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02-01-2014, 10:23 PM
Good Evening everyone and best wishes for the New Year.

Santa bought me a short wave radio for Christmas and I was wondering if there are any experts on here?

I get a load of good warbling and tweeting but little else.

It takes me back to the good old days of trying to tune into Radio Luxembourg in the 70's but I would like to listen to something meaningful.

Any tips?

02-01-2014, 10:29 PM
No idea but wiki does

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1km20YJxfAs - view external link (http://www.wikihow.com/Use-a-Shortwave-Radio)

02-01-2014, 10:31 PM
Thank you gogo.

I am looking for a one man band who broadcasts from his shed in Americas deep West.

If I find him I'll let you know :)

02-01-2014, 10:37 PM
Not a one-armed one-man band from deep south of USA is it?

He's a fugitive!

02-01-2014, 10:41 PM
Numbers stations. - view external link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbers_station)

02-01-2014, 11:02 PM
Was just going to mention the Lincolnshire Poacher - view external link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnXPqUU6fI0)

02-01-2014, 11:13 PM
Just listening to Radio Romania International which is playing some jolly pleasant music in between telling us what a cultural oasis in the desert Romania is. Salt mines, vampires, Romania has the lot.

Apparently, this is a very important year for the station which is celebrating its 85th anniversary.

02-01-2014, 11:32 PM
OMD's 'Dazzleships' album featured a few shortwave signals, notably on Radio Prague and Swiss Radio International.

03-01-2014, 12:31 AM
Ive got 1 a roberts 1 R9914 i bought a AER-1 in short a SW external antenna if you are serious about getting a good reception better with 1 set to DX for distant stations depends what set youve got some dont even external attenna sockets. Also having a BBC world service booklet is useful for frequencies zones & times.

03-01-2014, 06:29 AM
Reminded me of a classic Frank Carson joke XD

(Not one that can be typed unfortunately)

03-01-2014, 08:22 AM
"Also having a BBC world service booklet is useful for frequencies zones & times." Do the BBC do a hard copy of that do you know?

03-01-2014, 09:51 AM
Info on website my booklet came with radio upon purchase. I guess you can buy 1 if you scour website it seems informative. Type in google bbc world service for shortwave it's all there frequencies zones ect.