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  • 07 Sep 2010 19:28 | Tim Beaumont

    News of another CDXC Sponsored DX'pedition coming up on October to Sable Island.

     

    Sable Island - CY0: 21 – 29 October With only six weeks remaining the team has assembled almost everything and shipped to Halifax.  Gary, VE1RGB is organizing everything for it’s final destination. 

    The Home page of the web site has been updated to conveniently display the DX'pedition frequencies and QSL information.  CY0 DX'pedition

     

    There are 4 operators and the callsigns will be:

     

    CY0/AA4VK Ron

    CY0/N0TG Randy

    CY0/AI5P Rick

    CY0/VE1RGB Gary

     

    73 Randy – CY0/N0TG 

  • 06 Sep 2010 18:13 | Tim Beaumont

    The Chiltern DX Club are one of the sponsors of the forthcoming DX'pedition to Spratly Islands in 2011. Jim Linton VK3PC "Public Affairs" for the team will keep CDXC updated on the progress of the team.

     

     

    Moon bounce for DX0DX The Spratlys DXpedition 2011

    Sponsorship and other support continues to grow.

    6 September 2010 

     

    DXpedition Team Leader, Chris Dimitrijevic VK3FY & DU8/VK3FY has announced that Earth-Moon-Earth (EME) contacts are planned as part of the DX0DX activation of The Spratlys.

     

    Also advised is latest external funding support that has been confirmed for the DXpedition that will involve some 30 radio amateurs in three teams on Thitu Island, 6-24 January 2011.

     

    In the latest news, experienced EME contester and DXpeditioner, Colin Brown GM0RLZ will be active on both 6m and 2m. Chris VK3FY said, "We're delighted to have Colin GM0RLZ join DX0DX so it can be propagated by bouncing signals off the lunar surface.

    "He has filled a vacancy on DXpedition Team 2 (6-15 January) and has the role of coordinating any requests for moon-rise and moon-set contact attempts."

     

    The equipment proposed is an ICOM IC-9100 transceiver, OM2006 6m amplifier, Commander 2m amplifier, with antennas being a 6M7 for 6m and 2M9 on 2m, both by M2inc.

     

    Chris VK3FY said all other plans for the DXpedition are continuing satisfactorily and with 120 days to go there's a lot of work yet to be done. He said, "Support for DX0DX is growing steadily and thank you to those who have already given financially or in other ways towards this major undertaking."

     

    The Team acknowledges funding it has from NCDXF, EUDXF, CDXC (Chiltern DX Club), East Iowa DX Association, GMDX Group, Western Washington DX Club W7DX and the Helenic Amateur Radio Association of Australia.

     

    Other financial support has been received from individual radio amateurs Brad WA6JJB, Paul N6PSE, Marc DO4DXA, Maurice N4LZ, Vic W4VIC, Ken N5TY,Allan VK2CA, Paul VK2HV, Scotty KG9Z, Clay K7HC, Mitch DJ0QN, Neill K4ESE, Doyl AB4IQ, William K3WA. Billy W3EL, Hans SM0IMJ, Robert W0ZT, Albert N8NN, Tom N6AJR, Patricia K7EIE, John G3LZQ, and Tony VK3VTH.

     

    Support DX0DX:

     

    The corporate sponsors to date are:

    ACOM International

    Ham Radio Outlet

    Heil Sound

    ICOM America

    ICOM Australia

    Kabayan Online Grocery

    M2 antenna systems

    microHAM

    Mosley

    OM-Power

    QRO Communications

    Rohn Products

    SteppIR

    Spiderbeam

    THAMWAY Corp

    The RF Connection

    Titanex

    WX0B Array Systems  

     

    Support has also been given by the IARU Region 3 member society Philippine Amateur Radio Association (PARA), DXWORLD, The Daily DX and ClubLog.

     

    Jim Linton VK3PC, Public Affairs DX0DX.

    Website: www.dx0dx.net.au

  • 27 Aug 2010 15:10 | Tim Beaumont

    Following their operation from Sebatik Island (OC-295) from 24 to 27 September (see below), John, 9M6XRO; Steve, 9M6DXX, and Gordon, G3USR, will operate as 9M6XRO/P, 9M6DXX/P and 9M6/G3USR respectively, from Labuan Island OC-133, from 5 to 8 October inclusive (and possibly approx 0000-0200GMT on 9 October). Activity will be on SSB, CW and RTTY with two stations using amplifiers to a Hexbeam, verticals and a 160m inverted-L very close to the ocean. All bands from 10 to 160 metres will be used. QSL 9M6XRO/P and 9M6DXX/P via M0URX, and 9M6/G3USR via home call.
    73, Steve, 9M6DXX

