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    Do you get into shortwave radio

    Do you get into shortwave radio? I've been listening to it alot lately. I use an online sdr that's free to use. Though I'm probably going to get my own sdr dongle. It's interesting some of the things you pick up on them.
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    Nah I just use my cellphone.

    If there's ever a doomsday apocalypse that knocks out ground and satellite communications that'll come in handy. You'll be able to communicate with the outside world across vast distances.

    If I used a two-way radio it would kind of bother me that peeping Toms could listen in on my conversations!
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    Not shortwave in particular but I remember when radio was a bigger thing before digital, back when we had chart music.

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    is that where you would "break" into the system or whatever with saying "breaker breaker"?

    using cb's i think they were called? when i was a lot younger i had a friend that would do it sometimes, ended up talking to truckies a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Othraerir View Post
    is that where you would "break" into the system or whatever with saying "breaker breaker"?

    using cb's i think they were called? when i was a lot younger i had a friend that would do it sometimes, ended up talking to truckies a lot.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shortwave_radio


    This is the online one I've been listening to

    http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/
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    My dad's cousin would enter radio competitions regularly.

    Trying to connect to people and stations around the globe.

    Never understood the point of it. But that's all the touchpoints I had regarding radio

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    I remember when cb radios were big...and ham radios.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowferal View Post
    I remember when cb radios were big...and ham radios.
    ham radios are still very popular. We need more people to get licensed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowferal View Post
    I remember when cb radios were big...and ham radios.
    Doing that now with the internet, has less of a point than an 8 track cassette.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the game View Post
    ham radios are still very popular. We need more people to get licensed.
    I see a benefit to encouraging it.

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    Like many kids, i did played with walkie talkie, other then that, never cared with shortwave signals.

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