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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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Some of the Best Operators

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=48 Some of the Best Operators The WeeklyDX™ Helpful Hints No. 39 from the DX University™* There has been quite a bit of DXpedition activity in the last few weeks. Some of these entities I have needed for band-country fills, and some of them have been more of a listening …

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On-Line Logs and LoTW

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=47 On-Line Logs and LoTW The WeeklyDX™ Helpful Hints No. 38 from the DX University™* The 5X8C DXpedition showed up the other day and definitely started out right. I had their on-line QSL site on the screen, and almost as quickly as I worked them on 15M, there was the …

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Chances of a Lifetime!

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=46 Chances of a Lifetime! The WeeklyDX™ Helpful Hints No. 37 from the DX University™* There’s a great piece in the last ARRL propagation report from Tad Cook, K7RA. Tad reminisces about previous sunspot cycles back to Cycle 19, which peaked in during the summer of 1958. Cycle 19 peaked …

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Continuous Calling in a Pileup – What’s Going On?

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=45 Continuous Calling in a Pileup – What’s Going On? The WeeklyDX™ Helpful Hints No. 36 from the DX University™ Listening casually to a large pileup often makes one wonder: If a DX station actually did come back to some of those calling, how would they ever hear. They seem …

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Best Practices for DXpedition Operating

http://www.dxuniversity.com/dxing/weeklydx.php?id=44 Best Practices for DXpedition Operating The WeeklyDX™ Helpful Hints No. 35 from the DX University™* This week, it’s more than a hint. I am addressing DXpeditioners directly. Heads up, guys! Several DXpeditions in recent months have caused serious problems, and to be honest, some of the operating has been …

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