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Col MM0NDX @ DX-World.net

14 years ago this week, DX-World was born. Initially created under two different names (who remembers hamspirit.wordpress.com [2007-9] or dx-hamspirit.com [2009-11], the website has come a long way since then, but still keeps its main purpose or remit – to publish up-to-date accurate DX news daily and free.

During the last 14 years so many news items have been published that it now runs into tens of thousands of individual DX postings. 

October 2019 saw another new-style DX-World website launched and it’s very likely an entirely new website will be created before the end of this year.

The social media side of DX-World has surged in the last 12 months, even during Covid lockdown times. For example, last month alone over 2.5M people were “reached” according to our Facebook stats. (I personally cannot wait until DXpeditions become a regular occurrence again.) 

I sometimes wonder had DX-World decided to become pay-to-read or a subscription based platform with paywall, I probably would be enjoying early retirement by now! Instead, updating DX-World is basically a hobby within a hobby, and by keeping it that way, together with having a normal day job, there’s no pressure to treat it as a business venture. Yes, a few adverts appear on DX-World, but they mainly pay for annual running costs and are indeed DX related.

Thanks as always for words of support over the years. You need not donate towards DX-World – but if you would like to then visit here – any donation is always gratefully appreciated.

All the best!

Col MM0NDX @ DX-World.net