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This is (Traditional) Memorial Day. May 30th. It was enacted just after our
American Civil War. It was selected as the date was late enough to have flowers
in bloom to decorate the graves of the War dead. The South started Decoration Day
first and they had it a month earlier. Growing season again.

Check out Sirius satellite radio They still have their free trail- without any hitch- until June 4th.
1. If you have an inactive car radio. Just turn it on.
2. Smart phone. Download the app. I did so several days ago on one of my Chromebooks. No sign in.
Just away I go to listen on dozens of channels.
3. Computer. Same as above. Or for older OS, just go to their website at:

https://www.siriusxm.com

4. For those of you who like Big Brother, they even have the capability to play the programming through Alexa!!!
How much better can you get than that....you people with nothing to hide?

- try to play with a combination of your smartphone, Bluetooth, and a boom box. Nice Sound projected.

Time is running out. So enjoy this weekend with some commercial free music on one of many specialty channels.
Listen to Rachael Maddow melt down on MSNBC.
Send in some of your extra money to Joel Olsteen and get blessed.
Continual traffic is listed in 8 major Metro hubs.



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It's back.
SiriusXM radio for free from now until Dec. 3.
If you have an old Sirius inactive radio that you let lapse, turn it on and
there are dozens of channels to listen to- news, weather, sports, talk, comedy,
and commercial free music stations.

https://www.siriusxm.com/phx/free-listen...During2019

They allow you to put it on your computer or smartphone but you need the app.
They also might want an email from you to get the service. You will not get the
full channel selection at any level. You will get the SELECT option but it is plenty
large.

They also have created a video portion as part of the smartphone/computer world.
I like to fire up my iphone and they hit the bluetooth and send music to a speaker.
The joys of modern living.


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* I don't get paid for this. I just like 'free' and some others might like that too.

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Easiest, quickest place to find an inactive radio is in a vehicle.
Just remember to set it for SiriusXM instead of AM/FM and away you go.
In fact, it wouldn't hurt you to set it on a favorite channel and check it once
in a while to see it they have something free going anyway.
The offers usually run (for inactive radios) on US holidays. Around Thanksgiving,
Memorial Day, and Labor Day. When people hit the road in numbers, they want
to advertise their service.




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(11-23-2019, 05:03 PM)BadBrad Wrote: Easiest, quickest place to find an inactive radio is in a vehicle.
Just remember to set it for SiriusXM instead of AM/FM and away you go.
In fact, it wouldn't hurt you to set it on a favorite channel and check it once
in a while to see it they have something free going anyway.
The offers usually run (for inactive radios) on US holidays. Around Thanksgiving,
Memorial Day, and Labor Day. When people hit the road in numbers, they want
to advertise their service.




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by the OP today.

I really liked Xm radio but if I still have to listen to commercials and pay for the service I'll pass.
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(11-23-2019, 06:07 PM)-RG- Wrote:
(11-23-2019, 05:03 PM)BadBrad Wrote: Easiest, quickest place to find an inactive radio is in a vehicle.
Just remember to set it for SiriusXM instead of AM/FM and away you go.
In fact, it wouldn't hurt you to set it on a favorite channel and check it once
in a while to see it they have something free going anyway.
The offers usually run (for inactive radios) on US holidays. Around Thanksgiving,
Memorial Day, and Labor Day. When people hit the road in numbers, they want
to advertise their service.




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by the OP today.

I really liked Xm radio but if I still have to listen to commercials and pay for the service I'll pass.

The music channels are commercial free.
Most of the other channels are not. The advantage to having the
subscription is access. Many channels/stations do not have the vast
extent of programming. Hundreds of channels.
Another hit for some is sports: baseball, basketball, hockey, football,
(non-sports): golf, NASCAR
Last area: Special broadcast like concerts. You listen live and they will
re-broadcast it. Groupies love it.
I like to listen to one of the comedy channels once in a while. Very hard
to come by on terrestrial radio.
I will talk about the money portion in another post.

