Kulpsville SWL Winterfest 2006

During the weekend of March 3-4, 2006 the 19th edition of the annual SWL (shortwave listener) Winterfest was held at its traditional venue of Kulpsville, Pennsylvania, about 30 minutes north of Philadelphia.

Some 170 devotees of international broadcasting and long distance radio listening were in attendance, and were treated to a host of fascinating discussions, presentations and forums.

Bob Zanotti was on hand for the 4th time, and prepared a special report, which includes interviews with leading personalities in the SWL community, such as John Figliozzi and Richard Cuff, “Uncle” Skip Arey, Allan Loudell, Kim Elliott, David Goren, Allan Weiner, Sheldon Harvey and Michael Murray; and Gregg Majewski, who presented a critique of a new all-band receiver at the time, the Eton E1.

This sad note: Allan Loudell, a longtime SWL and newsman at radio station WDEL in Wilmington, Delaware USA passed away on July 6th, 2020. We had been good friends and colleagues for many years. He was a top professional and a gentleman, and will be sadly missed.

Bob Zanotti