This section is destined to the equipment that can need an enthusiast of radio-monitoring hobby: receivers, antennas, amplifiers, tuners, etc. Many bobbyists enjoy doing a "minimalist DXing", exploring the radio bands of a portable radio receiver maybe helping only for a simple external antenna or recording device. But many others develop a true passion for experiment with communications receivers, new antenna designs, decoders and computer automatization; mounting your own "radio intercept station" or "radio-monitoring station" similar to a "Ham Station" of any radio-amateur enthusiast. You comments and contributions for this section are welcome to .
Check out what we can find in a complete «DXers' Station»:
RADIO RECEIVER: The "heart" of any DXer's station. There are many and varied types: from small portable to communication tabletop receivers; receivers that only cover AM/FM brocast band to «widebands» scanners; old "valves" radios to modern computer-controlled receivers. All kinds are useful for DXing, but is required a good sensitivity. Popular manufacturers brands are Kendwood, Icom, Japan Radio, Sony, Sangean, Grundic, WinRadio, TenTec, Phillips, Tonomac, etc.
Others useful devices:
ANTENNA TUNERS: Sometimes called antenna matcher, this device can be placed between the antenna and the receiver to «match» the impedance of the antenna the receiver's impedance.
Proper matching is important. It's particularly noticeable on weak signals which can be boosted to levels significantly higher than the background noise. Antenna tunners usually consist of a tapped coil of wire, tuned by two variable capacitors but they come in different versions.
PREAMPLIFIER: this device amplify the radio-signal received by the antenna. But it amplify the noise and not desired signals too.
CASSETTE RECORDER: Very useful to record the listenings, specially when the reception quality is poor. Some stations accept reception reports recorded in cassette tapes.
DX SOFTWARE: a list of some computer's programs useful for DXers and radio enthusiast: logs managers, audio editors and recorders, Media players, radio decoders, etc.
DX PROJECTS: In this section I published some diagrams to built
antennas, tuners and others devices.
GRUPO "TECNODX": I open this Yahoo's Group to complement the spanish version of this section. It's a forum to talk about technical topics on radio monitoring and DXing for spanish-speakers: news on receivers, antennas experiences, learning about radio waves propagation, etc and all related with DXing (except radio logs and broadcast schendules). Remember, main language are spanish but not-spanish speakers are welcome too. Suscribe from the Yahoo! Grupos or writing to .