>>>>> BBC-WS obviously doesn't view us as 'worthy' listeners . Sadly
>>>>> enough ...
>>>> HF Broadcast is dead. I get 2 BBCWS audio streams at the touch of a
>>>> button on a WiFi radio about the same footprint of an ICF-SW12. The only
>>>> people who listen to HFBC in Region 2 are end-timers, survivalists and
>>>> other antisocial types.
>>> This is an extremely derogatory statement !
>> Ya think? The only reason I ever listened was for the content (there are
>> rarer catches than 500,000 KW Radio Moscow.) Now that the content is
>> available by other means, I don't have to tie up a $2,000 radio to
>> listen to the news.
> Well,well,well. Some of us have radios that are priceless,yet it is
> not very polite to brag about it ... This is how I look at it .
Not priceless, $2,000. I have spent maybe $4,000 total my whole life on
radio hobby stuff. Two years ago I had a Drake I bought with inheritance
and sold for cash. Then I had a Ten-Tec 516 while I got my feet wet in 2
way HF. Then I sold that, put in some Xmas bonus money, and got the
Elecraft, because I don't expect to be around for Cycle 25. This is my
last Solar Max and I'm not going through it without adequate equipment.
I deserve to be spoiled. I've earned it. I am not wealthy by any means.
Since I quit smoking 11 years ago I spend the $200 a month on fun
stuff, as a reward.
"Sometimes you gotta just say "what the ***"