As a youth, we would simply turn on the radio and tune up and down until finding an interesting station. It was mostly a random process. Over time, we learned to identify stations and programs and could tune to the right place at the right time.
|Yeasu FRG-100 50Khz to 30MHz Receiver|
This site offers several useful tools including:
- World map identifying the location and frequency of stations currently on the air
- A query tool for finding stations transmitting in English (or any other language) at a given time
- A query tool for finding stations presently transmitting on a certain frequency
If you are interested in becoming a shortwave listener, checkout the Monitoring Times article, "Getting Started in SW Listening" by Ken Reitz for some helpful information.
If you are ham, checkout our related article, "Hunting LoTW Stations",