WHAT IS THE WTFDA?
The WTFDA is the Worldwide TV-FM DX Association, the only radio hobby club in North America that caters to the TV and FM DXer. The term "DX" means "distant reception", and those who "DX" look for weak, distant radio and television signals, with an eye to logging as many of these distant signals as possible or obtaining the most distant reception from a given city, station or country (or continent). TV and FM signals normally travel in line-of-sight mode. DXers love to stretch the reception boundaries of stations by hundreds or thousands of miles when conditions are ripe for it.
DXing is a hobby that one can do by himself, but many of us like to share our logs and catches with others, and this is where the WTFDA comes in. WTFDA is a group of people who share the same hobby. When you join the WTFDA, you immediately know that you are with others who love to do what you do. If you're just starting out, we'll guide you along. If you're an old timer, we'll help you get back into the groove. Our mission is to hear and see new distant stations and above all, have fun doing it!
The WTFDA publishes a club magazine every month for our members. It's called the VHF-UHF Digest and is available online. The VUD, as it is called, is a pdf document viewed with Adobe Reader or any pdf viewer. The WTFDA also operates two mailing lists; one is the WTFDA list for our TV and FM DXers and the other is our mwdx list for those of us who do AM radio DXing in the winter. Our members post loggings, tips, DX alerts, FCC news, format and facility changes and plain old DX gab.
To join our tv/fm dx list, just send a blank email to WTFDAfirstname.lastname@example.org
To join our mw list, just send a blank email to email@example.com
To become a WTFDA member and receive your VUD every month, send a check or money order for $10.00 USD, payable to WTFDA, to WTFDA P.O. Box 501, Somersville, CT 06072. We also accept Paypal. Send your dues to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your dues helps us pay for our websites and servers.