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Why should you wait to fill out your renewal form?
Doing it every year allows the HQ to keep in touch with you, if needed to modify the contact information we have in the database and especially to stay aware of what you are doing for the group or what you want to do in the future.

The renewal is open all year long but in order to update our database to prepare the next directory please click on the following link https://www.irdx.org/renewal-2022/ as soon as possible and especially before the end of the year 2022.

How to Increase IRDX Member Activity ?

The number of active IRDX members tends to increase when there is a lot of activity on the 11m.

In the last few months I’ve been able to contact many of you, because I’m on the radio every day and I’ve finally been able to install a better antenna than the vertical one I had in place for 2 years, which is great and I realise that if IRDX members are more active on the air they also need to be more active on the internet.

The first and best way is to be registered on a cluster, there are several (11DXClusterdxCRXdx27lf11) as the IRDX callsign is your main callsign, the best thing is to register with this one, but that’s not enough, you have to share with other users by sending spots.

The contacts you make, the frequency you are on, all this allows others to identify you easily and therefore allows you to make many radio contacts.

Another way is to have a Facebook account and a Facebook page (This link allows you to see my personal page).

I invite you to create your own and share as many images, sound, videos as possible for your favourite activity which is to make contacts with the whole world.

Facebook is not perfect, but it is a social network that is perfect for promoting radio activities, it is possible to share photos, videos, text, sound either on your wall or directly on your page.

As far as messaging is concerned, two are above the others, Whatsapp and Telegram and the international Radio DX Group is present on these two applications, if you wish to join one or the other of the groups set up, do not hesitate to contact me by email : 14ir001@irdx.org

Activities by 14IR113 Seb & Mickael 14IR102

Mickael and Sebastien are active during their holidays since August 5th 2022 and have already been active with the special call sign 14IR/31028R Saint Julien island (IWI).
On August 6th they will be active with the callsign 14IR/PE504 Pique Poque summit.

They are accompanied by two operators 14FDX081 Jérôme + 14FDX058 John from the region and therefore also use the special call sign IRDX

 

E-qsl will be online on : https://www.facebook.com/Didier14ir001/

 

21IR/EU177

Marten 13IR042 will be again active in Hasselö Island as
21IR/EU177.
 
Start date: 9 Sep 22
Finish date: 16 Sep 22
 
QSL via 15IR106 Adrian
Adrian Aeschbach
Unterer Rossiweg 8
3856 Brienzwiler
Switzerland
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Good luck.

14IR/LBC

14IR/LBC (Lorraine basin coalfields) will be active by 14IR137 Harald between 22 July 2022 & 31 december 2022.
Harald is an old minor and want to do something for IRDX Group, but no way to him to do a portable activity due his age and health.
IRDX Group don’t issue many SES callsign but we understand that some people can’t be active outside radioshack and we hope his SES will be successful.
Qsl via 14IR137
Adam Harald 112 A rue des romains 57800 Freyming Merlebach France.
Voluntary contribution

Review International Radio DX fieldday 2022 – Germany

After some years of absence, the German IR-DX crew decided to organize a fieldday meeting again. 

First visitors
The first fieldday visitors from the Netherlands (19IR04 Rob and his wife) and Switzerland (15IR076 Chris and his wife), did arrive as one of the first on friday afternoon. 
Meanwhile the crew was busy with cleaning and building up the side and got some help from the visitors, to get ready for the main fieldday on saturday.

BBQ man

BBQ man

IR and non-IR members
Several (non) members from the area, showed up on fridayevening, to say hello and took a few drinks. 
Under great weather conditions with a clear blue sky and very sunny weather, the fieldday started on saturdaymorning.
More members, including non-members, showed up and we had a lot of nice eyeball QSO contacts.

It was really nice to meet several old friends, who did not see eachother for over 10-20-30 years.

Some “Young Ladies” from the IR-DX group had made some nice cake at home and did share it during the fieldday. At the late saturday afternoon, we had a nice BBQ with several nice salads.
The eyeball QSO contacts, did continue until the end of the evening. On sunday, the fieldday was being faced out, little by little and at the end of the afternoon, it was really ended.

Setup during the 11 WorldWide contest

Transceiver and laptop setup

Fieldday – 11 WW Contest
As we know that the 11 WorldWide contest was running, we decided to use 13IR/HQ as our callsign, instead of 13IR000.
We knew, that we did not announce it in advance, but we did not make a serious plan to be active many hours.
So far, 79 radio contacts could be made, mainly inside Europe, but also with continents Africa and South-America.

Thank you
We would like to thank all people involved with the fieldday organization and all participants to make this event a success after some years again.
Unfortunately one of the organizers was in quarantaine, so unfortunately he and his wife were not able to join us.