Canadian International DX Club
P.O. Box 67063-Lemoyne
St-Lambert, Quebec
Canada J4R 2T8
E-mail: cidxclub@yahoo.com
Web: www.cidx.ca

 

 

About CIDX

Membership Information

Membership Dues

Payment Details

Free Sample

Contents of the CIDX Messenger newsletter

CIDX on Facebook

CIDX IO Group

CIDX on the air

The Radio HF Internet Newsletter

Links to other sites

 

ABOUT THE CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DX CLUB

 

The Canadian International DX Club (CIDX), a not-for-profit, volunteer staffed organization, has been serving its members, and the radio monitoring community, since 1962. CIDX is a general coverage radio club covering all aspects of radio. CIDX Headquarters are located in St-Lambert, Quebec, with a western Canadian satellite office in Sherwood Park, Alberta.

 

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

 

Membership is open to radio enthusiasts worldwide. CIDX members receive a monthly electronic newsletter, Messenger, which is distributed by electronic mail, in pdf format.

 

MEMBERSHIP DUES

 

CANADA - 1 year – $10 Canadian; or 3 years - $25 Canadian

UNITED STATES - 1 year – $10 U.S.; or 3 years - $25 U.S.

ELSEWHERE - 1 year – $10 U.S. or Canadian; or 3 years - $25 U.S or Canadian.

 

PAYMENT DETAILS

 

Payment may be made by cheque, money order or bank draft, payable to Canadian International DX Club,
and mailed to:

 

CIDX
P.O. Box 67063-Lemoyne
St-Lambert, Quebec
J4R 2T8 Canada

 

Or

 

Payment may be made using PayPal. Please direct funds to the CIDX PayPal account at cidxclub@yahoo.com

 

FREE SAMPLE COPY OF CIDX MESSENGER NEWSLETTER

 

A free sample copy of Messenger is available by e-mail. Send your request by e-mail to cidxclub@yahoo.com.

 

CONTENTS OF A TYPICAL CIDX MESSENGER NEWSLETTER

 

The Canadian International DX Club is a general coverage radio club. Our monthly publication features columns on a wide variety of topics from the world of radio. Here are the details of what you will find in a typical issue of CIDX's Messenger.

 

Headquarters Report - Editor: Sheldon Harvey - featuring special offers to CIDX members, details of CIDX special events, the YouTube Radio Video of the Month, plus FREE classified ads for CIDX members.

 

Board of Directors' Report - Editor: Sheldon Harvey - featuring the latest information on developments within CIDX from the Board of Directors at CIDX Headquarters.

 

Broadcast Band Column - Editor: Nigel Pimblett - featuring a monthly review of activity and news from the longwave, mediumwave (AM), FM and TV bands, including your loggings.

 

Verie Interesting-The QSL Column - Editor: Mickey Delmage - featuring QSL verifications from AM, FM, TV, shortwave, utility, amateur or free radio stations often including copies of QSL cards or letters received by members.

 

The World of Utilities - Editor: Gilles Letourneau - featuring utility stations, either voice transmissions or any of a variety of digital modes used for HF communications; what you can hear, frequencies and bands to receive them, what you’ll need to receive them, the modes of transmission they use, publications and web resources to help identify them and guidance on equipment and software that is available to decode them.

 

Arctic and Antarctic DX - Editor: John Reisenauer, Jr., KL7JR - featuring radio from the Arctic including all of Alaska and locations north of 60 North, and all of Antarctica, including broadcast, utility and amateur radio activity including loggings, QSLs, photos and featuring articles.

 

Logbook - Co-editors: David Ross & Sheldon Harvey - featuring shortwave broadcast station loggings submitted by our members including country, station, frequency and time for each logging.

 

Free Radio Scene - Editor: Chris Lobdell - featuring loggings, QSL information, station profiles, feature articles and insight into the free radio scene.

 

DX Listening Digest - Editor: Glenn Hauser - featuring links to Glenn Hauser’s reports of shortwave listening and DX tips from various sources arranged in alphabetical order by country, together with opinion and commentary from the editor.

 

Shortwave Station Resources - Editor: CIDX Headquarters - featuring a monthly listing of resources providing frequencies and times of individual stations and tools for identifying which stations are on each frequency at specific times.

 

DX Program Guide - Editor: Glenn Hauser - featuring a collection of English language DX\SWL\media programs available on shortwave radio together with a few selected mailbag shows, listed by day, UTC time and frequencies.

 

Podding Along - Editor: John Figliozzi -featuring a subjective guide to hearing some of the best programs on radio through the use of podcasts.

 

Technical Talks – Editor: CIDX HQ - featuring technical articles, equipment reviews, modifications, antenna designs, electronic projects, technology updates and your technical questions.

 

Ham Radio Muse and News - Editor: John Fisher, KC1FTJ - featuring news, information, loggings, contests, DX tips and the latest developments in amateur radio.

 

CIDX News and Notes - Editor: Sheldon Harvey - featuring a collection of miscellaneous news and notes submitted by CIDX members and other friends of CIDX.

 

What's News - Editor: Michael Rochon - featuring a collection of radio and media related stories from newspapers, magazines, the Internet, blogs and other sources.

 

Propagation Report - Editor: Sheldon Harvey - featuring the long-term magnetic activity review and the magnetic activity forecast reports taken from the Natural Resources Canada Space Weather webpage.

