The first years
SWARL was started on the internet by Tim Kyle on Listbot (http://web.archive.org/web/19991011221521/http://swarl.listbot.com/) but after awhile Listbot was taken over.

Radio wasn’t made first as an advanced broadcasting station but it was made like a little amateur station. There were people who were operating transmitters and sending signals "on air" but those operators wouldn’t have any meaning if there wouldn’t be a wide audience of listeners.

Devoted to Short Wave Listeners primarily interested in monitoring the Ham Bands and participating as SWL's in the various Han Radio Contests This group is open to all SWL's and Hams alike.

SWARL runs a group at Yahoogroups for  the exchange and communication of  information regarding our hobby. This is our  forum for exchange of ideas, notifications of  exotic stations, QSL information, contests  and special operating achievement awards.  We welcome you to join our group by  clicking on the link below.