NASWA Journal Columns · 1997 · April

Easy Listening, April 1997

Lots to report on this month, so let’s get right to it!

BBC World Service

As of March 30, the BBCWS has reduced it “streams” from five to three and has (again!) radically revised its program schedules. The former Americas and European streams are now combined. The South Asian and Asia-Pacific streams have also been joined. The African stream remains intact.

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Shortwave Center, April 1997

A Trip to Aparecida

by Pedro M. C. de Castro, Lorena - SP - Brazil

Introduction

Brazil is the largest Roman Catholic country in the world. There are religious celebrations in several cities, and the biggest one is the “Cirio de Nazare” feast, in Belem, State of Para.

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Shortwave Center (Photos), April 1997

A Trip to Aparecida–Pictures

by Pedro M. C. de Castro, Lorena - SP - Brazil

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Technical Topics, April 1997

The Rotary Beverage Antenna

[ The Rotary Beverage Antenna ]

We interrupt our series on mobile SW listening this month to bring you some hot news from the NASWA Research Lab (NRL). The NRL always can be counted on to come up with some new innovation to enhance your radio listening. It does puzzle me, however, that they always seem to announce their most amazing developments at this time of year. Maybe it has something to do with those cold winter nights at their facility on the banks of the Potomac. The mobile SW listening series will continue next time with a description of several antenna options available to the mobile SWL.

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