Programme for 49th EDXC Conference

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August 2, 2016 by OH6001SWL

49th EDXC Conference

Castlefield Hotel, Manchester, UK

9-13 September 2016

Programme at 30 July



Friday 9 September 1600-2200 Monday 12 September (Hotel bar)

Arrival, registration, informal meetings

Saturday 10 September 1000-1300 (Bridgewater Room)

Conference opening. Greetings from British DX Club. Greetings from EDXC.


  1. EDXC Matters
  2. tbc
  3. FM DXing, So Much Larger Than Life. Hunting the Tail of Sporadic E – Jukka Kotovirta (FDXA)

    Tea and coffee break

  4. DXpeditions to Sheigra – Dave Kenny (BDXC UK)
  5. The Puzzling Case of the Saucepan Special: a shortwave radio receiving set for poor Africans, 1948-1953 – Dr David Clayton (University of York)
  6. Connecting the Wireless World- Writing Global Radio History project – Dr David Clayton (University of York)

Saturday 10 September 1400-1730 (excursion)
Organised tour of BBC radio & tv at Media City, Salford, tours start at 15.00. Tram from Deansgate-Castlefield to Media City.

Sunday 11 September 1000-1300 (Bridgewater Room)


1. Radio in Canada & St. Pierre Miquelom – Dario Monferini (Play DX)
2. Algarve DX Guesthouse – Harald Gabler (RMRC)
3. MW masts – Dan Goldfarb (BDXC UK)

Tea and coffee break

4. tbc
5. EDXC 2017 Conference- 50th anniversary plans

Sunday 11 September 1430-1730

Visits to local FM and community radio stations

Walking tour of historical and modern Manchester

Sunday 11 September 1930-2200

Banquet dinner at the hotel

Monday 12 September 1030-1600 (excursion by coach)

A visit to Moorside Edge mw transmitter site and a tour of the transmitter hall, lunch at The Ford country pub, followed by a stop at Holme Moss FM transmitter site. Please note that there is quite a steep 5 minute walk up an uneven path at Moorside Edge.

Tuesday 13 September 1000-1300

Departure, informal contacts

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