Mar 20, 2011
This show kicks off with the news that ICRC (Red Cross) reorganises in Geneva. Has Lowe Electronics missed the boat with the lack of passband tuning? Roy Sangren of Radio Scandinavia does another test. I think he has a world record in test transmissions.
We then ran a feature on the Internet for Shortwave Radio Listeners. We chatted with Media Network contributor Jim Cutler about his vision of what could happen next. He was spot on. The problem in those days was the speed. 28.8 kb/sec dial-up modem was the standard. We talk to one station experimenting with 8 kb/sec audio. The commercialization of the Internet could be its downfall! Jim was spot on 16 years ago about how VOIP would develop.
We also talked to Vasily Strelnikov, formerly of Radio Moscow World Service and then of Radio 7. He explains how stations are migrating to the “new” FM band. BBC WS used to have English on an AM station in Moscow.