[A-DX] Fwd:Summer 2015-International SHortwave Broadcast Guide Press Release

Herbert Meixner
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Dear Listeners,
Effective from Today, the new International Shortwave Broadcast
Guide-Summer 2015, is now available at Amazon.

Gayle Van Horn W4GVH
CEO Teak Publishing
International Shortwave Broadcast Guide-e Pub/Amazon Kindle
QSLing the World Kindle Book http://amzn.com/B0083M2O4W
Shortwave Central Blog http://mt-shortwave.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @QSLRptMT

Press Release:

Teak Publishing Company
P.O. Box 297
Brasstown NC 28902
For Immediate Release 07 May 2015
New Summer 2015 International Shortwave Broadcast Guide Now Available
So why should you listen to shortwave radio? Quite simply shortwave 
radio is your window to the world.

The best source of global information continues to be shortwave radio. 
Throughout the world, shortwave remains the most readily available and 
affordable means of communication and information. It lets you listen to 
voices from around the world. You'll also learn about the lives and 
concerns of people from all walks of life, from soldiers, to farmers, to 
retired scholars. Shortwave radio provides nearly instantaneous coverage 
of news and events from around the world.

Shortwave listening, or SWLing, is the hobby of listening to shortwave 
radio broadcasts located on frequencies between 1700 kHz and 30 MHz, 
also known as HF or the High Frequencies bands.

If you live in the U.S., you can easily listen to shortwave broadcast 
stations from countries like North/South Korea, Iran, Australia, Cuba, 
China, New Zealand, Pakistan, India, Japan, England, Egypt, Tunisia, 
Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United States and many other counties if you 
have a shortwave receiver, and you know when and where to listen!
That when and where to listen is covered comprehensively in the pages of 
a new edition of the International Shortwave Broadcast Guide.

The International Shortwave Broadcast Guide (Summer 2015 edition), by 
Amazon bestselling author Gayle Van Horn, W4GVH, is that all important 
information resource you need to tap into the worldwide shortwave 
broadcast radio spectrum. It is a 24-hour station/frequency guide to 
“all” the known stations currently broadcasting on shortwave radio at 
time of publication. This unique shortwave resource is the “only” 
publication in the world that offers a by-hour schedule that includes 
all language services, frequencies and world target areas for each 
broadcast station. There are new chapters that cover basic shortwave 
radio listening and Who’s Who in the Shortwave Radio Spectrum. Also 
extensive work has been done to improve the readability of this edition 
on the various Kindle platforms.

The International Shortwave Broadcast Guide (Summer 2015 edition) is now 
available for purchase worldwide from Amazon.com at 
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X8BIF0K. The price for this latest edition 
is still US$4.99. Since this book is being released internationally, 
Amazon customers in the United Kingdom, Germany, France Spain, Italy, 
Japan, India, Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Australia can order this 
electronic book (e-Book) from Amazon websites directly servicing these 
countries. All other countries can use the regular Amazon.com website.

This new e-publication edition is an expanded version of the English 
shortwave broadcast guide formerly printed in the pages of Monitoring 
Times magazine for over 20 years. This one of a kind e-book is now being 
published twice a year to correspond with station seasonal time and 
frequency changes.

If you enjoy listening or monitoring HF shortwave stations, and you miss 
the monthly English frequency listings formerly published in the late 
Monitoring Times magazine, and multilingual station listing in the old 
MTXpress electronic magazine, this valuable tool will now be your new 
guide to listening to the world.

Frequency updates between editions will be posted on her Shortwave 
Central blog at: http://mt-shortwave.blogspot.com/.

And, the good news is that you do not need to own a Kindle reader to 
read Amazon e-book publications. You can read any Kindle book with 
Amazon’s free reading apps.
There are free Kindle reading apps for the Kindle Cloud Reader, 
Smartphones (iPhone, iTouch, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry); 
computer platforms (Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 and Mac); Tablets (iPad, 
Android and Windows 8), and, of course, all of the Kindle family of 
readers including the Kindle Fire series. A Kindle e-book allows you to 
buy your book once and read it anywhere. You can find additional details 
on these apps by checking out this link to the Amazon website at 

For additional information on this and other Teak Publishing radio hobby 
books, monitor the company sponsored Internet blogs – The Military 
Monitoring Post (http://mt-milcom.blogspot.com/), The Btown Monitor Post 
(http://monitor-post.blogspot.com/) and The Shortwave Central 
(http://mt-shortwave.blogspot.com/) for availability of additional 
e-books that are currently in production.

