British DX Club - Radio

What Does BDXC-UK Cover?

The club specialises in coverage of all aspects of broadcast DXing - from searching out distant or difficult-to-hear radio stations to listening to the major international broadcasters - on the shortwave, mediumwave and VHF/FM bands. We also have in-depth coverage of UK domestic radio developments as well as reports on new ways of listening to the radio including digital radio (DRM/DAB), internet and WorldSpace.
Who Should Join?

An interest in radio is the only qualification. We welcome members of all ages, newcomers to the hobby and professional monitors alike.
Origin

The club was founded in 1974 as the Twickenham DX Club. From local roots came rapid expansion to become one of the major radio clubs in the United Kingdom. The more appropriate title of British DX Club was adopted in 1979. We now a large UK-based membership as well as a substantial number of overseas members.
Constitution

BDXC-UK is a non-profit making club and is run by a board and editorial team, all of whom are unpaid volunteers.
"Communication"

"Communication" is BDXC's monthly publication, a handy A5 booklet of around 60 pages, sent by post to all members. The club is proud of the quick turnround of "Communication" which is normally printed and despatched to arrive at the beginning of every month. Regular sections include:

* DX News & Medium Wave Report: Developments in international broadcasting including background information, frequency and transmission schedules, the exciting world of clandestine radio, listening tips, etc.
* UK News: Comprehensive roundup of UK broadcasting covering BBC, commercial and community radio, RSLs, Low Power AM stations, DAB, etc.
* Loggings sent in by members: Medium Wave Logbook (medium and long wave bands), Tropical Logbook (below 5.8 MHz), HF Logbook (5.8 to 30 MHz), "Beyond the Horizon" (FM and TV bands)
* Open to Discussion: A forum for members to express opinions on radio-related topics.
* QSL Report: Reception confirmations received by members, plus tips on obtaining those elusive ones.
* Alternative Airwaves: Station logs and news about the ever-changing free radio scene at home and abroad.
* Ether to Speaker: Our technical section covering receivers, aerials and accessories as well as new technology - such as DRM.
* Listening In: Looks at programming on English-language international broadcasters with a different station featured each month.
* Broadcasts in English: A complete frequency-by-frequency guide to international broadcasts in English, in time order, including transmitter sites. Published twice a year, usually in May and December, to cover the summer and winter schedule periods. It also includes a Guide to DX/Media Programmes.
* Other Regular and Occasional Sections: Collector's Corner; Meet the Members; Propagation Report; regional reports from members around the world; Spotlight on a Frequency; Radio history/vintage wireless features; station, book and receiver reviews, DX frequency lists and much more.



Address :
10 Hemdean Hill
    
Caversham
Town/City
Reading
County
Berkshire
Postcode
RG4 7SB  View Map
Contact Name
Colin Wright
Email


URL
http://www.bdxc.org.uk/




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