Welcome to the DXer.ca website
The DXer.ca website site has been on the air for over 24 years and is listed as a resource in the 2018 edition of the World Radio TV Handbook!
Welcome to the DXer.ca website - hosted in Victoria B.C. Canada, the DXer.ca website has promoted the radio listening (SWL/DXing) hobby since the mid-1990's -- as well as promoting Amateur radio and electronics experimentation and development.
Picture at right: Left to right - Dr. Walter Salmaniw, Ian McFarland, and Colin Newell...
Ian leads the quiet and humble life of a widower in Duncan, British Columbia. I am gathering comments from former listeners to Ian's DX Digest program for a very large brithday card. If you have some thoughts that you would like to shae, please send them to me via the contact page. Many thanks!
Receivers and stuff in our shack: Kenwood TS-480SAT, Icom 703+, Drake R8, Drake R8B, NRD-525, Kenwood R2000, DX150B and Eton E1.
Antennas - MyAntennas.Com 80 - 10 End-fed (I swear by this antenna!) + a big bag of Wellbrook ALA100 antennas. Wellbrook Loops = best magnetic antennas on the planet!
We talk about stuff ---
(CBC Spark Host Nora Young - Photo right)
Audio Feature #1 - CBC Spark - Feature audio stream - We had an interview on CBC Radio "Spark" a couple of years back on the subject of Amateur Radio as the Planet Earth's 1st form of social media - which I still believe it is. This feature was played on the CBC a few weeks ago triggering another tsunami of interest. Have a listen.
Audio Feature #2 - SWL Digest Final Episode - Feature Audio Stream - From the radio history archives - Ian McFarland of Radio Canada International - this is the final show of the DX Digest from March 24, 1991 - in its entirety! This was recorded in Manitoba by legendary DXer and SWL Shawn Axelrod (who may soon be joining us on the DXer.ca team!) This is a one of a kind recording - and we release it the very day Shawn, Ian McFarland and I got together for lunch in Duncan, British Columbia! Happy listening!
Audio - Ian McFarland's Final Show on Radio Canada International - March 24, 1991
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