Although I have learned much about shortwave listening, there are still things I haven't figured out entirely. I compiled a list of questions and am seeking answers from my knowledgeable readers. You're also welcome to ask additional questions in the comment section. Later on I will try to update this entry with the best questions and answers, and I'll credit each contributor. Be sure to leave your name, call sign, or alias if you wish to be credited.
Note that I'll be away for the last two weeks of December 2005. See you next year!
1) For introductory purposes, how long have you been listening to shortwave radio?
2) Can you describe what chuff means? This word is used in shortwave receiver reviews, and involves tuning a digital receiver, but I can't determine the exact meaning.
3) How should fading be accounted for when determining an SIO code? Is fading caused by interference?
4) How are the electronics of a dual-conversion receiver different from a single-conversion receiver?
5) Can you explain how images (reception of a signal on the wrong frequency) occur? What bands can be affected by images?
6) Why is it that a single sideband signal needs to be fine-tuned?
7) Can someone describe the difference in the sync detect between the Sony ICF-2010 and the SW7600GR?
8) Is there any way to determine how many atmospheric bounces a received signal has made? I know that an atmospheric bounce will introduce attenuation, so a signal that has bounced more will be weaker. Are there any other identifying characteristics?