- what the heck is this site about?
DXing.info is an information source for DXers, radio
hobbyists who listen to far-away radio stations.
Find out more about the hobby in Introduction
to DXing, and more about the content of the site
in the User's Guide. This
site concentrates on listening to mediumwave, shortwave
and FM broadcasting stations, excluding pirate stations.
do I find what I'm looking for?
The main menu on the left remains the same on every
page. Just click on the category that you are interested
in. Some of the links open another level of links
in the center of the page. Additional material relevant
to the page in question can be found on the right.
Below the site logo there is also a navigation bar
that indicates (using >) your current location
in the structure of the files.
Use the search
page to easily find anything either on DXing.info
or the Internet.
Of course, I may not have what
you're looking for. Try asking for help at the DXing.info
Community forums (to post messages you need
to register first).
can I listen to the sound files?
Most audio files are in Real Media or MP3 format.
If you don't hear anything after clicking the file
name or icon, you probably don't have a Real Media
player installed. You can download a free version
of the Real One Player software from their website.
Some audio files are in Windows Media format, and
you should be able to play these with the Windows
Media Player, a standard part of Windows. You can
also download a new version of the software from
website. If your players are installed, but
you still can't hear anything, congestion of the
Internet or the slow speed of your Internet connection
may be to blame. If the reason would happen to be
a broken link, please let me know about it so that
I can fix it.
do these strange abbreviations mean?
DXers - starting from the name of the hobby - tend
to use weird abbreviations and technical terms.
While veterans of the hobby usually - but not always
;-) - know what they mean, they can indeed sound
gibberish. Check out the glossary
from the main menu. If the term is not there, let
me know and I'll add it there.
do the files end in .dx?
The traditional and most common file extensions
on the World Wide Web are .htm and .html, but new
technologies used in website design have resulted
in a wealth of other extensions. I took advantage
of the fact that the PHP scripting language used
on this site allows almost any extensions, and named
most files with the .dx extension - a fitting choice
for our hobby.
do I use the Community Forums?
You can view the content even if you haven't registered,
but you can't post anything before completing your
registration. Navigation is intuitive, just click
on the topics and posts which you are interested in.
There is a separate FAQ
for the Forums. Check out also the Forums
forum, which contains important announcements and
can I link my website to DXing.info?
You can add a text link pointing to http://www.dxing.info/
or you can add one of the attractive animated or still
banners of DXing.info
on your website. More details can be found on the
banners page. If
you have questions about linking, please be in touch
do I make DXing.info my homepage?
Making DXing.info your homepage is an excellent
idea, because here you will find the latest news
and propagation information.
If your browser is Microsoft's
Internet Explorer: first go to the main page
of DXing.info or some other page which you'd like
to see first, then choose Tools from the
browser toolbar, then Internet options, then
copy the website address http://www.dxing.info/
into the address field. Then press OK. Now you can
access DXing.info immediately when you start browsing
If you use Mozilla Firefox
or the older Netscape Navigator, choose Edit
from the browser toolbar, then Preferences,
then category Navigator. Make sure that the
"Navigator starts with" radio button is
set to Home page, then write http://www.dxing.info/
in the Home page location field. If you're
already on DXing.info front page, clicking use
current page is enough. Then confirm by clicking
can I contribute to the site?
There are various ways. You can post your messages
in the Community
Forums, you can send recorded station identifications
for the DXing.info audio
collection (first read the instructions)
or you can offer your DXpedition logs, equipment
reviews and other articles to be published on the
website (please read the terms
of use first) for the enjoyment of other DXers.
If you have software expertise, especially on PHP
and website design, I could use a helping hand.
If you would like to translate some of the contents
of this site to another language, be in touch. Remember
that this is a volunteer effort and response may
be delayed because of work obligations etc.
Also, please do bear in mind
that there is no subscription fee for the content
on this website - but it still costs to keep it
going. If you have enjoyed using the site, maybe
you can consider supporting the site financially.
Any contributions are warmly welcomed and will contribute
to developing DXing.info further. Check the sponsors
page for details.
material goes where?
Anything that needs to be on the site fast (news,
logs and QSL info), needs updating or commenting
(logs, discussion) or is relatively small in size,
should go to the Community Forums, and you should
send it there by yourself. Material that doesn't
get outdated quickly (such as articles and reviews),
that just can't be posted on the Forums (such as
audio files) or that is large in size or is useful
as reference material also in the future (such as
comprehensive DXpedition logs, lists etc) should
be placed in the rest of DXing.info. This you can't
do by yourself; you need to send the material by
email to the
webmaster and if considered OK to be published,
it will be published in the relevant section of
DXing.info as soon as possible.
The Forums and the rest of DXing.info look quite
different and open in separate browser windows,
because they serve different functions and have
been built using different software.
do I find help to my other questions?
If your questions are about the site, check out
the User's Guide to DXing.info.
The best way to learn more about DXing is to join
Community. After you have completed registration,
you can post your DX-related questions on the site.
You can email me (info at dxing.info) about issues
related directly to the website and its content,
but I don't have the expertise to comment on technical
issues related to DXing equipment nor do I have
the time to respond to detailed inquiries about
DXing, which is why I recommend you turn to the
DXing.info community for help.
Enjoy the site - and let your
fellow hobbyists know about it as well!
Editor of DXing.info