Editorials Archive

  • One of the responsibilities of any reputable radio club headquarters is to ensure the validity of expeditions conducted by its members. Obviously, providing physical evidence to support the legitimacy of […]

    DXpedition ‘Proofing’

    One of the responsibilities of any reputable radio club headquarters is to ensure the validity of expeditions conducted by its members. Obviously, providing physical evidence to support the legitimacy of […]

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  • A Definition COTA is an acronym for the special radio DX activity on ham bands and 11m known as ‘Castles On The Air’. For the purpose of COTA, a castle […]

    *All About* Castles on the Air (COTA)

    A Definition COTA is an acronym for the special radio DX activity on ham bands and 11m known as ‘Castles On The Air’. For the purpose of COTA, a castle […]

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  • One of the first decisions I face each ham dx adventure is selecting an appropriate suffix from the list provided to me by the relevant tele-communications authority. The scarcity of […]

    The Best Numbers, the Best letters for DX Callsigns

    One of the first decisions I face each ham dx adventure is selecting an appropriate suffix from the list provided to me by the relevant tele-communications authority. The scarcity of […]

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  • The DA-RC defines a ‘holiday-style’ dx adventure as one where radio operations are not the sole purpose of a visit to a DXstination. Radio ops, instead, occur on occasions when […]

    A Look at ‘Holiday-Style’ Dx Adventure…

    The DA-RC defines a ‘holiday-style’ dx adventure as one where radio operations are not the sole purpose of a visit to a DXstination. Radio ops, instead, occur on occasions when […]

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  • There’s been heated debate recently on some of the Facebook DX forums concerning bypassing QSL Managers and sending QSL cards ‘direct’ to rare stations. BUT…receiving nothing in reply!  No QSL.  […]

    The Dilemmas of Sending QSL Direct

    There’s been heated debate recently on some of the Facebook DX forums concerning bypassing QSL Managers and sending QSL cards ‘direct’ to rare stations. BUT…receiving nothing in reply!  No QSL.  […]

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  • For the majority of Eleven Meter DX enthusiasts around the globe, the fundamental aim of our hobby is to work and confirm as many DXCC entities as possible. For sure, working […]

    The Future of ALTNO on 11m

    For the majority of Eleven Meter DX enthusiasts around the globe, the fundamental aim of our hobby is to work and confirm as many DXCC entities as possible. For sure, working […]

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  • The following article ‘extract’ by the Dx University about managing pileups  is an outstanding read indeed for serious DX Hunters and DXpeditioners, regardless of their band of operation. It covers […]

    DX Pileup Management

    The following article ‘extract’ by the Dx University about managing pileups  is an outstanding read indeed for serious DX Hunters and DXpeditioners, regardless of their band of operation. It covers […]

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  • As every amateur shutterbug has learned, it’s nigh on impossible to capture the true beauty of the setting sun. That is, unless of course you’re a ham radio antenna perched […]

    View from Above

    As every amateur shutterbug has learned, it’s nigh on impossible to capture the true beauty of the setting sun. That is, unless of course you’re a ham radio antenna perched […]

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  • There’s been some hot debate recently within the Delta-Alfa Facebook group regarding the issue of sending QSL confirmation cards ‘direct’ to rare stations and bypassing the respective QSL Manager.  “What’s […]

    *QSL DIRECT?* A Tough Question

    There’s been some hot debate recently within the Delta-Alfa Facebook group regarding the issue of sending QSL confirmation cards ‘direct’ to rare stations and bypassing the respective QSL Manager.  “What’s […]

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  • As well as on licensed ham bands of course, Islands On The Air (IOTA) DX is thought by Dx Adventure Radio Club (DA-RC) members to be one of the most […]

    About IOTA – SWL, HAM & now 11m

    As well as on licensed ham bands of course, Islands On The Air (IOTA) DX is thought by Dx Adventure Radio Club (DA-RC) members to be one of the most […]

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