Dear friends, dear members,
As the IR manager for IR island activities in the 2017 contest, and also as an island activator and hunter, I wanted to congratulate ALL teams from all groups, and thank ALL hunters.
Special TNX to the Island Festival Organisation for the great work (fast answer to all queries, and lightening fast results calculation!!!).
I already looking forward to participating to the 2018 event! 2017 was a success TNX to all involved.
Sincere BRAVO to the winners in each category !
Now, as the manager for IR activities and as a vice President of the group, I want to say a few words to the IR members:
Guys, I'm delighted by the EFFORT you've done ! Great activating and great hunting !
International Radio made the show again ! We can do it if we really want !
The group is ALIVE and we have TOP quality members – I hope many "sleeping" members or members mostly active for other groups will consider again using the mythical IR callsign.
We have a fantastic callsign, and incredible history and a great "way of life" (The Spirit), so enjoy the radio and help us making IR BIG again !
Regards and vy 73 … de 14IR017 Regis
NB: I will now start designing the IR Island Festival QSL.Teams, your pictures are welcome.
Dear IRDX members,
The Island Festival 2017 will take place the first week-end of june (3-4 june 2017).
The registration is now OPEN http://islandfestival.net/?page_id=1470
As usual , IOTA, IOTA N/V and I.W.I are counters for the competition.
A searchable list of islands is available here : http://www.islands.uznam.net.pl/ but please not all islands aren’t listed.
We would be happy if some IR teams would be active this year, to promote the group and to keep the band alive.
Nearly everyone has some island nearby, at sea, in a lake or on a river, so don’t hesitate to take part to the event! With a team or alone, a few hours, one day or 48h, by car, foot or boat, just do like you can and enjoy the event !!!
To save you time and money, the group offers to print an ISLAND FESTIVAL 2017 QSL, confirming all IR island festival activations. One QSL, one manager (14IR017 Reg), one contribution.
All you have to do is to register the Island Festival, to inform 14IR017 Reg about your plans and to send your logs to the Island Festival + to 14IR017 when the event is over.
Chers membres IRDX,
L’Island Festival 2017 aura lieu les 3 et 4 juin prochains.
On peut dès à présent s’enregistrer sur le site pour y participer : http://islandfestival.net/?page_id=1470
Comme d’habitude, les IOTA, les IOTA N/V et les I.W.I comptent dans cette compétition.
Une liste d’îles est disponible sur http://www.islands.uznam.net.pl/ , même si la liste n’est jamais complète et que de nouvelles îles peuvent y être ajoutées.
Nous serions heureux que, cette année encore, des membres IR participent au Festival, afin d’assurer la promotion du groupe et de maintenir un peu d’activité sur la bande.
Presque tout le monde a une île près de chez lui, qu’elle soit en mer, sur un lac ou sur une rivière, n’hésitez donc pas à vous lancer ! Seul ou en équipe, pour quelques heures, une journée ou 48h, à pieds, en voiture ou en bateau, faites comme vous voulez et amusez-vous !!!
Pour vous éviter tout tracas, le groupe propose de faire imprimer une QSL générale Island Festival 2017 qui confirmera toutes les îles actives en IR cette année pour le festival. Une QSL, un manager (14IR017 Reg) et une seule contribution.
Vous devez juste vous enregistrer pour l’édition 2017, informer 14IR017 Reg de vos projets et ne pas oublier d’envoyer vos logs à l’organisation de l’Island Festival ainsi qu’à 14IR017.
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 …
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 .
Hello IR Family
This is just a small Info about a change @ HQ Team .
14IR184 Diego will leave the HQ and resign as Vice President !
Thanks Diego for everything you made in the past and also
for thanks wath you do in the Future !!!
New Vice President will be 14IR017 Regis !!
Regis was already in the Background of the HQ Active and
he is one of our QSL Designers !
73 de Adrian 15IR106