Still Do AM Radio DXing?

Fri Dec 4 11:00:48 EST 2009

Believe it or not, Medium-Wave (and Long-Wave) DXing still exist as
hobbies. There are still organizations of DXers, and Internet e-mail
lists for reporting the latest catches and doping out the call signs
of un-IDed stations. These organizations continue to send vans stuffed
with avid DXers, receivers, and the makings of antennas to "hot spots"
in places such as Newfoundland and coastal Oregon every year to catch,
record, and ID the signals from other continents. DXers are almost
100% male and their average age seems to increase every year. But a
few younger rare birds seem to join the ranks from time to time.

Dan Strassberg (
eFax 1-707-215-6367

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ted Larsen" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2009 10:35 AM
Subject: Still Do AM Radio DXing?

I remember as a kid in the 50's doing it almost every night with my
"Hi-Tech" GE transistor radio tucked under my pillow. I had a ton of
QSL cards from all over the Nation. Is this a lost hobby? I imagine
with all the changes in FCC allocation and power rules it's tough. I
hadn't thought of this question in years.


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