The Shortwave Listener's Q & A Book

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9780070447745: The Shortwave Listener's Q & A Book

The question and answer format of this book tells people new to shortwave listening everything they need to know to tune in to broadcasts around the world. After a short history of how shortwave radio began, the text describes the variety of programmes available on the shortwave bands, tells readers how to choose a radio that will best meet their listening needs and explains how to write reception reports and collect QSL cards, pennants, post cards and other souvenirs from the stations they hear. Readers will also learn about shortwave signal "skip", how to tune in ham and utility stations and where to obtain the latest station frequencies and broadcast times.

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Q. Are shortwave radios expensive?
A. They certainly don't have to be! Although you can spend hundreds, even thousands, of dollars on shortwave equipment, it is possible to get shortwave listening for under $100. In the past few years, several manufacturers have introduced low-priced pocket portables that can give you a taste of international shortwave listening for around $30.00 to $50.00.

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