VEF 202
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With Shortwave radios one can overhear distant stations, playing exotic styles of music. Due to waving movements in the higher earth atmosphere, the sound can fade in and out as happens near the end of this recording.
DNT High Tec 4012
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Hear the friendly tone among CB ham amateurs. By 2011, there is not much activity left on CB, but every evening one overhears people talking about nothing and threatening and calling names. Another category is truck drivers, you can hear them speaking about their destinations, and cargo mostly.
Hamburger Phone
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Hello, this is Gerard speaking …
Philips B8D42AS Capella Tonmeister
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Petula Clark sings softly to forget her pains. Can you hear when the Reverbeo is switched off?
Neywa 402
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Radio Sweden thanks you for listening and will soon switch over to their English language program.
Sigma Rekord
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When I was in Czechia, I often listened to the Dutch station on 1008kHz at night. In the evening, this old Czech machine will bring the sounds from its country to my own home in The Netherlands, a distance of about 1000km. You hear the opening of Ma vlast by Smetanach.
Amplix U47
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Despite the band switch bridge, reception still is better on SW than on MW. But well… that's life. For this radio, it is already December.
Sony CFM 20L
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Long Wave stations usually have a bit dull sound, with a noticeable lack of high tones. The reason is that, because of the low frequency, the radio frequent tuning circuit significantly reduces the bandwidth of the receiver.

You hear France qualify for the eighth final of the 2006 soccer world championship, on June 23 of that year.

Clarville PP8
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French song: in your nose there is a little hole.
Philips SA5422/01Z
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Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds was re-recorded in Dutch by the Veronica Broadcasting Company, and it was played on the radio for the first time on November 18, 2005.
Piglet Rabobank
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Pophit from local music station.
Ajax A25
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This is WP, WP, WP, the navigation beacon at Schiphol airport, transmitting at 376kHz. If you would have the optional DirectionFinder, a directional antenna, you could position yourself on a map of the sea by making a measurement on two of these beacons.
Decca
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A fragment of the EO radio show De muzikale fruitmand should of course not miss from this web site. Mrs Stien Hossink-Brink from Heemsen and her family will have no problem to date the fragment!
Pink Discman
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On June 17, 2006, there was a street festival in Zeist and I bought this little, but nice set there. Back home I was just in time to hear it reproduce the reports about the same festival from Radio Zeist (Slotstad Radio). A representative from the Zeist Petanque Society explains the difference between Jeux des Boules and Petanque.
Philips 6102
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Most of the first experiments involve sound generators somehow. The nicer ones combine various oscillators, where slow ones influence the output of audio generators. This is a bird generator.
Philips N2511
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I dug out some of my old tapes to try this set, and as you can hear it plays them fine. If you are about as old as I am, it is not necessary for you to name the piece.
Hape
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Pushing the CALL button on one of the machines should cause the other machines to make sounds, but instead, the machine itself starts to protest.
URT Iliria
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Balkan-style song, recorded November 18, 2006.
Moving Elephant
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Spanish songs were quite in fashion in the long hot summer of 2006.
Micro av8301
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January 6, 2011: a large fire in chemical industry Chemie Pack in Moerdijk.
Teletone 111
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Singing in Taizé style.
Erres KY553 Midget
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I have sufficient parts usually, for this radio as well as for others. Shapewise, my elco's could be called male… But does that make me a man? (Song from Belgian Radio 2, recorded 21/01/2007.)
Akkord Tobby
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Bruce Springsteen goes Down to the River.
Pye T19D
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When this radio was built, no human foot had touched Chomolungma, or Mount Everest, and no human food was found on its pristine slopes.
Socora 647A
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A song about the sound of this radio? You are only coming through in (Long, Medium, and Short) Waves, not in (Frequency) Modulation. Your lips move, but I can't hear what you're saying. In 1979, when Pink Floyd played Comfortably Numb on their album The Wall, most pop music was listened on AM radios. FM channels were used for more serious culture: classical music.