    ANNOUNCING OC-295 SEBATIK ISLAND IOTA DXPEDITION 24-27 SEPTEMBER 2010
     
    9M6XRO, 9M6DXX, 9W6AMC, 9W6LEE and G3USR plan to activate the rare IOTA island of Pulau Sebatik, OC-295, from 24 to 27 September inclusive. The operation will be on 10 - 80m with the emphasis on 15 - 40m. Two stations will be used with amplifiers to a HexBeam and verticals located directly above the sea water. Callsigns will be 9M6XRO/P on CW and 9M6DXX/P on SSB and it is hoped to have both stations on the air during all the major openings to Europe and North America. OC-295 has only been claimed by 14.2% of IOTA participants, having been activated just once before, in July 2006. QSL both callsigns via M0URX, direct, bureau, or LoTW. See Sebatik Island  for further details and for a link to M0URX's on-line QSL request form for both direct and bureau cards.
    cdxc2
    SPONSORS
    The operators of the 2010 OC-295 Sebatik Island DXpedition would like to thank CDXC Chiltern DX Club for its generous sponsorship of this DXpedition.
  • 25 Aug 2010 14:23 | Michael Wells (Administrator)
    The HF DX Challenge seeks to stimulate DXing on the high HF ham bands, from 15m to 4m inclusive (where permitted by local licensing laws). The contest began in 2009 as an initiative by Gary ZL2iFB and mirrors the format of the CDXC LF Challenge.

    Dates and times

    September 1st 00:00 UTC to September 30th 23:59:59 UTC.

    Bands: 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m and 4m amateur bands only (where permitted).

    Modes: any two-way mode of transmission permitted by your licence, including the more exotic data modes such as RTTY, PSK31, JT65 and WSJT.  Any mode of propagation you can exploit.

    Power: not to exceed the maximum power permitted by your licence. 

    Assistance rules (DXcluster, DX nets, moonbounce, meteor scatter etc.)  these are all permitted, encouraged even within the spirit of the challenge. All QSOs must however be made directly between ham stations using the high HF ham bands as indicated above. 

    Scoring: one single point per DXCC country contacted, regardless of band or mode.  Each DXCC country counts just once.  The latest available ARRL DXCC country list is definitive. There are no multipliers or bonuses.

    How To Enter: the preferred way to enter is simply to upload your standard electronic log in ADIF format to Club Log.  To participate in the CDXC HF Challenge, you will first need to apply to join Club Log - if you are not already a member - then join the 'CDXC HF Challenge' club by clicking the 'Clubs' link in the top menu.

    DXers who do not log electronically and SWLs are welcome to enter too. Please send the CDXC Contest Manager a summary showing the total number of DXCC countries you have worked or heard, plus ideally a breakdown showing the number contacted/heard on each band and mode

    No QSL cards are required, but in the event of a dispute the CDXC committee may request a photocopy or print-out of applicants’ logs. There is no minimum number of entities worked in order to qualify.
  • 06 Aug 2010 11:05 | Tim Beaumont

    Several CDXC Members have become involved in this very worthy cause please read the press release below.


    Press Release [in full] by GD6TWF:
     

    The following appeal was made on DX World. Net Assistance Required 

     

    Hi! I am Abel (ex-9E2ABL). What I want to ask about is that I have passed the RSGB exam[1] and am now properly licensed.. but when I apply for the license here I am required to have a radio & I may pay for the custom duty here but for the radio that I cannot afford … so if there is a way like an organization to support or anything…that I can get a radio it will be so helpful. I hope I will get a positive response.

    Thank you, 73 Abel 

     

    Following this appeal Sid May ET3SID a British National Resident in Ethiopia for decades contacted DX World.Net to say he had coached four young Ethiopians – all members of the Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society (“EARS”) through the examination including Abel – and stated that all four were in the same position; they had the qualification to get a license but could not afford the cost of buying, shipping and importing equipment. 

    As a result of this request several amateurs made offer of help and it was decided to form a simple appeal to raise funds and accept donations of equipment so that these four young amateurs could get on the air. 

     

    The appeal is called Amateur Radio In Ethiopia (“ARIE”) and a webpage has been launched at http://tinyurl.com/ETproject which gives all the information and details on how to donate.

    We have already had offers of equipment and cash donations from UK, Germany, New Zealand, UK, USA and Isle of Man. 

    The appeal has been designed so anyone can donate according to means. That old rig gathering dust on the shelf would change someone’s life. A small donation would allow us to buy PL259’s or a few metres of coax. A big donation would allow us to ship a donated rig out.

