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  • 02 May 2013 11:49 | Tim Beaumont
    I operated the G100RSGB centenary call on Sunday 28th April under the CDXC Sussex banner, managed to work for 20 hours out of the 24, worked a total of 218 Qs on 20 mtrs and 592 on 40 mtrs, a total of 810 QSOs.

    Interesting that I was able to get a clear slot on 40 mtrs at 8am local time and stayed there untill 8pm, a total of 12 hours without a break in the QSO rate, quite amazing, really enjoyed the experience.

    Station set up was quite modest, Elecraft K3, linear running 400 watts and a windom at 60 ft.
    Hope this might be of interest and maybe spur someone else into having a go.
    73, John G8FMJ.
  • 18 Apr 2013 17:33 | Tim Beaumont

    Bill Cross G0ELZ & David Oakden G3UFO Both CDXC Members are pleased to be Committee Members of the Marine Radio Museum Society Wallasey and would like to announce the information below.

    The special event callsigns GB70BOA & GB70WA will be activated from Fort Perch Rock at the Mersey entrance for GB70BOA and Leasowe Lighthouse for GB70WA between 20th and 27th May inclusive. Activity will take place on all band 80M to 10M and VHF/UHF 144 and 432 Mhz all modes.

    Hosted by the Marine Radio Museum Society (Wallasey) resident callsign GB4FPR, operators from Wirral & District Amateur Radio Club (WADARC), Chester And District Amateur Radio Society (CADARS) and a contest contingent from the Tall Trees Group (G5D) are hoping to make over 2800 contacts during this period.

    This is to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of The Atlantic in which over 2800 allied ships were lost. A special QSL card is being produced in commemoration. Details via GB70BOA and GB70WA are part of the official recognition of this event.

  • 13 Apr 2013 16:11 | Tim Beaumont
    G3VDB, Jim Evans intends to operate as 8Q7EJ from a new location, Komandoo Island, MJ65RL, from 2013-05-13 to 2013-05-26; holiday style operation. In previous trips I have operated 14MHz only because of antenna restrictions but may try higher bands this time. If propagation is good I will try SSB & CW; if conditions are poor, then CW only.

    My room this time is a 'Water Villa' on a wooden jetty over the sea. See picture at I am hoping that should make my vertical antenna perform.
  • 10 Mar 2013 05:54 | Tim Beaumont
    The Cass Award is an incentive to encourage DXpedition operating excellence.

    From the remote South Atlantic island of Tristan Da Cunha as ZD9UW in October 2012, Rob worked 3362 unique stations over his 4-day DXPedition, demonstrating an outstanding effort to log as many individuals as possible. A picture of Rob (on the left) receiving his plaque and prize from Michael G7VJR in Cambridge, England on March 7, 2013 can be seen in>

    Presented annually, the Cass Award encourages DXPeditions to maximize the number of DXers worked with a $1000 prize for the Single-Operator DXpedition that works the most unique callsigns. This award honors the wisdom and spirit of Cass WA6AUD (SK), whose stories in the West Coast DX Bulletin taught a generation of DXers that DX IS!

    Congratulations to Rob ZD9UW on his achievement in winning this year’s award. If you’re interested in competing for or contributing to the 2013 Cass Award, visit .

    73, The Cass Award Team (Michael G7VJR, Paul VE1DX, Dave AA6YQ)
  • 24 Feb 2013 18:07 | Tim Beaumont
    An International group, along with the DXP will be in collaboration with the Association des Radio Amateurs Tunisiens ARAT and the Engineering University of Gabes, are planning a second IOTA DXpedition to Djerba Island ww. loc. JM53KT (AF-083, WFF 3VFF-007, WLOTA L-1394 and ARLHS TUN-022), between April 29th and May 6th.

    The Association des Radio Amateurs Tunisiens (ARAT) is expected to receive the callsign TS8TI on March 15th.

    Current operators/club participants mentioned are:
    Ashraf / KF5EYY, 3V8SA (ARCS of Tunisian Scout), 3V8ST (ARC of Tunis), 3V8ESG (Department of Communications and Networking National Engeneering School of Gabès), 3V8SF (Scout Radio Club of Sfax), Leopoldo / I8LWL, Fred / IK7JWX (Team Leader), Antonello / IK2DUW (QSL Manager), Titti / IK8GQY (YL), Ferruccio / IK8TEM, Ampelio/IS0AGY, Rosy/IW2NLC (YL), Stefano / IK6JRI, Luciano / IZ7EVZ, Fabio / IZ8DSS (CW)

    Activity will be on all HF bands, including the 30/17/12/6 meter bands and the CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31/63/125, modes.
    For operators, sponsors and individual contributions :

    73 de Fred IK7JWX
  • 17 Feb 2013 11:09 | Tim Beaumont
    We would like to inform that we will on the air on March 9th -17th, 2013 from Rondo Island OC-245 and Rondo Lighthouse IDO-369, as the most west island and the most west lighthouse in Indonesia archipelago.

