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   On this page we welcome new reporters, report dx bulletins, and let you know of general happenings in radio and here, in these pages. Newest information is at the top and is maintained for one month. This column is not archived.

Sunday August 31,2014:
   On September 4th, 1997, DX-midAMerica went on the internet for the first day. The site has been updated every day since! That's a lot of dx and a lot of coffee! Before, that, DX-midAMerica was a 12-24 page bulletin, and before that, an 8 1/2" X 11" sheet of paper. What you are looking at now, today, was born out of an idea. DX'ing is cheap, relaxing hobby. Just nice. Solitude. Contemplative. To have this hobby and a nice vehicle, where others, like you, like myself, can be with others who share the same interests. Kinda neat! So, while some have come and some have gone, good ol' DX-midAMerica is still here. Thanx so much, to the people who have contributed a dx tip here and there, said a kind word or just said hello! It still, all these decades later, means a lot, and again, more than you could ever know!
   Don't know if you noticed, but the number on the homepage flipped to 51,000 today. 51,000 Hot Tips have been reported since 1981. Again, thank you. FMDX/TVDX numbers have been down over the summer, as they have been everywhere! Still, when the dx is in, our regular reporters always, always come through, and the AMDX numbers have been above average most of the summer months, so if FMDX/TVDX wasn't in, AMDX might have been worth a try, and was! NEW stations were still logged all summer long. It is a matter of being in the right place at the right time. Again, thanx to those who made these numbers what the are!
   From September 2,2014 through February 14,2015, please remember, that DX-midAMerica will be updated twice a day versus the regular daily updates. This is here for you. It's a true labor of love. I like what I do and do it well. I am surrounded by the same.
   Was just gawking at some of the loggings from last fall. When I look at some the nice logs, the great stuff reported, I honestly say to myself "WoW!" The fact that someone logged station #700, #1200, a new state or a rare province, took the time to report it means a lot. It's really hours and hours of listening, twisting and twisting the dial, and just plain old pot-luck. Skill too. The fact that we all do this day after day, night after night, year after year shows something. Dedication, pushing, trying, never giving up. Thank you to all. We have all done good. Still, for my own part, the next one is the best!
   Over 15 new stations were added to our streamers page. If you have any stations that should be added, drop a note! Basic focus is Top 40/CHR or OLDies. My favorite now is Z99 Cayman Islands. Kinda funny when something so clean, polished and with flow is from the Cayman Islands! WoW! Highly, highly recommended!
   I get e-mails once in a while on "joining" or "donations" and the like. You don't join anything. Just send it your dx tips. A donation. For what? Doing something I truly like? I'll leave that to others. Here it's FEE FREE. Remember too, your loggings need not be NEW to be reported! People are glad and happy to see what is out there! I know I am. Your loggings are shared with people who have checked out this site in 67 countries and 200+ hits per day, during this time of the dx season. New reporters are always welcome! I cannot stress that enough! We are FEE FREE and your dx tips are always, always welcomed here! to send dx tips! This started in 1981, and we are not going away!
   Aside, I know there are many places you could send DX TIPS, QSL TIPS, FORMAT FLIPS or the like. I know there are a lot of choices. Thanx for choosing us! Thanx so very much for stopping by. Thank you for checking out DX-midAMerica! Your comments and suggestions are always welcomed, encouraged and appreciated much more than you could ever, ever know! Now off to look at the target lists and dx!

Tuesday August 19,2014:
AUG AV:65.72,HI:194('00),LO:7('84)
LAST AUG: 69 NOW: 44
   Looking at the numbers above, looks like a) we'll be above average and b)easily, will be ahead of last August. That's AMDX. FMDX is waning, but we'll still try for it. Who knows?
   Meanwhile, I was doing some work on some of the other columns. AMazed as the fact that FMDX south of the border was logged again this summer and still, after all these decades since starting on 1981, new stations are still being logged and reported. There's always, always something out there. May we all have good luck!

Saturday August 9,2014:
   July FMDX was down somewhat from what is the norm for July. The new average is 220.80 HOT TIPS, down from the old average of 228.80. If you think this was a lousy July, and you're right, compare it to 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1998. We've had some horrible years of little dx. WORST: 17 tips in 1984. BEST: 2004:687 tips! 2006:636 tips! 2009/2010 tied at 372 tips! WoW! So, July, which as I remember has days and days of dx, didn't happen this year, nor last or the year before that! In 2011, there were 394 HOT TIPS. Since then, haven't cracked 275. Ouch!
   July AMDX was up! I guess where there's little FMDX, we know where to head! What was nice was NEW/rare stations were JULY! WoW!36 HOT TIPS were reported! Average was 26.9, thus, we were ABOVE AVERAGE! Thanx so much for reporting! Too, in August, the numbers for AMDX pick up. It gets better!