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FRUSTRATION MANAGEMENT

http://www.dxuniversity.com/showpage.php?id=39 FRUSTRATION MANAGEMENT POSITIVE EXPECTATIONS An important issue related to successful pileup management is frustration. Those who feel that, for any reason they will not be successful in making the QSOs they wish can be a potential source of problems for a DXpedition. A few who feel that the DX …

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QSO MECHANICS

http://www.dxuniversity.com/showpage.php?id=38 QSO MECHANICS The concept of QSO Mechanics describes to the process between the revelation of the initial full or partial call and the confirmation of the exchanged date during the QSO. It starts with the DXpedition operator signifying whom he is addressing, and ends with the last “QSL.” QSO …

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PILEUP MANAGEMENT

http://www.dxuniversity.com/showpage.php?id=37 PILEUP MANAGEMENT STUDYING THE PILEUP More than any other element a successful DXpedition depends upon the on-the-air face that is presented to the DXing public. For that reason this chapter is really at the heart of “DXpeditioning Basics”. There are other aspects of the DXpedition that are very important: …

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WHO TO WORK

http://www.dxuniversity.com/showpage.php?id=36 WHO TO WORK INTRODUCTION When a DXpeditioner sits down to work a large pileup one of the first things he must do is to determine who to work. Although he will likely begin by working anyone, this is not usually the best approach. The pileup will quickly become very …

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ORGANIZATION

http://www.dxuniversity.com/showpage.php?id=35 ORGANIZATION PLANNING Preparation for an expedition should start with a management plan established by the organizers. This plan should assign responsibilities for transportation, logistics, and operating to specific members of the team. Those assigned these responsibilities should be particularly capable of performing their duties. In addition, it is important …

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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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