IR-DX rules

– To assign a special IR-DX callsign LOTA-COTA-MOTA-Clubstation-WFF- SOTA-DXCC and for the activity to be considered valid, the operator who will make the request will have to allow the IRDX group to control all the information about the place from where he is using his radio station once the activity has started.

– A radio activity close to a building or inside a building that does not belong to the operator cannot take place without prior authorization from a site manager or owner, so please contact the person in charge sufficiently in advance so as not to risk putting your radio activity at fault in relation to the regulations.

In any case, take precautions so that you are not forced to leave your transmission point prematurely because of a control by the authorities or because you would not have taken the trouble to ask for a permit to set up with your radio equipment.

– Distance: It is important to remember that the maximum distance between the lighthouse, the castle, the mill and the radio station must not exceed 500 meters.

– Proofs
Whether the activity lasts several days in a row or takes place on dates not specified in advance, the operator should bring the following information at the IRDX Headquarter:
GPS position, videos, photographs.

For videos the best solution is to make one at the beginning of activity and another at the end of the day.

– A lighthouse, a castle, a mill located on a reef, an island must be physically activated from this location and not from a more easily accessible place on the coast.
(even if the distance is less than 500 metres).

For SOTA – WFF activities, the activity must be carried out with respect for nature and must not use a generator using fuel that could damage nature.

For Clubstation activities, The rule is that there is a minimum of 3 IR operators (YLs are part of the IR-DX group) at the beginning of the activity and as far as radio traffic is concerned,YLs must participate as operators imperatively so as not to be the means to allow the /000 activity to take place.

A little clarification about the traffic on 27.555 Mhz.

It’s quite hard to bear to hear operators chatting quietly on 27.555 Mhz rather than making a call and suggesting another frequency to make contact.

27.555 Mhz is considered by most dx’ers as a frequency where one should call and propose a qsy in order to find a correspondant.

It is not because we hear operators asking on 27.555 Mhz to have a correspondant for a test or say hello to everyone who’s listening that you have to answer them on the same frequency.

Some people have fun making their contacts on 27.555 Mhz to disturb other users and this is not a good idea.

It is not a good image for IR-DX members to imitate or insult them.

It is inadmissible, if the call frequencies are overloaded or unusable it is your fault.

IR-DX members are urged not to generate traffic on the calling frequencies, if the IR-DX Group Headquarters receives complaints concerning a IR-DX member with video evidence the operator will be put on notice to change his attitude in order not to sully the image of the IR-DX group.

Respect the call frequencies otherwise you will be expelled from the IR-DX group.