Still Do AM Radio DXing?

Paul Norton
Mon Dec 7 02:38:22 EST 2009

On 12/4/2009 8:00 AM, Dan.Strassberg wrote:
> 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 (
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> ----- 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.
> Thanks.
> Ted

I'm 27 and I've been DX'ing AM radio since I was 13 or so.  Still do it 
today!  Unfortunately, I moved to San Diego, CA (from Mass.) 4 years ago 
and since then I'm just flooded on the AM with Mexican stations.

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