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Posted 4/25/2015
2015 Upstate Hamfest, Spartanburg, SC CDXA Booth Volunteer signup5
The 2015 Upstate Hamfest is next Saturday May 2nd.
We need your help staffing the CDXA Hamfest booth. We need 2 CDXA Members on each shift. To sign up to help your club, Click [here] for the signup form.
As an added bonus for signing up for a shift, you can add a couple of items to the K4DXA/sk estate table.
Just like in Charlotte and Raleigh hamfests, we will have a raffle for a tablet and will be offering memberships and renewals too.

Posted 4/18/2015
Palmyra Atoll KH5-P Press Release #1 18 April 2015
Palmyra Atoll KH5-P Press Release #1
Craig (K9CT) and Lou (N2TU) are proud to announce a DXpedition to
Palmyra Atoll. Palmyra (KH5) ranks in the top ten on the Most Wanted List and #2 in Europe.
Read more [here].
For some information and pictures of Palmyra Atoll, click [here]

Posted 4/17/2015
CDXA Members do Double Duty INDEXA Logo
Many of you CDXA Members probably already know who INDEXA is. Yep, it is one of the world's largest financial contributors to major DXpeditions, but did you know that the origin and current Executive Committee Members are right here in the Carolinas? INDEXA was started in Rock Hill, SC in 1983 by CDXA member W4WMQ. CDXA member and INDEXA's current President is Gary Dixon, K4MQG, VP & Newsletter Editor is John Scott, K8YC, Secretary & Treasurer is Dick Williams, W3OA and one of the Directors is Bill Jennings, W4UNP. It is truly an International DX Association with over 1000 members' world wide. Just recently INDEXA was fortunate enough to qualify for the IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. Now DXers can deduct contributions for the "Most Wanted" DXpeditions through INDEXA on their personal taxes each year. You can join INDEXA, pay dues, and make donations through the INDEXA web site at www.indexa.org.

Posted 4/9/2015
K4VCF - Paul Jones was the winner of the CDXA raffle prize (Toshiba Tablet) at the Raleigh Hamfest.




Posted 3/15/2015 CDXA President
Hal Bouton, N4QT, was elected Friday Evening at the CDXA Hamfest Banquet to fill the term of Ken Boyd, K4DXA, who recently passed away.

Posted 3/14/2015 Great News DXers.
Lots of things can change in the next few months but Dom, 3Z9DX, is one that has the greatest possibility of activating North Korea. Start now getting those antennas ready and wish for wonderful propagation. 73, Gary, K4MQG
-PRESS RELEASE #1-
On February 28th, DX-World.net broke the news that Dom 3Z9DX had written permission to operate amateur radio from a VERY wanted DXCC entity.
Today, we can reveal that entity is North Korea (P5).
Dom 3Z9DX explains he has received a further letter from authorities in Pyongyang inviting him to a final meeting to discuss [and for he to accept] rules by the North Korean military and the relevant telecommunications department.
This meeting will take place in December with activity planned for January or February 2016.
According to P5 telecoms, Dom will be permitted only three bands (20-15-10) likely using a multiband vertical from a secured place in Pyongyang with two government supervisors over-looking 24/7.
Activity will last for 5 days.
At the moment this is a solo expedition to the #1 Most wanted entity using SSB only. He is working hard behind the scenes to get one more op (CW) to join him.
Please realise this project is a work in progress and try to understand that it may only be Dom who operates from P5.
More updates / website throughout 2015.
Any questions via Press Officer, Col MM0NDX.

Posted 3/1/2015
Navassa
Lou - N2TU
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Posted 3/5/2015
K1N Interview for MDXC by W0GJ
1- The 1st question is "mandatory" Dott. Glenn: it has been 25 years from the last activity in KP1. This made of Navassa the Most Wanted #1. How did you feel being part of the team?
We have been working on getting permission to operate from Navassa (and Desecheo) since 1998. It has been a very long and difficult road working to get permission from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service who has jurisdiction over these entities. Read more here.

Updated 2/13/2015
New QSL Bureau Web Page
The W4-K4-N4 QSL Bureau is launching a new web page. Click on the "W4QSL Bureau" tab (above) to access the Bureau's new web page. Please note the large box with the blue background entitled "Your W4-K4-N4 Card Status Check". Read what it says and then click on the word "sorter" within that box or scroll to the bottom of the page to see if your card sorter is participating in this new program. A hash tag (#) next to your letter indicates that your data is on line.

