Welcome to the DXer.CA website. The DXer.ca site has been on the air for 18 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 - 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
Photo at right - Katie is a lovely 18 year old girl who has Cerebral Palsy. Together with her mom, Sue, they have been making stamped cards since 2007. Prior to receiving assistive technology, Sue used to help her daughter stamp the images on the cards... read the full story here - and please, if you can: Send her a postcard or QSL card from where ever you might be.
DXer.ca raises money for a Vancouver Island food bank (feeding the poor) from CD (and online) sales revenue - thank you for your support!
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.