Canadian International DX Club

Canada's international radio club since 1962

P.O. Box 67063-Lemoyne, St. Lambert, Quebec, Canada J4R 2T8
E-mail:cidxclub@yahoo.com


Introduction

      The Canadian International DX Club (CIDX), founded in 1962, is Canada's national general coverage radio club. CIDX is a volunteer staffed, not-for-profit organization serving the radio monitoring community. Membership in CIDX is open to radio enthusiasts around the world. CIDX members receive our monthly electronic newsletter, Messenger, which includes news and information on all aspects of radio. Your membership also entitles you to special pricing on major reference books such as the World Radio TV Handbook and Passport to World Band Radio. Members are encouraged to contribute material for publication in the Messenger. Learn more about radio by joining CIDX.

      CIDX is a member of ANARC (www.anarc.org), the Association of North American Radio Clubs.

 

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Commemorating Canadian Radio Anniversaries

      You might think that CIDX has been around for a long time, since the club has been around for more than 45 years. But that is nothing compared to how old this hobby is. Two important dates in the history of radio that have a Canadian connection are:

1)  Reginald Aubrey Fessenden was a Canadian experimenter who didn't believe anyone when told that radio could not possibly transmit voice. On 23 December 1900 from Brant Rock, Massachusetts, he proved everyone else was wrong.

2)  Guglielmo Marconi arrived in St. John's Newfoundland in Nov. 1901 to see if a signal from Cornwall, England could be received over a long distance, beyond line-of-sight. He chose Signal Hill in St. John's because it is the point on the North American continent closest to Europe. On 11 Dec. 1901, the signal was heard, ushering in the era of long distance communications.

      Without these two pioneers, our hobby would not exist, so think of their work the next time you listen to a local radio station, pick up a weak DX station, or even watch TV.


English broadcasts to North America

      Need quick information on who is transmitting, when, and on what frequency? If you are in North America, or want to pick up English-language broadcasts aimed there, check out Dan Sampson's Prime Time Shortwave website (http://www.primetimeshortwave.com/)updated.gif (168 bytes). Dan, editor of one of the CIDX Messenger columns, maintains a listing of English-language broadcasts to North America, sorted and searchable by time, frequency, broadcaster, etc.



Table of Contents

Section 1: About CIDX
Section 2: Special features
Section 3: Articles


Section 1, About CIDX

Section 2, Special features

#11   Hurricane Isabel special issue, September 2003. Added 2003/09/16
A special issue of the Radio H.F. Internet Newsletter on monitoring the Hurricane Isabel, which hit the east coast of North America in September of 2003.

#10   DX weekend, January 2003.
Four club members spent a weekend chasing worldwide DX.

#9   Interruptable Feed-Back, 26 MHz transmissions, January 2002.
An update of Special feature #1. This feature lists 26 MHz signals picked up in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 2000 and 2001.

#8   Shortwave under attack, June 2001.
Canadian, British, and Swiss broadcasters are all planning cutbacks to their shortwave and/or satellite services.

#7   CIDX 3rd Annual Listener Survey for the Fessenden Awards, February 2001.
All shortwave listeners, CIDX members and non-members alike, were invited to fill in and send in the CIDX 3rd Annual Listener Survey. All entries were entered into a draw, and one lucky entrant received a one year membership in CIDX (or a one year renewal for existing members). Deadline for entries was 10 February 2001, and the results are in. Thank you to all who participated.

#6   New Year and Y2K monitoring, December 1999.
A listing of various shortwave stations, services and frequencies which will help you to follow the arrival of New Year 2000 as it makes it way around our planet.

#5   Glenn Hauser interview, Summer 1999.
On the occasion of the 1000th edition of Glenn's "World of Radio" broadcast, CIDX President Sheldon Harvey interviewed Glenn.

#4   Kosovo -- Frequencies & Information, 15 April 1999.
Kosovo -- Operation Allied Force. Military HF frequencies for monitoring the events in the Kosovo region of Yugoslavia.

#3   Monitoring Activities in Yugoslavia, 29 March 1999.
Shortwave broadcast frequencies and websites for monitoring the events in the Kosovo region of Yugoslavia.

#2   CKUT Press release, 22 February 1999.
CKUT Radio McGill is now available live on RealAudio. The International Radio Report, Sheldon Harvey, can be heard every Sunday.

#1   Catch 26, Broadcast Auxiliary Transmissions, 8 January 1999.
26 MHz transmissions, usually between studio and reporters in the field. A compilation of listings from the May 1998 to January 1999 issues of the Messenger.

Section 3, Articles from the Archives

Reproduced are a variety of articles that might interest radio hobbyists, especially those interested in restoring and using old radios.

#4   War sails home on shortwave
by Catherine Solyom. First published in the Montreal (Quebec, Canada) Gazette (daily newspaper), 24 October 2001. (Added to this site December 2001.)

#3   Flea markets
by Jos Matthews. First published in the CIDX Messenger, August 1997, p. 27. (Added to this site February 2000.)

#2   Reflections on tube communications receivers
by Jos Matthews. First published in the CIDX Messenger, March 1997, p. 32. (Added to this site January 2000.)

#1   Collecting radios, a personal view
by Jos Matthews. First published in the CIDX Messenger, March 1997, p. 33. (Added to this site January 2000.)


Special offers for CIDX members updated.gif (168 bytes)

1.   Passport to World Band Radio 2008 edition.

All CIDX members are entitled to special pricing on copies of Passport to World Band Radio. Prices include shipping and taxes where applicable.
Canada: $32.00 Cdn
For U.S.A or International members, please contact CIDX Headquarters for pricing details

2.   World Radio TV Handbook 2008 edition.

Canada: $35.00 Cdn

All CIDX members are entitled to special pricing on copies of World Radio TV Handbook. Prices include shipping and taxes where applicable.
Canada: $38.00 Cdn
For U.S.A or International members, please contact CIDX Headquarters for pricing details

Please send your orders the club address: Canadian International DX Club P.O. Box 67063-Lemoyne St. Lambert, Quebec CANADA J4R 2T8

Note: Members in the Montreal and Edmonton regions can save postage costs by picking their copies up directly from Sheldon Harvey or Mickey Delmage. Contact them directly to arrange for pickup.

3.   Interviews with David Smith and Glenn Hauser.

Early in 1999, David Smith and Glenn Hauser were interviewed on the International Radio Report (see CIDX on the air for more information about the show) by Sheldon Harvey and Bill Westenhaver. Mr. Smith was with Radio Canada International, and is now with Radio Minurca of the Central African Republic. Mr. Hauser is the host/producer of the show World of Radio which is broadcast by a variety of stations, and also author of the "Shortwave/DX Report" in the CIDX Messenger. Note that this interview with Mr. Hauser is not the same as the one featured in the September 1999 Messenger, and reproduced on this website.

Each interview is almost 1/2 hour in length. An audio cassette copy of both these interviews (one on each side) is now available to CIDX members. Prices include shipping and taxes where applicable.
Canada: $8.00 Cdn
U.S.A: $6.00 USD
Elsewhere: $8.00 USD
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Canadian and U.S. members may pay by cheque or money order. International members please pay by international bank draft or money order. Please send your orders the club address:

Canadian International DX Club
P.O. Box 67063-Lemoyne
St. Lambert, Quebec
CANADA J4R 2T8

Note: Members in the Montreal and Edmonton areas can save $4.00 by picking their copies up directly from Sheldon Harvey or Mickey Delmage. Contact them directly to arrange a pickup.


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