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Annual General Meeting 2012

On behalf of the European DX Foundation I would like to invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting to be held in Bad Bentheim during the Deutsch-Niederländisches Amateurfunker Tagen (DNAT). The meeting will take place on Saturday 25 August 2012 and will start at 14.00 local time in Gaststätte Berkemeyer, Gildehauser Strasse 18, 48455 Bad Bentheim, Germany. The agenda is as follows

  • Opening by the chairperson
  • Roll call
  • Appointment of the minute taker 
  • Financial report 
  • President’s Report 
  • Discharge of the board of directors 
  • Any Other Business 

Please feel free to join us for lunch prior to the AGM. The Berkemeyer schnitzels are excellent.

Following the AGM Ronald PA3EWP will make a presentation on the recent lightweight E51M expedition to Manihiki Atoll, North Cook.

For those who missed lunch or haven’t had enough to eat you can join the PI4ZI DX dinner, where Franz DK1II will do a presentation on the record breaking T32C expedition to Kiritimati, East Kiribati.

Come and see us in Friedrichshafen

EUDXF will be at Hamradio in Friedrichshafen. Please come and see us at stand A1-469.

1A0C

In our stand there will be a display on the upcoming 1A0C activity from the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta. Not only do we like SMOM as a DXCC entity, we also like the humanitarian activities of C.I.S.O.M., the civil protection organization of the Order of Malta. 

Eyeballcontest

DDX

Like last year we will run a so called Eyeball QSO Contest. Participants are required to search for and obtain calls, names and signatures from as many different DXCC entities as possible by making “eyeball QSO´s” during the Ham Radio. The calls/names/signatures are to be recorded on a card that can be picked up in the EUDXF stand. Cards have to be turned in at the EUDXF stand “ A1 - 469“ on Sunday 11.00 hours at the latest and the one who has collected the most entities will be the winner. The winner(s) will be published on our website and will be awarded a prize. One of the prizes is a one year subscription to the Daily DX Magazine. Other prizes will be announced once confirmed.

No DX-pedition callsigns are allowed. Stations eyeballed must be resident in the country where they hold their callsign. By submitting the card, you agree with the decisions of the eyeball contest committee, formed by the EUDXF Board. Enjoy!

1A0C

1A0CThirty years have passed since 1A made its way onto the DXCC list. And an activation by an International team looks to celebrate the uniqueness of this event. So, from the 1st to the 4th July, we will listen them on the air as 1A0C from Santa Maria del Priorato, home of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
The callsign that will be used belongs to the “The Order of Malta’s Italian Relief Corps (CISOM)”, an organization specialized in bringing assistance and relief during emergencies. This underscores the dual value of this activation. On the one hand, there’s the fun side ham radio, giving a not so easy “new one” to as many stations as possible (especially from the US and Japan).
On the other hand, however, there’s the noble goal, as often seen in ham radio, where a spirit of cooperation and mutual aid are shared by operators all over the world. The team’s aim, in fact, is to raise funds – thanks to donations and contributions from QSL requests – in order to buy radio equipment which The Order of Malta’s Italian Relief Corps volunteers will be able to use in case of emergencies.
The operators list includes: 1A0X, 1A0Z, EA2RY, EA5RM, EA7AJR, EA7KW, F5CWU, IN3ZNR, IT9YVO, IZ8IYX, PB2T, SP3DOI and KH6CG as a pilot for North America and Pacific.
They will be active on HF+6m and the QSLs for contacts with 1A0C can be requested via Francesco Cozzi, 1A0Z. Check http://www.1a0c.com

DL1VU turns 90


DL1VUOn 15 May 2012 our life member and ex-board member Karl H. Hille DL1VU turns 90 years old. Karl has served EUDXF as Board Member from 1995 - 2004 and has made numerous contacts from the Pacific. A longer article about his activities will be published in our newsletter. We wish Karl a Happy Birthday and many returns.

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