Monday, February 21, 2011

Review: 2011 Shortwave Frequency Guide

The 15th Edition, 2011 Shortwave Frequency Guide, one of several radio reference books and CDs available from Klingenfuss Publications, has recently been released.
This year's book edition begins with a general overview of radio observations, followed by Monitoring Utility Stations. This chapter is of special interest to utility listeners which includes a basic explanation of the various aspects of utilities and a by-frequency listing of stations with call signs, station name, mode and details.
The Frequency list of broadcast radio stations introduce the broadcast section and details on the future of Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) including comprehensive DRM schedules. The broadcast radio stations section is listed by frequency (2310-26060 kHz), station name, location, start-end time, language, target area and remarks.
Listeners focusing on a particular country of interest, will find the same frequency listing and easy to follow format in the by-country section, Alphabetical List of Broadcast Radio Stations.
Frequency information for international broadcast stations, clandestine, and domestic stations are as accurate as possible considering the seasonal frequency adjustments. Broadcast information is gathered from a worldwide contributing staff of radio listeners and broadcasters.
The easy-to read book layout is an asset, whether monitoring a utility or broadcast station. This is a basic no frills radio reference guide and will compliment your monitoring.
The 2011 Shortwave Frequency Guide is an excellent annual publication for the beginner
or experienced radio hobbyist. It will continue to grace my listening post.
For ordering information on the 2011 Klingenfuss Shortwave Frequency Guide book, refer to or Universal Radio Order # 5538, $ 49.95 + S/H/ Phone: 1-800-431-3939; Fax 1 614 866 2339. Universal Radio, Inc., 6830 Americana Parkway, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068-4113 USA.
Gayle Van Horn/Monitoring Times-March 2011