It’s no secret that an antenna is the most important element to listening for shortwave radio, and equally as important for transmitting and receiving for amateur radio. My setup right now is geared toward listening only and I dedicate the majority of my time on HF or shortwave bands. Antenna setup can get wild going up 100 feet or more in the air. However, some of us have restrictions such as an HOA or your SOs threshold for this type of stuff. In either case there is a plethora of solutions out there to meet your needs.
I recently joined the HFZone crew, part of the group that moderates r/shortwave on Reddit and generally active followers of the radio spectrum. I was honored with an opportunity to write a review on the Global Radio Guide: Summer 2020. As a relatively new listener of shortwave radio I really enjoyed reading the book.
I remember going into Radio Shack in the late 80s and early 90s every time we went to the mall just to ogle all of the electronics. I found the catalog that has the radio I got when I was a little kid!