My name is Jason Hill and I am an American BCLer. I live in the city of Columbia located in the state of South Carolina in the United States of America. South Carolina is located on the East Coast of the United States. I enjoy both listening to and collecting shortwave receivers.
我第一次对短波收音机萌生兴趣是在查尔斯顿度假期间。当时我租下的房子里正好有一台收音机，我每天晚上都听它。我最早收到的电台是英国伦敦的BBC与俄国莫斯科的俄罗斯之声。休假归来后我马上购买了自己的第一台短波收音机——一台手动调谐的根德YB-235。这是一款非常棒的收音机，每天都能给我带来好几个钟头的快乐。1996年，我买了第一台数字调谐收音机——Radio Shack DX-375。它有一个可以直接输入频率的键盘，使我得以从手动搜台的繁琐中解脱出来。1999年我结婚时，我的妻子将一台索尼2010作为新婚礼物送给了我。这是我最喜欢的收音机，它的性能也是最好的。我同时开始搜集古董短波收音机。我有一台Zenith Transoceanic便携机，还有一台“宏伟”的根德7800。我想拥有的下一台收音机是德生的BCL-2000。我在“Passport To World Band Radio”年鉴上看到了它的照片，这是一台有着漂亮外观的收音机，我希望能得到一台红色的版本。
I first became interested in shortwave receivers when I spent a vacation in Charleston, South Carolina. The house I rented had a portable shortwave receiver in it that I would listen to in the evenings. The first channels I picked up were the BBC in London, England and The Voice of Russia from Moscow, Russia. Shortly after I returned from the vacation I purchased my first shortwave receiver. It was an analog Grundig YB-235. It was a very good receiver and provided me with many hours of enjoyment. In 1996 I bought my first PLL receiver, a Radio Shack DX-375. It had a keypad that allowed me to enter station frequencies instead of manually scanning to try to find stations. When I got married in 1999 my wife gave me a Sony 2010 as a wedding present. It is my favorite receiver and performs the best. I have also started collecting antique shortwave receivers. I own a Zenith Transoceanic Portable Receiver and a Grundig Majestic Model 7800 console receiver. The next receiver I want to purchase is a Tecsun BCL2000. I have seen pictures of it in The Passport To World Band Radio Guide. It is a great looking receiver and I would like to get a red model.
I spend about two to three hours a week listening to my shortwave receiver. My primary interest is in finding stations that play music. I really enjoy listening to songs and music from the different countries around the world that I find on the shortwave. I also like listening to news broadcasts from other countries.
The major countries I pick up are Canada, England, Russia, Japan, China, Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, Cuba, and France. Sometimes I can pick up Bulgaria, The United Arab Emirates, Costa Rica, Albania, India, Greece, Australia, and Viet Nam. All of these stations have programs in English as well as music from their country. My goal this year is to pick up 100 different countries on my receiver.
I hope DXing grows in China. Shortwave radio listening is an inexpensive, fun way to visit other countries and learn about their culture. And their music.