The art and science of listening to distant (D) transmitter (X) stations on radio, television, and the like, aided and abetted by powerful antennas, freak weather conditions, sunspots, and the like. Even with a cheap antenna, impressive feats can be accomplished: a pair of video DXers recorded (on a cine camera) TV broadcasts from the BBC in New 1938. DXers live for clandestine broadcasts, numbers stations, and the like.