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[Comments] (1) : For Christmas, Sumana gave me a radio whose battery you can charge by turning the crank, which warms my survival-kit-obsessed heart. It also gets shortwave, but my trawl through the shortwave frequencies revealed the same sort of content you get on AM radio: sports, religious broadcasting, ominous yet monotonous beeping, etc. You'd think something that bounced off the ionosphere would be cooler. I couldn't even find any numbers stations.

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Posted by steve minutillo at Sun Dec 26 2004 22:48

I gave my dad the same radio for Christmas: 1999, so that after Y2K he could hear the last desperate gasps of civilization.

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