Of course, with being the market for a new SDR, I was re-reading the entries for the Perseus and SDR-IQ a few times. I was also eyeing up the Tecsun PL-660 a bit more than I probably should be.
* I also received the following Christmas message & image from Mustang Radio, from Holland:
Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy 2014!!!
good dx without jammers!!
best regards Mustang Radio Crew
FYI, Mustang is one of the better-heard European pirates in North America
* Not sure yet if anyone's received their copy of the Pirate Radio Annual, but nearly every one was sent out last Friday, 12/13. Friday the 13th curse?
* Songs about radio: An old radio friend passed this song to me Kentaurektum "Surfin' on Shortwave." This is one will be awesome to tune in to sometime, late at night.
* I'm tracking down an article for the 2014 PRA that I'm really excited about. It seems like it's a thumbs up for now, but I'm hoping to track down a little more information.