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(11-23-2019, 08:30 PM)BadBrad Wrote:
(11-23-2019, 06:07 PM)-RG- Wrote:
(11-23-2019, 05:03 PM)BadBrad Wrote: Easiest, quickest place to find an inactive radio is in a vehicle.
Just remember to set it for SiriusXM instead of AM/FM and away you go.
In fact, it wouldn't hurt you to set it on a favorite channel and check it once
in a while to see it they have something free going anyway.
The offers usually run (for inactive radios) on US holidays. Around Thanksgiving,
Memorial Day, and Labor Day. When people hit the road in numbers, they want
to advertise their service.




Shameless
    Bump

by the OP today.

I really liked Xm radio but if I still have to listen to commercials and pay for the service I'll pass.

The music channels are commercial free.
Most of the other channels are not. The advantage to having the
subscription is access. Many channels/stations do not have the vast
extent of programming. Hundreds of channels.
Another hit for some is sports: baseball, basketball, hockey, football,
(non-sports): golf, NASCAR
Last area: Special broadcast like concerts. You listen live and they will
re-broadcast it. Groupies love it.
I like to listen to one of the comedy channels once in a while. Very hard
to come by on terrestrial radio.
I will talk about the money portion in another post.

Does anyone know of any good terrestrial radio channels I might get on my shortwave?

I would need the band and frequency etc..

Think for yourself

influence is no form of government
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(11-23-2019, 08:37 PM)Frigg Wrote:
(11-23-2019, 08:30 PM)BadBrad Wrote:
(11-23-2019, 06:07 PM)-RG- Wrote: I really liked Xm radio but if I still have to listen to commercials and pay for the service I'll pass.

The music channels are commercial free.
Most of the other channels are not. The advantage to having the
subscription is access. Many channels/stations do not have the vast
extent of programming. Hundreds of channels.
Another hit for some is sports: baseball, basketball, hockey, football,
(non-sports): golf, NASCAR
Last area: Special broadcast like concerts. You listen live and they will
re-broadcast it. Groupies love it.
I like to listen to one of the comedy channels once in a while. Very hard
to come by on terrestrial radio.
I will talk about the money portion in another post.

Does anyone know of any good terrestrial radio channels I might get on my shortwave?

I would need the band and frequency etc..

Yes, there are quality shortwave radio station still around.
Shortwave is old school listening. It was popular up until the
late 1980's then it faded. Thanks to the internet picking up steam.
Shortwave is picking up in popularity but please don't think of
it like a tidal wave. Just the interest in finally increasing often due
to 'preppers'.
There are lists on websites of shortwave stations. They also break
them down into their country of origin. The USA has plenty of
shortwave broadcast stations. The lists often time include popular
pirate stations but, they like to 'float' about the dial unless they are
offshore. Like on a ship off the territorial water limits.

Don't have the links now but I will search and list them here too.

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(11-23-2019, 10:15 PM)BadBrad Wrote:
(11-23-2019, 08:37 PM)Frigg Wrote:
(11-23-2019, 08:30 PM)BadBrad Wrote: The music channels are commercial free.
Most of the other channels are not. The advantage to having the
subscription is access. Many channels/stations do not have the vast
extent of programming. Hundreds of channels.
Another hit for some is sports: baseball, basketball, hockey, football,
(non-sports): golf, NASCAR
Last area: Special broadcast like concerts. You listen live and they will
re-broadcast it. Groupies love it.
I like to listen to one of the comedy channels once in a while. Very hard
to come by on terrestrial radio.
I will talk about the money portion in another post.

Does anyone know of any good terrestrial radio channels I might get on my shortwave?

I would need the band and frequency etc..

Yes, there are quality shortwave radio station still around.
Shortwave is old school listening. It was popular up until the
late 1980's then it faded. Thanks to the internet picking up steam.
Shortwave is picking up in popularity but please don't think of
it like a tidal wave. Just the interest in finally increasing often due
to 'preppers'.
There are lists on websites of shortwave stations. They also break
them down into their country of origin. The USA has plenty of
shortwave broadcast stations. The lists often time include popular
pirate stations but, they like to 'float' about the dial unless they are
offshore. Like on a ship off the territorial water limits.

Don't have the links now but I will search and list them here too.

Cool. That all makes sense.

