2005-6 Klingenfuss Shortwave Frequency Guide,
And this will be the third book for review from this publisher
This book covers full listing from all over the shortwave radio spectrum .
There is an introduction which is carbon copy from the utility guide book (monitoring utility stations )
The first part covers the utility transmissions. The frequency listing seems identical with the previous book , with some minor differences : 9 columns instead of 4 and smaller font (8 picas instead of 10 ) to include in 161 pages
On the second part (shortwave radio ) there is a introductory text with an extensive reference to DRM with emphasis to the latest for that time products and a comprehensive frequency listing of DRM transmissions
The frequency listing of 150 pages uses again smaller fonts (8 picas )and a 9 column format with frequency , station name , ITU code, start and end transmission time , language , transmissions target and remarks (transmission validity , days of transmissions etc )
The country listing reminds me the format WRTH uses : two column printing , country is printed in reverse printing (black banner with white fonts ), a simpler format for info (langs , start and end time target and freq , though power will be useful ) Once again be noticed that several Communistic countries are marked as ‘communist undemocratic’ And no addresses are noticed for any reception report.
Clandestine stations are shown in the end with target country and which are the sations and the transmissions points
For that time this book is quite valuable as all services are shown in once
But for today I think the second part I am more interested can be outdated quite soon as nearly every week ,stations stop or start . And many changes to the frequency listing occur (look at DSWCI !!) for this reason I think online listings such as Eibi or Aoki’s are more updated and useful.