Presentation on theme: "“On Being DX” – a few thoughts from the other side of the pileup."— Presentation transcript:
“On Being DX” – a few thoughts from the other side of the pileup
What we’ll cover A brief career and post overview Getting started Operating as rare DX Being more common DX Challenges Final thoughts Anyone can be DX – you just listen up!
Career 27-year Federal Foreign Service career Service in: – N’Djamena, Chad – 6W and EL2 Ops – Manila, Philippines (Clark AFB annex) – KE2FB/DU3 – Bangkok, Thailand – HS0ZCI – Phnom Penh, Cambodia – XU2FB and XUF2B – Sofia, Bulgaria – LZ/K2PI – Brussels, Belgium – ON9CPI – London, England – M0DUO
Getting Started Seven steps to success 1.Licensing and the CEPT 2.Know your import rules 3.Station location and discretion 4.Power – RF and EMF 5.TVI/RFI 6.ARRL notification 7.QSL Managers
Operating as rare DX It really is an amazing experience Extra 6db Pileups Choosing modes and hours Balance
Being more common DX It is still an amazing experience Your “virtual amp has a lower output” Pileups – you are in in them, not are them Modes and hours still important You get to determine your personal challenges Local Hams are more common
Challenges The noise level Power Lines Construction and industry Other RFI sources – Power – The “band is open to the middle of the ocean” – The unsolicited entreaty – Money in the Mail – RF safety
Final Thoughts Being DX was an amazing experience – 25 year old QSO’s still generating QSL’s – It has been a great way to connect with DX hams – The internet has made it a lot easier – Here is a (mostly) photographic review of the various DX locations…
XUF2B as heard from States Honest signal reports, too….