Thomas, K4SWL, has a really impressive shortwave listening blog. Yesterday he was kind enough to post an article about my latest obsession: the echoes on China Radio International: http://swling.com/blog/ Even more impressive is Thomas's work on behalf of poor people in the Third World. He is the Director of Ears to Our World, a charity group that provides innovative, simple and appropriate technologies to schools and communities in remote, rural and impoverished regions of our world. Here they are: http://www.earstoourworld.org/ They distribute radios to people who would no other regular technological contact with the rest of the world. They are also involved in an intriguing project called the HumanaLight: "Dead" AA batteries power lights that can make a big difference for people living in areas that have never been on any grid. Here it is: http://www.earstoourworld.org/humanalight/ Ears to Our World is looking for Donations to help them bring light and radios to people who really need them: Here is where you can help: http://www.earstoourworld.org/donate
This is clearly a very appropriate charity for radio amateurs.
In response to popular demand, "SolderSmoke -- Global Adventures in Wireless Electronics" is now available as an e-book for Amazon's Kindle.
Here's the site:
For the print version:
For shipping from a printer in the U.S. (probably better for N. American buyers) Click here: SolderSmoke USA Version
For shipping from a printer in the UK, Spain, or the USA (probably better for UK and other European buyers)
Click here: SolderSmoke EU Version
The two versions are identical, except for a minor difference in the paper used. That's why the prices are a bit different.
Bill's OTHER Book (Warning: Not About Radio)
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