Welcome to the DXer.ca website
We are now growing our new subscription area on DXer.ca - The ULR Library - The "Proceedings" Classic 80's and 90's PDF archive and our burgeoning audio library - More features and libraries to be added during April 2013! Including the ULR Library, we now have almost 200 features in the subscription file library and we're adding more daily.
We welcome Tom Heemskerk into the Victoria Area Radio Amateur community! Hello VE7ZTH
ALERT! Join up today for 6 month access for $.99 (a reduced price!)
Added 18 more files from the proceedings archive today! Receivers featured: The Drake R7, The Kenwood R2000, The FRG-8800, the HQ150 and HQ180a, the NRD525A, Racal, Icom's, the classic boat anchor - the R390 and much more more!
NEWSFLASH - I have, in my hand, a CD of MP3 files from the late John Bryant's DX-Pedition to Easter Island from March 2007 - there is no other copy of this anywhere - These files are available for free via the FILE AREA menu above.
Welcome to the DXer.CA - 2013 website. The DXer.ca site has been on the air in one form or another for 16 years now! (Since 1996 as "espresso.ts.uvic.ca)! We are based in Victoria B.C. Canada but we have listeners and hobbyists stationed all over the globe!
Picture at right: Meet RCI/CBC and NHK Broadcast legend Ian McFarland in Duncan -- April 20th Saturday 9:30 AM til 11:00 AM - Drumroaster Coffee - Cobble Hill (Near Duncan B.C.) - other special guests will include Dr. Walter Salmaniw, Nick Hall-Patch and Guy Atkins of Washington State. Lunch will likely follow at The Craig Street Brew House in downtown Duncan B.C.
We are doing a Cobble Hill area coffee meet-up next weekend... April 20th 2013 - at the Drumroaster Cafe - featuring Ian McFarland, Guy Atkins, Walter Salmaniw, Nick Hall-Patch and a few others.
If you are a Vancouver Island radio hobbyist - or visiting - or a resident of the great North West, by all means join us for a cup of coffee and some great radio hobbyist conversation!
DXer.ca is a resource for radio hobbyists, DXers, SWL's, Ham radio operators, radio restoration enthusiasts and day to day radio media junkies. We:
- support the radio hobby and its community
- supply radio manuals and technical support
- maintains an extensive library supporting the Ultra-light (small radio) hobby
- Offer repairs to classic transistor and IC based radios from the 60's 70's to the present. I have worked on hundreds of radios and am always up for one more. We generally fix stuff for free and sometimes the cost of shipping. No, really.
You can support our website in one of four ways!
a.) Donate Button Above - A big thank you to all the readers and their $ donations! All support for DXer.ca goes to buying supplies, paying our increasing ISP bills and sourcing out equipment to review. Feel like tossing in a couple of bucks for DXer.ca - click on the donation button above - Thank you and 73! A $10 donation (or more) nets you an all access pass to some nifty features coming up on the DXer.ca site in the New Year.
b.) Participate in our forums - Our forum area is busy and popular - get this: We have had thousands of messages posted in the last few years! Thank you - here is a quick look of the forum stats. If you have been a regular in the DXer.ca forums, send me your userid - those forum writers who have more than 10 forum entries to their credit will get access to the DXer.ca file area. How is that for good times? Once you have 10 forum posts, send me a e-mail and I will boost your magic powers. If you wish to join the DXer.ca as a forum writer (and that is free!) by all means send me an e-mail - and I will manually create an account for you - We no longer have automated account creation beacuse of the tidal wave of robotic account bots out there trying to lay waste to our forums. Again: Send me an e-mail with a bit of information about you and your hobby and I will wip up the account (generally within a few hours...)
c.) Buy a donor subscription membership - We had a free download area for ULR stuff - over the last year it has had somewhere between 15,000 and 17,000 downloads - which is amazing, refreshing, exciting and staggering - who knew there were so many ULR enthusiasts? You can now subscribe or donate to have instant access to extra DXer.ca libraries and features. Our library includes the complete ULR Radio directory, the growing "Proceedings" article library from CD now being populated as well as our huge sound library.
d.) Contribute to our existing library - Have a schematic diagram or manual kicking around your desktop that you care to share? send me them and I can upload them to our library - doing so gets you access to everything else. Now that's a deal! Feeling creative? Write an article - add a picture or two - review a radio or product. Submit it to me. Bingo!
