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NZ AM & FM Station Lists – 3rd October 2022

Thanks to David Kaio, updated listings of New Zealand FM and AM stations have been produced for the DX fraternity. In each case there is a listing in frequency order and a separate listing in regional order.

These lists are derived from the broadcast licences listed on the Register of Radio Frequencies.  All current licences are included, so if a station is not currently on air (e.g. 837 RNZ National Kaitaia) the Programme name is left empty.  Likewise for frequencies to be offered at auction that have not yet been won, or licences purchased but yet to commence operation.

MLA30+ Loop Antenna User Review

League member Ken Baird has written this interesting review.

Australian FM Station List

The 2020 list can be found here VHF FM Radio In Frequency Order

Write Up of League Conventions

Work to record all previous League conventions has been completed.

The latest to be added are


MW Frequency Listing for the early years of DX 1932

In days gone by (1932) the MW receivers that had radio dials were very often calibrated in metres rather than kilocycles. Attached is a frequency listing based on metres.

MW Log in Metres from 1932

FM DX Season Is Here

We have prepared an Introduction to FM DXing.

Articles on FM DX receivers and FM DX antennas have been updated.



Some 100 Watt North American Verifications from the 1930’s.

The following verifications are from the estate of Mr Frank W. A. Barnett owner of 4ZO Dunedin and a one time DX champion.

Something of the life of a “one-time” DX Champion from the Dunedin Area and some early NZ Radio station cards.

NZ FM Lists

Thanks to Bryan Clark, below are two NZ FM lists. One by frequency order, the other in regional order. If you’re aware of any corrections, please add them in the comments list below.

NZ FM List In Frequency Order

NZ FM List In Regional Order


Updated South West Pacific FM List

Thanks to Bryan Clark, below is an amended list for Pacific FM DX hunters with the summer FM DX season not too far away.

SW Pacific FM List

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Convention 2018

Here are the conventioneers who attended the DX League’s 70th anniversary gathering at Mangawhai on 6-9 April. Standing: Peter Mott, Sutton Burtenshaw (Patron), Kaye Burtenshaw, Yuri Muzyka, Stuart Forsyth (Chief Editor), Dorothy de Maine, Joyce Marsh, Adrian Sainsbury (RNZ Pacific), Jeannette Greenyer, Steven Greenyer, Sandra Clark, Brian Withers, Ray Babbage, Angela Mott, Phil van de Paverd, Ray Crawford, Arthur de Maine (President). Kneeling: Paul Ormandy, Bill Marsh, Bryan Clark. Missing: David Norrie, Barry Hartley.

Convention 2018 in Mangawhai went brilliantly. A full report will appear in due course.

Below is a photo of the life members in attendance.

2018 NZ FM Lists

Thanks to Bryan Clark and his able bunch of volunteers, below are 2 lists that will be very useful to FM DXers.

January 2018 NZ FM List By Region

Jan 2018 NZ FM List By Frequency

2017 AGM Ashburton

2017 Ashburton AGM attendees: Left to Right: Bryan Clark, Andrew Gardner, Paul Ormandy, Douglas Johns, Steven Greenyer, Paul Rawdon, Philip Garden, Arthur de Maine, Brian Carr, Lance Johnston, Jim Smyth and Chris Wright.

New Zealand FM List 2017

Thanks to editor Bryan Clark, here are PDF lists of New Zealand’s FM stations, the first in frequency order and by second by region.

NZ FM List In Frequency Order

NZ FM List By Region

Moeraki Convention 2016 Report & Photos



Another highly successful gathering is over and the consensus of those attending is that the DX League is in good heart, the ‘NZ DX Times’ continues to be valued by members, and there is still some great DX to be heard. BILL MARSH, attending his first club event after an absence of 40 years, said it was as if he’d never been away from the club – the same great connections and comradeship to be had. Members from Australia. North Auckland, Hamilton, Kapiti, Wairarapa, Blenheim, Christchurch, Ashburton, Timaru, Oamaru, Dunedin and Southland attended, an estimated 12% of current club membership, along with 6 wives who joined in proceedings and were rewarded with French Cookbooks donated by RFI. The convention was held from 18 to 21 March at Moeraki, a small fishing village 70km north of Dunedin and the main listening and dining venue was an outstanding clifftop home overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The weather was exceptional – fine, warm and calm over the 4 days.

Moeraki Convetion 2016 Invite

rp_350px-Moeraki_bay.JPGPencil in the 18th, 19th and 20th of March 2016 for a convention at the picturesque sea-side village of Moeraki, North Otago. Moeraki is 25 minutes South of Oamaru, 50 minutes North of Dunedin and boasts a tavern and the world renowned  “Fleur’s Place” restaurant right on the harbour. There is a service station, cafe, motel, motor camp, tavern and supermarket at nearby Hampden (5 minutes North).

The 2015-2016 Shortwave Radio Buyer’s Guide

ccrane1Thanks to the SWLing Post, the latest buyers guide can be viewed here. The trend away from conventional knob and button radios to software black boxes continues, and there are hybrids of both to tempt you too.

AWR “Most Unusual DX” Contest

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The Worlds Most Unusual DX Contest

The time has come, the event you are waiting for has arrived! The new month of October is the official period for our big 2015 Wavescan DX contest. This year, we invite you to participate in “The World’s Most Unusual DX Contest”, and this time you may design your own contest details. Read on for this years requirements.


The awards for the 2015 AWR The Worlds Most Unusual DX Contest will be similar to all previous contests, with the addition of several extra awards.

Mark Nicholls – A Tribute

mn8The following tributes appear in the September 2014 edition of the DX Times, which is dedicated to the life of Mark Nicholls.

From fellow Life Member, Paul Ormandy, comes this: I first met Mark at the 1976 Tatum Park convention, we hit it off straight away and with Paul Edwards, spent every night at the dials getting very little sleep. We had joined the NZRDXL within months of each other, we were the same age and more importantly, we both preferred MW to SW! Mark was a regular attendee of League events in both islands and in 1983, spent the first or his many annual weekly DX pilgrimages with me at Waianakarua. It became the DX-highlight of the year for each of us and we both got on very well together.Mark’s first serious DX-receiver was a Sony ICF-6800W and later a Drake R8B.


English Off-Shore Pirate Radio Compilation


The Exelrad Noiseless Antenna

The Exelrad Noiseless Antenna

Exelrad Noiseless Aerial (1937)

Historical advertisement from the 1930s.