When I first started listening to shortwave at the end of the 1970s, it was a very different place. Many countries maintained an international service broadcasting to all corners of the world.
You could tune the dial and travel the world. But over the years these stations have disappeared with only a handful still running international services.
I recorded many of these now long disappeared sounds onto cassette tapes.
I have now downloaded these recordings and can share some of them with you. All these recordings were made in the early years of the 1980s.
So sit back and enjoy the sounds of shortwave from the past.