Listening on the Short Waves, 1945 to Today

Overview

The discovery and development of shortwave technology during the 1920s and 1930s permitted radio stations throughout the world to transmit their programs over long distances, even worldwide, for the first time, and the thrill of hearing broadcasts from faraway places produced a dedicated American audience. Developments in shortwave broadcasting and shortwave listening from their inception through the war years were covered in On the Short Waves, 1923-1945: Broadcast Listening in the Pioneer Days of Radio, ...
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Overview

The discovery and development of shortwave technology during the 1920s and 1930s permitted radio stations throughout the world to transmit their programs over long distances, even worldwide, for the first time, and the thrill of hearing broadcasts from faraway places produced a dedicated American audience. Developments in shortwave broadcasting and shortwave listening from their inception through the war years were covered in On the Short Waves, 1923-1945: Broadcast Listening in the Pioneer Days of Radio, published by McFarland in 1999. Richly illustrated and indexed, this book picks up the story in 1945, describing the resumption of organized shortwave listening after the war and its development in the years since. The companion volume, Broadcasting on the Short Waves, 1945 to Today, focuses on the world's shortwave stations.
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Editorial Reviews

Choice
Extensive collection...recommended
Listening In
Detailed...richly illustrated...extensive notes
Communication Booknotes Quarterly
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Choice
...extensive collection...recommended...
Communication Booknotes Quarterly
...invaluable...
Listening In
...detailed...richly illustrated...extensive notes...
Choice
...extensive collection...recommended
Communication Booknotes Quarterly
...invaluable
Listening In
...detailed...richly illustrated...extensive notes
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786460779
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/8/2010
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 423
  • Sales rank: 1,344,231
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerome S. Berg, an attorney, was the court administrator for the Massachusetts District Court system until his retirement. He has been a shortwave listener for half a century, and is a member of the executive council of the North American Shortwave Association and chair of the Committee to Preserve Radio Verifications.

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Table of Contents

Preface 1

Titles, Abbreviations and Acronyms 5

1 Prelude to 1945 9

2 The Shortwave Audience 16

3 Clubs 36

4 Literature 137

5 Listener Programs 239

6 Receivers 269

7 QSLing 330

8 Computers 363

9 Conclusion 375

Chapter Notes 381

Selected Bibliography 399

Index 405

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