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Using Propagation to Your Advantage

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=20 Using Propagation to Your Advantage by Wayne Mills, N7NG We all experience variations in propagation, no matter where we are located. Of course, some areas have much better propagation to areas of greater interest. Topband on the East Coast is a good example. More countries are workable with relatively …

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Running the Show

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=19 Running the Show… by Wayne Mills, N7NG In Hints No.16, I talked about what Club Log could do to help mitigate the effects that it encourages – the recurring race for band-mode slots during major DXpeditions. It is likely that the competition created by listing DXers’ band-mode accomplishments serves …

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Remote Control DXing and DXCC in the 21st Century

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=18 Remote Control DXing and DXCC in the 21st Century by Wayne Mills, N7NG In the last decade or so, remote control operation has become more and more common. Historically, a few operators have controlled their stations through wire lines or microwave links. (Some really good DX was worked via …

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My Last Word on DXpeditioning Funding…For Now

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=17 My Last Word on DXpedition Funding… For Now: by Wayne Mills, N7NG Following a lively discussion on DXpedition funding at the International DX Conventions in Visalia, California in April, there has been considerable Internet discussion. This continued in Dayton at the DX Forum with a presentation by Don Greenbaum, …

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More DXpedition Funding and Club Log

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=16 More DXpedition Funding and Club Log by Wayne Mills, N7NG This past week saw lively discussions involving Club Log and DXpedition Funding. Following a discussion at Visalia a month ago, Don Greenbaum, N1DG, DXpeditioner and Treasurer of the Northern California DX Foundation brought the discussion to Dayton this past …

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Some of Our Best Friends

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=15 Some of our Best Friends… by Wayne Mills, N7NG  Listening to the huge pileups during the 7O6T operation last week was encouraging and disheartening. Most of the operators were excellent, doing all the right things and rattling off Qs at a furious pace. In some respects, they were contesters …

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DXpedition Funding

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=14 DXpedition Funding by Wayne Mills, N7NG  DXpedition funding is “Back in the News.” As lonely weather station tenders no longer man distant spots, and far-off military bases no longer host ham radio operators, many of these places have become very rare DXCC entities. In lieu of these convenient operating …

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DX University Recap

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=13 DX University Recap The first running of the DX University was held at the Visalia International DX Convention on April 20, 2012. By most accounts it was a great success. The topics ranged from station and antenna considerations through operating – finding and calling the DX – to ethics, …

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Prequisite Reading

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=12 Prerequisite Reading by Wayne Mills, N7NG For the last few months, I have been writing a series of articles suggesting ideas which might add to your DXing skills. Some of these are simple, some more complex. On Friday of this week, a group of very experienced DXers and DXpeditioners …

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Estimating Where to Call Next

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=11 Estimating Where to Call Next… by Wayne Mills, N7NG In the early phases of a DXpedition to a rare location, where to call depends on the size of the pileup. If you’re lucky and the pileup is still small, there is no problem. On the other hand, the pileups …

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