We salute the supporters of DXer.ca - and the many loyal and regular readers of this website - Thank you so much! All the best of the Season and a happy and DX filled 2013!
Please enjoy this new feature on DXer.ca - Feel free to sign up and give it a whirl! $.99 for 6 month complete access to our Ultra-light radio file library, Proceedings archives and more! Welcome to the file area membership subscription sign - up area. We are offering this file area library service to help cover some of the costs of operating this increasingly popular website. Our archive will include: The writers and editors of DXer.ca strive to give you the most up to date and timely resources, articles, downloads and tutorials for enjoying the Ultra-Light Radio hobby: Currently 80+ meaty PDF's and DOC files! Our current subscription option is - $.99 for 6 months of full access to the ULR file library - with an option to auto-renew after 6 months (and you can cancel this feature at any time.) Once the buyer completes a successful transaction/purchase of this membership, he/she will have full access to our ULR PDF and DOC library. If you are already a registered user on DXer.ca your account will automatically be updated. If you are new to DXer.ca you will be issued a new userid and password (which you can quickly change.) Welcome and have fun!
DXer.ca File Area Membership Area
Please enjoy this new feature on DXer.ca - Feel free to sign up and give it a whirl! $.99 for 6 month complete access to our Ultra-light radio file library, Proceedings archives and more!
Welcome to the file area membership subscription sign - up area. We are offering this file area library service to help cover some of the costs of operating this increasingly popular website. Our archive will include:
The writers and editors of DXer.ca strive to give you the most up to date and timely resources, articles, downloads and tutorials for enjoying the Ultra-Light Radio hobby: Currently 80+ meaty PDF's and DOC files!
Our current subscription option is - $.99 for 6 months of full access to the ULR file library - with an option to auto-renew after 6 months (and you can cancel this feature at any time.)
Once the buyer completes a successful transaction/purchase of this membership, he/she will have full access to our ULR PDF and DOC library. If you are already a registered user on DXer.ca your account will automatically be updated. If you are new to DXer.ca you will be issued a new userid and password (which you can quickly change.) Welcome and have fun!
New Reviews! - We review the Alinco DX R8T Communications receiver!
Picture at lower right: We review the TYT Dual Band TH-UV3R Amateur radio VHF-UHF Portable shortly.
We review receivers, transceivers, antennas and all gadgets associated with the radio hobby. Enjoy our website and have fun in our active forum area.
Our resident hobbyists include Ian McFarland (formerly of RCI, BBC and NHK), Dr. Walter Salmaniw, noted DXer and technical author Nick Hall Patch, Ham radio operators like Brian Chapel, Theater rigging engineer Tom Heemskerk and yours truly, Colin Newell.
We review the amazing Gary Debock FSL - Russian Surplus Ferrite loop antenna! (And I have one!)
Always popular - The Ian McFarland Spoken Word Library - Come on by our CD Store for some amazing downloads - radio from yesteryear - and beyond!
We review! Durham Radio is shipping us the Alinco table-top shortwave receiver: The DX R8T - and hey, an manufacturer that puts "R8" in their product description field is being bold! OK, that is an inside joke I guess.
Photo Right - Fleetwood Communications in Vancouver was kind enough to loan us a new TYT Dual Band Amateur radio portable for use and testing in the wilds of British Columbia.
We will report on this great little radio shortly!
In the last 2 years we have had over 100,000 file downloads from our document area - which is astounding. Stay tuned for more - working on getting the entire "Proceedings" series online - one of these days.
As I have been rebuilding the DXer.ca site and upgrading various pieces of software - in doing so I have upgraded the hosting package from $19/month to $40/month to cope with the demand on the bandwidth.
Everything will stay free as long as possible. Thankfully, we now have a couple of sponsors.
Amateur Radio Reviews: We will be reviewing the Yaesu NT-817ND, the ICOM 703+, The Wuoxun Dual-Bander, the Kenwood TS-480SAT and more - so much more...
- Advise on buying an inexpensive portable Worldband...
- In World-band radio / Portable receivers
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