Welcome to the DXer.ca website
The DXer.ca website site has been on the air for over 24 years and is listed as a resource in the 2018 edition of the World Radio TV Handbook!
Welcome to the DXer.ca website - hosted in Victoria B.C. Canada, the DXer.ca website has promoted the radio listening (SWL/DXing) hobby since the mid-1990's -- as well as promoting Amateur radio and electronics experimentation and development.
Picture at right: We now have a networked Kiwi Internet radio running at Haida.dxer.ca that runs from 1 khz to 30 Mhz ALL Mode and on 24 hours a day. Currently located on the Queen Charlotte Islands in the Pacific, it offers some of the most exciting dawn Trans-Pacific reception of any Kiwi WebSDR!
As someone who is as enthusiastic about the process of assembling a station as he is with the actual activity, Colin enjoys building better antennas to cope with an increasingly noisy radio environment. Curse you RFI!
One of his favourites is the FLAG-Pennant antenna that he has given a lot of attention to - an antenna that has an amazing amount of directional signal rejection thanks to the use of a variable remote termination.
Not only that, but the FLAG/PENNANT antenna is useful for SW listening as well as medium-wave station hunting.
We talk about stuff ---
(CBC Spark Host Nora Young - Photo right)
Audio Feature #1 - CBC Spark - Feature audio stream - We had an interview on CBC Radio "Spark" a couple of years back on the subject of Amateur Radio as the Planet Earth's 1st form of social media - which I still believe it is. This feature was played on the CBC a few weeks ago triggering another tsunami of interest. Have a listen.
Audio Feature #2 - SWL Digest Final Episode - Feature Audio Stream - From the radio history archives - Ian McFarland of Radio Canada International - this is the final show of the DX Digest from March 24, 1991 - in its entirety!
This was recorded in Manitoba by legendary DXer and SWL Shawn Axelrod (who may soon be joining us on the DXer.ca team!) This is a one of a kind recording - and we release it the very day Shawn, Ian McFarland and I got together for lunch in Duncan, British Columbia! Happy listening!
Audio - Ian McFarland's Final Show on Radio Canada International - March 24, 1991
We mentor ham radio operators locally and can advise any Canadian thinking about becoming a ham radio operator - it is not rocket science and it's fun! Drop us a line if you have any questions about ham radio in Canada or you are a media outlet that wants to talk to a Canadian expert on the subject of emergency planning and communications - and how ham radio plays a significant role in emergency preparedness and response.
COVID-19 - DO stay safe out there folks as this crises passes!