An Introduction To DXing.
I have nearing 25 years of radio and television DXing under my belt
Below I have scanned an excellent article you can upload.
It is an excellent introduction to the AM DX hobby from 1969
This page is under construction but
you can upload this 301 KB zipped article (in six gif pages) from the 1969 Popular
Electronics Communications Handbook on AM DXing.
This is a great introduction to the hobby.
Upload the article here and unzip it.
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Ezip can be downloaded from their homepage also.
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AM DXING... MY INTRODUCTION TO THE HOBBY
By Steve Mahlberg KA0OJS/WDX0SJM
I have experienced many seasons of DXing.
I am writing this introduction to share my experiences with newbies and other seasoned DXers.
You might think of this as a learning experience...
Seasoned DXers, like myself, may be able to relate...
Let me start by sharing my reasons for DXing or the seeking of distant radio stations.
Thus the abbreviation "DX" for distance is used/
My brother introduced me to the hobby when I was about 9 years old in 1975.
He started by listening to local sporting events on stations that were not local to us.
Things like local area college and high school football and baseball games.
He then decided to start a logbook, a book in which he'd note all of the stations he had heard and where
they were from.
I think he had logged around 150 stations before
I ended up wandering into his room as he and one of my other brothers, who had been SWLing for a number of years, were listening to
, I believe it was WXYZ from Detroit.
I, for some unknown reason, thought it might be fun to "compete" with my brothers to see what I could hear
and compare notes.
Since that day I was a DX addict.
I have, to date, logged something over 1500 AM stations and a handful
of FM, TV, SW, and Pirate broadcasts.
The other things that I find interesting are the various letterheads, QSL cards, and bumper
stickers that are available.
I will be posting sections for all of the aspects of the hobby that I can.
For more technical information, I would suggest joining the NRC (National Radio Club) or perhaps the IRCA
(International Radio Club Of America).
These clubs are many members strong. and both have articles available written by members on various aspects of the hobby
from antenna construction, conditions, and radio equipment, etc...
My pages will be information based almost exclusively on my personal experience in the hobby.
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