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World Radio TV Handbook 2012 Paperback – December 15, 2011


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Product Details

  • Series: World Radio & TV Handbook
  • Paperback: 672 pages
  • Publisher: WRTH; Annual edition (December 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0955548144
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955548147
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.7 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #713,505 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"WRT Handbook consistently sets the radio hobby standards. It remains the best, most authoritative and comprehensive radio reference book in the world" (Gayle Van Horn, Monitoring Times)"

Customer Reviews

I highly recommend this book to radio listeners.
dave
With this book I have flipped through the Medium Wave Radio section for Asia and quickly identified stations in my region of the world.
Breyel
There are online updates, as well as a lot of information contained in the book about various aspects of the hobby.
Robert Gulley

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54 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Gordon Snedecor on May 14, 2010
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Are you new to SW-- shortwave listening? Want a hint as to what's on 15250 kHz at 2300 GMT / UTC? Where and when can one find broadcasts in English or Spanish, French, or German? The World Radio TV Handbook, WRTH 2010 has all that information and more.

I began listening to shortwave in 1964 and had no idea of how to find the BBC or any other international broadcaster. I had some hints from a friend's dad who was a HAM or amateur radio operator. A small paperback AARL introduction to ham radio had more information on how to make a radio and aerial and pass an exam or code and theory than information on SWL.

Eventually I was lucky enough to pick up programs from Radio Nederland and HCJB just about how to listen to SWL and tips for DX or distance listening. I heard also about WRTH. It was 1974 when I found and bought my first copy of WRTH. It opened me to so much information. For a listener, here is how I use WRTH.

First section is articles about all aspects of radio from broadcasting to receiver reviews to maps, where to listen bands, and which bands are better to listen to at a particular time of day.

The 2nd section is an alpha list of domestic governmental and commercial broadcasters by country. This is where I find US and Canada AM stations.

A 3rd section is specific to international broadcasting--those broadcasts specific to an foreign audience. For example, RCI, Radio Canada International has e-mail, web address, fax & phone, leading personnel, and what kind of QSL (like a broadcasting post-card with your name and details confirmed of your report). (Yes some people do collect these. My first QSL was from Radio Nederland Happy Station).

A 4th section is TV which I just scan over.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Soup on February 18, 2010
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I've been a faithful Passport reader for the few years that shortwave listening has been a hobby of mine. Come to find out this year that the 2010 edition is just not happening.

Anyway, I went looking for a new source of information on what's on on shortwave radio. Discovered the WRTH. While I don't like the organization quite as much as I like that of Passport's blue pages, it's nonetheless proven quite reliable and I really don't know what I'd do without it as far as shortwave listening goes. Definitely something any radio enthusiast needs to own, and definitely something that's going to become a yearly purchase for me.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By zorba on January 8, 2010
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The WRTH 2010 book, like its predecessors, covers an enormous amount of territory, providing detailed, almanac-type, details about most aspects of broadcasting. The book is a bridge between the community of global broadcast stations and their audiences. For the short-wave-listener, it is a required reference source. The book is neatly organized, very reader-friendly, considering the amount of information it provides and is absolutely a pleasure to browse through. I hope this institution of a book carries on through many many future years.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By R. Lay on February 6, 2011
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While shortwave radio broadcasting is on the wane due to better technologies (satellite radio and internet radio) there is still something exotic about listening to an actual radio signal originating 12,000 miles away. And unlike the internet and satellite receivers, a shortwave radio is portable and easy to use. Take a portable radio onto the back deck, fire up a cigar and a good book and play the BBC or Radio Australia in the background without wireless routers or pointing a sat radio antenna to obtain a signal.

The WRTH is the only reference listing every shortwave station and most AM stations in the entire world. The demise of Larry Magne's 'Passport to World Band Radio" has left the WRTH alone in the field.

I am not sure how much longer shortwave radio will exist as a medium, but as long as it does, the WRTH is your 'TV Guide'. They also produce quarterly updates to station schedules and frequency changes which can be downloaded from the internet.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By K. Wyatt on January 13, 2010
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IF you are on the go or need data on broadcasters world wide this is the book for you. You can't get all this technical information without searching and flipping through web pages and pdf files to get the information you need.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Robert Gulley on February 26, 2011
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This is a must have resource for following the world of shortwave and broadcast stations around the world. There are online updates, as well as a lot of information contained in the book about various aspects of the hobby. This and Passport (now defunct) have been the standards for many, many years. Please support the hobby and buy this book! Some things are just too good to let slip away, and this is one of them.
Cheers!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By C. Willhite on September 20, 2010
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This book was recommended to me. It is way more than I expected. I haven't listened to shortwave radio for many years because there didn't seem to be such a book available. Looks like I was wrong. I was looking for the wrong thing. And, the service, from Amazon was excellent. I didn't have to wait long for it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrtey Ankiel on February 11, 2011
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excellent book make it eadsy to find al the short wave and other fequencies easier would recomend this book to anybody that in to shortwave radios
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