Very sad news

We received today very sad news.
One of our well-known members, 13IR256/13DX056 Ulli and a good friend of many people from the 11-meter DX community, suddenly passed away.

We loose a good friend.

RIP old friendOn behalf of the IR-DX HQ and it’s members,

Rest in Peace, Ulli.

Participate in the group life.

In a few weeks, despite the poor propagation conditions, we should have short skip conditions again, one of the most fun things on the radio…Great signals, short to very short distances, the opportunity to meet old friends on the air etc etc.

This is the perfect time to prepare and organize DX activations such as IOTA, IWI, LOTA, COTA, MOTA, SOTA, WFF, Clubstations (3 ops minimum including YL and kids) …
There are many things to do!
If you want to propose an activity, don’t forget to fill in one of the forms online https://www.irdx.org/useful-forms/

you want some ideas ?

To start :

Those who are sportsmen can participate in the Sota tour
It takes place all year long
Here is the link to the site:
https://www.free-sota.fr/

Another idea
The european Mota Challenge
It will take place from 1st to 30th May 2021
Here is the link to register your activity:
https://challenge-mill-europ.webnode.fr/

Other idea
The world island festival will be the opportunity for those who like
to be active on an island to make as many contacts as possible.
The dates: June 4th to 6th 2021.
Here is the link to register your activity:
https://worldislandsfestival.jimdofree.com/registration/

Other idea:
The 2021 edition of the 11m & Pmr Field Day
The first session will take place from Saturday June 26, 2021 to Sunday June 27, 2021.
Here is the link to register your activity:
https://radiofieldday.jimdofree.com/register-1/

Other idea:
Historical Monuments & Heritage on 11m
The dates: July 1 to 30, 2021.
Here is the link to register your activity:
https://historicalmonuments11m.jimdofree.com/registration/

In July there is also the 11 world wide contest 2021.
The dates are July 17 and 18, 2021.
Here is the link to inform you:
https://www.cq11ww.org/
The HQ is waiting for your opinion to know if the majority of the members accept that the list of the IR members is sent to be integrated in the program of the contest.
In this case the registration of each member is not mandatory.
Only the HQ can provide this list.
The required data are the following:
Prefix – Call sign – First name of the operator.
No address or other data is required.
You can answer this survey

This year again, we wish the participation of the greatest number, your good will and your implication!
The Covid 19 is not what will make our passion disappear.
This message is not just for Europeans but for all members worldwide.

We know that making radio is a hobby and that 27 years ago we were younger, maybe not all with a family, children, a job and that today it is a little more difficult to take his equipment install it in the car, or transporting it for an expedition.

Maybe you have the impression that you have reached the end of what you can bring to the group, but it is not true, we can all bring something and at any time we can and at any time of the year.

The HQ can handle confirming your contacts via QSL or E-qsl, but we need members on the field, members who proudly want to move the group forward, organize activations, promote the group on the internet, etc.

The IRDX group will soon be 30 years old and all of us are happy to have active members on the air and as much as possible.

So if you want the group to still be around in 20 or 30 years it is every year that you can show that you are proud to be a part of it.

The HQ will always be ready to support and promote your activities on the air.

Upcoming IR activities updated 04/06/2021

14IR/DCF-111 Cathedral Notre Dame of Boulogne March to 31/07/2021 HM Reference HM-62001
14IR/CF62-176 Castle of Boulogne sur Mer March to 31/07/2021 HM Reference HM-62002
14IR/BF62-004 Belfry of Boulogne sur Mer March to 31/07/2021 HM Reference HM-62003
14IR/BFF62-001 Fountain of the Gayole Door – Boulogne sur Mer March to 31/07/2021 HM Reference HM-62004
14IR/HM-76001 Castle of Roumare March to 31/07/2021 HM Reference HM-76001 Eqsl manager 14IR001
14IR/HM-76002 Castle of Canteleu March to 31/07/2021 HM Reference HM-76002 Eqsl manager 14IR001
14IR/HM-27001 Lighthouse of Quillebeuf March to 31/07/2021 HM Reference HM-27001 Eqsl manager 14IR001
14IR/FRA-448 Lighthouse of Richard April to 20/06/2021 Address via E-Mail 

14IR/FRA-771 Lighthouse of Cayeux-Brighton in April Eqsl manager 14IR001

14IR/MILL-27013 Mill of Pierre (QTH Hauville department 27) in May Eqsl manager 14IR001

14IR/MILL-62004 Mill of Louez (QTH Duisans department 62) in May  Eqsl manager 14IR001

14IR/FD033 Field day activity from 14IR102 & 14IR113 26/06/2021 to 27/06/2021 Eqsl manager 14IR001

14IR/AT081 Tascon island from 14IR116 Qsl via 14IR116 will be active Saturday 29/05/2021

14IR/16192R Sainte Madeleine island (IWI) from 14IR181 Qsl via 14IR181 Saturday 5/05/2021 Cancelled !

And you ? What do you plan to do between now and the end of the summer?
An idea in mind? Don’t hesitate and contact the HQ.

Search for candidates

Since a few weeks the IRDX group’s management team has been reduced, in a few months 4 vice presidents have now decided to use a different call sign than the one the IRDX group has assigned to them and have chosen to give up their position as vice president.

Currently the management team is composed of 4 people:

13IR102 Lars Responsible for the allocation of special callsigns on DXCCs and proofs validation.
14IR001 Didier President of the IRDX group.
15IR076 Chris Director for Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
19IR04 Rob Director Holland, responsible for the allocation of IOTA special call-signs and Webmaster of the website.

The European continent is therefore finally the one that is most represented.

To improve the group’s visibility on a global scale, we need to add several (non-European) people to join the management team,
Of course they will have to be active members on the air and they must be 100% IR of course.

The language barrier is a difficulty for all of us, fortunately thanks to tools on the internet it is possible to solve this problem and this should not worry the candidates.

Please contact Didier 14IR001 to submit your candidate proposal.

 

 

 

 

 

Sad news for 11 meter community

Information received us, that the founder of the Alfa Tango DX Group, 1AT001 Aldo, passed away after staying a while in the hospital.

Several members of IR-DX Group, were member of the Alfa Tango in the past and have known Aldo.

On behalf of the entire IR-DX Group, we like to express our deepest condoleances to the family, relatives and friends and wish them all strength with processing this great loss.

Rest in Peace Aldo

International Radio DX Group Headquarter

 

21IR/EU-177

We are pleased to inform you that Marten 13IR042 informed us that he would be active between 12 September 2020 & 19 September 2020 from Sweden and again on Hasselö island.

The assigned callsign is 21IR/EU-177 

Qsl via 15IR106

14IR/TLC Two Lions Castle (COTA)

We are pleased to inform you that from 15/07/2020 Le Château des deux lions on the commune of Canteleu in the department 76 (Seine-Maritime) will be activated from time to time till end of year 2025. The assigned callsign is 14IR/TLC.

Confirmation by E-Qsl only via 14ir001@irdx.org

E-Qsl confirmations are ready for 2020 activity