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AIH133 DXpedition in Lapland: Business and pleasure combined

Aihkiniemi in the Finnish Lapland is an ideal place to work remotely while spending the rest of the day scanning the AM dial. Also, antenna maintenance provides more than enough exercise. As impressive northern lights hint, propagation conditions were quite variable. Still, there was plenty to listen to from all directions, detailed in this AIH133 DXpedition report. 15 TB of SDR recordings are waiting for closer inspection.
 To the AIH133 DXpedition report (February 25, 2021)

A second building added to the Aihkiniemi DX base in 2020

Aihkiniemi cabinsImagine spending a week in the middle of nowhere with 14 Beverage antennas — each roughly a kilometer in length and capable of catching hundreds of rare stations. It's possible because we've made our famous DXpedition base in Aihkiniemi, Finland available for rent to other DXers. The facilities have greatly improved in 2020. Going on a first class DXpedition has never been this easy.
 To the article (updated in Dec. 2020)
 To the latest DXpedition report from Aihkiniemi (February 25, 2021)


Using Carrier Sleuth to Find the Fine Details of DX

Screenshot of changing carrier frequenciesAs technology advances, making highly accurate measurements of the carrier frequencies of received radio stations is becoming more widespread, especially among medium wave DXers. A few programs can deliver such details by playing back SDR files. One of those is Carrier Sleuth, and Nick Hall-Patch looks at output waterfalls from this program, while addressing how they can aid the DXer in hearing new stations. He then goes on to describe how to generate these outputs, as well as the non-visual data that is available from them.
 To the article (PDF file, April 8, 2021)

How to Identify Chinese Radio Stations

China National Radio logoChina is one of the few countries increasing its presence on the medium wave (AM) radio dial, as DXers have been able to observe. Identifying Chinese stations can however be tricky if you don't understand the language. With this guide you will learn how to identify Chinese stations based on just a few keywords and phrases. Don't let the language barrier intimidate you, because DXing Chinese stations can be extremely exciting and rewarding.
 To the Article (January 1, 2014)

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