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Indeed, many of the email addresses we have in the group’s database are no longer valid and it is very difficult to reach the members who used these email addresses.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

HB25 list (in progress)

To register yourself as an IR HB25 please send mail to : hb25@irdx.org ! Tnx

1IR64HB25
2IRHB25
3IR1HB25
3IR11HB25
3IR12HB25
3IR104HB25
3IR117HB25
3IR122HB25
3IR124HB25
3IR139HB25
3IR143HB25
3IR146HB25
3IR155HB25
3IR167HB25
3IR179HB25
3IR199HB25
3IR293HB25
3IR301HB25
3IR302HB25
3IR340HB25
10IR1HB25
13IR102HB25
13IR108HB25
13IR150HB25
14IR000HB25
14IR1HB25
14IR17HB25
14IR162HB25
14IR206HB25
14IR213HB25
15IR56HB25
15IR77HB25
15IR78HB25
15IR106HB25
19IR999HB25
20IR107HB25
26IR4HB25
26IR65HB25
29IR706HB25
40IRHB25
56IR11HB25
56IR101HB25
76IRHB25
79IR428HB25
79IR525HB25
91IR191HB25
108IR306HB25
153IRHB25
21/13IR256HB25

Didier 14IR001 introduced new President of IR-DX Group !

Hello IR Members & IR Friends,

Some weeks ago, I’ve told you that I will STOP as IR Group President.

From 1/07/2019 14IR001 Didier will be the NEW President of the IR DX Group !
I hope you will also have also a good cooperation with the NEW President !! All things open and promised until 30/6/19 will be finished be me.

Now it`s time to say: Ciao , Tschüss , Hasta la Vista, Adeus, Au Revoir, Arrivederci, Tot ziens Adjö, Farewell , Ha det bra, Żegnaj, Na shledanou, 再见 ! ! ! !

Thanks for all your help, support during the last 4 years ! 
Good luck to Didier and long live IR-DX !
73 de Adrian 15IR106

Get ready for Portland Isle week-end !!!

Don’t miss the chance to work Bob during his Portland Isle week-end ! 

Info from Bob 26IR065:

We will be active from Isle of Portland July 5th/6th 2019 (26IR/DO-002)

Portland Bill for LOTA ENG-273 (26IR/ENG-273)
7th July 2019

(Portland Bill Lighthouse is valid for all IRDX Lota awards).

– – – –

Qsl Address For Standard Post, 
(2 USD Plus Self Addressed Envelope)
Please Request Address Via: 26ir065@irdx.org

Or….

Paypal: 2 euros via: paypal.me/IRDXqsl

IMPORTANT!
(You MUST leave a note with your PayPal payment giving the callsign you used for the logs, which activation and your address for mailing)

Thanks

Portland island DX adventures

Info from Bob 26IR065:

We will be active from Isle of Portland July 5th/6th 2019 (26IR/DO-002)

Portland Bill for LOTA ENG-273 (26IR/ENG-273)
7th July 2019

(Portland Bill Lighthouse is valid for all IRDX Lota awards).

– – – –

Qsl Address For Standard Post, 
(2 USD Plus Self Addressed Envelope)
Please Request Address Via: 26ir065@irdx.org

Or….

Paypal: 2 euros via: paypal.me/IRDXqsl

IMPORTANT!
(You MUST leave a note with your PayPal payment giving the callsign you used for the logs, which activation and your address for mailing)

Thanks

14IR/44004R

Info from Marc 181:


Hi all.
Little bonus tomorow. On the road to meet Gui on IOTA, We (14DA 049 and I) will be active from IWI
14IR/44004R PINETTE island 
QSL via same address as IOTA
Let’s hope more as possible in log
73 from team

Multi groups IOTA Tour

We are glad to annonce you from 31/05 to 3/06/2019
Multi groups IOTA TOUR from EU-074 and DIFM BY 14DA049 Fred, 14IR162 Gui and 14IR181 Marc.

ISLANDS PLANNED:

14IR/MA-044 ( new one) Lemenez
http://islands.upway.pl/1_1.php?ID_is=34784

14DA/MA-045 Saint Riom
http://islands.upway.pl/1_1.php?ID_is=35170

14IR/MA-121 (new one) Roch Ar Mennou
http://islands.upway.pl/1_1.php?ID_is=36279

14DA/MA-122 (new one) blanche
http://islands.upway.pl/1_1.php?ID_is=36280

ALL QSL MANAGEMENT WILL BE DONE BY 14IR181 EVEN DA ACTIVATIONS. (IR/DA) ON DIFFERENTS QSL CARDS AND 1 SPECIAL QSL MULTIGROUPS 
QSL VIA:
MARC RENAUD 
31 TER LE MERY 
23000 LA SAUNIERE FRANCE

We hope to copy more as possible.
Date/time for each islands will depending on hours low/high tide
73 from team