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  • adjective Alternative spelling of shortwave.


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  • We strongly urge the UK government to rethink its decision to severely cut the funding for the BBC World Service to enable the continued transmissions of BBC Hindi on short-wave radio.

    Letters: BBC Hindi still offers vital service

  • When he is not running his appropriately named Black Cat Systems software firm, he's managing theSpooks list, an online gathering of several hundred amateur spy-radio buffs from around the world, all carefully scanning the short-wave bands and logging the daily bursts of numbers that fill the ether.

    General Commentary

  • To confirm the validity of the prediction, I always listened to the short-wave broadcasts of Radio

    Toshihide Maskawa - Autobiography

  • BBC Hindi transmissions are accessible in rural and remote areas and, as short-wave receivers can be battery-operated, they are available in places without electricity or during power cuts; they are an essential source of learning for schoolchildren and college students in rural India preparing for competitive exams; and they cannot be silenced in times when democracy is under threat.

    Letters: BBC Hindi still offers vital service

  • For 70 years it has had a Persian-language radio station, which is hard to block because it is short-wave; the BBC also has a Persian website, which is blocked in Iran but accessible via circumvention tools.

    In Skies Over Iran, a Battle for Control of Satellite TV

  • That is partly a reflection of the small and shrinking audience for short-wave radio broadcasts in China and the recognition that the Internet and smartphones offer a potentially cheaper way to reach more people, despite fears of Chinese-government control of the Web.

    U.S. Plans to Lower Its 'Voice' in China

  • She said the BBG has worked extensively to develop methods to ensure U.S. content can sidestep efforts by Chinese censors to block unwanted material, and added that short-wave radio broadcasts have also been subject to intensive jamming by the Chinese government.

    U.S. Plans to Lower Its 'Voice' in China

  • The 2012 budget proposal submitted to Congress this week would end VOA's Mandarin-language short-wave radio broadcasts, focusing instead on transmitting news through the Internet and mobile phones.

    U.S. Plans to Lower Its 'Voice' in China

  • The latest audience survey carried out for the broadcasting corporation showed that short-wave radio broadcasts by Voice of America reached just 0.1% of the population.

    U.S. Plans to Lower Its 'Voice' in China

  • The poet considers, the engineer advises, the university teacher concurs and what goes crackling over the short-wave that night is a considered Albanianisation of the jargon.

    From the archive, 11 January 1967: Albania on the blink


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