Shortwave (Internet Radio flatpak app)

One of several internet radio apps available through flathub repo. Scales and functions well.

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I like Shortwave. It’s good to know I’ll be able to use the same app on the phone as I do on my desktop :slight_smile:

Great app – I use it on my Mint desktop. I just looked for it on Pinephone-Mobian, but it’s not in the repository. And now I remember that it was a Flatpak on Mint, as well. Mint integrates Flathub with their repository in their Software Manager. Very convenient, but sometimes you miss the fact that a particular app is a Flatpak.

I’ll just have do it the normal way on the hand terminals!

I was just recently wanting to explore shortwave radio and was thinking about getting a new radio and long antenna for that purpose. I considered getting an all-band 300 KHZ to 30 MHz listen-only radio, or perhaps get an HF all-band amateur radio that would have the added benefit of also having transmitting capabilities in parts of that spectrum that are allocated to amateur radio. In my recent research, I found that there is a new digital brodcast format for shortwave radio that will allow shortwave radio to have “FM brodcast-quality” sound. But you’ll need a newer radio to receive those stations. I also read that since the end of the cold war, that English language shortwave broadcasts in to the western hemisphere are in serious decline and could phase-out completely, mostly because of the internet. I didn’t know if that information might be helpful to others. The good part of this Linux app is that you didn’t have to buy a new radio. Good idea.