There is no regular meeting for the month of June. Instead, join us for the 2017 Field Day event.  See the June Newsletter for detail.

 

2017 Field Day

FIELD DAY SCHEDULE AND SIGN UP

(Joint operations by TDXS/BVARC/Echo Society/KARS)

 

We still have operator slots open. We need more CW and digital operators on the list.

Click on the links below to sign up for your slot. Don't miss out on all the fun!

 

2017 Field Day Operator Schedule

2017 Field Day Operator Sign Up Form

 

CALENDAR

ARRL Field Day: 1800Z Jun 24 to 2100Z Jun 25

DL-DX RTTY Contest: 1100Z Jul 01 to 1059Z Jul 02

2017 IARU World Championship: 1200Z Jul 08 to 1200Z Jul 09

North American QSO Party, RTTY: 1800Z Jul 15 0559Z Jul 16

CQ Worldwide VHF Contest: 1800Z Jul 16 to 2100Z Jul 17

 

The Texas DX Society, founded in 1970, is a non-profit organization of radio amateurs in Houston, Texas who have a primary interest in DX chasing and contest operating on HF, VHF, and UHF.  Many of the club's members regularly operate from rare amateur radio locations around the world for the expressed purpose of "putting out a new one" for DXCC credit to their fellow amateurs, or counting as a "new multiplier" for contests held on the bands each year.  To see a list of our members' worldwide operating activity, click here.  Our repeaters are frequently used for disaster communication, and for public service events like the Chevron Houston Marathon, Buffalo Bayou Regatta Races, and others.

 

We invite Houston area amateurs to get to know us by checking into our repeaters on 147.360 MHz (100.0 Hz tone access) and 442.000 MHz (103.5 Hz tone access).  The Club also maintains a DX Cluster, K5DX, on 144.95 from the Woodlands, Texas.  Anyone within about 10 miles of the Woodlands can connect directly.  Those who cannot connect directly, or in central Houston can connect to TDXS95 in downtown Houston, and then to K5DX.  Our DX cluster can also be reached via the internet with Telnet access at our IP address 75.148.198.113 or URL dxc.tdxs.net (Internet Explorer versions 7 & 8 no longer support telnet without editing the registry).  If you need a free terminal emulation program to run telnet, we recommend Tera Term (contact the webmaster if you need help configuring it to connect with our DX cluster).  Our 442 repeater also has Echolink and IRLP enabled.  Click on the Echolink and IRLP tabs on the menu for more information.

 

Our club callsign K5DX is in memory of our long-time friend and fellow club member Clarence E. Sharp who became a SK in September 2001.  "Sharp" was a world famous DXer and contester, and an "Elmer" to all who needed one.  Our club grew and flourished under his leadership and guidance for many years, and his operating habits were an example for all operators to follow.

 

Our organization gets together in Houston, Texas on the second Thursday evening of each month for our club meetings.  We usually meet at the Tracy Gee Center on the west side of Houston, and frequently have a pre-meeting dinner location nearby.  Check the marquee above for program info, time and location announcements, check the mail reflector, or current Bullsheet newsletter.  We try to have dinner meetings every other month for more social time and conversation.  If you're in the area, please join us! 

 

Membership in the Texas DX Society is open to all radio amateurs having a particular focus on DXing and Contesting. If you are interested in membership please review the constitution then complete the included membership application.  We look forward to meeting you soon!

 

 

 

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