AM/FM DXing with Loyd Van Horn

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Today we welcome Loyd Van Horn.

Loyd is the founder of, and a former radio guy.

He was a columnist with Monitoring Times magazine, writing the weekly GlobalNet column, which dealt with online streaming of radio/TV.



What You Will Learn in This Week's Podcast:

  • DX is the short form for distance
  • The goal is to hear as many stations as you can.
  • For Loyd AM/FM DXing is all about finding those stations which one has never heard before.
  • What is the grey line and how does that help you?
  • During sunset and sunrise, one gets weird propagation of radio frequencies. One might get a little bit of the ground wave as well as a little bit of the skywave.
  • Loyd talks about how he searches for different frequencies from the Atlantic, Europe, Africa, England etc.
  • Loyd keeps a logbook that really helps him keep a track on the frequencies he had already tuned into.
  • Find out what equipment Loyd Recommends to get started
  • How is Loyd using Software Defined Radios to help him catch DX stations?

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