Nifty E-Z Guide to Adventures in DXing, In this DX operating guide, Jeff Cantor, K1ZN shows how to effectively use your radio transceiver, logging software and Internet resources to experience the thrill and satisfaction of being able to communicate anywhere in the world.
Most everyone has dreamed of using distant radio communication (DXing) to talk with people in interesting and distant lands. This book helps make that a reality, describing the antenna, transceiver, amplifiers, propagation prediction tools and radio operating protocols used for successfully making DX contacts.
In addition to the equipment requirements, Jeff draws on his many years of DXing to highlight: signal propagation characteristics, spotting clusters and other resources used for finding DX stations. Once contacts have been made, the fine points of QSLing and applying for DX award programs are described. For those looking for something more, there is the challenge of working DX on the Top and Magic Bands, and the excitement of working QRP.
This book has been written expressly to help you enjoy the DXing hobby by successfully outfitting your station, completing contacts and applying for awards.
Working the World
Becoming a DXer
DX Spotting Clusters
Working Pileups and Operating Split
DX Code of Conduct
Lessons from DXpeditions
Transceivers and Options Selection Criteria
Antennas and Towers
Power Amplifiers, how much is enough?
Using Contests to Catch DX
DX Nets and Call Lists
Understanding and using Propagation Predictions
Beacons and Reverse Beacon Networks
Online Spotting Programs and Operating Resources
QSL Logging and Contesting Software
QSLing Direct, how to get a card back.
DXCC & IOTA Card Checking
DXing Award Programs, certificates and plaques
Top Band / 160 Meter Band DXing
Magic Band / 6 Meter DXing
DX Clubs and Other Support Organizations