Texas DX Society

Founded in 1970


Affiliated Club

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 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 partial list of our members' worldwide operating activity, click here.

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). Our repeaters are frequently used for disaster communication, and for public service events like the Chevron Houston Marathon, Buffalo Bayou Regatta Races, and others.

Our K5DX AR-Cluster server can be reached on the internet via telnet protocol to address dxc.tdxs.net port 7373. Access the K5DX cluster server via several popular applications such as SpotCollector, and VE7CC's CC User and TeraTerm.

Our organization gets together in Houston, Texas on the third Thursday evening of each month for 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 homepage for program info, time and location announcements. We try to have dinner meetings every other month for more social time and conversation. If you're in the area, please join us!

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.

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 club constitution and submit a membership application. We look forward to meeting you soon!