Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Review - Klingenfuss 2008 Shortwave Frequency Guide

The 12th Edition, 2008 Klingenfuss Shortwave Guide, has been released to the world listening hobby, in the midst of this years DX season. The latest edition, as with last years volume, has combined worldwide broadcast and utility stations in one edition, to comprise two reference aids in one book.
The 474 page , 12th Edition, begins with Monitoring Utility Stations, a how-to guide of features and a by-frequency utility radio station arranged with call signs, station name, mode and details.
Frequency list of broadcast radio stations introduce the worldwide broadcast scene, DRM (Digital Radio Mondiale) and a start/end DRM schedule.
The broadcast radio stations is listed by frequency (2310-26045 kHz), station name, country, start/end times, language, target areas and remarks.

DXers who would rather focus on a particular county, will find the same frequency listing and easy to follow format in the by-country section, Alphabetical List of Broadcast Radio Stations.
Frequency information, as well as parallel frequencies appear to be as accurate as possible considering seasonal frequency adjustments. As with other hobby publications, the Shortwave Frequency Guide, uses a respected staff of leading radio cntributors, providing the latest in information on the broadcast scene.
The Klingenfuss Shortwave Guide, remains a favorite reference aid in the Van Horn DX Cabin. The modern layout for quick information access is easy to use. Whether monitoring a utility or broadcast station, this basic, no frills method of radio reference remains an asset to every listener.

For ordering information on the 2008 Klingenfuss Shortwave Frequency Guide book, refer to: or Universal Radio Book # 5055, $ 39.95 + S/H. Phone: 1-800-431-3939; FAX 1 614 866-2339. Universal Radio, Inc., 6830 Americana Parkway, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068-4113 USA.
Review by Gayle Van Horn/Monitoring Times