The original wireless

With all of the people working at home and the strain on the internet that has been apparent here at the home office at times, I have been relying more on the original wireless - radio and television!

I put my trusty old Radio Shack radio on my desk and have been listening to some NPR in between podcasts instead of streaming audio which I had been doing for hours daily.

I also have my latest shortwave acquisition, the Tecsun PL-310ET, sitting on the kitchen table for lunch and other times I am doing stuff in the kitchen. What a great radio. I saw it pop up last week on Amazon as an Amazon Warehouse Acceptable listing for $20 off and I took my chances and got what looks like a brand new radio! Winner winner, chicken dinner! Sometimes it just works out. Maybe the Chinese characters on the radio freaked them out. Not me! This radio is fantastic.

And, I have antennas on the televisions in the bedroom and in the living room so I can watch local television if needed without firing up the YouTube TV as much.

I don't know if any of this helps the bandwidth in the neighborhood as I am the only one doing it, I bet. But I feel better and that's what it's all about, right?