    We welcome donations from individuals, clubs, societies, associations, dx-groups any where in the world. If your business is interested in being involved please contact us to see how we can work together. 

    We passionately believe that this organisation will have a lifelong impact on the recipients, help people enjoy their hobby who, without your help, would not be able to do so. Contributed towards equipping Ethiopian hams who will be making contacts and giving many other hams a new DXCC country while at the same time developing their own valuable technical skills and career prospects. 

     

    [1] Radio Society of Great Britain (‘RSGB”) International Examination. The cost of which was met by the RSGB.

    For any questions please look at our website http://tinyurl.com/ETproject or contact Chris Wood GD6TWF@IOM.COM 

  • 29 Jul 2010 10:13 | Tim Beaumont
    9M6XRO, 9M6DXX, 9W6AMC, 9W6LEE and G3USR plan to activate the rare IOTA island of Pulau Sebatik, OC-295, from 24 to 27 September inclusive. The operation will be on 10 - 80m with the emphasis on 15 - 40m. Two stations will be used with amplifiers to a HexBeam and verticals located directly above the sea water.

    Callsigns will be 9M6XRO/P on CW and 9M6DXX/P on SSB and it is hoped to have both stations on the air during all the major openings to Europe and North America. OC-295 has only been claimed by 14.2% of IOTA participants, having been activated just once before, in July 2006. QSL both callsigns via M0URX, direct, bureau, or LoTW.

    See
    Sebatik 2010 for further details and for a link to M0URX's on-line QSL request form for both direct and bureau cards.
  • 19 Jul 2010 16:42 | Tim Beaumont

    GW - Ramsey Island EU-124 - Once again the Strumble Head DX and Contest Group are heading over the water to activate this rare Welsh coastal island. Several CDXC members will be in the team on the air from 22nd July through to 26th or 27th July (all dependant on tides) using the club call MC0SHL. This trip also takes in the RSGB IOTA contest where they will be on the air using the club contest call MW9W over the weekend 24th and 25th July. Last year they tried to work as many Asian and Pacific stations as this is #18 most wanted on the IOTA listings for that area and they will again try to make as many contacts both before and during the contest. They will have 3 stations using the following equipment;

    2 x Elecraft K3 Transceivers
    1 x Yaesu FT2000
    2 x G3TXQ Hexbeams (built by Ant MW0JZE)
    80M Dipole
    40M Vertical
    3 x Acom 1000

    The team will be using MC0SHL on 17 and 12M during the contest to try to give as many contacts on these bands also. They will be on the air mostly in SSB, but with some RTTY and CW thrown in. This year the team will be Rob (MW0RLJ), Jane (Robs wife), Ant (MW0JZE), Oli (MW0JRX), Tim (M0URX), Chris (G1VDP) and Tony (G4LDL). Sadly Charles (M0OXO) is not joining them but will be acting as a pilot station and will be in contact with the team throughout the trip as they are taking mobile internet so they can get on skype and their website with updates. Full details and photographs of last years operation are on the groups website SHDX where there may be live access to the station via webcam if they can get this up and running. All QSL requests should go via the team's manager M0URX where there is on line request and details on how to get the QSL quicker. All logs will be uploaded to the ARRL Logbook of the World (LoTW) upon getting back to the farm HQ on their return. Mmany thanks and we hope to hear you in the pile up.

    (Note 4,800 QSOs were made on this occasion. QSL cards are being processed)

  • 12 Jul 2010 17:44 | Tim Beaumont
    As a visitor to the CDXC website Art UN6QC informs us of a World Flora & Fauna activity from Kazakstan.
     
    UP44Q July, 16-18 2010: The Almaty Radio Amateur League will organize WFF expedition to Kulsajsky national park of Almaty area (UNFF-008). Kulsajsky lakes which have never been activated before on amateur HF ranges. More info on website:"UN DX News"
  • 03 Jul 2010 15:58 | Deleted user

    We have two more excellent raffle prizes:

    An Alinco switching power supply Model No. DM-330MW from Nevada

    A TH-K2ETE3 VHF portable transceiver from Kenwood

  • 02 Jul 2010 19:40 | Tim Beaumont

    CDXC member Col MM0NDX and team members of MS0INT Flannan Islands adventure have now all arrived home safely and the work has begun on the QSL work for the wanted IOTA EU-118.

    8,194 QSOs were logged to 5,661 Unique call signs, this should help those wanting the Flannan Isles for a new one! The QSL card has now been designed and will be sent out very soon. More information at MS0INT 

     


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