I've just finished a novel written around an EMP attack on the USA. Very interesting and certainly food for thought. In the course of the story they finally found a working shortwave radio (obviously battery operated) and received news of what had happened from out of the country broadcasts. With mideast countries and korea developing nuclear energy, I believe there is a good chance of an EMP attack becoming a reality in the not too distant future. My question is--will the current battery operated shortwave radios (with PLL conversion, etc.) continue to work. Or should one have an older battery operated shortwave radio and if so what do you suggest. I currently use a Grunding G8 taveller II and I have a Tecsun PL-390 coming this week. Don't know what I'll have a month from now--would like to look at a Satelit 750 or 800 somewhere down the road. I'm not fanatical about this but I would like to hear your thoughts and comments. Hope this is posted in the right place.