Today was a beautiful day with clear blue sky's and temps close to 60 deg F. It turned out to be a big yard clean up at my parents house which included some heavy duty raking, or at least that is what my body is telling me now. Next weekend the focus will be on my lawn for the annual spring clean up.
The SWL Post blog that I follow had a posting for a new Grundig G3 for $47.21 at Amazon. I have been looking for a small shortwave radio since last year but did not want to open my wallet and spend $80-100.00 bucks. After some quick thinking I pulled the trigger or better yet hit "add to chart button" and with free delivery the G3 is due here Monday. At the time Amazon had 11 units at this price and they sold out pretty fast, as of this morning price is now at $77.95.
The Grungid G3 is rather small portable AM/FM/Shortwave radio which includes the aircraft band, SSB, RDS, and synchronous detector. The aircraft band should be busy is my area with the NJ and NY airports close by. Plus I find myself tuning into the BBC, NPR, and local public radio for world news, lets face it the local network stations just do not cut it. Plus my curiosity comes to life when I hear a story about a small town or village a world away. Makes me realize how fortunate we are overall. This will be fun to hook up an antenna and see what this little radio can pull it. More details and a review in a few weeks.
The forecast for tomorrow is sunny and 60 degrees, might be time to break out a radio in the yard and have fun.