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Posted 10/10/2019
2019 CQWW phone contest
Four CDXA members will be putting St. Kitts and Nevis on the air from October 22 through 29, 2019, including CQWW phone over the weekend. The operators are Steve, AA4V/V47AA, Gay, V4/N4SF, Rick, V4/W4GE and Dave, V4/AA4VT (formerly K8AJA). The contest callsign will be V49V. V49V cards direct to N4SF with SASE and SAE with return postage. QSL direct to personal calls. All operator logs will be uploaded to LOTW immediately upon return home. No bureau cards. We will be on all bands and modes using personal calls before and after the contest. If you hear us, please work us.
73
Steve AA4V
Gay N4SF
Rick W4GE
Dave AA4VT
Posted 9/22/2019
CDXA Member, Cliff Wagoner - W3ZL, Silent Key.
CDXA Secretary and Treasurer,


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Posted 6/2/2019
CDXAmembers at groups.io
CDXA is in the process of moving from the 'Mailman' email reflector to 'groups.io' email reflector for our email service. Reason for the change is because the 'mailman' reflector does not have the ability to send images, attachments and sometimes links. The 'Groups.io' email reflector gives us the ability to add images, attachments, links, etc. to emails going out to all members. It also gives us some new tools like polls, etc
Previous an email was sent to all CDXA members inviting you to join the CDXAMembers@Groups.io. All CDXA members joinging the CDXAMembers@groups.io must be approved before you can use it. The approval process is an unfortunate necessity given people who would abuse the service.
If you are a CDXA member and have not yet signed up for the CDXA groups.io reflecter, you can signup here.
Posted 5/27/2019
HELP WANTED
We need your help if your call sign begins with W4, K4 or N4. The Carolina DX Assocaiation is the sponsor for the 4th area incoming QSL bureau. The QSL bureau is staffed by vounteers. How can YOU help? Make sure you have envelops or funds on file with your sorter. If you do not want bureau QSL cards, then please let your sorter know that as well. Who is your sorter?
Go to https://www.cdxa.org/w4qsl-bureau/index.php Enter your call sign in the blank box next to "Submit Query" and press ENTER. If your sorter has put your data on line (about half of the sorters have) you will immediately find out the status of your QSL file.
If you sorter has NOT put your data on line or if you want additional information, your sorter's email address is there. You can click on the link and send an inquiry to your sorter. The number one frustration that I hear from our sorters is when they receive incoming QSL cards and there are no envelopes, funds or instructions from you about how you want your cards handled.
So once again, help our volunteers by making your wishes known. We have tried to make it easy for you to tell us what to do with your cards. Go to the link above. Scroll down the page and you will find ways to get envelopes on file with the bureau. I thank you in advance for your halp and your sorters will be pleased as well
Paul Sturpe, W3GQ
QSL Bureau Mgr. 4th Call Area W4 K4 N4 Prefixes
Updated 9/292019
QSL Service Fee Structure
ARRL members — including foreign members, QSL Managers, or managers for DXpeditions — should enclose payment as follows:
$2 for 10 or fewer cards in one envelope.
$3 for 11-20 cards in one envelope, or 75 cents per ounce, for packages with 21 or more cards.
[For example, a package containing 1.5 pounds of cards -- 24 ounces, or about 225 cards -- will cost $18.]
Under the new fee structure, there are no transaction service fees.
You should use an accurate scale to weigh your cards. Most post offices have scales that you may use.
Please pay by check (or money order) and write your call sign on the check. Send cash at your own risk. DO NOT send postage stamps or IRCs. Please make checks payable to: “The ARRL Outgoing QSL Service.”
Packages received with insufficient payment will not be processed until the balance is paid in full. The outgoing QSL bureau does not keep money on account.
For complete information see .
A group of 14 operators will activate in October of 2019. This will be a two-week, all band, all mode operation with transportation to and from the island provided by the RV Braveheart.

updated 2/16/2017
Do you use Amazon.com for any of your online shopping? If so, make your default link to amazon.com. Any items bought using this link gives a small donation to the Carolina DX Foundation. Thanks.
Updated 9/25/2016
Help CDXA Support DXPeditions by renewing your membership or joning ARRL through CDXA. If your ARRL renewal/membership application is sent to the ARRL by CDXA, CDXA is able to retain a small portion of your ARRL application/renewal dues. Click - - > < - - for more information and the Renewal Form to print, complete and and send to CDXA.
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
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SAVE THE DATE December 7th Holiday Dinner
posted 8/17/2019
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WHERE: Big Daddy's of Lake Norman 1162 River Hwy, Mooresville, NC 28117
SAVE THE DATE March 13th Hamfest Dinner
posted 8/17/2019
WHERE: 73 & MAIN, 1467 N Main St, Mt Pleasant, NC 28124 It will be on Friday March 13th. More information to follow.Make plans now to attend.