You can view the complete Teak Publishing book catalog online at 
http://mt-shortwave.blogspot.com/. Click on the Teak Publishing radio 
hobby e-book link at the top of the blog page. You can learn more about 
the author by going to her author page on Amazon at 

The International Shortwave Broadcast Guide will have wide appeal to 
shortwave radio hobbyists, amateur radio operators, educators, foreign 
language students, news agencies, news buffs and many more interested in 
listening to a global view of news and events as they happen.

If you are an amateur radio operator or shortwave radio enthusiasts, and 
want to hear what is happening outside the ham bands on that transceiver 
or portable shortwave radio in your shack, then this new e-book from 
Teak Publishing is a must in your radio reference library.

Here are a few of the public comments from radio hobbyists who purchased 
the first three editions of this Amazon e-book.

Excellent Shortwave Introduction and Program Guide by Don K3PRN
Excellent, very reasonable guide to shortwave radio. As a long time 
shortwave listener, the listing of all shortwave stations by UTC time is 
very useful to me. I had previously a shortwave website that listed only 
English broadcasts rather than an all station listing with the language 
that will be broadcast. I would highly recommend this e book for all new 
shortwave listeners and those that interested in a very portable listing 
of all stations by UTC. I only hope that this will be updated twice a 
year for many more years.

Good Product by Radio Freq

Since Monitoring Times stopped publishing shortwave radio schedules, 
there has been a dearth of resources for radio-heads. This guide nicely 
fulfills gap. It is very comprehensive.
It is nice someone is dedicated to SWL by Robert K. Mallory
Very concise and well organized. Not much to choose from these days, it 
is nice someone is dedicated to SWL.

Shortwave Broadcast Guide by Kindle Customer

Since Monitoring Times is no longer in publication, this guide is 
required for the dedicated shortwave listener. There is information 
provided that I have found nowhere else. It will be a welcome addition 
to any listener's equipment. Gayle Van Horn has been publishing this 
research for many years and the followers are numerous, from beginners 
to professionals. The author's work is accurate, concise and thorough. 
If you have a shortwave radio, you need this publication as much as a 
set of earphones. There is none better.

Very Good Source for Shortwave Stations Broadcast Schedules by Kenneth 
I've got to admit up front that I don't have a strong interest in this 
part of the hobby. HOWEVER, Gayle Van Horn makes it easy to determine 
what one can hear on the short wave bands during a particular time 
period (in GMT time sorted format). I also like the internet reference 
available, so that one can listen to programs via the internet even if 
its' not possible via the shortwave radio.

NJ Shortwave listener hears International Frequencies with new guide 
help by Stanley E Rozewski, Jr.

This e-book is complete and accurate in presenting a low cost SW 
frequency guide and important must read topics for the new or 
experienced user. I liked the easy reading format, and understandable 
frequency guide. I will order the second edition next year.
This is my go-to-first reference by Mary C Larson

When I turn on the shortwave receiver and want to find out what's on and 
where to look, Van Horn's handy frequency guide is a smart place to 
begin. The format is not unlike the one Monitoring Times (R.I.P.) used 
each month. Presumably, updated ISBGs will be published twice per year, 
but you can check for the updates on her blog, (mt-shortwave.blogspot.com).

Good value by DrP

This is an excellent well-written book that is very affordable when 
compared to encyclopedic guides, e.g., the WRTH. Much the same 
information is included. The first part is a nice introduction to SW 
listening pitched to the beginner. Included is an informative section on 
purchasing a radio spanning low-end <$100 models up through the most 
advanced transceivers. The bulk of the book contains a list of 
world-wide SW broadcasters, organized by frequency band. This makes it 
ideal for browsing one band at a time, but much less so if you want to 
search for broadcasts from a particular country.

I like this one by Charles

I have only had a brief chance to scan through this book. From what I 
have seen of it I will enjoy getting in to it.

Shortwave Is Not Quite Dead by James Tedford (Bothell, WA United States)
It was barely breathing as of late, but there is still a lot you can 
hear on shortwave radio.

You need more than a little dedication, and a better-than-adequate radio 
to hear what remains on the HF bands, but if you have those, you will be 
rewarded with a lot of interesting audio programming. This book is a 
good guide to what is currently available over the international airwaves.

Five Stars by Frank S.
Excellent for the price. Glad I found this.
Five Stars by Kindle Customer
Came on time. packaged right, looks as shown and works as advertised