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CDXA's Virtual Club Room
SAVE THE DATE December 1st Holiday Dinner
holiday_lights .
DATE: Saturday, December 1st, 2018

WHERE: Big Daddy's of Lake Norman 1162 River Hwy, Mooresville, NC 28117

TIME: Cocktails with Cash Bar beginning at 6:30 PM, Dinner service starting at 7:15 PM, Program and Officer Elections begins at 8:30 PM

Please complete the - - > Online Form < - - to RSVP. Thanks

DEADLINE to RSVP for the PARTY is Monday, November 26, 2018.

For directions to the CDXA Holiday Party, click the link and enter in your home address. https://goo.gl/utTgyN
Latest CDXA News  
If you have news that you think needs to be added to the News box, send it to cdxa.w4dxa@gmail.com for review and posting.
Posted 11/5/2018
CDXA Member, Gary Greene - W2ZV, Silent Key.
Gary Roger Greene, W2ZV - CDXA member,
passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018 after suffering a heart attack.
Read obituary - - > HERE < - -.
Posted 10/31/2018
CDXA Member, John Lambart - N4ZX, Silent Key.
John Michael Lambert, N4ZX - CDXA member, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. John was born on November 7, 1942 in Brooklyn, NY, son of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Lambert who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Betty Lynn Lambert and his daughter, Katherine Lambert both of Charlotte as well as his brother, James Lambert of Seabrook, New Hampshire.
Read obituary - - > HERE < - -.
updated 2/16/2017
Do you use Amazon.com for any of your online shopping? If so, make http://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-4037742 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 - - > [ here ] < - - 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
CDXA Calendar of Evevts 

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Up coming events.
October 13th 2018 CDXA BBQ
December 1st 2018 CDXA Holiday Party
Baby_its_cold

When you've worked one of the Antarctic radio stations on your radio, did you ever wonder what it must be like living in darkness for six months with outdoor temperatures at -60 degrees Fahrenheit or lower? Frostbite comes quickly. Here is an article, "Baby, It's Cold Outside!" by scientist Robert W. Streeter, who lived at Amundsen-Scott station for a "winter-over". You'll read with interest some of the experiments he must regularly monitor in addition to the daily chores each resident of the station must perform. The article appeared in The Bent, quarterly news magazine of the Tau Beta Pi Association, The Engineering Honor Society. We thank Tau Beta Pi for granting us permission to reprint this copyrighted article which surely will be of interest to amateur radio operators everywhere. [John Scott]

Read the Article - - > HERE < - - .

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Pitcairn Island DXpedition 2019 
A group of 14 operators will activate Pitcairn Island 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. The operator list includes: AA7A, EY8MM, JR4OZR, K0IR, K0PC, K9CT,N2TU (CDXA Member), N4GRN, N6HC, W0GJ, W0VTT, W6IZT, W8HC and WB9Z.

It should be fun...with a world class group of ops. I am honored to be part of the Team.
73 - Lou N2TU
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 Cliff Wagoner, 218 Ohenry Ave. Davidson, NC 28036

Read about the CDXF
HERE

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 .
CDXA Lunch

Every Wednesday
11:30 AM until
at
Skyland Family Restaurant Logo
4544 South Boulevard
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PIDXG Press release
'Call To Action'
Guys,
As you may be aware, our group the Pacific Islands DXpeditions Group (PIDXG) has been petitioning the 'authorities' for permission to operate from
Kure Atoll
.
Thus far, we have been rejected. All Amateur Radio Operations have been banned from the Atoll. Period!
Not the PIDXG but all Amateur operations. Primarily there is one major roadblock and it is fully detailed in the attached - - > pdf < - - . Read and take Action.
73 - Lou N2TU
International Grid Chase 2018 - ARRL
While the ARRL is holding its 'ARRL International Grid Chase 2018' contest, CDXA will be holding its own “2018 CDXA FT8 Challenge” for CDXA members only. For the CDXA Rules and how to enter the Challenge and what you will need to submit to CDXA,

CDXA members should have received an email with information and a link on how to upload their FT8 Log ADIF files to the 'CDXA DROPBOX FT8 LOG FILES' folder. The link to Drop Box is included in the Rules, under "QSO Reporting". by connecting to https://tinyurl.com/y7lynkn8.
CDXA DX King 2018 Score Form

CDXA members participating in the DX King contest,
Click HERE to enter your score,




