Normally bloggers get excited about the latest and greatest gadgets like the iPad or the latest netbook; me I'm excited about about technology that was invented in the 1920's. I was recently looking around for a battery powered radio receiver in case of emergencies, and I noticed some of the more expensive ones had Shortwave, so I ordered one. Today it arrived by courier, and it's really neat. I can receive transmissions from different parts of Asia, and all over Australia. Plus it seems to be a fairly good FM radio, which is what I actually got it for. I've already learnt a couple of things as well: 1, Sports news isn't any more interesting in a Chinese accent, and 2, there is no chance of me understanding spoken Indonesian unless I improve a lot. :-)

Categories: Gadgets, Science
Date: 2010-04-13 23:03:54, 14 years and 96 days ago

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