2019 LINKS!


Here are links updated for 2019. Many of these links I keep on my own computer. Antennas, especially FM and lowband VHF TV antennas, are really hard to find now. For those who still want to modify FM tuners with narrower ceramic filters, those are extremely hard to find unless you know somebody who has some and wants to part with them. If you do come across a site that has them, they are most likely surface mounted components, and almost impossible for the average person to work with. Save yourself trouble and get an SDR.


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DX EQUIPMENT

SOLID SIGNAL Antennas,amps and more. They have daily special buys that they send you by email.

MCM/NEWARK ELECTRONICS Two companies merged. You can find Channel Master 4 & 8bay UHF antennas here.

ANTENNAS DIRECT Home of DB4e, DB8e and XG91 outdoor fringe yagi for TV DXing

SDR PLAY> SDRs used by FM DXers. Stop using that XDR or that old Kenwood tuner for FM DXing.

AIRSPY> Airspy is another manufacturer of SDR radios widely used for FMDXing.

SDRPlay and Airspy models are very affordable, cover up to 10mhz of FM spectrum and are favorites of many serious FM DXers.

ELAD USA> Elad is manufacturer of the famous Elad FDM-S2 SDR which is very overload resistant on FM. This SDR is pricey, but well worth it if you have the money.

What is an RTL-SDR? The RTL-SDR is an ultra cheap software defined radio based on DVB-T TV tuners with RTL2832U chips. The RTL-SDR can be used as a wide band radio scanner. It may interest ham radio enthusiasts, hardware hackers, tinkerers and anyone interested in RF. An RTL-SDR is not recommended for FM DXing because it overloads quite easily. I would only recommend that one uses an RTL-SDR for FM DXing if they live far in rural areas far from strong FM signals.

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PROPAGATION AIDS
DX MAPS This map shows E skip at 50mhz and can be used to show skip paths on TV and FM as the MUF rises.

APRS MAPS This map shows tropo conditions on UHF but can be used to determine tropo paths on both TV and FM.

BILL H's TROPO MAPS Shows possible tropo conditions up to 30 hours in advance.

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DATABASES
WTFDA FM STATION DATABASE Database of ALL FM stations in the US, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. MUST BOOKMARK!

FCC FM QUERY You can also do AM or TV queries from that page.

RADIO LOCATOR QUERY AM/FM/TV You can also do AM or TV from that page.

FCCDATA.ORG Search FM stations, LPFMs, translators.

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ANTENNA COMPARISONS & CONSTRUCTION
UHF ANTENNA COMPARISONS Compares various models of a manufacturer or models of various manufacturers against each other.

How to Stack TV Antennas

OTA TV Antenna Reviews

DX ENGINEERING Antenna construction supplies.

8 ELEMENT FM YAGI PLANS Build yourself an 8 element FM roadcast yagi.Plans here.

So that's what I have. The WTFDA website has a ton of links there. I put them up there myself. Go there and check them out.