Aetherkruiser AK1482
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During its operational life, this radio has reproduced all the news messages related to the build-up of the Cold War: establishment of NATO and Warsaw Pact, the Russian invasion of Hungary, McCarthy's communist hunt, the death of Stalin. By the time of the erection of the Berlin Wall it was 13 years old and during the Prague Spring almost twenty years, so perhaps it was already retired then. (Dutch listeners of this 1956 fragment may wonder how it is possible that news messages that are not yet known, can make a heavy impression??)
SuperTech WR-30
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Medium Wave stations can be received over a long distance at night, but are hard to find on an analogue dial. With digital precision, I was able to record Groot Nieuws Radio in Chop, Ukraine, 1264km from the transmitter in Zeewolde, on November 10, 2007.
Toshiba 6L-400A
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Station Radio Maria plays, how could it have been otherwise, some Italian music.
Grundig City Boy 1100
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Paradise by the dial light…. Unfortunately this classical piece is too long for GRC, but this tiny fragment has the voices of both our corpulent hero of rock Meat Loaf, and of his briljant, well-voiced and well-shaped companion Ellen Foley. Meat Loaf became no less than legendary with this single song in 1977. In 2007, Meat played in Amsterdam.
Grundig Satellit 2000
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Joan Osbourne sings What if God was one of us. The nice message of Christmas is: He is!
Hitachi WH-1160
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When I listened the water level announcements as a kid in the seventies, I didn't know what it was and though they were arithmetic exercises.
Postbank
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Europe has the most strict laws regarding food safety, but still there are large scale food problems from time to time.
SuperTech
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With analogue tuning it is hard to find them, but it is possible to hear plane approaching Schiphol Airport near Amsterdam. The Dutch accents of the pilots are clearly distinguishable.
Sokol 308
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We have no transmitters in the 66 to 73 MHz range, but the band is not completely silent because of mirror frequencies. I think Sokol used a 10.7 MHz intermediate frequency, because I hear Radio 2 (92.6 MHz) with the dial at 71MHz. Today's speaker takes us back to the sixties.
Svetlovodsk Olimpik 402
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Some classical music from our new station Radio Maria at 675kHz.
Tesla 521A Popular
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Johan Timmer (born in the same year as the radio) presents his show Een hartig Woord on Groot Nieuws Radio (April 2008) and reads from the book of Daniel.
Philips LX422AB
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What language is this?
Gerard Ottozender
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Most radios play better from the Ottozender than from a real station. You hear a small Muse fragment, played from the Tesla 420U.
Philips BX439B
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The radio has a treble control combined with bass switch. The bass reproduction is quite strong. Half way this fragment you hear the beass switch being operated, and basses come to full life.
Philips BX594A
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LW stations not only have long waves, but also a long lifespan. In a listening test in January 2014, I found that five of the stations of 65 years ago still exist: Allouis, BBC4, Warszawa, Kalundborg (broadcasting in DRM since 2006), and Moscow. I also noticed that the dial is accurate to well within one channel separation. To find an LW station, you can put the dial on the wavelength, and then just tune for best sound. You hear Cesky Rozhlas, recorded 11/01/2014, a station that ceases operation on February 28, 2014.
Tesla 420U
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The radio is from Slovakia and I completed its revision just before Chrismas 2008, so you hear Vianocna Hviezda.
Postbank
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The popular song 15 miljoen mensen was originally written as a Postbank commercial.
Fanon Spokesman 1
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Groot Nieuws Radio has suffered financial stress most of the time since it started operation. In January 2011, there are no regular programs, but just shows with Gospel music and taped announcements.
Signal 402
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For playing music, these small portables with their mini speakers are not very suitable.
Philips B1X75U
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The King makes the cones swing on Jailhouse Rock.
Philips L3X04T
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Song, simply.
Telefunken Gavotte 8
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Radio set from the Golden Days of radio.
Freeplay FPR2
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Crack it up, and have fun!
