IRDX Germany field day 2024 meeting soon

You are invited to join the German IR-DX Fieldday 2024. This year it will be held between July 19th and 21st. The main day will be saturday 20th !

Have nice eye-ball QSO’s with members and non-members and join the BBQ.

There will be some activity also to celebrate the 30st anniversary of the IR-DX Group.

Listen out or join our Big Event between Nuremberg and Roth.If you want to visit us, sent us an e-mail for more information and let us know, if you want to participate with the BBQ, so we can calculate how much we need to arrange all.

Statement regarding New Rules and Guidelines

Statement of IRDX President Jimmy 13IR011

I would like to thank all involved members for acceptance and support to stop the destruction of IRDX Group. The here published “17 rules” are deleted, because most of them are not conform with IRDX philosophy, what we call “The Spirit.”

Philosophy of IR-DX Group (The Spirit)
The International Radio DX-Group 11m Section
is a family friendly, liberal group of radio operators.
We are open for everybody and respect all others.
Our hobby is DXing and our passion is finding friends around the world.
We want to be a modern, non-profit group with ideas for the future.

We just have a few rules to run the community.

For all IR-DX members, who want to have more rules and strict regulations, we can recommend other DX groups!

We want to stay a non-profit group and we don´t want to force our members to pay a fee every year nor for zero unit-numbers, but we are always open to receive any voluntary amount if you want to support us.

At the moment we don´t see any reason to change anything from the philosophy.

On this point we want to say thank you to Felipe 32IR001, Eduardo 12IR001 and Ken 47IR042 for their work as Vice Presidents, Coordinators/Directors etc. They all give back all their positions voluntary and make the way free for new characters.
At the moment the HQ Team is established as follows:

Rob 19IR04 VP, 13IR102 Lars VP, 15IR076 Chris VP,
Kati 13YL747 HQ Secretary
Jimmy 13IR011 President

Besides IRDX group announces the new Senior Vice Presidents Board:
Daniel 13IR074, Bert 13IR101 (former Vice President), Adrian 15IR106 (former President)

For the future we are looking for original members with spirit who want to be involved with any position in IRDX group. Feel free to contact HQ Team.

Soon we will publish more information about new structures in IRDX group.

73 & good DX de
Jimmy 13IR011
IRDX President 11m section
13ir011@irdx.org

80/15IR664 BOLIVIA – ON AIR –

80/15IR664Philipp 15IR664 is active now from Cochabamba central part of Bolivia.

Will be active until April 5th 2024  “Holiday style”, some info about the setup there in Cochabamba:

TX/RX: Yaesu FT 857D 100W

ANTENNA: Half Wave End Fed coax antenna 

Logged Stations: ITL (in the log)

QSL Manager: 15IR106 Adrian

Standard contribution is needed.

See you in the Pile UP!

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Preview 237IR/0 QSL

A 100% valid activation from Lars, 13IR102, who returned back to Germany and confirming QSL’s now.
He informed us, that he is planning to return to Asia in the first half of 2024.

Statistics so far :
– 581 QSO’s logged
– into 50 DXCC from 6 continents

Calls from AT: 290, SD: 63, IR: 31, DA: 18, EK: 17, RC: 16, DX. 12, LR: 12 plus rest other calls.

Lars, P.o. Box 1410, 91142 Roth, Germany
2US$ / 2€ Contribution for each
(Free for IRDX Members!)

21IR/EU-177

21IR-EU177Marten, 13IR042 informed us that he will be active again between 8th and 15th of september as 21IR/EU-177 ( IOTA ref. EU-177 ).

It is a holiday/fishing trip, so the activation will be in holiday style.

QSL via himself, 3$ for return stamp.


Request for Address, please contact : 15ir106 @ irdx.org (No E-QSL available)

IR-DX Fieldday 2023

Any plans for the last weekend of July 2023? No?

Then consider to join the IR-DX Fieldday 2023 held in Switzerland during the weekend of 28, 29, 30 of July.

We like to invite you to visit the IR-DX Fieldday, where IR-DX members and non-members do meet eachother and spent a nice and relaxing weekend with or without radio and have some face to face chatting, enjoy the beautiful area and during the evening, BBQ-ing.
Last years fieldday was being held in Roth – Germany where many “old and new members” showed up again after absence of some years and had a great weekend together.

Please register before 21 July,
so we can calculate what we need to prepare.

 

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.