What is shortwave radio?

From a purely technical point of view, shortwave radio refers to those frequencies between 3 and 30 MHz.  Their main characteristic is their ability to “propagate” for long distances, making possible such worldwide communications as international broadcasting and coordination of long-distance shipping. From a social point of view, shortwave radio is a method of facilitating … Read more

Monitoring Air Force One

Monitoring Air Force One

Years ago I recorded seven minutes of radio contacts between Air Force One and Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Download and listen to the mp3 here. I forget exactly when this was, but it was in the 1990s for sure. I know this was on SSB on the HF band, probably between 5 and … Read more