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RadioShack’s Successor Preparing to File for Bankruptcy, Sources Say

(Editor’s Note: This story first appeared on Bloomberg.Com) by Lauren Coleman-Lochner, Jodi Xu Klein, and Scott Moritz General Wireless Operations, the RadioShack successor created by a partnership between Sprint Corp. and the defunct retailer’s owners, is preparing to file for bankruptcy, according to people familiar with the matter. A filing could happen within the coming…

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Shortwave Log Entry – 02/05/17

​Station ID: W0NKL – Ham Radio Operator (James Shoemaker, Ft. Scott, KS, USA) Date/Time: February 5, 2017 3:25 PM Frequency (kHz): 3.885 Mode: AM Receiver: CountyComm GP5/SSB Antenna: Internal Whip Antenna Content Description: Hamfest Talk Language: English Signal Strength: 5 Interference: 4 Noise: 4 Propagation: 4 Overall Merit: 5

GP5/SSB Giveaway Winner!

Congrats to reader Abbey Grace for being the lucky winner of our drawing for the GP5/SSB radio! Thanks to all who subscribed to the YouTube channel! Be watching for more reviews and other great giveaways!

GP5/SSB Unboxing And Review

On this episode, we unbox and review CountyComm’s GP5/SSB (Gen 3). Make sure and subscribe to our channel on YouTube for your chance to win your very own, courtesy of CountyComm!

Shortwave Log Entry – 12/29/16

​Station ID: WBCQ The Planet Date/Time: December 29, 2016 2:53 PM Frequency (kHz): 7.490 Mode: AM Receiver: BST-1 Antenna: CBST-1 Content Description: Music Language: English Signal Strength: 3 Interference: 4 Noise: 3 Propagation: 2 Overall Merit: 2

Tried And True. . .Revisiting Older Receivers – Realistic DX-440

Anyone who knows me, knows I am a fan of the “latest and greatest” when it comes to shortwave receivers. Like most of us involved in the hobby, I am always on the lookout for what newer technology has to offer me in order to pursue my quest of either capturing that elusive DX signal, or whatever will…

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A Peak Behind The Curtain

A candid photo of me tuning one of my newer rigs…

Shortwave Log Entry – 12/03/16

​Station ID: Radio Verdad Date/Time: December 3, 2016 10:21 PM Frequency (kHz): 4.055 Mode: AM Receiver: Realistic DX-440 Antenna: 100 Ft. Longwire Content Description: Singing Language: Spanish Signal Strength: 3 Interference: 4 Noise: 3 Propagation: 4 Overall Merit: 3

Shortwave Log Entry – 11/04/16

​Station ID: NMN USCG Chesapeake Date/Time: November 4, 2016 10:56 PM Frequency (kHz): 6.051 Mode: USB Receiver: Tecsun PL-880 Antenna: 100 Ft. Longwire Content Description: Nautical Weather Reports Language: English Signal Strength: 5 Interference: 5 Noise: 5 Propagation: 5 Overall Merit: 5


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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