March 2022 TSM

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TSM’s 2022 Annual Air Show Guide

By Brian and Jo Marie Topolski

Once again, our air show reporters, Brian and Jo Marie take us to the air show—what to look for, where to get the best view, what to bring, what to avoid and when to leave (hint: not with the big crowd going out!). They show us their best photos from 2021 and explain ‘Those Crowd-pleasing Vapor Shots.’


The 2021 Air Show Revisited

By Kevin Burke

Our other longtime air show reporter gives us his review of the action during last year’s air shows along with some of his best photos, including some unusual planes. Kevin also interviews longtime air show participant, Mike Wiskus, on his retirement at the end of the season. And Kevin gives us tips for monitoring local Mil-Air action wherever you are.


TSM’s Annual Guide to Monitoring Air Shows

By Larry Van Horn N5FPW

Our Milcom monitoring specialist and air show veteran gives us the top frequencies for the major air show participants with tips on where and how to search for frequencies before, during, and after the show.


US Navy’s Blue Angels and US Air Force’s Thunderbirds 2022 Air Show Schedule


NVIS: Everything You Know is Wrong

By Cory GB Sickles WA3UVV

One of the oldest tactical antennas for HF operations is also one of the most often misunderstood. Cory peels away the mystery to explain how Near Vertical Incident Skywave antennas work.


100 Years of Radio: Radio Comes to the US Capitol

By Ken Reitz KS4ZR

One of the most influential radio pioneers from 100 years ago was also the head of a federal bureau, an excellent violinist, composer and architect—the toast of Washington, DC, society. Today he is totally unknown to modern radio amateurs.


TSM Reviews: 2022 Klingenfuss Shortwave Listening Guides

By Bob Grove W8JHD

For more than 50 years, the massive guides to shortwave frequencies and utility radio stations published by Joerg Klingenfuss have been among the top sources used by avid shortwave listeners worldwide. Bob takes a look at the 2022 offerings.


Scanning America

By Dan Veeneman

Doña Ana County, New Mexico


Federal Wavelengths

By Chris Parris

‘Chipping’ Through the ‘ICE’



By Larry Van Horn N5FPW

Monitoring Russia’s Long Range Aviation Military Nets


Utility Planet

By Hugh Stegman

US Coast Guard Drops Most HF Voicer Distress Watches


Shortwave Utility Logs

By Mike Chace-Ortiz and Hugh Stegman


The World of Shortwave Listening

By Valter Aguiar

100 Years of Radio in Uruguay; Falklands War on SW Remembered; Peru’s Chinese Connection and LRA36


The Shortwave Listener

By Fred Waterer

WBCQ; Channel 292; Pop Shop Radio; Texas Radio Shortwave and More!


Radio 101

By Ken Reitz KS4ZR

Modern Shortwave Listening


Amateur Radio Satellites

By Keith Baker KB1SF/VA3KSF

Shining the Spotlight on AMSAT


Adventures in Radio Restoration

By Rich Post KB8TAD

1960s FM Stereo: Eico’s MX-99 Multiplex Adapter


The Longwave Zone

By Kevin Carey N2AFX

What’s the Deal with Beacons?


Digitally Speaking

By Cory GB Sickles WA3UVV

ACARS, ADS-B and More



By Tomas Hood NW7US

THEMIS Still Delivers New Discoveries


VHF and Above

By Joe Lynch N6CL

Bob Bruninga WB4APR, APRS Inventor and ARISS Kenwood Radio Crew Interface Architect (SK)

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