Getting Started in Shortwave Listening

Have you ever listened to your own local or national radio stations and wondered what similar stations are like around the world? Maybe you’ve listened to news bulletins in the US and wondered what was being reported in the UK about the same events. These days, it’s easy to get the information we need over the internet, and I’m often asked why I bother listening to radio when I can just stream the audio online. Those of an older vintage will know that receiving radio signals from around the world was a normal and everyday experience, and that listening to radio has a certain “quality” that online digital audio streams simply can’t provide.

This is where shortwave listening comes in, and you won’t believe how easy it is to get started with it. You don’t even need to spend lots of money, and it’s very likely that you already have all the equipment you need in your home already! Continue reading