"Short wave radio has been around for a long time. It is a wonderfully reassuring feeling when far from home to listen to a familiar voice on a short wave radio. Sadly, short wave reception is increasingly difficult for people touring France, Germany and the rest of Europe. BBC World Service signals are now aimed only at Africa, Middle East and Asia.
But - if the skies are merciful - you can still hear the BBC bouncing off the ionosphere from somewhere distant. And China Radio International gives you a powerful signal, proudly telling listeners they will never give up on short wave. So don't ditch the short wave radio, polish it off and get tuning! It can be difficult to know what to look for. But these charts make listening quick and easy. This tells you everything heard in north west Europe in English."