This contest event is taking place every 3rd full weekend of July and to create more activity, all IR-members are invited to take part in the Eleven World Wide Contest.
Even if you are not a member of any 11 meters DX Group, you are welcome to take part in this free of charge event.
The contest starts at 00:00 UTC on Saturday and ends at 23.:59 UTC on Sunday, so a totally duration of 48 hours. You are free to decide, how long you like to take part of course. Already announced activity and participation is being received from :
For more information, rules, software etc., please go to the website : https://www.cq11ww.org Inform yourself about the Law and regulations for 11 meter band. IR-DX Group takes no responsibilities in which way members using their RTX, transceivers or other radio equipment.
The first part of the 11m & PMR field day takes place this weekend. Here is the list of participants: https://radiofieldday.jimdofree.com/fd-team-engaged/ You can find IR members in frequency with the following callsigns: 14IR/FD033 with 14IR102 Mickael 14IR/FD079 with 14IR181 Marc
Surprising not to have more activity from the members but once again thanks to these two French members who are once again the most active.
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/
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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/
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.
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.
We are pleased to inform you that from 24/07/2020 Le Château de Roumare on the commune of Roumare in the department 76 (Seine-Maritime) will be activated from time to time till end of year 2025. The assigned callsign is 14IR/CR.
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.