Infos message 24/02/2017

Dear friend and members,

 

New year is already far away and the spring, is slowly making its way here.

End 2016-Early 2017 propagation stayed extremely bad and nothing special was heard here in Europe, only a few Asia -Australia recently.

As a result the Internet 11mtrs DX sphere has been more than quiet, no only IRDX Website, Facebook and mailing list, but all other sites / groups have suffered.

Even cluster.dk is like a desert these days.

Not much is happening anymore, quiet band and people having long time, just changing groups all time just because they are bored to death.

 

From what I've seen, some people are already QRT, other plays a bit with PMR 446mhz radios and some are desperately waiting for some openings.

A handfull of members like Francis 15IR056, Fred 14IR226, Florent 14IR206 and other are experimenting with digimodes (ROSmode, JT65, WSPR, SIM31 etc…), which is problably the way to go because of their efficiency over SSB in these times of bad conditions.

I believe we should encourage the use of digimodes and IRDX group should be known that, now, has someone free time to make some explanations/ tutorials and why not, organise some kind of "contest" ? like a "sunday JT65 party" or whatever ? 

This would be cool, and even better if introduced by the International Radio DX Group !

 

By the way, in a few days (march the 13th if I remember well), our group will turn 23 years old !!! Of course, no need to organise an event for that, but be proud, and show your pride to be a IR-DXer on Facebook ! 23 years is not nothing, we weren't born just yesterday ! I will try to do some free to use designs for you to make some advertisement on Facebook or wherever you like.

 

As per usual, I would like to remind you that activations are very welcome and we are here to support if you need some help. If long haul DX is poor we should anway benefit from "short skip" openings in May-June, so this would be the right time to make some IOTA-LOTA-IWI-SOTA-COTA-MOTA-WFF … QSL designing, QSL managing is no problem at all.

 

73 to all , enjoy the week-end … 

 

14IR017 Reg

2017 wishes

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Dear members, dear friends and supporters,

Best wishes for this new year 2017. May your dreams come true.

2016 has been a great year for IRDX : new members, activations (SOTA, WFF, 109IR, 152IR, 189IR, 328IR, IWI, Island Festival etc etc.), communication (Whatsapp group, Facebook …), modernity (members active on ROS mode, WSPR, SIM31 …).

Let's hope 2017 will be the same, even though propagation has been horrible lately.

We are proud for all our achievements, we are proud that we are always going forward, and we are proud to see our SPIRIT is still ALIVE !!!

We are not into the BUZZ, we aren't into elite, we are just normal people in a normal group, a familial group where everyone is equal and where everyone can voice his opinion.

Many groups come, many groups quit, many groups come back.

We are known as a serious group, which isn't making noise, which isn't into polemics and wars, we just go our way. We aren't Phoenix like (rise fast, fly high, fall quick), we are here to stay ! We believe in IR-DX and we will make EVERYTHING we can to be stronger next cycle ! It's not a springt, it's a marathon 😉

Please, if you want something, if you have any remarks, requests, questions, don't hesitate to contact the HQ. Everything is possible, but the HQ cannot know about the members wishes if no one asks ! We enjoy your feedback and ideas ! Should you need anything, we're available on the mailinglist, on Facebook, on Whatsapp, via the Website etc .

14IR017 QSL management

Getting tangled in the snail mailFor your information, all QSL requests received as of today (25/11/2016) have been answered.

I have no more pending QSL requests for:

328IR/CI082 , 328IR/CRO109, 328IR/CRO188, 14IR/FFF293, 14IR/67002R and 109IR/NU001.

It is not too late to request your QSL !

Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/14IR017

mail: 

M. Régis

33 RUE RAYMOND POINCARE

68510 SIERENTZ

FRANCE

Contributions accepted :  $, €, IRC, timbres au tarif en vigueur

Thank you for using UTC time !

PSE do not forget to send a SAE or a sticker.

BTW: I still have many QSL from last 5 years on stock (68XXXR IWI, 250IR/HB20, 50IR010 Victor, 10IR/BC, 10IR/COA, 30IR Basquian IWI – LOTA tour etc). PSE contact me for availability if you need some "old" card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14IR/67002R, 109IR/NU001 and 14IR/FFF293 QSL printed !

20160907_071630Good news, 14IR/67002R, 109IR/NU001 (109/14IR206) and 14IR/FFF293 have been printed and received by the manager 14IR017.

Now waiting for Croatia Tour 2016 QSL to start sending out QSL cards.

PSE group your requests and send to:  Régis 33 RUE RAYMOND POINCARE 68510 SIERENTZ FRANCE

SAE, stickers are welcome. Collection QSL, bonus QSL are not needed.

Paypal possible as well :https://www.paypal.me/14IR017

 

Active today : IWI by 14IR017 & 14IR206

67002Active today : 14IR/67002-R Rohrschollen Island , Rhine River.

Inland Waterway Island activity , info on : http://www.islands.uznam.net.pl/1_iwi.php?ID_iwi=10739

By 14IR017 & 14IR206 – QSL via 14IR017. Good Luck !

In case this island can't be active for whatever reason, we have an alternate target.

If propagation is good, we may do 2 islands the same day.