LANE GRISWOLD, N1LAG
Lane Griswold, N1LAG
DXing is the hobby of receiving and identifying distant radio or television signals, or making two way radio contact with distant stations in amateur radio or citizens' band radio.
DX communication is communication over great distances using the ionosphere to refract the transmitted radio beam. The beam returns to the Earth's surface, and may then be reflected back into the ionosphere for a second bounce. Ionospheric refraction is generally only feasible for frequencies below about 50 MHz, and is highly dependent upon atmospheric conditions, the time of day, and the eleven-year sunspot cycle. It is also affected by solar storms and some other solar events, which can alter the Earth's ionosphere by ejecting a shower of charged particles.