April 12, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

Shortwave radio making a comeback

The New York Times carries an interesting article about shortwave radio which reads: As Russia is trying to cut off the flow of information in Ukraine by attacking its communications infrastructure British news outlet BBC is revisiting a broadcasting tactic popularized during World War II:

shortwave radio.

Shortwave radio has been a go-to vehicle to reach listeners in conflict zones for decades, used to deliver crackling dispatches to soldiers in the Persian Gulf war, send codes to spies in North Korea and pontificate through the Iron Curtain during the Cold War. But more modern forms of radio along with the internet eventually pushed shortwave out of favour; the BBC retired its shortwave transmissions in Europe 14 years ago.

Now talking Shortwave, listen on 4625 kHz.

Read more – Southgate: https://bit.ly/3N80uAU