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Radio Crawler Archive #1

“Radio Crawler” is an ongoing, open-ended, experimental radio art project. It is a custom software framework and a multiform iterative piece that aims to explore and resurface the technology, concepts, and content of the declining medium of shortwave radio. The software algorithmically controls and mixes four instances of the online shortwave receiver located at the University of Twente. A meta-radio is generated live through the blending and mixing of the radio transmissions. 

“Radio Crawler” probes the high frequency band revealing ham radio transmissions, Morse codes, NAVTEX, encrypted messages, commercial radio transmissions, jammers, and time-signals, among many other unique transmissions. 

This is the first entry on the Radio Crawler archive, a minimally edited live-recording of the system that took place 29 of March 2022 23:16 local time.

Artwork by Miltos Begnis

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