Carrier Sleuth to Find the Fine Details of
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,
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.
the article (PDF, April 8, 2021)
CQ CQ IE Holy Broadcasting from Ireland
and Northern Ireland
DXers have recently discovered a wonderful
new target. On 27 MHz it is possible to receive
Catholic mass celebrations from Ireland and
Northern Ireland. Hundreds of local churches
around the island are broadcasting holy masses
live. If you tune in between 27000 and 28000
kHz, you might be able to hear many interesting
the Article (January 7, 2015)
to Identify Chinese Radio Stations
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.
the Article (January 1, 2014)
With nearly 30 years
of AM DXing experience, Jim Solatie reports
about the highlights of the 2007-2008 AM DX
season, when solar minimum enabled sensational
catches from around the world. Complete with
photos and sound files, Jim reports what results
a dedicated AM DXer can achieve when conditions
the Article (August 18, 2008)
Japan's Most Popular Radio Program: All Night
most popular radio program, All Night Nippon
(ANN), is a long-running and almost inescapable
phenomenon in Japan but is virtually unknown
outside the country. Learn more from an article
(in MS Word format) written by John H. Bryant
with Taka Okuda and Hiroo Nakagawa.
the Article (February 16, 2006)
and Identifying Japanese NHK Medium Wave Stations
Ever heard of "NHK
Dai-ichi Hoso" or "NHK Daini Hoso"?
When to listen for a station identification
and how to decode what you hear. After reading
this guide written by John H. Bryant with
Dr. Takazi Okuda, you will be able to recognize
the NHK local station identifications. Also
the Article (December 17, 2005)
on Using an MP3 Recorder for DXing
is the best way to record radio programs?
Mjelde looks at different MP3 players
on the market, and what DXers should take
into account when shopping for one.
the Article (PDF) (April 10, 2005)
European mediumwave dial is full of surprises.
gives a presentation
(MS Word file) of some of the most exciting
low-power stations. Many are newcomers, while
some have been on the air for years, and are
still relatively unknown to many DXers.
the Article (March 28, 2004)
new approach to mediumwave DXing. All transmitters
leave a signature as unique as your fingerprint
- and you can view these on your computer screen.
Check out an article by Steve Whitt on how to
monitor carriers on mediumwave frequencies using
a free Spectrum Laboratory software.
To the Article
(MS Word format,
May 18, 2003)
on the IBOC
mediumwave (AM) band in the United States
is gradually turning digital. Currently 19
U.S. AM stations are listed using IBOC technology
to broadcast simultaneously in both the analog
and digital modes - but few actually do so.
the Article (April 22, 2003)
Iraq: War of the Airwaves
Your guide to monitoring
radio stations transmitting to and from Iraq.
Frequency and contact information for propaganda
stations involved in the conflict.
the Article (February 24, 2003)
o Iraque: A Guerra nas Ondas do Rádio
(May 14, 2003)
Techniques of High-Tech DXpeditioning
are developing fast. In their article Guy Atkins,
John Bryant, Nick Hall-Patch and Don Nelson
explain how to use computers and inexpensive
software to get the most out of DXpeditioning.
Also available as an MS
the Article (January 5, 2003)
the Ultimate Virtual Recording Device for
A follow-up article
by Guido Schotmans, featuring a sophisticated
recording software. Also as an MS
the Article (January 30, 2003)
Bolivians on the dial
Radio Yura and Radio Mallku, an introduction
to two 60-meter-band stations by Mika
the Article (July 4, 2000)
4.6 watts can do
Read how the American low-power stations of
1580 kHz reach Finland
the Article (February 28, 2000, last update
April 23, 2002)
A history of the catch by Mika Mäkeläinen
the Article (Sept. 13, 1999, last update
March 19, 2001)
A presentation of dozens of Mexican AM stations
by Mika Mäkeläinen (Sept.
10, 1999, last update April 25, 2002)
into six parts:
- 540-790 kHz
- 800-990 kHz
- 1000-1190 kHz
- 1200-1390 kHz
- 1400-1600 kHz
of a Brazilian collector of old receivers
Butera interviews collector Henrique Schuchmann
Morador in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Schuchmann
has an impressive collection of receivers
used by the military. He is also an avid DXer
and ham radio hobbyist.
the Article (PDF, Oct 17, 2020)
Daltro D'Arisbo Radio Museum in Porto Alegre
takes us to visit a radio museum in Porto Alegre
in southern Brazil, where collector Daltro D'Arisbo
has turned an apartment into a museum of radio
the Article (PDF, March 3, 2020)
tour of radio stations in Bogotá and
is a treasure trove for every DXer, and over
the years both Mika
Mäkeläinen and Jim
Solatie have heard around 120-130 AM and
shortwave stations from there. Not all of
them are however overly enthusiastic about
responding to reception reports, so when Mika
and Jim got a chance to travel to Colombia
in November 2011, they needed to visit a few
radio stations in Bogotá and Barranquilla.
the Article (November 30, 2011)
in Madeira and Portugal
Renfrew takes a look at the local AM and FM
dial on his visit to Madeira and mainland
Portugal in August 2005. A report on a DXer's
honeymoon in MS Word format.
the Article (September 17, 2005)
Radio Stations Around the World
it be great to not only receive mail from
some of the distant radio stations that you
have heard? Get ready for a true DXer's vacation.
Join Jim Solatie
on his tour visiting radio stations on three
continents, with stops in the Philippines,
Italy, Eritrea and Norway.
the Article (January 8, 2004)
Radio Broadcasting in
part of his around-the-world trip, Bob Padula
spent three weeks in South East Asia, closely
monitoring the broadcasting scene in Cambodia,
A detailed review of what stations are actually
on the air from these countries. (Sept.
elections - Radio round
Mäkeläinen visited eight radio
stations during a hectic electoral campaign
the Article (April 22, 2000, last update
Your Digital DX
digital storage space has revolutionized the
way we DXers can save, organize and access
our recordings and QSL collection. Creating
a digital DXing archive however requires many
decisions concerning formats and file names,
with long lasting consequences.
the Article (November 20, 2007)
Renewed interest in DXing
of noise and poor DXing conditions at home?
Try DXing on a vacation trip. Canadian DXer
Walt Salmaniw traveled to Europe, and listed
a bunch of shortwave catches made in the United
Kingdom, Poland and Ukraine. His extensive
log offers something for everyone interested
in hearing shortwave stations.
the Article (July 19, 2007)
Solatie traveled to Tokyo to get to know
Japanese DXers. What do DXers listen to and
what equipment do they use? Can sake
give boost to DX meetings and a bottle of
Asahi yield new stations on a DXpedition?
the Article (August 4, 2002)
and Broadcasting in China
inside look at DXing and Broadcasting in China.
In Danny Wu's
article you can read about how the Internet
has united Chinese DXers, and what the economic
realities for DXers and radio stations are
in today's China.
the Article (June 28, 2002)
2003 in Königstein, Germany
in the digital future" was the theme
of the 37th annual conference of the European
DX Council (EDXC), held in mid-August in Germany.
About 55 DXers, broadcasters and DRM-specialists
from 15 countries in Europe, North America
and Asia took part.
the Article (February 15, 2004)
2002 in Pori, Finland
biggest gathering of DXers in Europe took
place in Finland in August. 130 people took
part in the DX Odyssey 2002. What did
you miss? What is happening to the EDXC? See
and read it all.
(September 2, 2002)
SWL Fest 2002 in Kulpsville, USA
gathering of DXers and shortwave listeners
in North America, held annually in March in
Kulpsville, Pennsylvania. Photos
by Mika Mäkeläinen (Sept.
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