Welcome

Welcome to the website of the European DX Foundation (EUDXF), the first and only all European Foundation to support DX activities.

Our goal is to support DXers and expeditions (e.g. financial support, printing of QSL-cards) to allow the DX-community in Europe a fair share in their work. We also supply equipment to those in rare countries who cannot afford their own.

DX-Treffen under the watchful eye of the castle in Bad Bentheim

On behalf of the EUDXF board  their President Dominik Weiel (DL5EBE) invited all members to the annual general meeting, during this years DNAT (German/Dutch Amateur Radio Days) in Bad Bentheim.

While some of the partipants, who arrived early, enjoyed their dinner in the Hotel Birkemeier,  Engelbertink (PA4UNX)  and Hans (DK3PZ) audited the financial statements of EUDXF. The casbook was once again perfectly prepaired by the cashier Robert F.Lörks (DL1EBV) and was released without any objections.

For all the topics of the meeting – as usual – detailed minutes were written.

Besides the official part of the meeting there was plenty of time for individual discussions, renew old acquaintances and make new friends.

Ronald Stuy (PA3EWP) gave a highly interesting presentation about the Dxpedition to Pitcairn Island  with the call VP6EU.

See you next year in August 2018  during the 50th anniversary of DNAT in Bad Bentheim.

Hans DK3PZ

TN5E Report

TN5E having an antenna party….

Ken LA7GIA presented the EUDXF with a very nice report and dito pictures.

The full story with very nice pictures will be in de next newsletter for EUDXF members, but could not resist to share a “snif” with you all on the website:

Ken LA7GIA/TN5A:

Going on a solo trip it is simply not possible to cover all openings on all bands. A solo trip will keep you busy and out of trouble. If you have tried to operate full time in one of the big contest weekends, you can imagine extending that to 9-10 consecutive days. Going solo is like a combination of CQWW and field day. There is not much time for sightseeing. In between the pileup stuff you need to look after the antennas, check the RFI problem, grab some food, read the emails (as you’re the pilot), maybe relocate one antenna, tell your buddy to tell your wife you are ok, talk to the locals about your weird radio stuff, send your kids a nice picture from Africa, and tell your boss that you didn’t bring the corporate computer and he must QRX for 9 days.

Those still wondering why TN5E was not there 24/7 for you, or still in doubt wether to go on a solo DXpedition should surely read the full report.

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