About the Save the BBC World Service Coalition
The Save the BBC World Service Coalition is made up of a number of organizations in the affected areas that represent the interests of shortwave radio hobbyists.
The Association of North American Radio Clubs (ANARC)
ANARC is an umbrella organization for radio hobbyist clubs in North America. It has no individual members, but rather serves as a forum for hobby clubs to discuss and resolve matters of common interest. ANARC is currently made up of twelve clubs, representing all interests in radio.
More information about ANARC is available from their web site, www.anarc.org.
The Canadian International DX Club (CIDX)
The Canadian International DX Club (CIDX), founded in 1962, is Canada's national general coverage radio club. CIDX is a volunteer staffed, not-for-profit organization serving the radio monitoring community. CIDX members receive a monthly publication, Messenger, which includes news and information on all aspects of radio. Members are encouraged to contribute material for publication in the Messenger. Learn more about radio by joining CIDX. Membership is open to all, in Canada and around the world.
More information about CIDX is available from their web site, www.anarc.org/cidx.
The North American Shortwave Association (NASWA)
NASWA is North America's oldest and largest shortwave broadcast band-only hobby club, and is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2001. NASWA has been connecting interested hobbyists with the information they need through The NASWA Journal and its predecessor, FRENDX, for 40 years. It caters to the needs of members interested in the reception of distant signals on shortwave both for their programming content and for the excitement of the catch.
More information about NASWA is available from their web site, www.anarc.org/naswa.
Ontario DX Association (ODXA)
ODXA has been serving radio listeners in Canada's most populous province of Ontario, as well as the rest of Canada, the United States and other countries, since 1975. As Canada's largest listeners' club, ODXA publishes the acclaimed monthly magazine, Listening In. Interests spanning domestic and international broadcasting, programming discussions, technical subjects, reviews and articles are covered in each issue. ODXA sponsors annual radio monitoring contests, "radio camps", the ODXA internet e-mail reflector and many other services.
More information about ODXA is available from their web site, www.odxa.on.ca.
The Australian Radio DX Club (ARDXC)
The ARDXC was founded in June, 1965, and is dedicated to provide its members with news, information and to generate friendship amongst radio enthusiasts throughout Australia and the world. All forms of radio listening is covered by the ARDXC, by the magazine which is published eleven times per year.
More information about ARDXC is available from their web site, www.ardxc.fl.net.au.
New Zealand Radio DX League (NZRDXL)
The New Zealand Radio DX League (Inc.) is a non-profit organisation founded in 1948 with the aim of promoting the radio hobby. Membership includes a monthly issue of the NZ DXTimes, giving you over 400 pages of interesting radio information annually. The New Zealand Radio DX League has local branches active in many areas of New Zealand. These branches allow members to meet regularly to exchange radio tips, visit places of interest, go on radio dxpeditions and socialise.
More information about NZRDXL is available from their web site, radiodx.com.
Elsewhere in the World
Willi Paßmann's Radio Portal supports the Save the BBC World Service Coalition. The Radio Portal is the biggest special interest search engine for radio amateurs and SWLs, with more than 38,000 URLs in its database. The Radio Portal was awarded the Media Network Millenium Award for Innovation by Radio Netherlands. Radio Portal is also the home of the Radio Austria International Listeners' Initiative, a campaign by concerned listeners to prevent recent budget cuts from causing the cessation of international broadcasts on shortwave from Austria.
The Save the BBC World Service Coalition web site was created by webmaster Ralph Brandi after suggestions from Sheldon Harvey and another individual who wishes to remain anonymous. The content on the site was written by Ralph Brandi, Richard Cuff, John Figliozzi, and Sheldon Harvey, and was informed by the contributions of the members of the swprograms mailing list. Assistance with user interface and suggested content issues was provided by Tom Sundstrom, as was audio support. HTML debugging support was provided by Mark Fine. The software behind the Latest News section is Greymatter, written by Noah Grey.