DX & Contest : 10am-Noon : Salons A/B/C
The Central Texas DX & Contest Club, widely recognized for its excellent Summerfest presentations, has yet another outstanding program lined up for us
DXing From Clipperton Island “The TX5K Story” by Ed Cox, KE3D
This presentation tells the story of the 2013 Cordell Expeditions Clipperton Island Expedition. Cordell Expeditions has conducted many Expeditions with radio operation. While DXing is a key component, KK6EK’s expeditions feature ecology, science, and radio. We strove to do significant science and put on a World Class Radio Operation. The presentation shows the operation and the features of Clipperton Island.
Getting into Contesting by George Fremin III, K5TR
An introduction (and more) to contesting. An overview of contest types, the tools and skills needed to participate in them along with a discussion of operating techniques from the basic to the more advanced. Fun for the whole family !
About Ed Cox KE3D
Licensed originally as KN3SWJ in 1962. DX is one of my passions in the hobby. I operate CW, Digital, and phone on HF. I have operated from numerous DX locations. I have held callsigns: K4HPQ, W0RAO, K3SWJ and now KE3D. I have been licensed in the UK (G5EQC) and had CEPT permits to operate in Germany, Netherlands, and Belgium. I have operated from many Caribbean locations such as VP2MSG, ZF2HE, Haiti, BVI, USVI, Jamaica etc. I really enjoy geography and having real QSOs with DX stations (not just Hello 599 goodbye). I have Mixed Honor Roll, and 8 band DXCC. I am an electronic engineer with a master's degree and am a licensed Professional Engineer. I got a first class FCC phone license in 1963 and a second class radio telegraph license. I am retired from the Semiconductor Industry designing ICs for telephony.
About George Fremin III K5TR
George Fremin III, K5TR; George has been licensed since 1976 at the age 13 and has been very active on the bands ever since. While he has experienced many facets of amateur radio from QRP to SSTV, his primary interest over the years has been operating contests on the HF and VHF bands. He also enjoys building and improving the antennas at his station in the Texas hill country near Johnson City, Texas. He has been active as WB5VZL, K5TR, WB5VZL/KH8, 5W1FS, ZK1XG, HR6A, VP8THU, VP8GEO and PJ6D. He has also operated many contests as a guest operator at N5AU, W5KFT, WB5NXH, AB5KD, HC8N, 6D2X, K3LR and N3BB.