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Mike VP8CMH/MM – sailing south

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I’ve always enjoyed working maritime mobile stations, especially if they are in remote parts of the world. My second QSO with Mike was just a few minutes ago as he was steaming south from 61S by 47W, just southwest of South Orkney Island onboard the Royal Research Ship James Clark Ross. Our QSO was on…

DXpedition to Zone 2? In my dreams…

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For most DXers the “Worked All Zones” award has always played second fiddle to DXCC. It just sorta happens in the background as countries are worked and is a by-product of those energies. I’ve always thought it should be the other way around. With zones being distributed around the globe, a station’s zone total says more of…

Maps for DXers

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I just worked a station in China and a Google search of his QTH led me to an interesting website. EI8IC has put a lot of work into producing maps (some of them interactive) that display prefixes and other info for almost every part of the world. The maps can be used online in your…

9J2T, Recouping expenses via LoTW is okay!

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9J2T is taking some heat right now on various blogs. They’ve done something that, frankly, I’m wondering what took DXpeditions so long to implement in the first place – charging for LoTW confirmations. According to their detractors, since uploads to LoTW are free, LoTW confirmations should be freely available to all who worked them. Historically…

If shelters last longer than 4 hours, please consult a physician

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A news update from DX Coffee: The local Facilities, Supplies, and Logistics team went through a full erection and evaluation of the candidate shelters for the expedition. Two men can erect one of these shelters in less than 30 minutes. The great advantages over shelters used previously are the quick erection and the larger floor…

DXing for fun, not formal recognition

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DXing was a potent stepping stone into amateur radio for me. SW DXing, that is – as a mere listener. It converted “magic” and “radio” into synonymous terms in my psyche and I consider it a very fortuitous way of becoming a ham radio DXer. As I read various DX forums, magazine articles and other…