Peltor RaceTunes AM/FM Stereo radio and hearing protector

Friday, April 7th, 2006

For some time I’ve wanted a good pair of noise reducing headphones for “mowing season”. Ideally they’d have am/fm stereo so I could listen to the radio (or something broadcast from my little FM transmitter…) REALLY ideally, they’d have a way I could patch something directly into them. I’ve found such a thing from [...]

Recording online streams (real / wma) to mp3 format (or ogg) with mplayer

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

So, I’ve been looking back over my list of “scripts” that are pulling in audio from various news sources online for the site. It’s also got me doing a bit more spanish language listening than I had been. In the car, I usually use an mp3 player (the nexia) with a small FM transmitter [...]

Getting into Shortwave Radio Listening

Monday, December 19th, 2005

It’s not often that I get to talk about some of my hobbies on this site. The Genealogy sites are reserved for one of those hobbies, but time certainly takes it’s toll and frankly it’s hard to have much time for my hobbies these days. One of those that I’ve developed in the last few [...]

Very good shortware radio Sony ICF-SW7600GR

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

For many years I’d been curious about shortwave radio. Finally maybe five years ago, I broke down and bought a cheap ($30) shortwave radio to see what I could hear. It was ok. Probably among the best AM reception I had out of a radio, but it had analog tuning and a small dial, the [...]


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