Finally, got my HF (high frequency/short wave) antenna installed up on the roof. This will give me international reception on short wave bands. I am getting back into amateur radio (ham radio) in the near future. This is a first step by way of SWL (short wave listening) mainly on the amateur radio bands. I am now monitoring the bands and selected frequencies for digital mode activity. For the digital modes I am using a laptop with the RTL-SDR dongle which is connected to the antenna. To decode the various digital modes of transmission I use the WSJT-X software. This is giving me very good results and I have received transmissions from various countries, Indonesia, China, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Mozambique, South Africa, just to name a few. This hobby is now getting my full attention and is keeping me away from the usual social media channels like Facebook etc. Also why I am not being a regular blog feeder. Photos included below, click to view enlarged.