It was hard enough to explain listening to shortwave radio when I was a kid and it was loaded with international broadcasters booming signals around the world. It’s even harder today when getting information is so much easier.
Bill Husted wrote about this in his column for the Ventura County Star. It’s a nice piece on how retro our little hobby is.
My secret is revealed: I’m an analog guy in a digital world. Shortwave listening, once the drug of choice for nerds, is an unlikely hobby nowadays. After all, that distant station I’m straining to hear probably is also available as a crystal clear audio stream somewhere on the Internet.