Is there anything to listen to on shortwave radio?
What can I hear on shortwave radio?
- Most stations operating on shortwave frequencies are not broadcasters, however. Ham radio operators have certain frequency bands set aside for their use, and you can hear them "talking" (by voice, Morse code, radioteletype, etc.) with friends around the world.
Does anyone use shortwave radios?
- In America, shortwave is mainly used by hobbyists, though their licenses technically make them an emergency line of communication in times of disaster, civil unrest, etc. One operable radio and word of mouth can still be an effective means of communication. Other than that, American non-hobby broadcasts tend to be the religious fringe.
What is shortwave radio used for?
- Shortwave (HF radio) is used by transoceanic aircraft for communications with air-traffic control centers out of VHF radio range. Most countries with HF citizens'-band allocations use 40 or 80 channels between approximately 26.5 MHz and 27.9 MHz, in 10 kHz steps.
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