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Eastern Iowa DX Association

Welcome to the Eastern Iowa DX Association web site! Our club is open to any amateur radio operator who is interested in DXing and/or contesting. You are cordially invited to attend club meetings and get acquainted. We have many friendly, outgoing members with varied areas of expertise, who would be delighted to meet you and offer their help as needed. (Detailed club information is on the "About EIDXA" page.)

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EIDXA News     (Updated May 30, 2023)

EIDXA Meetings

Next EIDXA Meeting:
  Date:  Friday, May 12, 2023
  Time:  Doors open at 6:30 PM; Meeting begins at 7:30 PM.
  Location:  Hall Perrine Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center.
  Program:  "What is a Real Ham" by Dr. Glenn Johnson, WØGJ. This is the
       same presentation that Glenn will give at the Visalia DX convention in April. 

Prior to the meeting, the EIDXA has scheduled an early dinner for Glenn and Vivien at the "Black Sheep Social Club", 600 1st Street SE. Please join us at 17:00 local (5 PM). We will order at 17:30 and depart for the meeting at Hall Perrine around 19:00 local (7 PM). The restaurant has a web site https://www.iamtheblacksheep.com with the menu listed. Please let Gayle, KØFLY (email: KØFLY) know if you are attending, so that he can finalize the reservation.

If you are coming in on I-380, take the Diagonal Drive SW exit and head east as if going to Mercy Medical Center (note that Diagonal Drive becomes 8th Avenue SE). Take the first left after crossing the bridge on to 2nd Street SE, then take the first left again, onto 7th Avenue SE. There is a surface parking lot on the right, or on-street parking is available on 1st Street SE adjacent to the restaurant.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at one or both events.

We normally meet quarterly in January, April, July and October on a Friday evening. Our normal meeting location is the Hall Perrine Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. A program of interest follows the business meeting. Complete details, including an aerial photo map, may be found on the "Meetings" page.

Al Groff, KØVM Honored
FlexRadio has announced their Dayton 2023 Awards, and EIDXA Member Al Groff, KØVM has won the “Top Tester SmartSDR Award”. Mike, VA3MW from FlexRadio commented that, “Al has been recognized for his remarkable consistency, thoroughness, and reliability. He consistently offers clear steps for reproducing reported issues and diligently follows through with testing and reporting upon resolution. His unwavering commitment has significantly contributed to the stability of our products.”
Congratulations, Al! A much-deserved award!

Membership roster  (updated on May 31, 2023)
The membership roster lists all active club members and dues status. It is available for viewing on the "Members" page. Former members who are now Silent Keys are listed separately below the active members list.

EIDXA has a new DXCC Honor Roll member: Rich Haendel, W3ACO achieved Honor Roll status with FT8WW, giving him 331 current entities, 332 total. Congratulations, Rich!

A new page of archival rosters from 1975 to the present is now available on the Members page. Please check it out!

Eastern Iowa DXer  (updated on March 30, 2023)
The Eastern Iowa DXer is EIDXA's newsletter, published in advance of each quarterly club meeting. The April 2023 edition is now available on the "Newsletter" page. Bob, WØGXA, puts together a great newsletter, loaded with good information. It's always a great read! Be sure you don't pass it by!

The Eastern Iowa DX Bulletin
The Eastern Iowa DX Bulletin is published every Friday. It is a compilation of currently active DX operations (or those that will become active within the current week) from recent issues of DX bulletins from the US, Germany and Italy and other sources. The articles are ordered by callsign prefix with dates of operation highlighted in red. Hot links for QSL and other information are provided if available. Articles remain in The Bulletin while active, but with a 5-week maximum.

DXpedition Support  (updated on August 7, 2022)
EIDXA offers financial support to DXpeditions that meet our formalized requirements, which include top 50 most-wanted ranking, duration, number of operators, planned bands and modes, and the interval since any previous operations.

A list of operations that EIDXA has supported since 2002 is here.

Buy-Sell-Trade  (updated on May 17, 2023)
The "Buy-Sell-Trade" page provides a place to advertise any ham radio equipment you may have for sale. We can publish pictures of your gear and any text you would like. Contact the webmaster to post your ad!

There are new ads from Nelson, KUØA, for three great antennas. Check it out!

Email Reflector
The EIDXA email reflector is on Google Groups and is available for your use. To post to the reflector, email your message for the group to:
The reflector allows you to include photos or other files in your message. If you are not a member of the group but would like to be, please email the webmaster.

You may visit the group homepage here:
The homepage has a complete archive of all messages exchanged via the group.

The Eastern Iowa DX Bulletin

Craig Fastenow, KØCF,

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