*EDITORIAL* The Purpose of ‘Skeds’

DXpedition ops are always bombarded by “sked” requests’ and, over the years, I’ve satisfied many such requests during my ‘rare’ or ‘most wanted’ dx adventure.

The term “sked” is shortened version of the word ‘schedule’.

In the context of 11m or Ham radio, a “sked” is a pre-arranged or scheduled contact between one or more radio ops.

It refers to a QSO schedule which is a set date, time, frequency, and mode where ops will meet to make a contact.