do you listen short wave radio stations

@jetling (233)
India
January 14, 2007 10:12am CST
The short wave radio such as the voice of America, the BBC, the Deutsche Welle ( Vocie of Germany),United Nations Radio, Radio Japan, All India Radio, China Radio International, and there are number of radio stations are available on our transistor. By listening to these stations not only we gain knowledge but also we could come to know the conditions prevailing in those countries. The listening of the shortwave radio stations is called one hobby which is known by name Dxing, where means listening to the radio stations and sending the listened radioo stations their programmes and meterbands and how the reception. By acknowledging the receipt of our reception radio station the respective radio stations sends us the QSL cards. it is one of the good hobby as I consider. We can listen the radio whereever we are or in whatever conditions while also working.
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• India
14 Jan 07
actually Radio connects two or more media where anybody express his opinion and share his ideas So. Still Radio is favourite media of listening & entertainment.
@mvsrao (4370)
• India
14 Jan 07
Listening to Radio has been one of my favorite hobbys from my childhood . I like listening to shortwave radio also apart from listening to local radio stations . Listening to unknown distant radio stations is called DXing . And most of the Radio stations are sending QSL cards occassionally due to budget restrictions . Now a days, catching short waves with clear reception is becoming difficult (esp. in urban areas) . And the general weather coditions also affect radio reception quality - yet listening to radio is my favorite hobby ...
• United States
14 Jan 07
Yes, I have listened to shortwave radio since the 1960's when I was a teenager. Back then there was no internet, so shortwave radio was the only way to get the large diversity of opinion easily available today. I had a lot of fun listening to shortwave radio in those days and never really stopped. I still recommend shortwave radio to my friends, but mostly they think I am exagerating or wrong that you can listen to stations from around the world direct and in one's own language. As to QSL cards, I have some neat ones from that era. After I get 500 posts, maybe I'll post some images of them. Good to meet a fellow SWL'er. 73.