Quick wrap up
After years of working with my Commodore 64 I eventually stepped up to the Amiga 500. I was living in Europe at the time and wow was that machine popular there. It was my first experience with a true face to face computer club. It was really cool. He I was an American kid hanging out with a bunch of Dutch Amiga nerds. Eventually a second American joined the club. While games was my initial driver for going with the Amiga I started to see other things that the machine was capable of, sound and video editing to name a couple. It was a pretty amazing time in my growth in electronics.
Going back to radio. At that time, 1989-1992, there were still plenty of shortwave radio stations around. While I was unable to bring my computer to work there was always a radio. When I traveled around Europe my shortwave radio was always with me. With the wall coming down between East and West Germany both legal and clandestine shortwave stations were plentiful.
A quick leap forward to present day and I can say that I am still very interested in both computers and radio. I play around with my PCs and Raspberry Pi computers working on various projects. I am now a ham radio operator and still an active shortwave radio listener. The tools (toys) are a little cheaper to purchase these days and honestly more effective.