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Too_Many_Tools wrote:

With my recent purchase of a DX-394, I have again taken an interest in
SWL.

Upon seeing stations going to Internet only broadcasting, are we
seeing a trend where SW radios will become obsolete?

Nah, always something of interest out there.

Not if insidious growth of BPL (Broadband over Power Lines) or PLT
(Power Line Telecommunications) continues unchecked.


The ARRL is representing some of us in this matter.


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In World War Two, a lot of them wimmins in UK got impregnated.

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Ian Jackson wrote:
In message , dxAce
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Too_Many_Tools wrote:

With my recent purchase of a DX-394, I have again taken an interest in
SWL.

Upon seeing stations going to Internet only broadcasting, are we
seeing a trend where SW radios will become obsolete?


Nah, always something of interest out there.

Not if insidious growth of BPL (Broadband over Power Lines) or PLT
(Power Line Telecommunications) continues unchecked.


The ARRL is representing some of us in this matter.
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dave wrote:

Ian Jackson wrote:
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Too_Many_Tools wrote:

With my recent purchase of a DX-394, I have again taken an interest in
SWL.

Upon seeing stations going to Internet only broadcasting, are we
seeing a trend where SW radios will become obsolete?

Nah, always something of interest out there.

Not if insidious growth of BPL (Broadband over Power Lines) or PLT
(Power Line Telecommunications) continues unchecked.


The ARRL is representing some of us in this matter.


You no-coders are not intelligent enough for anyone to represent you, more
than likely they'll take your money before they deport you, you drug addled
fool!


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As someone who has worked in the international broadcasting field for more than 30 years, it's my opinion that shortwave, used for international broadcasting, will indeed pass away.

It's certainly no joy for me to say that, as I was one of those group of kids who grew up with SW in his veins -- and in fact, I still have the addiction even in these days of rapid decline for SW.

But there is just no way that ANYONE in coming years will choose SW over other broadcast media. And the promise of DRM has faded as well.

As a Perseus owner, I have to say that even SDR (Software Defined Radios), in so far as they are used to receive shortwave broadcasts, are already becoming pretty much useless given rapidly declining number of broadcasts available -- perhaps Amateur Radio Operators and intelligence agencies will continue to find SDR useful.

I predict it will pretty much be WIFI/Internet delivery, leaving those of us who cut our teeth with DX-160's, SONYs and Hammarlunds, riding what remains of SWBC until the end.

Sorry to be such a downer, but that's the reality. On the bright side, just think of how many great radios will be available for a song!


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On Nov 22, 9:23*am, Too_Many_Tools wrote:
With my recent purchase of a DX-394, I have again taken an interest in
SWL.

Upon seeing stations going to Internet only broadcasting, are we
seeing a trend where SW radios will become obsolete?

TMT


I doubt it, at least not in my lifetime.
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Bob Dobbs wrote:

dxace1 wrote:
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just think of how many great radios will be available for a song!


How 'great' is a box that lights up, makes static sounds, and little else?


Bob, it would be somewhat of an improvement for you, would it not?



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Ian Jackson wrote:

In message , dxAce
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Ian Jackson wrote:

In message , dxAce
writes


Too_Many_Tools wrote:

With my recent purchase of a DX-394, I have again taken an interest in
SWL.

Upon seeing stations going to Internet only broadcasting, are we
seeing a trend where SW radios will become obsolete?

Nah, always something of interest out there.

Not if insidious growth of BPL (Broadband over Power Lines) or PLT
(Power Line Telecommunications) continues unchecked.


You want us to come over and save you yet again?

It may indeed become necessary. A short spell of your 'Shock and Awe'
might help us focus on the realities of life.


I'd focus first on deporting clown 'tards, as they don't seem to adapt well to
living on a moist green island, they rather prefer a more dry granular material
beneath their feet.


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In message , dxAce
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Ian Jackson wrote:

In message , dxAce
writes


Too_Many_Tools wrote:

With my recent purchase of a DX-394, I have again taken an interest in
SWL.

Upon seeing stations going to Internet only broadcasting, are we
seeing a trend where SW radios will become obsolete?

Nah, always something of interest out there.

Not if insidious growth of BPL (Broadband over Power Lines) or PLT
(Power Line Telecommunications) continues unchecked.


You want us to come over and save you yet again?

It may indeed become necessary. A short spell of your 'Shock and Awe'
might help us focus on the realities of life.
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In message , dave
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Ian Jackson wrote:
In message , dxAce
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Too_Many_Tools wrote:

With my recent purchase of a DX-394, I have again taken an interest in
SWL.

Upon seeing stations going to Internet only broadcasting, are we
seeing a trend where SW radios will become obsolete?

Nah, always something of interest out there.

Not if insidious growth of BPL (Broadband over Power Lines) or PLT
(Power Line Telecommunications) continues unchecked.


The ARRL is representing some of us in this matter.


The RSGB is representing ALL of us on this matter.
--
Ian


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