Latest CDXA News:
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:
PO Box 577
Davidson, NC 28036
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.
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
the Palmyra DXpedition
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CDXA Members do Double Duty
Many of you CDXA Members probably already know who INDEXA
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
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
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
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
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.