The Ontario DX Association was founded in 1974 as a club for radio listeners, primarily shortwave broadcasting, but other bands and modes as well. The ODXA grew to be one of the largest SWL/DX clubs in the world. In more recent years we have been an online presence, posting monthly articles and...
Mike, it has been a month since you posted this topic. Have you found anybody yet and did you subscribe to the Ontario DX Association group? The more reaching out you do the more friends you will find. Dave
I know a few of the ODXA members (some of them for years), and if you ask questions, I've no doubt you'll get an answer. Same thing in our forums - more specifically, our HF forums. Don't be shy - ask....Mike
Hullo. I have an old Rat shack DX440, I think I bought it in1989. I don't use it much but as COVID hit and I was laid off I tried to listen to stations as well as HF Air traffic, ships, etc, barely anything.
I'm aware that most Trans Atlantic flights use a more modern system than HF but I'd love to listen to the remaining aircraft.
I don't have the AC Adapter for the radio and it seems that I hear less when the batteries have been used alot, seems to work better with fresh batteries.
I'm also in downtown Hamilton, I have height (high up in a high rise) and a balcony that allows me to look W/SW, & towards the lake which is north of me.
I have a clear line of site with nothing to block me except for a condo on the other side of the street.
I get pounded by inter mod, tons of antennas nearby. Tons of AC plugs plugged in here, even my internet tv box makes radios noisy as hell.
I probably could take a piece of wire and stick on my balcony and hope it's better than the antenna that came with it. I also have a bunch of antennas I could use although I don't know if a VHF-HI antenna would do well for me, I use it for Fleetnet.
I'd love to chat and meet up with some like-minded people and maybe I'll get around to monitoring.