Any recommendations for a short wave radio to listen to international broadcasts while on passage?
hook it up to the backstay .Any recommendations for a short wave radio
I bought a Drake SW radio from C. Crane years ago. C. Crane even threw in a free portable antenna.Still a few all band radios around …do some goggling . 125 to 200 $
my brother recently bought a Crane Skywave portable . He is happy with it . This is a high quality , compact radio
the problem with shortwave is the reduction in broadcasts available …budget cuts and the internet have killed them off
BBC World service is very sparse these days
best ask a radio amateur for schedule and frequency advice
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Looks like BBC Africa relay is still activeYup, been reading up on it and seems broadcasts have basically vanished. Sad, we got most of our unbiased news from BBC in South Africa back in the day when the Nationalist government controlled SABC, was hoping something like that still existed.
Seems that US VOBRA is still activeswling.com/blog/ is the place to go for shortwave info. I have a Tecsun pl-380 I've been happy with. I bought my father in-law the C.Crane Skywave non ssb like the one that Slug suggested and was impressed. SSB will get you weather downloads (if they still broadcast it) and listening in on some amateur (ham) radio bands.