Every November, I travel to Long Beach Island here in New Jersey to listen to distant radio stations on the mediumwave band (what we usually refer to as “AM” here in North America) with a bunch of friends. This is called a DXpedition. We put up big antennas and try to hear stations from Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia. DXing has largely moved from traditional radios to computer-connected software designed radios. One neat thing about these is that you can record the entire band as the radio is hearing it and play it back later exactly as it was when you were there. We will be digging stations out of the mud for months as a result. This photo of my friends Chuck and Brett was taken with my Pacemaker Speed Graphic with a Kodak Aero Ektar 178mm f/2.5 lens mounted, shot on @kodak Tri-X.