Announcement of HQ

I have been President of the IR-DX Group for two months now.

I am doing everything I can to improve the group and now is the time to announce the changes I plan to introduce.

There are several problems I want to solve.

Our group is 25 years old and we have almost 2500 members!
Unfortunately, in 25 years we have not been able to keep in touch with all the members.

The various methods of communication we use do not allow us to achieve the objective of reconnecting with all members to keep our database up to date and have a complete list.

Indeed, many of the email addresses we have in the group’s database are no longer valid and it is very difficult to reach the members who used these email addresses.

This is why the information we collect for membership and renewal must change and for this reason I have developed two new online forms.

From now on, the renewal must be done by everyone! 
(including members, division directors, QSL-Manager, vice-presidents and president).

Qsl managers must inform the members they manage of this change and give them the procedure to follow so that they can renew themselves.

You remain a member for life but if you do not renew you will no longer be able to appear on the directory.

The next IR-DX Directory will be available in January 2020 so you have until the end of 2019 to fill out the new form.

In 2020 the renewal form will remain available all year round.

The website https://www.irdx.org is our official website, it is our home page and it is the best place to join the IRDX group and also where members can find the form to renew.

The membership application form has also changed and I ask each Division Director to give this new form to potential members to complete this form in place of the old one.

These two forms will also be accessible via the Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/InternationalRadioDxGroup
Facebook pages and groups are an extraordinary tool to present activities and inform 11m operators about future activities.

It is a social network widely used by many amateur radio operators and also by many 11m operators.

I created several pages a few years ago and some of them are very poorly followed and I intend to delete some of them.

To better diffuse our information, sharing groups should allow registrants who do not have English as their mother tongue to be able to express themselves in their language to comment or to share videos or information themselves.

Most IR group members and 11m operators are not comfortable understanding and speaking English and even less comfortable writing and reading group information in this language, the language barrier is one of the most important issues and probably we can solve this problem by cooperating to translate and facilitate the diffusion of HQ information and communiqués.

I need active and reactive members who are comfortable with English to help me please contact me if you are a volunteer.

I expect administrators of existing Facebook groups to contact me to discuss the subject together in order to find a solution.

We must also do something to organise the group’s activities and I would like a calendar for the year to be set up and kept up to date in the near future.

Thanks to the mobilization of many members of the IR group, we have managed to cross several solar cycles and we are well on our way to the next one, but I count on the participation of as many members as possible.

To help me I need coordinators for countries with more than 5 members in order to integrate new members.

If you are interested in a position as division manager, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for taking the time to read this long message and feel free to forward it.
73 Didier 14IR001.

14IR/GI active 8/05/2015

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I'll be again active from Glun island this Friday for those who are interested to get this qsl card.


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Qsl via myself :

Cano Didier
Chez Mme Rezag
11 rue Chapon bat H
26500 Bourg les valence

France

Good luck !

Information from IR HQ council

Dear IR members,
 
As you know, the IR HQ Council (Vice Presidents ring) has been active as an interim HQ for one year.
We strongly believe that all members should be able to vote and voice their opinion in a democratic way.
So it's now the right time to elect again a new IR-DX Group president.
 
From NOW until the 12th of March 23:59, candidates to IR-DX Group presidency can send an application
to irhqcouncil@irdx.org , where they will explain their motivation, plans, ideas to improve the group.
 
Only members that have been using the IR-DX callsign ONLY during the five last 5 years can be candidates to IR-DX presidency.
 
A list of candidates will be published on our website www.irdx.org after the 12th of March.
 
We are working on the voting system and will let you know the details later.
 
73 de IR-DX HQ Council

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Message from irhqcouncil

Dear members,

We want first to thank you for your support during the changes that happened in the group.

We are happy to state that the IR-DX has been improving fast during the last couple of months.

New members and returning members, lots of activities, cluster.dk invasions … This is very positive !

Outstanding / late QSL problem seems to be solved and requests are taken care of quickly.

The Council is using email, whatsapp and phone to take decisions as fast as possible and, for example, activations authorisations can be given usually in 24 hours.

We wanted to thank everyone who is taking part to the HB20 event (chasers & activators).

There has been a few good ones on the air and more are coming.

It is still possible to join the event at anytime, you just need to contact 14IR017 Regis (14ir017@irdx.org). It's never too late, because HB20 is until 31/12/2014.

The list of HB20 is already impressive :

http://www.irdx.org/?p=956

You can take advantage of the coming "short skip" conditions to have fun with your

/HB20 suffix !

The Council will keep on working hard to meet our goals and satisfy all the members.

Do no hesitate to contact us if you have any ideas, requests, questions etc to this email address only :  irhqcouncil@irdx.org

Best regards.

the VP council.
14IR001  Didier – 14IR184 Diégo – 15IR076 Chris – 15IR106 Adrian – 19IR004 Rob.