Philips L4D91T
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Half a century ago, the world was not only enriched with plastic transistor radios, but also with new toys for girls.
Mustang D-2368
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In 1975, Teach In won the Eurovision Song Contest with Ding-a-Dong.
Philips Limbo D2010
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January 2011: serious floods in Australia.
Sonolor Derby
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In memory of the Cuba crisis of the early sixties, please enjoy some Havana music.
VEF Spidola 232
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NS had bought Fyra trains in Italy, but the trains did not run as long as a Spidola.
Signal 402
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The advantage of "Science without formulas" is, that it has no formulas. The disadvantage of "Science without formulas" is, that is has no formulas.
Erres RA601P
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The financial crisis of 2011 in Europe forced Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi to step down.
Aristona TR1723/03
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The radio is equipped with a cassette unit. This recording (of a Why live concert) was played back in June 2011, perhaps one of the last playbacks on this analogue medium.
Kipo KB-308AC
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I bought this radio as a souvenir of my Summer Holiday in Belarus.
Addex AD87
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Too much of mortgage led to a finacial crisis in 2008, and government loans to a crisis in 2011. In the US, if you can't pay your loan anymore, you just hand in your home keys to the bank and the bank has the risk. In The Netherlands, you will have a rest debt after the obligatory sale of the house, because your loan is personal.
Fleetwood NTR-6G
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There are other things you can do to a globe than building a radio in it. A few days after I got my Globe, Laura Dekker completed her solo sail around the world.
Orion R636F Velence
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In the Old Days, when the Night had just Begun, one could hear a lot of music playing. During the first decade of the 21st century, receiving MW stations has become increasingly difficult because of stations being replaced by static.
RCA Victor 75X16
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What is more surprising: that the VVD is called a middle party, or that they are said to cheat?
Crosley 56TD Duette
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Short lecture on Freedom of Press.
Beetle Activity Monitor 17
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This is what you hear when spinning the tredmill manually.
Grundig 90U
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Kenny Rogers with Lucille (1977).
Panashiba 82248
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In February 2013, the decision of the Pope to step back dominates the discussions on Radio Maria.
Xiron MCD113DX
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Yes Tommy, with the bigger speakers we can hear you very well.
Doggie
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There is no reason why scan radios must perform bad; actually, it receives a lot of stations, without external antenna and without noise. But dogs are for barking, not for singing.
Grundig SSB Zusatz
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The stability of the SSB unit is quite good, and with some efford, stations can be heard. With 500W this guy comes in very readable, but his partner in Hilversum (20km from here) is unreadable.
Tesla Romance
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Que sera sera..: Wat de toekomst brengen moge.
Belco MG100
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Connect a small speaker, tune the frequency dial from 600 to 1200Hz and flip the wave form switch from sine to block; this is what you'll hear.
Grundig Ocean Boy 204
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Boney M sounds English, but it is a German band, formed in 1975.
Grundig Satellit 2100
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Grundigs are optimised for this language, here spoken from Radio Romania. It turns out that sometimes you can hear too much, at least in the eye of the people you hear.
UKC MD-1800
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Are you afraid that everything will change? Are you afraid that everything will stay the same?
Philips D2999
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Using my special Open Coil antenna I can receive MW Pirates from the north of the country. Radio Hooiberg making DX contacts on 1653kHz (Dec. 8, 2013).
Philips L3X02T
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I am more used to radio with hearts of glass (tubes), so this was a real pain in the ass. But I managed to repair the radio, and learned a lot in the process.
Philips 208U-05
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Discussion about production of chocolate and related products.
Philips B5X92A
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The sound quality is very good, and using the switches (Galm, Fidelita, Parola) and controls (Bassen, Hogen), can be adapted to various receiving conditions and content types. I'm sure the proud owner in 1962 enjoyed The Girl from Ipanema as much as we do now.
Philips BX380U
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Song Jerushalayim recorded from Radio Maria (Jan. 2014).
