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Transmit Antennas

 

Receive Antennas

 

                                       Icom IC-765                                                                                                                  Yaesu FTDX-5000D

                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mosley Classic 33 with TX-31-XL Rotatable Dipole

 

Yaesu FT-991 in Go Box

  

 

  

Here are some short demonstrations of the beverage receive antennas and their effectiveness:

 

Some people have asked about my radio's audio settings on the FTDX-5000D
I use a Heil PR-20 Mic and have the audio menu options set as follows in the picture below.  In short, Heil mics are very bassy, we need to remove some of that bass so it does not distort and drown out the upper vocal ranges.

 

 

My other hobby is road cycling, especially in the Italian Alps and Dolomite regions.

 

The easiest way to request my QSL card would be to use ClubLog QSL Request for both Direct or Bureau.  Please make your request using the portal below:

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Rules for Working DX

 

Rules for DXing or How to have more FUN on the Bands:

(DO NOT TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY) 

 

 

The DX MODE:

1. If you come upon a pileup, find the exact DX frequency and slowly tune up your KW right on his frequency. Take your time doing this as it has maximum effect this way. The longer you take, the better. It lets others know that YOU are going to call the DX.

 

2. If you cannot wait to find out the DX call sign, ask, "What is the DX call sign?" On CW send “DX?” Call?" Do NOT listen, this takes time. DO this repeatedly until someone gives you the DX call. This will show all others on frequency that you are serious about wanting to work this DX. This is called sharing.

 

3. When you find out the DX call, repeat your call over and over again on the DX frequency. Even if he is working split there is a chance he may be listening on his transmit

frequency.

 

4. When the DX says "ABC only"- Don't believe him. If he says " Europe only" - Don't believe him. If he says, "2's only" - Don't believe him. Keep giving your call "XYZ” !!...XYZ !! ...XYZ !! How Copy MARIO?" Make sure you use his name when you call him, he may think you are someone he knows. It must work as we hear it on bands all the time so it has to be effective. Don't pay attention to directional calls. When did any DX know what they wanted ? What matters most is what YOU want.

 

5. To get the DX to work other modes tell him you want to set up a schedule later which is convenient to you. You should wait until the pileup has built up to several hundred and just before the band is about to go out, then ask him to meet you on CW, PSK31, RTTY or SSB at a set time and frequency. Above all, make sure you tell him that YOU need him on these modes. This will endear you in the hearts of all on frequency, it shows that you can work more than one mode and are a

well-rounded amateur.

 

6. If you have worked the DX previously make sure you call him and tell him that he is stronger than the last 6 times you worked him this week. The DX station will want to know this. Others on frequency will respect you more, you will be recognized as a Big Gun DXer.

 

7. When you find a DX pileup, to bring your operating skills to a higher level and impress all those on frequency - Zero beat the DX send "QRL? Is this frequency in use?" This shows character and that you are truly a caring person.

 

8. When finally making the DX contact, give the DX some background about yourself, TX, RX, ANT, WX, how many children and grandchildren you have, where they went to college, what size bedroom slipper you wear, or any other items of interest to the DX. This shows that you are not just a 59 kind of guy.This is most effective when the band is just about to fold.

 

9. After you have worked the DX you will need the QSL route. Although this will be listed on the DX packet cluster, in ARRL & DX News Letters, and on the Internet, there is no reason for you to go to all the bother of reading these sources. You can just keep calling on the DX frequency..."What is the QSL Information?" If you don't get a reply with the information after 8 or 10 calls, keep it up, your persistence will payoff. There are plenty of other stations on frequency who are

waiting to work the DX who have read these publications and they willing and ready to help you.

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