As this this the F, I, K, N, O, V and Z letter suffixes are now on line. Putting this data on line is considerable extra work for our letter sorters. As such, their participation is voluntary and I ask your understanding if your letter sorter chooses not to participate.

Give a big "Thank You" to Dick, W3OA and Wayne, WB4BXW for developing this program for us.
73 to all,
Paul Sturpe, W3GQ
QSL Bureau Mgr for W4, K4, N4 Prefixes

Posted 12/8/2014
Pictures from the 2014 Christmas Dinner
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Short K1N video
Using a Go-Pro camera, here s a short video taken by Jerry WB9Z showing the first helicopter flight to Navassa. Also on-board were N4GRN amd W0GJ, the first ham radio operators to set foot on the island for 22 years. The video last 4 minutes but is well worth viewing. Scenes from the lighthouse, the camp & antenna farm, plus the last QSO made by W0GJ. In addition it shows the last helicopter flight out with W0GJ, K9CT & WB9Z, who stayed the last +20 hours adding another 9,000 contacts..including dismantling the last of the camp.


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GDXF Mega DXpeditions Honor Roll  


           

Call Mode Active Entities Total Entities
AA4VMixed340363
K4BVQMixed340383
K4CIAMixed340375
K4MQGMixed340379
K4TAGMixed340359
K4XPMixed340357
KA4SMixed340358
KZ2IMixed340362
N2TUMixed340349
N4PQXMixed340346
N4XOMixed340382
N4ZCMixed340372
W4MBDMixed340357
W4NLMixed340371
W4ZVMixed340384
WX4GMixed340379
AA4RMixed339358
K2SXMixed339357
K4ESEMixed339355
N2ZZMixed339347
N4ZYMixed339351
W4AGMixed339367
W4VHFMixed339355
WA4DTMixed339351
AA4SCMixed338354
AK4NMixed338351
K4MDMixed338351
K4ZOMixed338352
N1GCMixed338343
W3OAMixed338347
W4HGMixed338357
W4RDXMixed338346
W4UWMixed338375
WA4MWXMixed338349
K5EKMixed337348
W3GQMixed337344
K4BYNMixed336355
N4ZXMixed336345
W6NWSMixed336346
K2SDMixed335349
K4ZAMixed335344
W4UFOMixed335342
AA4SMixed334360
KF2XMixed334343
K4GHSMixed333345
KF4NEFMixed332335
W4CCWMixed332344
AA4VPhone340362
K4CIAPhone340364
K4MKPhone340348
K4MQGPhone340375
K4TAGPhone340359
K4XPPhone340356
KZ2IPhone340360
N2TUPhone340349
N4PQXPhone340346
N4ZCPhone340367
W4MBDPhone340357
AA4RPhone339358
W4UNPPhone339353
W3OAPhone338347
W4UWPhone338375
WX4GPhone338369
K5EKPhone337348
N1GCPhone337342
W4VHFPhone337351
K4BVQPhone336373
W3NCPhone336345
W4UFOPhone335342
AA4SPhone334357
W4RDXPhone333341
K4ZOPhone332345
KF4NEFPhone332335
AA4VCW339351
K4CIACW339350
K4MQGCW339352
N2TUCW339348
K2SXCW338351
WX4GCW338351
K4XPCW337347
AA4RCW336343
KZ2ICW336347
W4AGCW335340
K5EKCW334344
W6NWSCW331339
N2TURTTY/Digital339348

Honor Roll Status as of April 13, 2015
All numbers are taken from the ARRL website

   
Call 50 FFA 144 222 432 1296 Sat
AA4S15268     
AA4SC612389322 1  
AA4ZZ212183152101100  
AD4IE10282     
K2SX206178     
K4GHS12094     
K4LVV553355     
K4MQG408167     
K4XP257161411 102
K5EK3151921    
K7BV218121     
K8YC2201644 1  
KF4NEF12492     
KG4TAH2014     
KI4TZ225161174 4 16
KZ2I150115     
N1GC4282431435655  
N4GBK126110     
N4HN5003701795515 
N4UFP399302103    
W3GQ78521    
W4DEE162138     
W4FRA310246     
W4NE10278     
W4TUN172140     
W4UFO214114     
WA2ODO  225   

