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Posted 11/25/2015

Posted 9/22/2015

Formation of Carolina DX Foundation

The Carolina DX Association (CDXA) is pleased to announce, effective immediately, the formation of the Carolina DX Foundation, a non-profit organization under the rules of the Internal Revenue Service Section 501(c)(3). The purpose of the CDXF is to support amateur radio DXpeditions through financial distributions. Specifically, benefits of DXpedition support by the CDXF include the furtherance of scientific research exploring electromagnetic wave propagation in the high frequency domain, and education through public presentations by DXpeditions supported by the CDXF. Donations to the CDXF are accepted from individuals and organizations, and are tax deductible per IRS rules and regulations. The CDXF is a separate, and separately managed, entity from the CDXA. The Officers of the CDXF will be elected on a yearly basis, in December, by all those who have donated to the CDXF in the preceding twelve months. Initially the Officers are: President, Hal Bouton, N4QT; Vice President, Bill Fisher, W4GRW; and Secretary-Treasurer, Cliff Wagoner, W3ZL. The Officers will make all final decisions regarding distribution of DXpedition donations.
The foundation of the CDXF stems from Frank Dowd, K4BVQ, generously donating his radio collection to the CDXA several years ago, netting the CDXA over $15,000 for DXpedition donations. Hal Bouton, President of CDXF, says “Without Frank’s generosity, the CDXF would not be possible. We are excited about building on this foundation and adding to it to help fund important DXpeditions into the future.”
For more information on CDXF, or to make a contribution, contact:
Cliff Wagoner
PO Box 577
Davidson, NC 28036

Posted 9/1/2015
The ARRL has informed Sam Hawes, K4DGJ, that he is now on the DXCC Honor Role, Mixed, with 333 current DXCC credits and 343 total credits.
Gary Dixon, K4MQG, performed a Field Check of Sam's last application at the CDXA Wednesday lunch on August 19th. So that's a turn around in under two weeks.
Congratulations Sam!

Posted 6/29/2015
Palmyra Atoll KH5-P Press Release #2 28 June 2015
Lou (N2TU) and Craig (K9CT) previously announced a DXpedition to Palmyra Atoll at the International DX Convention in Visalia, California. Palmyra (KH5) ranks #9 on the Most Wanted List and #2 in Europe. The Pacific Islands DXpedition Group has been awarded permission to activate Cooper Island in the Palmyra Atoll, 11-26, January 2016.
A team of 12 highly experienced operators and veterans of many DXpeditions has been assembled. Team members include Craig K9CT, Lou N2TU, Jerry WB9Z, Tom ND2T, Mike K9NW, Ralph KØIR, John K6MM, Bob K4UEE, Hal W8HC, Dick W3OA, Jim N9TK, and Glenn WØGJ.
The Team plans to operate five stations, 160 to 6 meters on CW, SSB and Digital modes, using a call sign to be announced at a later date. Antennas dedicated to working Europe will be deployed due to the high need and propagation path difficulty
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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

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
On February 28th, 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.

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The CW portion of the CQ Worldwide DX Contest starts at 8 p.m. Friday night, November 27, and runs until 8 p.m. Sunday night. US stations get two points for each contact with stations in North America outside the US and three points for contacts with stations outside North America. We can only contact other US stations for zone credit. We get a multiplier for each CQ zone and each country contacted on each band, 160 through 10, excluding 30, 17, and 12 meters. The rules are available in full at

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