DXing is the art of pick­ing up, tun­ing in and list­ing to far-off radio sta­tions. The “D” is for dis­tance; the “X” is the unknown. DXers some­times con­tact remote sta­tions they pick up for recep­tion reports; some col­lect the QSL cards that are sent in return.


Some of the major sites for DXing:

DXZone is the huge site with directories and links.


dxing.info has an arti­cle to read, “Intro­duc­tion to DXing

hard core DX

Glenn Hauser’s DX Lis­ten­ing Digest

Ama­teur radio and DX guide




An Intro­duc­tion to Short­wave Radios for New­bies

John Wag­n­er’s Short­wave Tips & Tricks

Ama­teur and Short­wave Radio Com­mand Cen­ter

The NASWA WWW Short­wave Lis­ten­ing Guide is a search­able data­base.

ton.com/scripts/radio/R8-receiver”>Web-controlled short­wave radio

The Short­wave Num­bers Mys­tery” describes a weird phe­nom­e­non that has been noticed on short­wave radio since the mid-’70s and has nev­er been solved.


Other bands and frequencies

Bea­con DXing: pick­ing up nau­ti­cal and air­craft bea­cons, oil and gas plat­form bea­cons, and so on.

DXing “down­stairs” with Long­wave DXing (fre­quen­cies below 500kHz)


Discussion groups

One of the best forums for radio is radio-info.com where boards exist for var­i­ous gen­res, mar­kets and cities, and types of radio.

There’s also the old Usenet group, topics”>rec.antiques.radio+phono

For further reference

Illus­trat­ed arti­cle, “The Evo­lu­tion of Radio” by The Sch­enec­tady Antique Radio Club.

If you want to get a ref­er­ence book, get [amazonify]1434894851::text::::“The Com­pre­hen­sive Guide to the World of DXing”[/amazonify].

First published on March 4th, 2009 at 3:37 pm (EST) and last modified on March 5th, 2009 at 2:29 pm (EST).

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