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Mon Feb 4, 2019, 09:48 PM

Radio Free Warthog



Whatever Happened to Shortwave Radio?
Scan across the bands and you’ll find that much has changed
BY JAMES CARELESS , MAR 8, 2010



"irreplaceable advantage

For all its transmission expense and audio problems, analog shortwave radio has one clear advantage over the Internet and domestic radio/TV: It cannot be easily blocked — even when states try to disrupt its signals using jamming transmitters.

Webcasts can be filtered or blocked through IP geolocation techniques that block access to sites based upon the IP address of the site or the user.

Access to local radio transmitters can be withdrawn by officials. For example, Radio Azadliq, the RFE/RL service for Azerbaijan, along with VOA and the BBC World Service, was forced off local FM and medium-wave frequencies at year-end 2008 after its often critical coverage of that year’s elections.

“The Internet, satellite signals and placement AM/FM can all be blocked by a determined officialdom,” said Magne. “Yet properly executed analog shortwave tends to get through when others fail. Because of this, international broadcasters have the potential of saying pretty much what they please, when they please, and to whom they please; they don’t have to self-censor their messages to appease gatekeepers.

“According to Lech Walesa, Václav Havel and other freedom leaders behind the former Iron Curtain, this ability to circumvent gatekeeping was the main reason communism was defeated in Eastern Europe,” he added.

Information is still being censored not just in North Korea, Iran and Saudi Arabia, but Tunisia, Vietnam, Cuba and China, among other nations. Shortwave advocates argue that their favored platform remains relevant at a time when outside information is as important as it was in the Cold War."


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.radioworld.com/.amp/news-and-business/whatever-happened-to-shortwave-radio




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Solesurvivor Feb 2019 #1
wonderwarthog Feb 2019 #5
Solesurvivor Feb 2019 #9
wonderwarthog Feb 2019 #10
Solesurvivor Feb 2019 #11
wonderwarthog Feb 2019 #12
HerasHeaddress Feb 2019 #2
wonderwarthog Feb 2019 #6
Currentsitguy Feb 2019 #3
wonderwarthog Feb 2019 #7
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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 10:03 PM

1. Don't forget logic free as well

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Response to Solesurvivor (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 11:40 PM

5. ???

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Response to wonderwarthog (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 11:43 PM

9. You said you were/are radio free and I rejoined "logic free" as well :D

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Response to Solesurvivor (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 11:43 PM

10. Got it!






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Response to wonderwarthog (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 12:07 AM

11. bad joke but i had to try

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Response to Solesurvivor (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 12:46 PM

12. You succeeded!




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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 06:22 AM

2. LOL! That little pig.

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Response to HerasHeaddress (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 11:40 PM

6. "Ham" radio!




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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 07:52 PM

3. My ex Father In Law

Told me that before he came to the US and was still in the USSR, got all of his news and info from the BBC, Radio Canada International, and Radio Free Europe. Those were the broadcasts that inspired him to get out.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 11:41 PM

7. I have an interest

in radios of that period!

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 07:55 PM

4. BTW: Here's a pretty decent link to broadcaster's schedules

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 11:41 PM

8. Thank you very much!



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