A site about the radio listening hobby and my activities therein - longwave, mediumwave, shortwave, FM, and television DXing. A site about the radio listening hobby in all its forms, or at least the forms that interest me.

I am also a licenced amateur radio operator, callsign VE3LXL. Information about my amateur radio station is found on my station website.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Your Comments Requested

I have a request. If you're a reader of this blog, even if only occasionally, I'd like to hear your comments on it. I'm interested in hearing what you like and don't like about it. If you find it interesting or boring. If you have suggestions for improvements I'd like to hear those too. Post your replies in the comments section of this post.

One of the things motivating me as a radio hobbyist is curiosity about all the different ways in which wireless communications are used today. The radio spectrum is full of interesting signals created to serve hundreds of different purposes. My interest is in exploring this. I began keeping this blog to communicate this interest to others. That's why my posts focus on reports of what I've heard in my journeys across the radio bands.

However, keeping this blog requires a lot of time, so I want to find out if people actually find value in it. I get so few comments, I don't have any sense of how many people are actually finding this interesting. I'm also wondering if I should change the focus of the blog, or perhaps discontinue keeping it. Let me know what you think in the comments.

Thanks, Greg.


Anonymous said...

Just found your blog tonight while searching for WLO or KLB beacons on the net. I was fiddling with an upconverter I'm building for my RTLSDR and tuned them in in the 6MHz band. WLO was the strongest with just a little wire out the window and no preamp (which is very much needed). Nice blog!


Greg said...

Thanks for the thumbs up! WLO is one of the most reliable marine beacons heard here in Ontario. I often use it as a quick indicator of propagation conditions. I've not yet tried using an SDR but it's something I'm very interested in. I'm a computer guy professionally so combining radios and computers appeals to me.

k3vot said...

Greg, I just found your blog tonight while searching on ZIZ. I"ve enjoyed reading about your DXing. I do some medium wave dxing and found your comments and station listings very helpful. I've logged some of the same stations from my QTH in central Pennsylvania.

Greg said...

Hi K3VOT, Thanks for the comment. I have not given up on this blog, despite the absence of posts over the past few months. I took a break to think about maybe changing the focus of it a bit, but it's also the case that that I haven't spend much time on radio recently so I haven't had much to post about. Check back occasionally and there should be new material here eventually.