Thank you

Think for yourself

influence is no form of government
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(11-23-2019, 06:07 PM)-RG- Wrote:
(11-23-2019, 05:03 PM)BadBrad Wrote: Easiest, quickest place to find an inactive radio is in a vehicle.
Just remember to set it for SiriusXM instead of AM/FM and away you go.
In fact, it wouldn't hurt you to set it on a favorite channel and check it once
in a while to see it they have something free going anyway.
The offers usually run (for inactive radios) on US holidays. Around Thanksgiving,
Memorial Day, and Labor Day. When people hit the road in numbers, they want
to advertise their service.




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by the OP today.

I really liked Xm radio but if I still have to listen to commercials and pay for the service I'll pass.

As for the money. Free only goes so long.
Best, easiest way is to get a prepaid card for Sirius XM radio.
They can be found at most Best Buy stores. Online at Amazon or
Walmart.
Otherwise, they want a credit card or a standard bank Debit card.
And that is no fun.
They might not like pre-paid generic gift debit cards purchased over the counter either.
So, with the Sirius XM pre-paid card, make an account on your computer or
smartphone, get the app. You should be good.
Best deal? I think the $8 a month "out of the car" 'Essentials' package
is tough to beat. You get hundreds of channels. With it on your smartphone,
you can have cheap listening on Wi-fi with Earbuds OR project the program
via bluetooth to a speaker. Same for the computer. Good speakers or headphones
work great.
This free still goes under Dec. 3- All this week and weekend! Check out the commercial free
music channels all day every day.

https://www.siriusxm.com/servlet/Satelli...inary=true



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(11-23-2019, 08:37 PM)Frigg Wrote:
(11-23-2019, 08:30 PM)BadBrad Wrote:
(11-23-2019, 06:07 PM)-RG- Wrote: I really liked Xm radio but if I still have to listen to commercials and pay for the service I'll pass.

The music channels are commercial free.
Most of the other channels are not. The advantage to having the
subscription is access. Many channels/stations do not have the vast
extent of programming. Hundreds of channels.
Another hit for some is sports: baseball, basketball, hockey, football,
(non-sports): golf, NASCAR
Last area: Special broadcast like concerts. You listen live and they will
re-broadcast it. Groupies love it.
I like to listen to one of the comedy channels once in a while. Very hard
to come by on terrestrial radio.
I will talk about the money portion in another post.

Does anyone know of any good terrestrial radio channels I might get on my shortwave?

I would need the band and frequency etc..



The free broadcasts to inactive Sirius XM radios is underway now- this Thanksgiving
into Black Friday and past Cyber Monday. It all goes away into Wednesday, Dec. 3rd, 2019.
Hundreds of channels to listen to and check out.
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Now for a crash course on Shortwave radio. Some people just like to listen. That needs
a receiver. Other want to talk. That requires a Transceiver and probably some kind of
license. The closest you can get without a license is old CB radio at about 27 MHz on
Eleven meters. Transceiver with mic, wire (to), antenna and you are talking.
The break down:

Long wave
Medium wave............find American AM broadcast stations here.
Short wave
Very High frequency....find American FM broadcast station here.
Ultra High frequency
micro wave.

This chart shows how the basic wave move through time and space:


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This chart gives a general idea on BANDs or METERS within the shortwave set.
The chart is for Ham or amatuer radio but you see the area. 160 meters to 10 meters,
2 mhz to 30 mhz. All Shortwave is in this region.


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Lots of people yak on the shortwave bands. Many government broadcast programs
throughout the world as the 'skip' is needed for the distance. Some bands do better at
night, others do better consistently during the day. Temperatures in the atmosphere
make the difference.
For CB radio, the best time to DX or distance is at twilight or sunrise. Best chance of
skip but it will open anytime under the right conditions.

This video is 20 minutes in length. It explains the basics from soup to nuts in a fairly
entertaining fashion. The one dude knows his material. The other 2 know enough to
be dangerous an act as his students.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_I2jaKbnPk


Lots of charts with frequencies are listed on the net. Used to be your had to purchase
books. This website is a class act to get you underway to locate shortwave broadcasts.

https://www.ccrane.com/expert-advice/all/1/article/14

Places like Wikipedia will also have lists for you. In another post, I'll explain where
Sirius XM would be in the band world and why.

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