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I would like to purchase a short wave radio receiver to listen to
world radio broadcasts. Is there certain frequency capacities I should
look for ?
I have done a search on ebay and came up with these listed.



http://cgi.ebay.com/AM-FM-SW-10-Band...em200037107690


Thank you very much for your advise


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Don't waste your time and money on shortwave. It's dead. Go to HD, XM,
or internet radio.
Ed wrote:
I would like to purchase a short wave radio receiver to listen to
world radio broadcasts. Is there certain frequency capacities I should
look for ?
I have done a search on ebay and came up with these listed.



http://cgi.ebay.com/AM-FM-SW-10-Band...em200037107690


Thank you very much for your advise


Ed


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Ed wrote in
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I would like to purchase a short wave radio receiver to listen to
world radio broadcasts. Is there certain frequency capacities I should
look for ?
I have done a search on ebay and came up with these listed.



http://cgi.ebay.com/AM-FM-SW-10-Band...Receiver-9803_
W0QQitemZ200037107690QQihZ010QQcategoryZ15051QQrdZ 1QQcmdZViewItem?hash=it
em200037107690


Thank you very much for your advise


Ed



Don't buy plastic.

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How many bands should I look for ?










On Sat, 21 Oct 2006 23:33:12 GMT, Slow Code wrote:

Ed wrote in
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I would like to purchase a short wave radio receiver to listen to
world radio broadcasts. Is there certain frequency capacities I should
look for ?
I have done a search on ebay and came up with these listed.



http://cgi.ebay.com/AM-FM-SW-10-Band...Receiver-9803_
W0QQitemZ200037107690QQihZ010QQcategoryZ15051QQrdZ 1QQcmdZViewItem?hash=it
em200037107690


Thank you very much for your advise


Ed



Don't buy plastic.

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Take a look at this auction:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Grundig-Yacht-Bo...QQcmdZViewItem

Yes I know it is a bit more money but this is a much better radio.

GB

Ed wrote:
I would like to purchase a short wave radio receiver to listen to
world radio broadcasts. Is there certain frequency capacities I should
look for ?
I have done a search on ebay and came up with these listed.



http://cgi.ebay.com/AM-FM-SW-10-Band...em200037107690


Thank you very much for your advise


Ed


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Dear Ed,

I do not know if this is a sincere question but, on the assumption that
it is, I recommend the following:

1) Do NOT buy a first shortwave receiver on eBay.

2) As this would be your first shortwave receiver, I STRONGLY recommend
that you purchase from one of the reputable radio dealers, such as
Universal Radio, Grove Enterprises, AES, or C. Crane. The people there
will be able to advise you concerning your purchase and will be able to
offer any technical help necessary after the sale.

3) Do NOT even consider an analog-tuned shortwave radio such as the one
on the eBay link you posted here or any other of that type. These
radios are generally of inferior quality and are technologically
obsolete. In my opinion, they will "turn you off" to shortwave
listening.

4) Again assuming you are serious, be prepared to pay anywhere from
$80.00 to $150.00 for your first receiver. Radios in that price class,
all digitally tuned, will afford you a very satisfying experience.
Lower-priced or "cheap" shortwave receivers will probably prove
disappointing. In general, you DO get what you pay for!

5) I should recommend the Sony ICF-SW7600GR radio as a first shortwave
receiver. This radio is an excellent performer and is constructed to a
high standard. With reasonable care, it should last for many years and
is, in fact, so good that you will not "outgrow" it no matter how
"serious" a shortwave listener you become.

6) Be prepared for a fairly long learning curve. You MUST carefully
read the owner's guide of any receiver you purchase and I recommend
that you purchase some basic shortwave books. A good dealer can make
recommendations for you. Tuning in shortwave stations is not at all
comparable to tuning in your local AM or FM radio stations. Do not let
that deter you - learning shortwave listening is a lot of fun and
affords the listener a great deal of satisfaction.

I hope the above will be of some use to you.

Best,

Joe


Ed wrote:
I would like to purchase a short wave radio receiver to listen to
world radio broadcasts. Is there certain frequency capacities I should
look for ?
I have done a search on ebay and came up with these listed.



http://cgi.ebay.com/AM-FM-SW-10-Band...em200037107690


Thank you very much for your advise


Ed


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Sony 7600 GR Radio. www.jr.com
cuhulin

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Ed writes:

I would like to purchase a short wave radio receiver to listen to
world radio broadcasts. Is there certain frequency capacities I should
look for ?


Your best bet is to get a radio that covers everything from 2300kHz to 30Mhz.
Most sets with digital tuners will handle this.

Cheers,

Paul

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Like someone's going to take advice from a douchebag! Shortwave is far
from dead unlike douchebag who is!

Douche Bag wrote:
Don't waste your time and money on shortwave. It's dead. Go to HD, XM,
or internet radio.
Ed wrote:
I would like to purchase a short wave radio receiver to listen to
world radio broadcasts. Is there certain frequency capacities I should
look for ?
I have done a search on ebay and came up with these listed.



http://cgi.ebay.com/AM-FM-SW-10-Band...em200037107690


Thank you very much for your advise


Ed


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On 2006-10-21 20:19:16 -0400, "Joe Analssandrini"
said:

Dear Ed,

I do not know if this is a sincere question but, on the assumption that
it is, I recommend the following:

1) Do NOT buy a first shortwave receiver on eBay.

2) As this would be your first shortwave receiver, I STRONGLY recommend
that you purchase from one of the reputable radio dealers, such as
Universal Radio, Grove Enterprises, AES, or C. Crane. The people there
will be able to advise you concerning your purchase and will be able to
offer any technical help necessary after the sale.

3) Do NOT even consider an analog-tuned shortwave radio such as the one
on the eBay link you posted here or any other of that type. These
radios are generally of inferior quality and are technologically
obsolete. In my opinion, they will "turn you off" to shortwave
listening.

4) Again assuming you are serious, be prepared to pay anywhere from
$80.00 to $150.00 for your first receiver. Radios in that price class,
all digitally tuned, will afford you a very satisfying experience.
Lower-priced or "cheap" shortwave receivers will probably prove
disappointing. In general, you DO get what you pay for!

5) I should recommend the Sony ICF-SW7600GR radio as a first shortwave
receiver. This radio is an excellent performer and is constructed to a
high standard. With reasonable care, it should last for many years and
is, in fact, so good that you will not "outgrow" it no matter how
"serious" a shortwave listener you become.

6) Be prepared for a fairly long learning curve. You MUST carefully
read the owner's guide of any receiver you purchase and I recommend
that you purchase some basic shortwave books. A good dealer can make
recommendations for you. Tuning in shortwave stations is not at all
comparable to tuning in your local AM or FM radio stations. Do not let
that deter you - learning shortwave listening is a lot of fun and
affords the listener a great deal of satisfaction.

I hope the above will be of some use to you.

Best,

Joe




All good advice! Then go here for programs:

http://www.primetimeshortwave.com/

Selecting a shortwave radio:
http://www.dxing.com/swrx.htm

Intro to listening:
http://www.dxing.com/swlintro.htm





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