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where could I find the time and the radio-frequencies to listen to as y2k unfolds?

-- jeff whit (, November 23, 1999


Go to Genesis Com @ to night. 9.400 12.160 7.435 some freqs Also check out


-- ern (, November 23, 1999.

Grundig puts out a "Passport to Shortwave Radio" that lists most if not all stations, world wide. Check with your local dealer.

-- Capt Dennis (, November 23, 1999.

Ern, you forgot 6.890 and 12.170 on upper sideband. also 5.o85.

-- Betty Alice (, November 24, 1999.

Find a copy of either (or both) Popular Communications magazine or Monitoring Times magazine. Both are available at stores like Barnes & Noble.

Both contain detailed listings of worldwide shortwave broadcasts in English, by broadcast time with frequencies. There are also listings of frequencies useful for scanner monitoring (police, fire, state and federal agencies and military). There are also articles for neat things like how to "home-brew" antenna systems and solar power systems for "field condition" (Y2K?) radio operations.

For serious local scanner frequency listing, Radio Shack sells its Police Call series of books. These list ALL the registered government- use (local, state & federal) radio frequencies by state.

There is also a heavy-duty book (read expensive) with very detailed information for each shortwave broadcast station in the world. This book, the World Radio & Television Handbook (WRTH) is a professional- level document. It's usually something that professional radio monitors (like news organizations) use, although serious radio hobbyists (like me) have been a growing part of the buyers over the last ten years.

Happy listening & good luck.


-- Wildweasel (, November 24, 1999.

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