March 2: “An Introduction to DXing: How to get Started--Useful Tools and Other Resources,” by Bill Meeker, KØKT (be sure to click on blue “read more” tab near right margin).

DX means long-distance radio communications. The definition of “long-distance” depends on the radio frequency band. Bill’s presentation will focus on HF DXing (160 through 10 meters). Many hams enjoy the challenge of working DX. With the increase in sunspots that we will see in the next few years and the advent of FT8, there will be more opportunities for making DX contacts. In his presentation, Bill will explain how to get involved in DXing on the HF bands. He will describe the importance of and how to develop operator skills, a brief introduction to understanding propagation, awards and QSL practices, and various technological tools that are available today to enhance DX experiences. A copy of Bill's presentation is available for download from W0YR's website here: Meeker DX Overview PPT

Bill Meeker, K0KT, has been a ham for almost 60 years. He has always enjoyed the excitement and challenges of weak-signal communications. Besides DX, his technical interests include antennas, radio-wave propagation, and simple homebrew projects to improve his station.

To join the meeting online via Microsoft Teams, please use the following link: March 2 2023 SCARC Meeting
Meeting ID: 233 126 518 562 Passcode: 2rKSnp

Call in (audio only): 319-423-3239 Phone Conference ID: 959 264 199#

Plan ahead for April 6: “Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries for Amateur Radio - Care, Feeding, and Construction” by Paul Cowley , WØYR.