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OBJECTIVES

http://www.dxuniversity.com/showpage.php?id=34 OBJECTIVES Any major expeditioning effort will necessarily have a number of objectives that need to be fulfilled. Identifying these objectives is an important task if the endeavour is to successfully proceed toward a satisfactory conclusion. This is strategic planning. Modern DXpeditions require considerably more effort and planning than in …

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INTRODUCTION

http://www.dxuniversity.com/showpage.php?id=33 INTRODUCTION The purpose of most DXpeditions is to 1) satisfy the DXers demand for country (entity) award credits, and 2) to do so in a manner that is fun for the audience – the DXers. The DXpedition members, organizer(s) and operators – the Team Leaders – are in the …

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DXPEDITIONING BASICS – 2013

http://www.dxuniversity.com/showpage.php?id=31&title=DXPeditioning_Basics_2013 DXPEDITIONING BASICS – 2013 CONTENTS 1 Foreword 2 Introduction3 Objectives4 Organization5 Who to Work6 Pileup Management7 QSO Mechanics8 Frustration Management9 Pileup Problems10 Follow Up11 Ethics12 INDEX http://www.dxuniversity.com/showpage.php?id=32 FOREWORD In the early years of the 20th Century almost everything was DX for most hams. Across town, across the country or …

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Nicaragua DXpedition 2013

http://nicaragua2013.com/ Nicaragua, officially the Republic of Nicaragua , is the largest country in the Central American isthmus, bordering Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south. The country is situated between 11 and 14 degrees north of the Equator in the Northern Hemisphere, which places it entirely within …

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Heard DXpedition Restructuring

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=54 Heard DXpedition Restructuring The WeeklyDX™ Helpful Hints No. 45 from the DX University™* (2013.06.03) Following the announcement that the [now] 2015 Heard Island DXpedition will be restructured, several questions arise. One obvious option for a restructured expedition to Heard would be to field a smaller team – 4 to …

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A Retrospective on Mega-DXpeditions

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=53 A Retrospective on Mega-DXpeditions The WeeklyDX™ Helpful Hints No. 44 from the DX University™* (2013.05.20) The rescheduling and restructuring of the 2014 Heard Island DXpedition might give us pause for additional thought. Even with the prospect of combining interests with ham radio and scientific endeavors, the cost of a …

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The DXpedition of the Year

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=52 The DXpedition of the Year The WeeklyDX™ Helpful Hints No. 43 From the DX University™* (2013.04.27) For many years, awards have been given for the “the DXpedition of the year.” These awards are given to groups who volunteer their time and resources to put rare countries, IOTA islands, lighthouses, …

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Is the Honor Roll Too Difficult?

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=51 Is the Honor Roll Too Difficult? The WeeklyDX™ Helpful Hints No. 42 from the DX University™*  (2013.04.08) The history of the Honor Roll goes back nearly to the beginning of the DXCC program. The first mention of such recognition was presented in QST for May 1940, p. 76: This …

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Working Dupes

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=50 Working Dupes The WeeklyDX™ Helpful Hints No. 41 from the DX University™* Duplicate QSOs (dupes) have always been a problem. They usually arise when the DXer is not absolutely sure that he is in the log, or when one or the operators has logged the wrong call. With the …

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Targeting

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=49 Targeting The WeeklyDX™ Helpful Hints No. 40 from the DX University™* This hint is primarily for DXpedition leaders, but can also help DXers understand why a DXpedition is asking for a specific area. This topic is the result of questions asked during the recent Clipperton operation. Many contemporary DXpeditions …

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