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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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CW Code Readers

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=9 CW Code Readers For those of you who have survived the ARRL SSB Contest, I offer the following: Despite its disadvantages, one of the major advantages of SSB operation is that it is easily interpreted. Of course, there are language issues, but it is easier to learn a language …

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Slow Down a Bit

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=8 Slow Down a Bit… by Wayne Mills, N7NG This week’s suggestion is aimed more at DXpeditioners, but it also addresses DXers. I just wrote a section for an updated version of DXpeditioning Basics (suggesting that DXpedition operators might benefit, and actually increase their rate by lowering their speed on …

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Faulty Timing

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=7 Faulty Timing by Wayne Mills, N7NG In contesting, it makes perfect sense to work stations as fast as possible. The time is limited we must maximize the number of QSOs in that time. In DXpeditioning, we want to maximize the number of different stations we work in a limited …

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When in Doubt — Don’t Transmit

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=6 When in Doubt – Don’t Transmit! by Wayne Mills, N7NG Many DXers see what they want to see in big pileup behavior. Some see other DXers as a bullies, intent on getting to the DX first, not caring about the expense. These guys decry the tactics: the constant calling, …

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Making the Best of Your Time — Study the Pileup

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=5 Making the Best of Your Time – Study the Pileup by Wayne Mills, N7NG This week’s topic is an extension of a previous discussion. Studying the pileup is still one of the most important topics of all, and again I am talking about listening. In the early phases of …

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The Phases of a DXpedition

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=4 The Phases of a DXpedition by Wayne Mills, N7NG When a DXpedition shows up on the bands, there is going to be a lot of additional activity. Everyone who needs a contact on any of the bands will probably be scrambling for QSOs. How much chaos depends on the …

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