    We are 4 persons YB6AR/P, YB3MM/6, YF1AR/6 and YC6EI/P will QRV using 4 stations simultaneously on 10 ~ 80 meter bands, SSB and digital modes.
    We are applying special call to use together among us, but until now is under progress of administration.

    Even though Rondo Island is not so far from main Sumatra Island, there is almost no facility. Rondo Island is also very difficult to reach since there is no special beach for boat landing.
    Ham radio operation from Rondo Island is the first time, and this project is able to give IOTA / LOTA service of OC-245 / IDO 369 to many IOTA /LOTA Chasers in the world.
    Our estimated budget is just USD 2,000 as attached, which mainly born by each operators.

    Based on above background, here we would like to invite you to join in this project by giving some sponsorship. In return, we will put your logo on our webiste and QSL card, or something else following your sponsorship regulation.

    Other detail information can be seen on

    If you agree with our project proposal, you can send your sponsor or donation to us via paypal account
  • 17 Nov 2012 13:45 | Tim Beaumont
    I shall be visiting Aasiaat Island from Tuesday 20 November. This is a "workspedition" so operating times will be limited (see QRZ.COM). I am staying at various hotels which are single storey and antenna erection will probably not be possible (there are no trees in Greenland - only power poles!!!!). However on the last 3 days of my planned visit I have a top room booked at the Seamans' home which is also close to the sea.

    This is my first ever effort at operating from the sharp end so things will be interesting. I have visited Greenland many times now and if any one is planning a dxpedition and needs advice please contact me.

    Regards, Graham G4MFX.
  • 08 Oct 2012 14:22 | Tim Beaumont
    G2BKZ Rob reports that he will be in Malta again mid October for a couple of weeks. Operating, as usual as 9H1KZ. Hope to hear a few more of you, please let me know if you are a CDXC member.
    73, Rob G2BKZ
  • 30 Sep 2012 03:45 | Tim Beaumont
    JA1NVF (Kit), JF7ELG (Kowata), JJ2VLY (Miho), and JQ2GYU (Yutaka) will be active from RST (Radio Space of TINIAN) in Tinian Island (OC-086) between October 18-22, 2012 as NH0J. QRV CW/SSB on 80 to 6m. Kowata and Miho will try RTTY/PSK as well.
    They may also use their personal US call signs such as AH0J (QSL via JA1NVF), WA2O/KH0 (QSL via JF7ELG), WS2M/KH0 (QSL via JJ2VLY), and WS2Y/KH0 (QSL via JQ2GYU).
    The QSL route to NH0J, "J-TINIAN Radio Space Club", is "via JJ2VLY", and please don't send your QSL request to Tinian Island, but request to JJ2VLY by DIRECT (SAE + US$2) or JARL BURO.

    Yutaka, JQ2GYU (also WS2Y, M0LZP, T88YU, and JF1LZQ)
    Operated 9M4SDX (2007), GJ6UW (2011), and 9M0L (2012)
    Activated JW/JQ2GYU in 2010
  • 04 Sep 2012 18:50 | Tim Beaumont

    Here's an up-date on the forthcoming Azores Activity weekend.

    There's also a link to the associated web-site, which as you will see, links into ClubLog:

    There will be two CDXCers doing their best to make some noise from Corvo CU9 (EU-089) during this operation.

    73 - Nigel G3TXF


    September 5, 2012



    It is often said that DXers only work DX. More recently, we have seen a healthy shift toward assisting the society they visit by helping locals become stronger in Amateur Radio. Something totally new is now happening in the CU-land - the Azores.

    In recent years, the Azores Islands have balanced their agriculture and livestock sectors through increased awareness of their great location and unique landscape facilitated by the development of the local infrastructure to receive more visitors from industrialized countries. Significant progress has been made in expanding tourist facilities, convention hotels and holiday resorts. The Azores is now capable of accommodating 10,500 visitors per day. Additionally, the Azorean airline (SATA) is set to serve many European destinations in addition to the US and Canada.

    Radio amateurs are now stepping forward to help the Azoreans increase the awareness of all of their nine islands, all
    within reach of SATA airline service. Forming nine country teams with the locals, a total of twenty DXers will fly in from SATA destinations to be on the air from the nine islands as part of the "Azores Nine Islands Hunt" - a unique concept to bring everyone on board globally to share what the Azores can offer. Those participating are:


    The Amateur Radio group is also set to streamline emergency communications procedures throughout the archipelago.
    Together with the local amateur population and administrators, they will be using this activity to test the island-to-island amateur radio network. The ARRL is sending their best resources, lending their expertise in this field.

    The project website was launched today at for your review while you can also study the Azores at

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