- Taschenbuch: 672 Seiten
- Verlag: Wrth Publications; Auflage: 2013 ed. (6. Dezember 2012)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0955548152
- ISBN-13: 978-0955548154
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 22,9 x 14,8 x 2,7 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 2 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 336.850 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
World Radio TV Handbook (WRTH) 2013 (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 6. Dezember 2012
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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)"
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This book is an amazing collection of radio station listings from all over the world. It also includes a lot of info on USA based AM and FM stations. Its just fun reading to see the number of radio stations around the world.
If you are interested in hearing some of these remote countries, this is your book.
Very cool, even if not all that practical for most!
It has adapted to this trend by continuing to stress the opportunities in what some consider antiquated broadcast technologies in regions where the Internet is not fully accessible, as well as the shear joy that one can have in tuning into distant stations without the need for a computer. The WRTH also covers the range of local and regional broadcast stations, which are currently popular and listened to. As such, it has kept up with the changing times. Here, in the NYC Metro area and along the New Jersey Shore, we saw the need to have old fashioned wireless radio that could be received from hundreds of miles away during Hurricane (Super Storm) Sandy. When many communities had no TV, Internet or cell phone service, if one had a battery operated radio capable of receiving distant domestic stations, they were in contact with news and information. They also got a feel for what people in other regions perceived in real time.
The WRTH does an excellent job of listing all forms of broadcast radio from around the globe. Local, regional and international broadcast stations are listed, along with information as to their broadcast schedules, signal strength, direction and coverage. All forms of radio broadcast frequencies are covered -- Long wave (below 520 KHz) medium wave, which is called AM in the USA (520 to 1700 KHz) and shortwave, or what is now often referred to as high frequency -- all frequencies above 1700 KHZ. Local FM Stations around the world are also tabulated. Due to space limitations, AM stations with very low broadcast power are not listed individually, but these only involve small local stations.
Even in this day and age, if one is so inclined, during the fall and winter months at night, when the ionosphere changes, much fun can be had by tuning to distant AM stations from as far away from New York City as Chicago, Fort Wayne, Detroit, Louisville, Atlanta, Charlotte, Cleveland, Washington, DC, Toronto and Pittsburg. This is known as DXing. It can be fascinating as well as informative to hear news from these regions, especially when important events in these areas are occurring, such as weather. One gets a real sense of what "the locals are thinking and doing." This can be a welcome change from sitting behind a computer screen while on Facebook or other social media.
The WRTH also has articles regarding the latest trends in receivers and other equipment. With the advent of the personal computer, this has really changed the landscape. Very few manufacturers compared to even 10 years ago have stand-alone receivers on the market; it is now moving over to computer based receivers. The WRTH has kept up with this trend, and offers excellent advice. As a bonus, the WRTH has a web site, which has regularly scheduled updates to each edition. Here, one will find changes, station deletions and additions which have occurred since the edition went to press, which is usually in late November or December.
All in all, the WRTH is the gold standard for all radio and TV communications receiving, and should purchased annually.