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I am very proud, and honored to announce that N4ZC will be on the air, this weekend,
in the Winter Field Day operating event.
Winter Field Day begins at 2 PM on Saturday, January 25th and runs for 24 hours, until 2 PM Sunday, January 26th.
A team of CDXA members will be operating, as N4ZC, with 2 HF Stations, outdoors,
from atop Morrow Mountain State Park, just outside of Albemarle. N4ZC will be active on the HF bands
so listen up for us. If anyone would like to come visit, and operate, you are all welcome
Here is the Winter Field Day website for more information
73 de w4grw - Bill Fisher
Just a reminder that the 2020 dues are due.
If you have not submitted them yet, you can pay using
or by sending a check to: Ray Weeks,
3017 Cutchin Dr., Charlotte, NC 28208.
The Interivew with Gary, K4MQG videos have been moved to the Video Button under the CDXA Videos.
Newly Elected CDXA Officers for 2020 are:
President: Paul Trotter - AA4ZZ (returing)
V-President: Eric Sossoman - K4CEB (new)
Sec/Treasure: Ray Weeks - N4APR (new)
Cluster Manager: Joe Simpkins - K4MD (returning)
Contest Manager: Art Tolda - W1AJT (new)
Pileup Editor: John Scott - K8YC (returning)
QSL Manager: Paul Sturpe - W3GQ (returning)
Webmaster: Wayne Setzer - WB4BXW (returning)
Out going 2019 officers who elected not to rerun for office are:
Bill Fisher - W4GRW (V-President)
Cliff Wagoner - W3ZL (SK) (Sec/Treasurer)
John Forbus - NV4A (contest manager)
CDXAmembers at groups.io
CDXA has moved from the 'Mailman' email reflector to 'groups.io' email reflector for our email service.If you are a CDXA member and have not yet signed up for the CDXA groups.io reflecter, you can signup here.
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 joining 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.
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
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
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 .
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.
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.
PC Clock Synchronization by Art Tolda - W1AJT / VE3UTT
PC Time Synchronization critical with regard to the JT modes.
The following procedure does not require any external
programs. I developed this process from reading Joe Taylor's Princeton.edu
information. Art Tolda - W1AJT / VE3UTT
First to check the time synchronization source used by the PC:
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 Yaesu DR-1X in 2015. Read about the changes HERE .
CDXA Pileup Newsletters
Search back issues of the Pileup.
CDXA Contesters 3830Scores Tracker.
To view all CDXA members who have submitted their contest scores
All members who enter contest are encorage to submit their scores
Be sure to select the club box as "Carolina DX Association"
when entering your data.
SAVE THE DATE March 13, 2020 Hamfest Dinner
WHERE: 73 & MAIN,
1467 N Main St, Mt Pleasant, NC 28124
It will be on Friday March 13th, 2020. More information to follow.Make plans now to attend.
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Click HERE for application to join CDXA.
Make a Tax Exempt DXpedition Donation through the Carolina DX Foundation (CDXF)
Make your donation using paypal or your credit card here.
You can also send a check made out to the Carolina DX Foundation. Mail your check to:
Carolina DX Foundationn, C/O Ray Weeks, 3017 Cutchin Dr., Charlotte, NC 28208