19 January 2010

outdoor listening checklist

I recently had a portable radio kit with me so I could take a break during a lengthy drive home and spend some time listening to shortwave broadcasts. However, I omitted one critical item from my standard set of items, and paid the price. So, to better prepare myself for future listening sessions away from home, here's my personal checklist of required items:

• Portable receiver
• Two sets of alkaline batteries
• Printed shortwave broadcast schedule
• Log book
• Two ballpoint pens
• Earphones
• Miniature flashlight

01 January 2010

a place for comments and questions: 2010

Readers of the Cobalt Pet shortwave / mediumwave radio weblog are encouraged to post comments and questions. In case you have a comment that's not related to a specific article, you are welcome to reply here. I'll link to this post from the website's sidebar so it's always easy to find. I welcome general comments, questions, and any feedback about the website.

I'll do my best to respond, either with a comment here of my own, or an article on the front page.

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