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Carolina DX Foundationn, C/O Cliff Wagoner, 218 Ohenry Ave. Davidson, NC 28036

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CDXA Supported DXPeditions  
W4DXA 2 Meter Repeater 147.18 + 600
CDXA has had a 2 meter repeater on 147.18MHz +600 (no tone) for many years. This is your club repeater (open to all), take advantage of it.
The repeater was updated to a DR-1X Repeater Yaesu DR-1X in 2015. Read about the changes HERE .
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CDXA 6-Meter Challenge
For 2019, we will be conducting a year-long Challenge to CDXA members to work as many 4 digit Grid Squares as possible, using any mode on 6 meters.

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To upload your log to Dropbox, as described in the Rules, use this address: https://tinyurl.com/yaehvtm6.
CDXA DX King 2019 Score Form

CDXA members participating in the DX King contest,
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CDXA Member Awards
ARRL - DXCC HONOR ROLL STATUS
Call Mode Active Entities Total Entities
AA4VMixed340364
K4BVQMixed340384
K4CIAMixed340376
K4MQGMixed340380
K4XPMixed340358
K4ZOMixed340355
KZ2IMixed340363
N2TUMixed340350
N4PQXMixed340347
N4XOMixed340383
W4BUWMixed340358
W4MBDMixed340358
W4ZVMixed340385
AA4RMixed339359
K4TAGMixed339359
KA4SMixed339358
N2ZZMixed339348
W4FCMixed339362
W4NLMixed339371
WA4DTMixed339352
AA4SCMixed338355
N1GCMixed338344
W3GQMixed338346
W3OAMixed338348
W4AGMixed338367
W4HGMixed338358
W4UWMixed338377
W6NWSMixed338349
K4MDMixed337351
K5EKMixed337349
WA4MWXMixed337349
K4GHSMixed336349
K4KLMixed336339
W4QNWMixed336352
K2SDMixed335350
K3WAMixed335339
K4ZAMixed335345
KF4NEFMixed335339
WR2KMixed335345
K4DGJMixed334345
K8YCMixed334338
K4FXMixed332337
W7DOMixed332335
WA4DOUMixed332344
W4TJEMixed331339
AA4VPhone340363
K4CIAPhone340365
K4MKPhone340349
K4MQGPhone340376
K4XPPhone340357
KZ2IPhone340361
N2TUPhone340350
N4PQXPhone340347
W4MBDPhone340358
AA4RPhone339359
K4TAGPhone339359
W4BUWPhone339355
N1GCPhone338344
W3OAPhone338348
W4FCPhone338360
W4UNPPhone338353
W4UWPhone338377
K5EKPhone337349
K4BVQPhone336374
K4ZOPhone336350
KF4NEFPhone335339
W3NCPhone335345
IN3ZNRPhone334340
K4MVPhone333344
W4QNWPhone333349
K3WAPhone331334
AA4VCW339352
K4CIACW339351
K4MQGCW339353
N2TUCW339349
W4FCCW339352
AA4RCW338346
K4XPCW337348
W4AGCW337343
K5EKCW336347
KZ2ICW336348
W6NWSCW336345
N4PQXCW335338
K3WACW333337
W4HGCW333342
W3GQCW332337
K8YCCW331334
W7DOCW331334
N2TURTTY/Digital339349
K4XPRTTY/Digital331335
W3OARTTY/Digital331336

Honor Roll Status as of May 4, 2019
All numbers are taken from the ARRL website

ARRL - VUCC STATUS
Call 50 FFA 144 222 432 1296 Sat
AA4SC625392360 1  
AA4ZZ400322164109111  
AD4IE10282     
K3WA437324     
K4FX202157150 60  
K4GHS173141     
K4LVV561357     
K4MQG408167     
K4OY125106     
K4XP500314411 102
K5EK4752712 2  
K7BV5532698    
K8YC236178411  
KF4NEF174129     
KG4TAH4641     
KZ2I2261741 1  
N1GC4362491475859  
N4BH10197     
N4GBK258216     
N4HN5873921805515 
W3GQ2381812 1  
W4DEE162138     
W4GE167133     
W4NE10278     
W4NL49493 1  
WA2ODO  225   

VUCC Stading as of May 4, 2019
All numbers are taken from the ARRL website

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