I’m currently in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec (Canada) and having a brilliant time. I’ve been sans Internet for the better part of a week (save a little online time at local cafés) which is why I’m quite far behind on correspondence.
The lack of Internet, though, has a positive side: it has given me uninterrupted time to surf the shortwaves!
The only bad news is that I’m staying in a condo and the radio interference is…well…a little high.
Still, I’m fortunate to have a balcony where I can relax and listen to my Sony ICF-SW55 outdoors. In truth, I’m truly amazed with the reception I’ve had each evening this week from the Voice of Greece. Though, VOG’s broadcasts have been somewhat unpredictable after their official return to the airwaves, I’m appreciative every time they fire up their Avlis transmitter and pump out music on 9,420 kHz.
I should mention that Radio Romania International is also a very easy catch and, like VOG, punches through the RFI with colors flying.
This is one of the great things about shortwave radio–even when you’re far away from home, you can still hear a familiar voice on the air.