Jan 15, 2009

Shortwave radio still packs an audible thrill

(Reuters) - Somewhere on a lonely mountaintop on a starry night, or maybe in an apartment on a bustling city block, someone is channeling the whole world onto a mobile device. It's not a phone; it's a shortwave radio.
A staple form of broadcasting in many parts of the world since the 1920s and 1930s — shortwave in North America has been mostly a hobby for decades. Continued

Photo: Falmanac tunes in via an Icom IC-R75