Welcome to the DXer.CA website. The DXer.ca site has been on the air for over 19 years now!
DXer.ca is ALL About -
Shortwave and medium wave (AM) radio Listening - AM DXing (chasing distant radio stations on ordinary radios) - licensed Ham Radio - Electronics DIY - home brew and commercial antennas - Accessories - Mobile and Field Radio - Emergency preparedness -
Connect with us on Twitter for live discussions of radio culture any time of the night or day. 20 years on the web! Check out the bottom of the homepage for our 20th year celebration!
Thinking about becoming an Amateur radio operator in Canada or the U.S. ? I can offer all kinds of advice and guidance on making this happen.
Radio listening and the sharing of information on the subject or radio (like Ham radio) is amongst the World's first social medias. Long before there was Facebook and Twitter, radio hobbyists the World over have been in touch. Ham radio, the Earths first modern social media continues to this day as a reliable, inexpensive and internet independent medium for global communications.
Curious about all the acronyms that we use in radio world? Like TA's (Trans-Atlantic medium wave reception...) or TP's (Trans-Pacific OR Trans-Polar), DX (Distant reception), ULR (Ultra-light Radio), Boat Anchor (Old heavy tube type radios...) check out some of the more common ones we share with the Ham fraternity: Ham Radio Glossary
DXer.ca will be retiring the physical CD sales center over here - Ian McFarland and I have been offering physical CD sales for our library for over a decade now - and we have MP3 download options in place.
Unless there are any latecomers to this CD thing, we will soon stop making physical CD's for purchase and offer downloads only! This is the last call for CD sales over here. Within a week or so we will be getting out of the physical CD business - Welcome to 2015!
Who are we? We are based in Victoria B.C. Canada but we have listeners and hobbyists stationed all over the globe!
Who am I? Your DXer.ca editor, Colin Newell, is an advanced licensed Amateur Radio operator with the call-sign VA7WWV - Want to SKED a QSO with me? Send me an e-mail and we will work it out - great band conditions right now - I can be found on 80 meters through 440 Mhz and all bands in between if you are looking for my region!
You can also peruse our free "Sound Garden" download area of SW and MW sounds - classic and recent! Many more to come!
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
- educate and inform the general public about the advantages of free and accessible International World band radio
- supply radio manuals and technical support
- maintains an extensive library supporting the Ultra-light (small radio) hobby
- Support the hobby overall, encourage hobbyists to become amateur radio operators and mentor newcomers to the hobby.
DXer.ca has been on the air in some form or another for 20 years! What have the last 20 years been like for you? If you are a regular reader of the DXer.ca website, you have likely seen some big changes in the last two decades. Some good. Some not so much.
What have been your best years? For me, the 70's and the early 80's were the very, very best for the SW Listening hobby - but there were other good decades too! Put your words together and let me know. Submit a story. Minimum 400 words. We will print everything and the best stories will win some radio schwag! E-Mail me your story OR submit it in the forum.