Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mark Hirst, who writes:
I’m pleased to announce that my Alexa skill has been approved by Amazon and is now available in the following countries:
Australia, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
Because single word skills are reserved for organisations and brand names, the skill name had to change and is now called ‘Shortwave Signals‘.
I’ve uploaded a video this morning with the finished skill in action:
Amazing, Mark! Thank you for developing this Alexa skill!
I’ve been beta testing Mark’s Alexa skill and have been very happy with the results. It makes for a nice hands-free way of checking broadcast schedules while in the shack. And it seems like only yesterday when Mark was tinkering around with the idea to create this skill.
Bravo for making Shortwave Signals a reality, Mark!
If you own an Echo or Alexa-enabled device, simply open the Alexa App and search for the Shortwave Signals skill to activate it.
We only have one Amazon Echo device in our house–the one I evaluated for my WiFi radio primer a couple years ago. As Black Friday approaches, I’m going to keep my eye on the Amazon Echo Dot for my radio room–the 2nd generation units are quite inexpensive (as low as $29.99 for a certified refurbished unit).