Despite what many people say, SWL (Short Wave Listening) is as popular as ever.
Many people think that there aren’t that many SWL’s active in hobby nowadays and that it is a dying pastime but they couldn’t be further from the truth. I receive several requests every week for confirmations of contacts from Short Wave listeners and it is a pleasure to confirm their reception reports.
One thing I would ask though is that SWL’s please add their contact details to the Callsign Databases such as QRZCQ.com. Quite often I have the need to contact them for a query with the card they request or the Qso they have heard and it is very frustrating not to have an email address, Skype or other way of contacting them other than the traditional Post Mail.
My plea is that SWL’s add their details to our databases to make this easier. It is possible to add your SWL Call just as easy as any Ham Call. Take a look at the example set by Patrick F59706 and add your SWL Call today!