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What Happened to Ten Meters?

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=42 What Happened to Ten Meters? The WeeklyDX™ Helpful Hints No. 33 from the DX University™* By the time we are well into DXing and DXCC, most of us know about sunspots and sunspot cycles. It appears that we are currently approaching the peak of sunspot cycle 24. For those …

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Expectations: What do YOU expect from a DXpedition?

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=41 Expectations: What do YOU expect from a DXpedition? The WeeklyDX™ Helpful Hints No. 32 from the DX University™* One of the things that always comes up before, during and after a DXpedition is how to deal with the expectations of DXers. It’s probably safe to say that most DXpeditioners …

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A Postcard from Montana

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=40 A Postcard from Montana The WeeklyDX™ Helpful Hints No. 30 from the DX University™* I had worked the current Conway Reef DXpedition on the needed band-modes in the couple of days prior to leaving for a visit with the grand kids on Friday last week. There wasn’t any pressure …

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The Nature of Future DXpeditions

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=39 The WeeklyDX™ Helpful Hints No. 29 from the DX University™* The Nature of Future DXpeditions The following question was asked on one of the DX Club chat reflectors last week: “Will DXpeditions Change in the Next 10-20 Years?” Without a doubt, DXpeditioning will change in the next 10 – …

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Upcoming DX — Swains Island

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=28 Upcoming DX – Swains Island by Wayne Mills, N7NG Coming early in September will be another Swains Island DXpedition. Although there have been a number of expeditions recently, and more are in the works, this one will be especially interesting to me because it offers clear-cut opportunities for success …

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Why?

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=27 Why? by Wayne Mills, N7NG While observing some of the excellent operating from D64K and 9M4SLL this past week, one might wonder why there has been relatively little acrimony present on the DXpedition frequencies. While there have been some complaints, particularly from the more deserving inEurope, the overall response …

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How to Gain an Advantage in a Pileup

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=26 How to Gain an Advantage in the Pileups (Or, how to minimize your kWh!) by Wayne Mills, N7NG I recently purchased a “Kill A Watt” Model P-4400 by P3 International. This device measures AC power consumption – KWH. It’s good up to 15 amps, and I intended to use …

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Reduce Confusion by Improving Your Timing — And Listening!

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=25 Reduce confusion by improving your timing – and listening! by Wayne Mills, N7NG Some time ago, I wrote about the confusion that I had been observing when one operator misread the signals from the station he was working and began transmitting before the other operator was finished. In a …

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DXpedition Retrospective: 1A0C

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=24 DXpedition Retrospective: 1A0C by Wayne Mills, N7NG Paraphrasing the venerable Hugh Cassidy: If you worked [a DXpedition], it was a great one! If you didn’t, well…it wasn’t all that good. Listening to the some of the comments from the western reaches, last week’s DXpedition to Sovereign Military Order of …

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New DX Waves and Terms Coming Up: The DXPP and Outer Space

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=23 New DX Waves and Terms Coming Up: The DXPP and Outer Space By Guest Contributor Martti J. Laine, OH2BH Thanks to NCDXF Treasurer Don Greenbaum, N1DG and his excellent financial study of several mega-DXpeditions, 2012 will be remembered as the year that financial openness began to make inroads into …

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