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National Grandparents Day: Do Something Grand

In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation that established the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. Since beginning a campaign in 1970 to set aside one special day recognizing grandparents, Marian McQuade spearheaded the movement that focuses on three main goals: To honor grandparents To give grandparents an opportunity to show […]

What is Shortwave?

Shortwave radio is a radio transmission using shortwave frequencies, generally 1.6–30 MHz (187.4–10.0 m), just above the medium wave AM broadcast band. Many of SW’s properties are similar to AM like the ability for the signal to travel long distances. Since the early 1900’s, there have been significant advances in radio. One of the biggest advances that has […]