DX Clusters

There are also several web based clusters.  Some allow more elaborate filtering, so if you need JD1, you can set it up so only JD1 spots will be displayed.  Here are links to few that I have played with:

http://www.dxsummit.fi/DxSpots.aspxhttp://www.dxwatch.com/; http://www.nc7j.com/


On Line DXWatch Cluster & DX-Pedition News








DX Code of Conduct

- I will listen, and listen, and then listen again before calling.
- I will only call if I can copy the DX station properly.
- I will not trust the DX cluster and will be sure of the DX station's call sign before calling.
- I will not interfere with the DX station nor anyone calling.
-I will never tune up on the DX frequency or in the QSX slot.
- I will wait for the DX station to end a contact before I call.
- I will always send my full call sign.
- I will call and then listen for a reasonable interval. I will not call continuously.
- I will not transmit when the DX operator calls another call sign, not mine.
- I will not transmit when the DX operator queries a call sign not like mine.
- I will not transmit when the DX station requests geographic areas other than mine.
- When the DX operator calls me, I will not repeat my call sign unless I think he has copied it incorrectly.
- I will be thankful if and when I do make a contact.
- I will respect my fellow hams and conduct myself so as to earn their respect.

Or else....

The dreaded Wouff-Hong!  If you need to, Google it.

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The PowerPoint program on DXing given by Mark, NU8Z, at the December 2021 club meeting.

Note: Getting a PowerPoint file to play nice on a website requires some magic from Harry Potter.  It will download the
file (4 MB) to the task bar.  When it is finished, click on it and it will play on your computer screen...maybe.  If you have
PowerPoint software on your computer, it *MAY* bring it up in that program.  Or chant the word Microsoft three times while
 hopping on your left foot.

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Propagation Information

Latest Propagation DXMAPS from NU8Z 8/17 Tickler.

"In a nutshell this website shows all the reported propagation paths on all the bands. The data is provided by actual DX spots, CW reverse beacons, and JT/WSPR/PSK reporting system reports. It graphically depicts the real propagation paths verified by qsos." 


Solar X-rays:

Geomagnetic Field:




What do these numbers mean?  Or, a bit more info from the ARRL.

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DX Sites

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 DX Zone   CQ  Amateur radio DX QSL NET   Search many DX logs
Michigan DX Association DX Notebook
NG3K Announced DX Operations ARRL Logbook of the World
Near Real Time MUF Map Amateur Radio Contest/DX Page


Contesting Sites

2016 Michigan QSO Party is  April 15th from 12 noon to midnight local time.

Click here for more information.

Click here to get an overall view of the Michigan QSO Party written by NU8Z for the 2007 party.

Click here for a primer on the Michigan QSO Party for first timers by K8CC for the 2007 party. 


ARRL Contest Update ARRL Contesting Page
The Contest and DX Library by KA9FOX Michigan QSO Party 
This Week's Contests Compiled by WA7BNM  Annual CQ Contest Calendar
WA7BNM 12-Month Contest Calendar  

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