Wednesday 23 December 2009

Christmas time

Happy Christmas to all who read this blog! I hope you all have a happy and peaceful holiday time.

One of the casualties of 2009 was the Excellent publication "Passport to Worldband Radio"

This annual guide targeted at the shortwave broadcast listener  contained receiver and antenna
reviews, news and features on international broadcasters and comprehensive frequency and station listings.The 2010 version should have been on sale now but sadly, no doubt due to economic reasons there will be no 2010 edition and I think its unlikely that will see another edition. It was I suppose inevitable that this would happen as, sadly, Shortwave broadcasting is on the decline with many nations turning to the internet as a medium for broacasting to the public.

In a way this may be good news for radio amateurs as they will be more space freed up within the shortwave spectrum and possibly new amateur bands available.In any event I think we are almost at the end of the time where every major power in the world had a voice on the shortwave bands.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Kevin, a happy Christmas and a lot of radio fun in 2010. 73 Paul