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DX Questions answered by Dr. DX!

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K6QU, Mar 18, 2017.

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  1. NU4R

    NU4R Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have two HOBBIES in my retirement. My favorite, and one that I've embraced and done exceptionally well at since 1973, has rarely, if ever, generated the incredible quantity of public discord between others that amateur radio has. Whether it's on-the-air or in some post on QRZ or elsewhere, the never ending squaring off between a select few hijacking a post...or a indeed representative of society today. Unfortunately, it's ALSO representative of the inflated egotistical and rapid fire rebuttals of " oneupmanship" presenting to the masses their disdain for another. WE, by and large, couldn't give one flying flip about their level of education or status in life, BUT, it's this very same online of on-the-air "chest beating" that too frequently has us powering down the shack or rarely returning to THANK YOU, you "select few," for again making my point an elementary one to support.

    In the end, get over your collective selves children. Far and beyond,I'd bet good money that the masses are sick and tired of of it.

    I AM...

    "Dr. MX"

    (That's "motocross" but, you beady-eyed, sloping forehead college boyz who have SO delightfully embedded themselves in yet another likely already knew that)

    <smh...and powering down>
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  2. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    I think it was vital to point that out to them Gary. Not because I particularly need to state it, but because the tone of the rude response was supercilious. I needed to let them know who they were talkin' to.

    MANY Ph.D.'s (in particular) get T'd when folks take on the bogus 'Dr. X' moniker. That's because getting that ticket required and resulted in sacrifice in earned income, and family planning and matters. Such non-Dr. frauds did not pay the price, yet claim the benefit.

    In my Ph.D. field (radio astronomy) decimation has set in, with a trail of divorces, terminated jobs, and early deaths. Its not pretty. It is disrespectful to see their sacrifice and yet also see hams play with the 'Dr' moniker.

    We see the bogus title of 'Dr.' badged to indicate expertise, without evidence of slaving through the effort to get the degree.

    This all started in ham radio with 'Dr. SETI' several years ago. But Paul Shuch has every right to use that moniker, playfully, because he is a Ph.D.

    There is no 'Dr. Is In' at the ARRL. That's bogus too.

    Chip W1YW
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2017
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  3. WG7X

    WG7X Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Tempest, meet teapot.
  4. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    No Gary; they are two wooden barrels.

    Let's use their titles properly. And stick to reality.

  5. W0PV

    W0PV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Its supposed to be a podcast taken seriously, but the ARRL title creates for me an eye-rolling image of the Ducks Breath Theater comedy skit "Ask Dr. Science".

    To wit, the recurring punch lines, "He knows more then you do!" followed by a satire of gobbledygook, concluding with the disclaimer, "He's not really a doctor" (haughty response) "I have a masters degree ...!"

    That may be OK for light-hearted drive-time NPR, but its misplaced in the League context.

    73 John WØPV
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  6. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

  7. WA2LXB

    WA2LXB XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    This went into the ditch pretty quick.

    I'm no DX guru, but here's my $0.02:

    For Technicians the DX answer is different than for General and above. For Techs I'd say learn CW and get on 15 meters, or get on the phone portion of 10 meters and CQ until someone hears you. Alternatively, they could get on 6M and 2M simplex in the Tech phone bands. Digital modes are also lucrative for DX hunting with low power in the Tech bands. Or visit your local Elmer and ask if he'll let you operate phone at his station.

    For everyone else...get on 20 in the morning and have at it or work a DX contest...but if you work the contest, do your DX stations a favor and log and upload your QSOs using N1MM+ or any other logging program of your choice that exports to a Cabrillo format.

    Here's your contest calendar connection:
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  8. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    The best way to see what DX is on is the DX Cluster. The best DX cluster listing is:

    Chip W1YW
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  9. WA2LXB

    WA2LXB XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Now we're talking! Thanks Chip, and here's another that I'm sure we've all used:

    Here's what I do: as soon as I make a DX contact I log it into QRZ, then immediately upload it to ARRL's LOTW thru QRZ. DX Watch then grabs it a few minutes later from LOTW and BAM!...there it is for others to work.

    I don't do that for contesting, but for dial-spinning DX fun that's what I'm doing currently.

    Every day is a new day with amateur radio!

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  10. ZL1PDT

    ZL1PDT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi guys you got some of those POWERLESS radio were do you find them
    good luck,

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