Seen on the street in Kyiv.

Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

“The Mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” -- The TOFF *

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

“Speed is a poor substitute for accuracy.” -- Real, no-shit, fortune from a fortune cookie

"If you believe that you are talking to G-d, you can justify anything.” — my Dad

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys in the ground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"The Dildo of Karma rarely comes lubed." -- Unknown

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

* "TOFF" = Treasonous Orange Fat Fuck, A/K/A Dolt-45,
A/K/A Commandante (or Cadet) Bone Spurs,
A/K/A El Caudillo de Mar-a-Lago, A/K/A the Asset., A/K/A P01135809

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Shortwave Radio

If you live in places where the government might shut off the Internet, or if you want to be able to listen to foreign stuff in case a cyber attack disables shit, well, you may want to think about getting familiar with shortwave radio.

First off, if you have a lot of smart-shit running in your home, turn that crap off. It generates interference.

You can learn the basics and more at and at Radio Fidelity. Also,

Finding stations to listen to can be, um, a bit of a pain. Try Shortwave Central or C.Crane's station index.

If you get into it, you're going to want to have a better antenna than the telescoping one on a portable radio. You can make your own out of a length of wire and string it around your room, like spies or Soviet citizens used to do. If you go to running a wire outside, beware of power lines. Far more people than you might believe have fried themselves that way.


Sport Pilot said...

Good advice, I already had an SW receiver, have purchased a handheld, and am studying for my Technicians license. I'll be adding to it but the portable can also be set for marine bands which will be useful.

BTW, thanks for the links.

Glypto Dropem said...

In my house, the recessed LED lights on a dimmer in my kitchen cause the most interference.

Your results may vary.