VUCC Stading as of April 13, 2015
All numbers are taken from the ARRL website


Year   QTH Class   Score   Comment
2014 WW4CP 2E 5,508 4th in Class
2013 KI4TZ 3E 9,738 2nd in Class
2012 KI4TZ 3E 9,946 2nd in Class
2011 KI4TZ 3E 8,550 1st in Class
2010 AA4SC 3E 10,020 1st in Class
2009 K4DXA 3E 8,876 1st in Class
2008 AA4S 5E 13,950 1st in Class, Set Class Record
2007 AA4S 4E 12,702   1st in Class, Set Class Record
2006 W3OA 2E 7,754 2nd in Class
2005 K4DXA 2E 2,100 3rd in Class
2004 K4DXA 2E 2,261 3rd in Class
 
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Year Points CW Team Members Comment
2012 14,021,610 N2TU, N4ZC, W3GQ, W3OA, and W7DO 6th WW
2011 17,608,406 IS0/K7QB, N2TU, N4ZC, W3GQ, and W3OA 5th WW
2010 11,320,594 IS0/K7QB, N2TU, N4ZC, W3GQ, and W3OA 7th WW
2009 9,281,847 IS0/K7QB, N2TU, N4ZC, W3GQ, and W3OA 5th WW
2008 5,391,638 AA4S, IS0/K7QB, N2TU, N4ZC, WA4DOU 9th WW
2007 6,679,728 AA4NN, AA4S, IS0/K7QB, N2TU, WA4DOU 6th WW
2006 4,999,004 AA4S, W0AH (K4LY), W4GMY, WA4DOU, ZS3NN (AA4NN) 12th WW
Year Points Phone Team Members Comment
2012 12,363,413 K4LY, N4ZC, W3GQ, W3OA and W7DO 4th WW
2011 12,661,490 K3XC, KI4TZ, KZ2I, N4ZC, W3GQ 6h WW
2010 5,760,167 KI4TZ, KZ2I, N4PQX, W3GQ, W3OA 4th WW
2009 5,300,619 KI4TZ, KZ2I, N4PQX, W3GQ, W3OA 7th WW
2008 5,966,359 AA4S, KI4TZ, KZ2I, N4ZC, N4PQX 3rd WW
2007 7,656,542 AA4S, KZ2I, N4PQX, W3OA, W4WTB 4th WW
2006 9,078,007 4X/AA4V, AA4S, N1GC, N4PQX, W4WTB 2nd WW

CDXA Club Officers for 2015

President
Hal Bouton
N4QT
704-364-0941
  
Vice-President
Bill Fisher
W4GRW
980-253-5805
Secretary-Treasurer
Cliff Wagoner
W3ZL
704-987-8795
      
Pileup Editor
John Forbus
NV4A
704-489-6587
Cluster Manager
Joe Simpkins
K4MD
704-365-8492
     
QSL Manager
Paul Sturpe
W3GQ
704-322-4424
      
Contest Manager
Dick Williams
W3OA
704-658-0915
     
Webmaster
Wayne Setzer
WB4BXW
704-579-5008
   

CDXA Past Presidents
W4WNT-Bill,  W4VHF-Ted,  K4DXA-Ken,  K4MQG-Gary,  WA4OBO-Ken,  AA4R-Bill,  N4ZC-Roger  N4PQX-Bob
2001-2002      1983-1986      1988-1992           1987              1996                 1997          1981-82        1999-2000
                     2003-2012                                       Not in Picture, K4MD-Joe 1993-1995, 1998

Year CDXA Score Ranked in
Medium Club Category
2014 30,100,296 4th
2013 26,958,444 4th
2012 23,932,758 4th
2011 26,587,443 5th
2010 22,155,432 3rd
2009 10,157,613 7th
2008 11,293,344 3rd
2007 7,910,718 9th
2006 2,747,289 18th
2005 7,619,703 14th
2004 6,569,034 16th
2003 2,014,479 19th
2002 3,407,106 20th
2001 2,588,943 21st
2000 3,547,737 24th
ARRL Combined
ARRL CW ARRL Phone
ARRL CW Low Power ARRL Phone Low Power

Year CDXA Score Ranked in USA
2013 39,074,381 16th
2012 49,233,286 13th
2011 60,196,309 11th
2010 32,684,047 12th
2009 24,942,122 13th
2008 28,284,340 12th
2007 34,784,070 8th
2006 25,680,386 12th
2005 17,672,958 18th
2004 23,246,423 15th
2003 15,383,214 19th
2002 17,364,657 20th
CQWW Combiner
CQWW CW CQWW Phone
CQWW CW Low Power CQWW Phone Low Power

 

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