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“This publication will have wide appeal to amateur radio operators, shortwave radio hobbyists, news agencies, news buffs, educators, foreign language students, expatriates or anyone interested in listening to a global view of world news and major events as they happen,” says Larry Van Horn, co-founder of Teak Publishing and editor of the Global Radio Guide (GRG).
With the help of the GRG, you can tune in shortwave broadcast stations from hotspots such as China, Cuba, India, Iran, North/South Korea, Taiwan and many other countries. If you have a shortwave radio receiver, SDR or Internet connection, pair it with this unique radio resource to know when and where to listen to the world.
This latest edition of the GRG carries on the tradition of those before it with an in-depth, 24-hour station/frequency guide with schedules for selected AM band, longwave and shortwave radio stations. According to the publisher, this resource is the only radio publication that lists by-hour schedules that include all language services, frequencies and world target areas for over 500 stations worldwide.
The GRG includes listings of DX radio programs and Internet website addresses for many of the stations in the book. There are also entries for time and frequency stations as well as some of the more “intriguing” transmissions one can find on the shortwave radio bands.
Gayle has also updated her SDR Buyer’s Guide, a compendium that helps navigate through the revolutionary world of software-defined radios (SDRs), the digital frontier of the radio hobby.
New in this 15th edition of the GRG, Gayle dives into how and where to hear exotic shortwave stations transmitting in the world’s tropical radio bands. Located in the lower portion of the HF spectrum, these stations serve as a window into the culture and daily lives of countries not served by large international broadcast stations. Even in an increasingly connected and digital world, for many of the citizens in these countries, these radio stations serve as the only source of news and information.
Spectrum Monitor magazine editor, Ken Reitz offers a primer on where you can hear global radio and television media broadcasters via satellite. Fred Waterer, also of Spectrum Monitor, writes about listening to music from around the globe on shortwave. There is a nostalgic look back at radio in 1922 from AWR Wavescan. Teak Publishing’s Larry Van Horn gives a tour of frequencies and radio services below 530 kHz in Radio’s Basement Bands.