Citizen Green CGE1102
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Let us see, when can I charge my radio. Interestingly, the same company also has goodies powered by water, and perhaps I should have chosen one of those…
Erres KY107
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Leen Jongewaard and Hetty Blok sing this song, that comes out of the Singer very nicely, but in 1967.
Kent LG
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The program of DCF77 may appear a little bit monotonic, but this program is immensely popular. DCF77 synchronizes clocks all over the continent. Once you get the beat, then suddenly it appears to skip one, and then... the minute hand of your watch moves.
Barlow-Wadley XCR30
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It is quite easy to pick up radio amateurs operating on SSB, even on just the whip antenna. What puzzles me here is how somebody can be located between Italy and the Swiss border.
Telefunken Transistar 7181
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Transistor radios in bad visual state most often still work, and this Telefunken is no exception.
Gerard PC443
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I was never in Lodz in Poland so far, and would like to visit it some time. But I think the correct pronounciation sounds more like Woodz.
Ineke Retro
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Radio assembled by my wife so what could be more appropriate than this song. Sound quality and volume are limited by the use of a very small speaker and just 1.5V of supply.
Radio Controle Rex
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This sound clip demonstrates the directional effect of the Rex antenna, connected to a Philips BX594A. You hear a voice (Mike Oldfield singing Moonlight Shadow) from moderately far away (Waver in Belgium, RTBF1), carried away by thunderlight shadows. After about 20sec, I rotate the antenna and you hear the station disappear and parasitics coming in. With a non-directional antenna, you would hear both all the time and not be able to separate the two.
AudioSonic TK-44
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This AudioSonic receives Long Waves, and this allows us to listen to the birds in the forest with Radio France International (on 162kHz).
Watssound 9300
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Once you succeed to tune an FM station, you'll enjoy a good sound (and Raymond van 't Groenewoud's opinion on Girls).
Gerard PrachtPatser
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Mozart's Magical Flute sounds nice for this magical amp.
SilverCrest KH2289
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While I was thinking how to mount my kitchen radio, Russian or pro-Russian rebels took down flight MH17, killing some 298 people.
ITC 490N
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Radio Paradijs is always fond of Golden Oldies, so they'll appreciate being heard on this cathedral.
Gerard Matchbox
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On January 7, 2015, twelve persons were killed at the Paris based magazine Charlie Hebdo, and this attack was followed by a chase and a hostage in a Jewish supermarked.

The sound is a little distorted for strong stations, but Groot Nieuws Radio sounds quite OK through the ear phone. Recording directly from an ear piece is the main sound killer here.

Gerard L'AMiGo
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If you tune the MW dial to station, the preset switch allows you to hear five stations in a row without touching the dial. You hear (1) Deutschlandfunk commenting on the loss of the Germanwing plane on March 24, 2015, (2) Radio Maria sing O God, You are my God, I seek you, (3) Groot Nieuws radio announce the 20 hours news, (4) Radio Paradise play a popsong, (5) NPO5 explain that Minister Kamp thinks it is cheaper to use three wind parks. Germany and Paradise come in quite weak and the reception of those stations isn't very clear.
Philips B0X19U/00L
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In the second half of August 2015, Radio Nostalgia has its "conversion week". All listeners are advised to throw out their old, obsolete AM sets. They play quizzes every hour where listeners can win DAB+ radio's.
Nico Harteveld
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The B406 output tube was introduced in 1925. If you built this radio in 1925, you could listen to Church Radio Bloemendaal (wavelength 200m) and NSF (1050m), and enjoy many Dutch public broadcasts for 90 years, until the close of public AM transmitters on September 1, 2015.
Nico Harteveld XnYhV
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Song recorded during first test in June 2015.
Philips L4X20T
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In the century of Internet and digital techniques, AM radio will be soon discontinued, and I fixed my radio just in time to record some NPO5 sounds. The 2008 financial crisis has brought Greece the the edge of financial disaster, and in 2015 there are still fierce debates about the loans and the measures forced upon Greece.