 

Members are encouraged and welcomed to contribute material for publication in any of 's columns. Material may be submitted directly to a specific column editor, or to CIDX Headquarters, by e-mail, providing the originating source of the material..

 

Broadcast, re-broadcast, reproduction, publishing or republishing of any material contained in our monthly publication, Messenger, is prohibited without the permission of the CIDX Board of Directors. With permission, reproduced material, in any form, must include full recognition and provide full credit to CIDX and the column editor concerned, as well as the originating source of the material, if different than the column editor.

 

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DX CLUB ON FACEBOOK
https://www.facebook.com/groups/785651348139814/

 

CIDX now has a Facebook group. Please join us for up to date information on events in the club, updates, DX tips, exchanges with members, photographs and lots more.

 

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DX CLUB IO GROUP
https://groups.io/g/cidx

 

The IO CIDX Group is an on-line gathering place for CIDX member with Internet capability Meet here to exchange information with other club members, post messages, read late breaking news and tips. Check the group page for complete details.

 

CIDX ON THE AIR

 

Sheldon Harvey, David Asselin and Gilles Letourneau co-host The International Radio Report, on the air weekly since November 1987 on CKUT-FM 90.3 MHz. in Montreal, Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Eastern (1530 UTC during Standard Time; 1430 UTC during Daylight Saving Time). The program can also be heard live streaming or archived on the Internet at www.ckut.ca - 30 minutes of news and views on the world of radio broadcasting. E-mail the show at radioreport@yahoo.com or join the show's Facebook page (International Radio Report) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/188158277887350/.

 

THE RADIO H.F. INTERNET NEWSLETTER

 

The Radio H.F. Internet Newsletter is edited and published by CIDX President Sheldon Harvey. As a member of the Canadian International DX Club you automatically receive the Newsletter by e-mail each month. The Newsletter is a collection of web sites relating to radio (AM/FM, shortwave, Internet radio, amateur radio, scanning and CB), communications, telecommunications, radio memorabilia and collectibles, science, technology, space and astronomy, weather, transportation, plus some other fun things. Each edition includes 30 to 40 web sites, some submitted by subscribers. All sites are reviewed, verified and presented to you with the URL and an accompanying brief description of each site. The Newsletter is distributed to over 1500 subscribers usually in the first week of each month and arrives in your in-box with no complicated attachments, and no fear of viruses. Archived copies of previous editions of the Newsletter may be viewed in the Radio HF Internet Newsletter Yahoo Group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hfnewsletter.

To contribute material the Radio H.F. Internet Newsletter, simply send your submissions, supplying your first and last name (no nicknames, please), to: hfnewsletter@yahoo.com.

 

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

 

Glenn Hauser's World of Radio - http://www.worldofradio.com/

The portal to the numerous radio information sources, publications, radio broadcasts, etc. of one of the best known names in the game.

 

Gilles Letourneau's Official SWL Channel on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/officialswlchannel

Every Friday at 2000 UTC Gilles Letourneau of Montreal, Quebec presents a weekly live YouTube broadcast all about shortwave radio on his "OfficialSWLChannel", Join in each week for information and lively discussion through the chat room about shortwave radio from A to Z. Gilles also has many videos on his channel featuring equipment reviews, captured shortwave recordings, propagation reports, and more..

 

SWL'ing - http://swling.com/

Your guide to shortwave radio listening, news and shortwave radio reviews.

 

The SWL'ing Post Blog - http://swling.com/blog/

The SWLing Post is a collection of web posts that add a dynamic and interactive extension to SWLing.com. We aim to provide quality content in the form of:

  • International broadcasting news
  • Interviews
  • The internet and, specifically, how it influences radio broadcasters
  • The history and future of shortwave radio
  • Shortwave radio reviews

 

DXing.com - http://www.dxing.com/

The web resource for radio hobbyists; an informative website for radio enthusiasts, originally created by noted author Harry Helms. DXing is the art and science of listening to distant stations (D=distance X=xmitter or transmitter). You will now find all the information from the original site plus some exciting new features.

 

National Radio Club - http://www.nationalradioclub.org/

The official site of the National Radio Club (NRC), the world's oldest and largest medium wave DX Club. The National Radio Club was founded in 1933 and continues today as a respected group of radio listeners. Please use the links help navigate to specific locations throughout our site.

 

NASWA - The North American Shortwave Association - http://www.naswa.net/

NASWA has been sharing information about shortwave radio since 1961, focusing on domestic and international broadcasts on shortwave frequencies between 2 and 30 MHz.

 

NASWA Winter SWL Festival - www.swlfest.com

The Winter SWL Fest is a conference of radio hobbyists of all stripes, from DC to daylight, held for the past 27 years in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.

 

Radio Amateurs of Canada - https://www.rac.ca/

Canada's national amateur radio society

 

American Radio Relay League - http://www.arrl.org/

The national association for amateur radio in the United States

 

Ears to our World - http://www.earstoourworld.org/

Ears To OurWorld (ETOW) is a 501(c)(3) grass-roots, non-profit organization that specializes in the distribution of self-powered world band radios and other appropriate technologies to schools and communities in our developing world. While we usually work in schools, our mission also encompasses disaster relief and educational technologies for children who are visually impaired.