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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.

Saturday July 19,2014:
   FMDX. What's that? After a few spurts July 6th....squat! Normal for July is 228.80 HOT TIPS (dx reports) Now, we're at 163 and way off the low of 17, so that's good. Easily 1 more good Es-ession would crank us up over average. It's always nice adding to our totals.
   AMDX, I'm happy to say, is above average! Average is 13.4. Now, we're at 2o loggings, besting 2010,11,12+13! My sincere thanks to the reporters who made this possible.
   So, when there's no dx in, gotta do something. Added the First Reports Page. When the Target Frequencies (AM and FM) and done, an asterisk gets slapped up for all new reports. What I think is terrific is the fact that these are first reports ever! So this is new, fresh stuff, not only on AM, but FM too. I looked at a few of the entries and think "I logged that." Proud too. The reporters here made these listings possible. My sincere thanks to the current crop of reporters. You are the best and I am appreciative.
   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!

Wednesday July 9,2014:
   June FMDX was way below normal. Of course, you need Tropo and Es to report. There was nothing-very little heard, and thus, the below average results. AMDX was above last years numbers and above average! I guess if there's no FM/TV DX, gotta go to AMDX, and there's still nice, good, reportable stuff in!FMDX had 56 reports, the worst showing since the non FMDX June of 2004, when only 48 HOT TIPS were reported. Ouch! Still, we've had other bad June FMDX stats: 1982:3, 1983:28, 1984:6, 1985:10, 1986:80, 1987:17, 1999:47. I don't know. Maybe the FMDX just starts later some years! The FMDX average moves from 171.50 to 166.56. AMDX had 25 reports, besting every year back to 2004! Average is 25 logs and 25 were reported. Thanx to all!
   Added a new Silent listing showing Canadian/US stations that have gone Silent since 1981. I'm sure there's one or two that might have been missed, but still, this is a pretty accurate listing. Look, seriously, at all the stations that have left the good ol' AM band. Kinda sad, really! Comments/additions are encouraged. The lists' focus is midAMerica and Canada, thought not including the Canadian 40 watt stations/etc. I hope you enjoy going down memory lane.