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I have an emergency radio... now what?

I have an AM/FM/shortwave emergency radio... now what? How do I best use it during an impending or in-progress emergency situation? I know how to tune to my local AM emergency station, but beyond that I'm lost. Please share your resources and experience. Bonus: what fun stuff can I do with it right now that I can't do with a regular AM/FM radio?
posted by rhiannonstone on Nov 25, 2012 - 5 answers

Another hymn from the cathedral of drift.

Help me ID this vintage Brazilian tropicalia (???) song! [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Aug 31, 2012 - 2 answers

Shortwave radio advice please

How can I get the most enjoyment out of my shortwave radio? [more inside]
posted by mattn on Jul 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Radio KreyĆ²l

So, I have this song allegedly performed in Haitian Creole. What are they singing? Can you divine a title? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jun 29, 2011 - 4 answers

Could somebody listen to Russia, for a moment?

Does anyone have a shortwave radio, or something that could pick up an AM station in Russia? [more inside]
posted by Bathtub Bobsled on Jun 5, 2010 - 9 answers

Turkish delight on a moonlit night ... or mid-afternoon, perhaps.

I recorded this from the Voice of Turkey via shortwave on 11955 kHz last Friday. Unfortunately, I didn't make note of the world time, and my meager online language resources don't seem to help me figure it out. What time is she announcing after the pips?
posted by mykescipark on Sep 18, 2009 - 2 answers

I need a radio

Can you help me find a really nice all-around radio? Something with AM/FM/Shortwave and an Aux input would be great [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Feb 24, 2009 - 8 answers

The Skylark speaks in tongues.

Romanian speakers, get your radio ears on. What's she singing? I'm trying to discern the name of this folk tune. (nb.: Radio Romania itself is useless for this. No e-mail contact info on their Web site and no links or information to the "Skylark" radio program.)
posted by mykescipark on Jun 26, 2008 - 4 answers

Definitely not Valentin Silvestrov this time.

RussianShortwaveFilter. Yes, I'm back with yet another song ID in a foreign tongue... [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Feb 15, 2008 - 9 answers

Girl From Ipanema Goes To The Ionosphere

Yet another one of my crazy shortwave-radio song ID requests, this time (I believe) in Portuguese. Please check it out. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Feb 2, 2008 - 2 answers

Shortwave? Yes, I do.

So, I got a shortwave radio for Christmas, and I've already picked up a weird signal.... [more inside]
posted by fvox13 on Dec 28, 2007 - 7 answers

What's a good shortwave radio for someone on a budget?

What's the best shortwave radio for someone on a budget? [more inside]
posted by Autarky on Nov 29, 2007 - 7 answers

Weird shortwave radio signal

Screwing around with my shortwave radio tonight, I found this signal. [MP3] Anyone care to shed some light? [more inside]
posted by knave on Sep 7, 2007 - 22 answers

le monde du bruit

RF Filter (literally): I'm using my trusty Sony ICF-2010 shortwave radio (1990 vintage) with a brand-new Edirol R-09 digital recorder. Unfortunately, once I hook up the R-09, it spits up digital noise all over the bands. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Apr 8, 2007 - 6 answers

Do doooooo, do do do dooo, do dooooooo.....

IntervalSignalFilter: So, I have this archival recording of an interval signal from shortwave station WSHB, Cypress Creek, SC. Is it an excerpt from any particular song? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Mar 4, 2007 - 4 answers

What's being sampled here?

Electronic "music" from the 1960's. [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Nov 21, 2006 - 15 answers

ID this Bulgarian song, please.

Okay, Hive Ear. Identify this Bulgarian tune. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Sep 25, 2006 - 1 answer

Identify this Middle Eastern song.

MidEastMusicFilter: Ethnomusicologists and Middle Eastern-music fans, can you identify this song? And, in any case, can you tell me more about the style of music to which it belongs?
posted by mykescipark on Sep 18, 2006 - 9 answers

Name that Greek tune.

GreekMusicFilter. I taped this song off of Foni tis Elladas [Voice of Greece], the Greek shortwave radio station. Aficionados, any clue as to what the first song in the clip might be? (Perhaps the announcer tells you at 00:58...)
posted by mykescipark on Sep 6, 2006 - 2 answers

Identify this noise.

Sound hounds, tell me: what's the source of my AM radio noise? [Warning: MP3 link] [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Feb 8, 2006 - 12 answers

Shortwave Noise Filter (literally).

ShortWaveFilter (literally): My outboard noise canceller is actually increasing the noise... [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jan 28, 2006 - 5 answers

Looking to buy a shortwave radio in Australia

I'm looking to buy a decent shortwave radio in Australia. [more inside]
posted by tomble on Jan 28, 2006 - 2 answers

I miss my AM radio.

I miss my AM radio. Help me find a unit that actually receives it. [more inside]
posted by verytres on Jan 26, 2006 - 11 answers

Best elevated city views by car

I'm taking a road trip through New England with my shortwave radio. I want a spot to perch with my car and do some long-distance nighttime listening with a beautiful elevated view, preferably overlooking a city. (Certain restrictions apply.) Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Aug 5, 2005 - 10 answers

No, it is not the theme to Tetris.

NameThatRussianFolkTuneFilter: a friend into shortwave radio picked up this song over the airwaves, recorded it to tape for posterity, and has been transfixed since -- but doesn't know what it is or who's singing. It's a long-shot, but can someone ID this?
posted by I EAT TAPAS on Jul 11, 2005 - 9 answers

How do I tune a shortwave receiver?

Does anyone here know how to tune a shortwave receiver that has bandspread and main tuning dials? [more inside]
posted by alumshubby on Oct 23, 2004 - 4 answers

Live Hockey Streaming?

Okay, I'm desperate: I want to listen to the World Cup of Hockey, but my shortwave radio can't pick up the CBC too well, I don't have a television, and I don't feel like spending a bunch of cash in a bar (which I invariably do when I watch hockey in a bar).

Any tips on where to find streaming coverage?
posted by cmonkey on Sep 11, 2004 - 4 answers

What are some good world-band radio stations and any listening tips (like tricks for better reception)?

I found my old Short Wave/Long Wave radio and was wondering what are some good world-band radio stations and any listening tips (like tricks for better reception).
posted by drezdn on Dec 22, 2003 - 7 answers

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