what? What is this site about? The name "DX-midAMerica" says it all. It is based in midAMerica and is geared towards the dx'er. The dx'er likes the latest dx, of course, but format changes, station data (ie: slogans, formats) and qsl info is also important. There are hundreds of pages of information to help you get dx!
who? Who does this site? The "webmaster" (don't like that term) or whatever is John J. Rieger. Never been in radio but have always liked listening to far away stations. Discovered the hobby in 1967 when two grade school friends were listening to this "noise" that was heard on my grandfather's porch. Went to investigate and saw these big radios and QSL pennants and maps with stars on the wall. The stars were where stations were logged. Thought, "if they can do this with shortwave, can listen on AM." Was already listening to the top 40 sounds of Big Jack Armstrong on 1100-WKYC (now WTAM) in Cleveland Ohio. Discovered this hobby by accident. Wasn't the only one doing this! Hooked! Big Jack, WKYC, Radio 11, Cleveland And, yes, AM was this good! There was no voice tracking or satellite on AM radio in 1967. You didn't hear the same programming on 20 stations as you tuned up/down the dial. It was different. Very different!
no dues. right? Never. Always enjoyed this hobby. Not obsessed with dx. It is a hobby. There's so much more to life. Enjoy it. It (life) goes quickly. Couldn't get rich doing this, hi!
how often is the site updated? Daily, though between September 2-February 14 yearly, it is updated two times per day. This site has been updated every day since it went on the internet on September 3rd, 1997. By the site being updated daily, there is a hope to hold your interest, so you might come back and visit again. DX tips are added daily and at least one column is also added daily. From the time you send in the DX tip, it's never more than a several hour turnaround. Usually less! DX Tips can be added more than once a day, depending on the frequency of reports, activity on the bands, etc. Before that, there was a DX-midAMerica bulletin published 15 times a year beginning on November 15, 1981. To do a daily update takes maybe 15 minutes, so for the editor that has "no time" one has to wonder.
what happens with the tips? Your DX tips are posted within 24 hours. They are posted on our longform page and with all the other tips received that month and then the real magic happens! Here's an example of a logging and what happens! If you want privacy, you can use a nickname or handle, with a general location. Confirmation is sent to you. YOUR PRIVACY IS RESPECTED!