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FM DX Clubs/Sites/Tools

WORLDWIDE TV-FM DX ASSOC.

The leading club for North American FM and TC DX.  Host of the WTFDA FM Database, a searchable collection of North American FM radio stations which is one of three sites I use every time I FM DX (the other two are the prop sites, below)  $10 a year annual dues and an electronic digest emailed out.  Can't beat that price!

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FM RADIO DX BLOG

A personal blog an FM DXer in Virginia.  Includes some good information including Logs, reviews of various FM radios and more!

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REAL-TIME TROPO MAPS

Using real-time APRS (amateur location spotting) maps, you can actually see tropospheric ducting paths happeing in real-time.  If you are forecasted to be under a tropo opening, or hear what you believe are tropo conditions, these maps can help validate!

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RADIO.COM

The online home of Entercom Radio's online streams of their radio stations, more than 230 of them!

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TUNEIN

Has long been my favorite online radio streaming app.  So, so helpful in identifying stations you are hearing by comparing to their stream (be careful of syndicated content, though!).  Some stations are not found here, but on other streaming sources.  Has stations all around the world.

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HEPBURN'S DX INFO CENTRE

One of two propagation sites I check every day during the summer (the other is DXMaps).  Absolutely essential FM DX prop forecasting to show location and strength of Tropospheric openings around the world. Absolutely essential! 

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DXMAPS.COM

An invaluable resource during Es openings!  Since Es openings start lower and build high, keep an eye on 50 MHz to see if openings on the amateur 6-meter band have started.  You can see where openings are and watch the MUF climb to know when FM should be open as well!  Absolutely essential!

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HOW FAR IS IT BETWEEN?

Get as-the-crow-flies distances between your location and pretty much any other city on Earth.  Can be shown in kilometers or miles.  I use this extensively for FM DX as well as groundwave/graveyard AM DX.

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IHEARTRADIO

If it isn't on TuneIn or Radio.com, more than likely it is either here or just not online.  All of the iHeartRadio stations can be found here (formerly Clear Channel Radio).  They have a lot of stations, by the way.

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MIKE'S DX PAGE

A WTFDA member's page, laregly focused on FM and TV DX although there are other elements (including a fascinating gathering of AM recordings from the 60s)

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Radio & Antennas

XDRGUY

Long considered THE radio to own for FM DX, the Sony XDR-F1HD was once a cheap $100 retail purchase has now turned into $200 and up on the used market.  XDRguy even does mods to improve the performance and service life of these vaunted and sought after FM radios.

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AIRSPY

You will find an Airspy SDR in every Van Horn family radio shack.  I have the HF+ and mom and dad have the Discovery.  Absolutely bullet proof, fantastic SDRs and the vast majority of my SDR recordings thus far are with my HF+.  

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RADIO WAVES BY TODDERBERT

Video reviews of classic and modern portable radios.  Pretty solid reviews for DXers, especially those looking for adding a portable radio to their collection.  

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ELAD SDR

The Elad FDM-S2 is a popular SDR choice amongst hardcore FM radio DXe3rs.  

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SDRPlay

Makers of the outstanding RSPdx SDR.  Wideband recordings of FM DX?  You got it!  So far in my test during early season openings, the RSPDX is a top-notch FM DX machine!  This is the SDR I use in my shack the most, and comes with me when I travel for DX outings.  

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