Is SW radio still used?

Is SW radio still used?

Is SW radio still used?

In many countries (particularly in most developing nations and in the Eastern bloc during the Cold War era) ownership of shortwave receivers has been and continues to be widespread (in many of these countries some domestic stations also used shortwave).

Are there still short wave radio stations?

At the moment the major shortwave broadcasters are BBC, Voice of America, All India Radio, China Radio International, Radio Japan, Radio Romania, KBS Korea and Voice of Turkey and many more. Twenty years after the first big blow to shortwave, this frequency band and its potential is being revisited.

Can you listen to shortwave on a ham radio?

There are certain frequencies within the shortwave range that the ham radio operators get the license to operate on. So while listening to a shortwave radio, you may come across a conversation taking place among ham radio operators. While you won’t be able to communicate, you can listen.

What frequency is short wave?

High Frequency Broadcasting (HF), also known as Shortwave Broadcasting, is a radio service licensed by the FCC to operate between 5,950 kHz and 26,100 kHz. This is an international broadcast service where transmissions are intended to be received by the general public in foreign countries.

Is there a SWL logger for shortwave radio?

The KB6IBB SWL Logger is a program designed for the shortwave radio listener. It offers shortwave specific logging of stations, with most tasks handled automatically.

What makes SWLing radio different from other radio stations?

Even with the advent of the world wide web, SWLing stands apart because it provides some of the best “unfiltered” news and content to be found. The joy of SWLing is that you don’t need expensive equipment, a connection to the internet, an elaborate antenna, or even AC mains power.

Which is the best radio station to listen to in SW?

International broadcasting is usually the most desired option for many SW lovers. You can access to things like government-sponsored propaganda and international news through shortwave. There’s also support for domestic shortwave stations, where you can find similar channels to what you hear on your AM/FM device.

What can I do with a SWL logger?

SWL Logger includes HF Propagation and Solar-Terrestrial data from Paul Herrman, N0NBH, and from WWV. Most tasks are completed automatically. Window size is a fixed non-sizable window, with no need to “maximize”. It’s simply a perfect fit for the Retina display.