Philips D2122
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After the closing of Deutschlandfunk (three stations) in January 2015, all you hear on LW during the day is France International (162kHz), Europe 1 (183kHz), BBC (198kHz), and RTL (234kHz). So it may soon be au revoir to LW listening.
G Console
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Mommy, I want a satellite!
Brandt BR120A
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Despite the small size, the sound is reasonnable.
Gerard TelbuisKlok
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The clock operates completely silently, but the radiation of the processor can be picked up by an AM receiver. You hear two sounds, namely bleeping at 00:00 and at 00:01. With some exercise, it might even be possible to hear what time it is!
VEF Spidola 1
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Citizens of the USSR where not supposed to go anywhere, certainly not outside the country, but with this portable radio, they could listen to the news from all over the world. It has always surprised me a little bit that these radios were sold in the USSR. Wikipedia reports that Spidola's can be abused as an instrumet of crime.
VEF Convair10
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Schwarzes Gold, a song in honour of miners.
Gerard Rytmus
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You hear Profofiev's Pushkin Waltz from 1949, like you never heard it before from an AM only radio. The original, extremely small speaker is almost better than the recased one with 15cm broadband speaker. The 1948 Tesla speaker gives less trebles and some more basses.
Gerard M328
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It includes a function generator, too. Connect a speaker (lead 1 and 2) and play frequencies from 2500 down to 1 Hz.
Klaas Black box
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A B0X19U radio playing from 39V DC is very noisy. Most likely, this is due to the switched power supply, a battery or linear power supply could be more quiet.
Gerard GolfRekker
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Most of my radios sound better from an Ottozender that from a "real" transmitter (if you can find one). I'm satisfied with the quality of modulation, but there is a lot of side noise like hum and static. Nana Mouskouri was reproduced from MP3, transmitted with the GolfRekker and received on a Grundig 2100.
Philips FX
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On pirate station Europe24, on 6150kHz, I alternatingly hear German and Dutch (Studio Twente).
Philips B3X81U/01
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Enjoy Georg Philipp Telemann and, at the end of this fragment, decide for yourself if you find this hum acceptable for an fl.198 radio.
Paeansonic 210SP
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The quality of the receiver is very suitable for 19th century sounds.
Gerard 80m
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On December 25, 2017, I received a 60m band station for the first time, on 4810kHz. By Short-Wave.info, you either hear the Voice or Armenia speaking in Yezidi from Yerevan, 3300km away, or Air Mumbay in Hindi from Bhopal, 6800km away.
Philips D1875/00
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Change between two LPAM stations at 675kHz by rotating the set.
Philips BX480A
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Shortly after the repair of this radio, Groot Nieuws Radio, the last big AM station in The Netherlands, ceased operation.
Eddystone 870A
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After fixing my antenna cable, I tuned in the 49m band using my 80m Loop and heard Radio Emmeloord on 6095kHz. Emmeloord existed 2 years on October 6, 2018, and celebrated this with a transmission with 150kW from Nauen, on top of the usual 1224kHz. We could hear the English singer David Bowie, singing in Spanish on a Dutch station broadcast from Germany.
Erres KY504
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With the Broadcast Band (Medium Wave) going as high as 1700kHz, the Erres is able to receive MW pirates. The stations, often from the east of my country, come in quite vaguely.
Zenith TransOceanic Royal 1000
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On January 1, 2019, GNR (1008kHz) and RBTF (621kHz) ceased AM operation and the only two remaining stations during day time are Radio Paradise and Fidelio.
Ali Punaiseversterker
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The music played in my living is overheard in the attic at the sixth harmonic of the pulse frequency, around 1340kHz, on an Erres KY504.
Erres RA6531
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Around 2019, my beloved station Radio Paradijs at 1584AM got replaced by Fidelio, with similar (Golden Oldies) programming. If you like hearing high notes in your music, an Erres tropical set is probably not your thing.

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