The P5DX story..moving on….

Posted: April 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

I had a nice chat with Wayne-N0UN (www.n0un.net) tonight on the telephone. One thing is very clear. This man loves amateur radio as much as I do. In the interest and betterment of amateur radio, I have decided to put away my P5DX Story.

My hope is that it is a story that is developing and evolving and might have a happy ending. This experience shows me that there are many aspects of our hobby where improvement and healthy dialog is needed. Some of that started tonight.

Best wishes,

Paul N6PSE

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Comments
  1. Ria N2RJ says:

    Happy to hear you guys resolved your differences. Now I guess we’re all wondering – where to NEXT???

  2. Langhi Lau says:

    I never have understood why DXpeditiions think the public should fund them, here is the mid-west with the sun spot numbers so bad the chance of any of us working the DX group is very poor. If you think it is so important for you to go on vacation and work from P5 then fund it yourself. Money is tight but these guys running 5 towers and $15,000 radio can afford to pay their own way.

    • n6pse says:

      Dear Langhi Lau, Thank you for your interest in my Blog. In the realm of “DXing” and DXpeditions, there are several non profit organizations that carry out fundraising tasks twelve months of the year. These organizations regularly provide grants or donations to DXpeditions that can demonstrate a need and they are activating a rare entity. Places such as North Korea, Yemen, Iraq etc are not vacation destinations but places where a contact is much needed.

      Fortunately, there are many DXers around the globe that help donate and fund these DXpeditions. I don’t own five towers and a $15,000 radio so I can’t agree with your assertion but I will say that if more DXers felt as you do, there would be less DXpeditions, less reasons to buy a nice radio and build a nice station, less manufacturers of equipment and an overall decline in the hobby. Not a very exciting future for the hobby?

      Lets hope that those that can, will donate and that DXpeditions will continue to go forward to activate those rare and difficult to activate places.

      Best wishes,

      Paul N6PSE

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