I am sorry Ethan. I was just trying to be helpful.
Since we both live in the St. Louis area, maybe we will actually see each other at a hamfest one of these days. You can't miss me. I will be the one wearing a baseball cap with my callsign on it!
Seriously, if you are really interested in shortwave listening, another 'must have' book is the World Radio TV Handbook that most people simply call the WRTH. Their website is http://www.wrth.com
. You can buy the book from them for 22.00 British Pounds (which is about $39 - but includes shipping) or you can get it on Amazon for about $20.00 plus another couple of bucks for shipping.