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My Current Best Shortwave Receiver

I have owned a lot of shortwave radios over the course of 30 years of listening. . .from my first “real” shortwave receiver, the Zenith 10S668 to the venerable Sony ICF-2010 that served as my “high end rig” until its untimely demise a few months ago. Like most shortwave listeners, I am always on the lookout…

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Shortwave Log Entry – 10/28/16

​Station ID: WBCQ The Planet Date/Time: October 28, 2016 9:42 PM Frequency (kHz): 7.490 Mode: AM Receiver: Tecsun PL-660 Antenna: Sony AN-LP1 Content Description: Pop Music Language: English Signal Strength: 5 Interference: 4 Noise: 5 Propagation: 3 Overall Merit: 4

Shortwave Log Entry – 10/24/16

​Station ID: VOA Date/Time: October 24, 2016 1:02 PM Frequency (kHz): 17.530 Mode: AM Receiver: Tecsun PL-310ET Antenna: Internal Whip Antenna Content Description: News Language: English Signal Strength: 5 Interference: 4 Noise: 4 Propagation: 4 Overall Merit: 4

My First Shortwave Radio

I was listening to shortwave last night and I got to thinking about what should my first post be about here. . .I could talk about the stations that I used to listen to, but are no longer available. . .I could talk about the thrill of getting mail from lands halfway across the world….

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