An Introduction to Long Distance Medium Wave Listening

by Steve Whitt

This is a guide to long distance listening (DXing) on the Medium Wave (MW) band. If you’ve never tried listening to anything other than your local radio station on Medium Wave then these pages are intended to give you an insight into the sort of stations you could hear.

There are also chapters exploring the types of receivers and aerials you can use and also an introduction to signal propagation and unwanted radio interference. Once you have heard a station, how do you identify it – we have a chapter introducing that topic too.

And most importantly we round off with a selection of ways MW DXers enjoy our diverse hobby

Good listening!

An earlier version of this feature by Steve Whitt & Paul Ormandy was published in 2006. But much has changed since then so all chapters have been rewritten. You can download a PDF copy of the first edition by clicking here:  Introduction to MW Listening PDF