NASWA Winter SWL Fest

About the Fest

March 4, 2023  (Was held in virtual, rather than physical space)  Online registration only, details here!

The Winter SWL Fest is a conference of radio hobbyists of all stripes, from DC to daylight. Historically, every year scores of hobbyists have descended on the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania suburbs for a weekend of camaraderie. The Fest is sponsored by NASWA, the North American Shortwave Association, but it covers much more than just shortwave; mediumwave (AM), scanning, satellite TV, and pirate broadcasting are among the other topics that the Fest covers. Whether you’ve been to every Fest (all 35, starting with the first year at the fabled Pink & Purple Room of the Fiesta Motor Inn) or this year’s will be your first, you’re sure to find a welcome from your fellow hobbyists, even if it’s a “virtual” welcome!.

In 2023, the 36th Annual (!!) Winter SWL Fest was again virtual courtesy of the Covid-19 pandemic.  All activities were conducted online via the Zoom webinar platform.  

Watch this space for plans for 2024.

Can’t join us for the whole event?  That’s OK — you can come and go as you please.  We’ll be recording each session for later download if you’ve registered.

If you have questions please contact the Fest organizers at swlfest [at] naswa [dot] net .

Your hosts, Richard Cuff and John Figliozzi, work throughout the year to ensure that attendees have a great time over the weekend, and by all accounts, they succeed stunningly. How else could this event have lasted for 35 years (egad) — even with a Pandemic — and draw people from around the world to southeastern Pennsylvania? Won’t you join us?