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Herb Mosher of Orchard Park, NY, asks:

CNN telecasts in English virtually worldwide. Would it make sense to have satellite t.v. on ATW trips?

Jim Leishman responds:

We would have loved to have a satellite TV system aboard however the systems which will work worldwide are extremely expensive. Smaller units for North America are routinely installed aboard NORDHAVNs.

We found a $100 Tandy short-wave receiver which was great. We routinely listened to Voice of America and the BBC. Depending on the time of the day an appropriate frequency is selected (propagation). We have this listening capability on the SSB however the scanning feature of the small short wave is easier to use.

 

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