Welcome to the DXer.ca website
We are now growing our new subscription area on DXer.ca - The ULR Library - The "Proceedings" Classic 80's and 90's PDF archive and our burgeoning audio library - More features and libraries to be added during April and May 2013! Including the ULR Library, we now have almost 200 features in the subscription file library and we're adding more daily.
We welcome Tom Heemskerk into the Victoria Area Radio Amateur community! Hello VE7ZTH
Added 18 more files from the proceedings archive today! Receivers featured: The Drake R7, The Kenwood R2000, The FRG-8800, the HQ150 and HQ180a, the NRD525A, Racal, Icom's, the classic boat anchor - the R390 and much more more!
NEWSFLASH - Just updating some of the software features on the website - and I am testing the file membership area and the MP3 downloads -- please do not use any of these features til I verify that everything is functioning OK. Thank you! Colin -- May 22, 2013
Welcome to the DXer.CA - 2013 website. The DXer.ca site has been on the air in one form or another for 16 years now! (Since 1996 as "espresso.ts.uvic.ca)! We are based in Victoria B.C. Canada but we have listeners and hobbyists stationed all over the globe!
DXer.ca is a resource for radio hobbyists, DXers, SWL's, Ham radio operators, radio restoration enthusiasts and day to day radio media junkies. We:
- support the radio hobby and its community
- supply radio manuals and technical support
- maintains an extensive library supporting the Ultra-light (small radio) hobby
- Offer repairs to classic transistor and IC based radios from the 60's 70's to the present. I have worked on hundreds of radios and am always up for one more. We generally fix stuff for free and sometimes the cost of shipping. No, really.
You can support our website in one of four ways!
a.) Donate Button Above - A big thank you to all the readers and their $ donations! All support for DXer.ca goes to buying supplies, paying our increasing ISP bills and sourcing out equipment to review. Feel like tossing in a couple of bucks for DXer.ca - click on the donation button above - Thank you and 73! A $10 donation (or more) nets you an all access pass to some nifty features coming up on the DXer.ca site in the New Year.
b.) Participate in our forums - Our forum area is busy and popular - get this: We have had thousands of messages posted in the last few years! Thank you - here is a quick look of the forum stats. If you have been a regular in the DXer.ca forums, send me your userid - those forum writers who have more than 10 forum entries to their credit will get access to the DXer.ca file area. How is that for good times? Once you have 10 forum posts, send me a e-mail and I will boost your magic powers. If you wish to join the DXer.ca as a forum writer (and that is free!) by all means send me an e-mail - and I will manually create an account for you - We no longer have automated account creation beacuse of the tidal wave of robotic account bots out there trying to lay waste to our forums. Again: Send me an e-mail with a bit of information about you and your hobby and I will wip up the account (generally within a few hours...)
c.) Buy a donor subscription membership - We had a free download area for ULR stuff - over the last year it has had somewhere between 15,000 and 17,000 downloads - which is amazing, refreshing, exciting and staggering - who knew there were so many ULR enthusiasts? You can now subscribe or donate to have instant access to extra DXer.ca libraries and features. Our library includes the complete ULR Radio directory, the growing "Proceedings" article library from CD now being populated as well as our huge sound library.
d.) Contribute to our existing library - Have a schematic diagram or manual kicking around your desktop that you care to share? send me them and I can upload them to our library - doing so gets you access to everything else. Now that's a deal! Feeling creative? Write an article - add a picture or two - review a radio or product. Submit it to me. Bingo!
We salute the supporters of DXer.ca - and the many loyal and regular readers of this website - Thank you so much! All the best of the Season and a happy and DX filled 2013!
New Reviews! - We review the Alinco DX R8T Communications receiver!
Picture at lower right: We review the TYT Dual Band TH-UV3R Amateur radio VHF-UHF Portable shortly.
We review receivers, transceivers, antennas and all gadgets associated with the radio hobby. Enjoy our website and have fun in our active forum area.
We review the amazing Gary Debock FSL - Russian Surplus Ferrite loop antenna! (And I have one!)
Always popular - The Ian McFarland Spoken Word Library - Come on by our CD Store for some amazing downloads - radio from yesteryear - and beyond!
We review! Durham Radio is shipping us the Alinco table-top shortwave receiver: The DX R8T - and hey, an manufacturer that puts "R8" in their product description field is being bold! OK, that is an inside joke I guess.
Photo Right - Fleetwood Communications in Vancouver was kind enough to loan us a new TYT Dual Band Amateur radio portable for use and testing in the wilds of British Columbia.
- Advise on buying an inexpensive portable Worldband...
- In World-band radio / Portable receivers
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