Welcome to the DXer.CA website. The DXer.ca site has been on the air for over 20 years now! And we are now pleased to announce the return of the DX Podcast!
Photo above right: We are playing with antennas like the Flag, KAZ and the Pennant. And one of the things that makes these units tick is the variable remote termination - which I am making over here...
We are now submitting vintage shortwave audio recordings to this website - Picture at right - The Shortwave Audio Archive in now very active - and if you have an MP3 snippets from the 60's, 70's and 80's (even the 90's) - consider making a contribution. Website over here.
We ran this little show way back in 2008 and it never got a lot of traction - we are starting small and with our first episode, a conversation with Ian McFarland of Radio Canada International - recorded New Years Eve - December 31st, 2015! Enjoy.
Episode 1-Link DX Podcast - Download Link - Right click on linky thing at the left to download the 16 minute Podcast to your desktop.
Episode 2-Link DX Podcast - Download Link - Right click on linky thing at the left to download the 14 minute Podcast to your desktop.
The DX Podcast - Episode 3 - Featuring Paul Walker in Galena, Alaska
Episode 3 -Link DX Podcast - Download Link - Right click on linky thing at the left to download the 6 minute Podcast to your desktop.
The DX (raw and unedited) Podcast - Episode 4 - Featuring Gary DeBock in Puyallup, Washington
Episode 4 -Link DX Podcast - Download Link - Right click on linky thing at the left to download the 15 minute Podcast to your desktop.
Shortwave and medium wave (AM) radio Listening - AM DXing (chasing distant radio stations on ordinary radios) - licensed Ham Radio - Electronics DIY - home brew and commercial antennas - Accessories - Mobile and Field Radio - Emergency preparedness -
DXer.ca is all about...
Radio listening and the sharing of information on the subject or radio (like Ham radio) is amongst the World's first social medias.
Long before there was Facebook and Twitter, radio hobbyists the World over have been in touch. Ham radio, the Earths first modern social media continues to this day as a reliable, inexpensive and internet independent medium for global communications.
Photo at right - 2 out of 3 DX Legends!
DXer Dr. Walter Salmaniw at the left, CBC RCI and NHK Broadcaster Ian McFarland in the middle and yours truly in right hand lane! We all had lunch this weekend with our lovely wives in Duncan, British Columbia.
Curious about all the acronyms that we use in radio world? Like TA's (Trans-Atlantic medium wave reception...) or TP's (Trans-Pacific OR Trans-Polar), DX (Distant reception), ULR (Ultra-light Radio), Boat Anchor (Old heavy tube type radios...) check out some of the more common ones we share with the Ham fraternity: Ham Radio Glossary
More Rare Studio production out-take Audio! Ian McFarland of Radio Canada International links up with The Two Bob's of Radio Netherlands and others in this 1981 fully unedited Joint Hook-up session - the topic being the 1981 ANARC Convention and the year of the Handicapped Aid Program for SWL's and DXers - never before heard studio unedited audio out-takes!
Who are we? We are based in Victoria B.C. Canada but we have listeners and hobbyists stationed all over the globe!
Who am I? Your DXer.ca editor, Colin Newell, has been an SWL and DXer since 1971! I started serious radio listening with a Radio Shack DX150B that I bought on November 3rd 1973! My current radio rack includes the Drake R8, the AOR 7030+, a Kenwood R2000 and a book shelf filled with incredible portables - like the Eton E1, the Sony 7600G and the Grundig Yacht-Boy 400PE.
Any questions about the hobby or looking for someone to talk about the history of DX radio listening, by all means - Send me an e-mail and I will reply to any questions within 24 hours or less. We have talked about the radio hobby to the media - below is a sample interview.
DXer.ca is a resource for radio hobbyists, DXers, SWL's, radio restoration enthusiasts and day to day radio media junkies. We:
- Support the radio hobby and its community
- Educate and inform the general public about the advantages of free and accessible International World band radio
- Supply radio manuals and technical support
- Maintains an extensive library supporting the Ultra-light (small radio) hobby
- Support the hobby overall, encourage hobbyists to improve the visibility of the SWLing and DXing hobby - Recruit and retain!