Topical Guide 88
Note: The following does not come from Impractical Craftsman magazine.
SWLing (Shortwave Radio Listening) is one of the most popular radio activities in the world. … To pick up most broadcasts, a few batteries and an inexpensive pocket-sized shortwave radio are all you need. This is simplicity at its best, and the reason there are so many people SWLing today. Of course, once you’ve mastered the basics of SWLing, you may also be interested in DXing (searching for more distant stations) which will require an upgrade from your pocket-sized radio; however, even then, you may be amazed at how little it takes to put together a good DX-chasing set-up. …
Turning on a radio and tuning in the world is not only educational, it’s fun and easy. SWLing has been a catalyst for many professional careers in international fields, such as journalism, social sciences, and diplomacy. When your children listen to shortwave and are exposed to languages, stories, music and news from around the world, it sparks their imaginations like no other medium.
So are you ready? All you need to do is obtain a good shortwave radio and read this complete, concise, and free shortwave guide.
SWLing.com, “Your guide to shortwave radio listening, news and shortwave radio reviews”
Below: “Note buzzer code test set and interchangeable coils.” [Emphasis added —MD]
A personal note: The latest issue of The Babbington Review is devoted to Margot and Martha’s “It Means Something.” It’s free and available in a PDF version and a mobile version.
[more to come on Tuesday, September 14, 2021]
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