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A, B, C’s of Dx Fundamentals of the Art of DXing XIV

http://www.deltadx.net/ABCDx/Sections/DX%20Info%20Sources.htm A, B, C’s of Dx Fundamentals of the Art of DXing XIV W5FKX, Don Boudreau DXing Info Sources Good Information is Important! As mentioned time and again, one of the most important things that a DXer can have is good information, such as expected band conditions, planned DX operations …

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A, B, C’s of Dx Fundamentals of the Art of DXing XIII

http://www.deltadx.net/ABCDx/Sections/DXpeds.htm A, B, C’s of Dx Fundamentals of the Art of DXing XIII W5FKX, Don Boudreau DXpeditions What is a DXpedition? The term “expedition” is defined as ” (1) an organized journey undertaken for a specific purpose; (2) the person or persons making such a journey”. From this, we can …

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A, B, C’s of Dx Fundamentals of the Art of DXing XII

http://www.deltadx.net/ABCDx/Sections/Awards.htm A, B, C’s of Dx Fundamentals of the Art of DXing XII W5FKX, Don Boudreau Awards Why Awards? A question that is frequently on the mind of those listening to a DXer talk about DXing is “What is the big appeal of DXing? After you’ve contacted the place most …

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A, B, C’s of Dx Fundamentals of the Art of DXing XI

http://www.deltadx.net/ABCDx/Sections/Modes.htm A, B, C’s of Dx Fundamentals of the Art of DXing XI W5FKX, Don Boudreau Operating Modes Is there a “Best” mode for DXing? From the single mode of keying a spark-gap signal, to more than a dozen different ways of communicating over the radio waves, ham radio has …

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A, B, C’s of Dx Fundamentals of the Art of DXing X

http://www.deltadx.net/ABCDx/Sections/Antennas.htm A, B, C’s of Dx Fundamentals of the Art of DXing X W5FKX, Don Boudreau HF Antennas Now that you’ve got a feel for the basic principles of what RF waves are, and how they propagate, let’s review a few things about antennas – the part of the station …

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A, B, C’s of Dx Fundamentals of the Art of DXing IX

http://www.deltadx.net/ABCDx/Sections/Propagation.htm A, B, C’s of Dx Fundamentals of the Art of DXing IX W5FKX, Don Boudreau HF Propagation Despite the fact that it involves only a small band of the total electromagnetic wave spectrum, HF propagation is a complex topic. Despite all attempts at brevity, this chapter contains a large …

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A, B, C’s of Dx Fundamentals of the Art of DXing VIII

http://www.deltadx.net/ABCDx/Sections/RFwaves.htm A, B, C’s of Dx Fundamentals of the Art of DXing VIII W5FKX, Don Boudreau Radio Frequency Waves What are RF Waves? To begin, it is helpful to understand what are radio waves and how they move (propagate) from A to B. Since we all know a bit about …

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A, B, C’s of Dx Fundamentals of the Art of DXing VII

http://www.deltadx.net/ABCDx/Sections/Equipment.htm A, B, C’s of Dx Fundamentals of the Art of DXing VII W5FKX, Don Boudreau Station Equipment: Things to Consider First-things-first! In this chapter, we’ll briefly look into some of the key elements of importance in understanding the equipment that we use for DXing. Whether you’re just now planning …

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A, B, C’s of Dx Fundamentals of the Art of DXing V

http://www.deltadx.net/ABCDx/Sections/TheQSO.htm A, B, C’s of Dx Fundamentals of the Art of DXing V Don Boudreau, W5FKX The QSO: Making the Contact Now that you know how to tune for DX, the next logical step is to develop the skills needed for making a contact (QSO). One might think that a …

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A, B, C’s of Dx Fundamentals of the Art of DXing VI

http://www.deltadx.net/ABCDx/Sections/QSLs.htm A, B, C’s of Dx Fundamentals of the Art of DXing VI Don Boudreau, W5FKX Getting the QSL! Why QSL? Working a DX station is only the first half of the job – now, you must get a confirmation (QSL) of the contact. Why? Well, some do it just …

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