The Joys of DX

One of the big problems with being a contester and a mostly QRP contester at that is the quality of the contesting experience is highly dependent upon band conditions.

Sure there are some guys who will slug it out for 48-hours of listening to a class-m or x solar flare but boy does that get old fast especially with headphones.

Now I’m  not saying I won’t be found at the bottom of the pileup (It’s amazing how even a five-watt signal can do it.) but I’m expanding my Amateur Radio experience and looking to become a DXer as well.

I just ordered The DX Magazine and the emailed QRZ DX newsletter.

Carl Smith, N4AA is the publisher and he couldn’t have been nicer (or quicker) I sent in my PayPal subscription and I got an immediate personal reply from Carl. Your experience may vary but fabulous service and great info.

I also have a subscription to The Daily DX and it’s great. I got my first subscription as a door prize at the Contesters’s Dinner at the Dayton Hamvention and have renewed every year since then (right after Dayton just in case I win again).

If you want to get into DXing you need this kind of information.

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About Peter West

I am retired. I'm invested into bike riding, guitar playing, yoga and Ham Radio. I am a former photojournalist, newspaper and magazine editor and public relations practitioner with national, regional and local experience. A long-time member of Toastmasters International and an active Amateur Radio (Ham) operator here in Canada I am taking on new challenges.

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