Sunday, August 07, 2022
I ordered a retractable antenna for my radio. I have one from years ago, but I could not find it anywhere! It was supposed to be in a box with all my Shortwave literature from years ago. Everything else was in there except that! The antenna came today and I have been trying it out. I don't think it makes a huge improvement, but it does help. Of course, the ceiling in my room is low. I would like to try it elsewhere.
I did all my usual Sunday chores and wrote a bit between all this. This evening, I was scanning the bands and was delighted to find some classical music. I stopped and listened. The announcer came on and he was British. I listened until the broadcast stopped. It was an hour of Classical music from a station in the UK! It seems that this program, Encore, is aired over a Miami station here in the states. Very cool. I'm glad I caught it! I have found several stations in Spanish, and I'm really hoping to run across a French one. Also, a station from anywhere in the world with an English speaker would be cool, too. The Spanish stations are fun, but I have no idea what anyone is saying. I have pulled in several clear English language broadcasts but they are religious. D'oh! I'll keep the search going. That is the fun of SWL (Shortwave listening)
I didn't write as much as I planned today, but I got 1300 words and I set it up for tomorrow's writing so that is great. The rest of this evening, I'm going to try to relax. I'm still not sleeping well. I hope to change that tonight!