Staying in touch with shortwave radio
Staying in contact with the World
It is amazing that so few people are aware of the the realm of shortwave radio; the radio frequencies that naturally lend themselves to broadcasting around the world. Before the internet, shortwave radio listening was a great hobby for listening to interesting content from around the world.
Now, shortwave radios are great as a tool for keeping in touch if your country looses (or chooses to disconnect from) internet access. While the internet and world wide web are extremely reliable due to redundant data sets and redundant data paths, it only takes a few instructions for a country to turn off it's "gateways" to the internet. There are a number of great radios available that not only run on rechargable batteries but are equiped with hand crank generators and solar panels that can be used in an emergency to keep the batteries charged up.
Radio choices for "weathering the storm"
- The Wonderful World of Shortwave (SW) Radio
Welcome to the wonderful world of shortwave listening (SWL). Test your aural comprehension of foreign languages, listening to news from abroad, or the various views and interests of ordinary people around the...
- List of Shortwave Radio Stations in USA
A number of shortwave radio broadcast stations exist in the USA, especially news and religious stations. These can be listened to domestically and around the world, using a shortwave radio receiver to tune...