Asia Pacific DX Convention, Osaka-Japan, November 2-4,2012

Asia Pacific DX Convention, Osaka-Japan, November 2-4,2012

We are pleased to announce that the 4th Asia Pacific DX Convention will be held at Osaka International House in Osaka, Japan on November 2 through 4, 2012. The program details will be announced on this website as they become available. Please check back often for updates on APDXC 2012. Photos and presentation videos from the 2005, 2008 and 2010 APDXCs are also on the website. Take a look and see how a great time was had by all at the previous conventions. We are looking forward to welcoming you at APDXC 2012.

Presentation

N6BV Dean Straw – “Little Pistol” vs “Big Gun” Antennas for DXing and Contesting

In a pileup on a really rare DX station, a 1- or 2-dB weaker signal than your competition can really test your patience trying to break through for a QSO. And if you are a “Little Gun” with modest antennas, you can easily be down two S-Units (12 dB) compared to a “Big Gun” superstation with huge stacks on tall towers.
So how does your Little Gun station actually do covering a wide geographic area ? such as all of Europe? Can you reasonably expect to have fun calling CQ with a modest station?
The answer is that you most certainly can! N6BV analyzes in detail the ability of even small stations to successfully work DX and domestic contests.