CDXA Member Awards
ARRL - DXCC HONOR ROLL STATUS
Call Mode Active Entities Total Entities
AA4V Mixed 340 364
K4BVQ Mixed 340 384
K4CIA Mixed 340 376
K4MQG Mixed 340 380
K4XP Mixed 340 358
KZ2I Mixed 340 363
N2TU Mixed 340 350
N4XO Mixed 340 383
W4LK Mixed 340 355
W4MBD Mixed 340 358
W4ZV Mixed 340 385
AA4R Mixed 339 359
K4ESE Mixed 339 356
K4TAG Mixed 339 359
KA4S Mixed 339 358
N2ZZ Mixed 339 348
N4PQX Mixed 339 346
W4BUW Mixed 339 357
W4NL Mixed 339 371
WA4DT Mixed 339 352
AA4SC Mixed 338 355
N1GC Mixed 338 344
W3GQ Mixed 338 346
W3OA Mixed 338 348
W4AG Mixed 338 367
W4FC Mixed 338 361
W4HG Mixed 338 358
AK4N Mixed 337 351
K4MD Mixed 337 351
K4ZO Mixed 337 352
K5EK Mixed 337 349
W4UW Mixed 337 376
W6NWS Mixed 337 348
WA4MWX Mixed 337 349
K4GHS Mixed 336 349
K4KL Mixed 335 338
K4ZA Mixed 335 345
KF4NEF Mixed 335 339
N4ZX Mixed 335 345
K2SD Mixed 334 349
K4DGJ Mixed 334 345
K8YC Mixed 334 338
W4QNW Mixed 334 350
W4UFO Mixed 334 342
KF2X Mixed 333 343
W7DO Mixed 332 335
WR2K Mixed 332 342
N4ENE Mixed 331 340
AA4V Phone 340 363
K4CIA Phone 340 365
K4MK Phone 340 349
K4MQG Phone 340 376
K4XP Phone 340 357
KZ2I Phone 340 361
N2TU Phone 340 350
W4MBD Phone 340 358
AA4R Phone 339 359
K4TAG Phone 339 359
N4PQX Phone 339 346
N1GC Phone 338 344
W3OA Phone 338 348
W4BUW Phone 338 354
W4UNP Phone 338 353
K5EK Phone 337 349
W4FC Phone 337 359
W4UW Phone 337 376
K4BVQ Phone 336 374
KF4NEF Phone 335 339
W3NC Phone 335 345
IN3ZNR Phone 334 340
W4UFO Phone 334 342
K4MV Phone 333 344
W4QNW Phone 332 348
K4ZO Phone 331 345
AA4V CW 339 352
K4CIA CW 339 351
K4MQG CW 339 353
N2TU CW 339 349
AA4R CW 338 346
W4FC CW 338 351
K4XP CW 337 348
W4AG CW 337 343
K5EK CW 336 347
KZ2I CW 336 348
W6NWS CW 335 344
N4PQX CW 334 337
W4HG CW 333 342
W3GQ CW 332 337
K8YC CW 331 334
W7DO CW 331 334
N2TU RTTY/Digital 339 349
K4XP RTTY/Digital 331 335
W3OA RTTY/Digital 331 336

Honor Roll Status as of October 19, 2018
All numbers are taken from the ARRL website

ARRL - VUCC STATUS
Call 50 FFA 144 222 432 1296 Sat
AA4SC 625 392 360   1  
AA4ZZ 374 311 157 103 102  
AD4IE 102 82        
K4FX 202 157 150   60  
K4GHS 173 141        
K4LVV 561 357        
K4MQG 408 167        
K4OY 125 106        
K4XP 500 314 4 1 1 102
K5EK 400 247 2   2  
K7BV 553 269 8      
K8YC 234 176 4 1 1  
KF4NEF 174 129        
KG4TAH 46 41        
KI4TZ 225 161 174   4 16
KZ2I 210 169 1   1  
N1GC 436 249 147 58 59  
N4GBK 258 216        
N4HN 581 392 180 5 51  
N4UFP 466 345 106      
W3GQ 232 178 1   1  
W4DEE 162 138        
W4NE 102 78        
W4NL 49 49 3   1  
W4UFO 214 114        
WA2EMF   55        
WA2ODO     225      

VUCC Stading as of October 19, 2018
All numbers are taken from the ARRL website

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