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A Year of DX By Bob Locher W9KNI“A Year of DX” by W9KNI

Bob W9KNI is back with another book! Read all about his chase of the CQ DX Marathon over the course of a year. As usual Bob gives his unique enlightenment about his techniques and tricks. Also includes no-holds-barred discussions of equipment.

Can a DX’er from a small town in southwest Oregon hope to compete in the Big Leagues of DX’ing? Bob Locher, W9KNI, author of the best selling DX Book ever, “The Complete DXer”, set out on a mission to prove it was possible. “A Year of DX” is Bob’s personal account of the challenges, joys and sorrows in pursuit of the Holy Grail — winning the CQ DX Marathon. Look over Bob’s shoulder as he works country after country, yes, and missing a few along the way, but always trying to optimize his chances and the hope of logging the next one.

Mixed in is a wealth of other material, some dealing with equipment optimization, some thoughtful, some humorous. Anyone who enjoyed “The Complete DX’er” will surely be delighted with this book. 280 pages.

Includes chapters on linear amplifiers, transmitter audio optimization, and propagation in a time of low sunspots.

 

The Complete DXer by Bob Locher W9KNI“The Complete DX’er” by W9KNI

Far and away the most popular DX book ever written, “The Complete DX’er” is both the highly entertaining diary of a serious DX chaser, and at the same time full of lessons for DX’ing success. Now in the 3rd edition.

At last, the long awaited third edition of “The Complete DX’er” is becoming available. Far and away the most popular DX book ever written, “The Complete DX’er” is both the highly entertaining diary of a serious DX chaser, and at the same time full of lessons for DX’ing success.

Written in a warm, personal style, this is a work you will read again and again. It very much respects and honors the traditions of DX’ing, yet brings a sense of excitement to the chase.

There are over 26,000 copies in print; yet try to find a used copy anywhere. The new edition has been revised to take into account the realities of DX’ing in the 21st century.

Place your order below for your copy!

 

"Contesting in Africa" by G3SXW and the VooDoo Contest Group“Contesting in Africa” by G3SXW and the VooDoo Contest Group

“‘Contesting in Africa – Multi-Multi on the Equator’ by G3SXW and the VooDoo Contest Group, offers a compelling array of contesting and DX’ing experiences from one of the most unique operating venues on Earth – the African continent. The opportunity for the reader to benefit from personal stories told by the world-renowed and witty personality, Roger Western, G3SXW, makes this book a ‘must have’ in any ham radio library.” (as reviewed by John Dorr, K1AR)

For homebound Contesters and DX’ers alike, there is no thrill in amateur radio to match that of hearing your call come back from a new multiplier or a new country. But imagine the thrill of BEING the new multiplier or country for literally thousands of stations! For the great majority of us, this means participating in a DXpedition.

DXpeditions typically are complex operations, especially where the goal is to win a major contest. Long lists of details must be attended to, including licensing, visas, vaccinations as required, transportation, clothing, tools, accommodation, siting, not to mention organizing tons of radio equipment and antennas at the right place at the right time.

The British/American ‘VooDoo’ group has been particularly successful in this, year after year mounting highly complex operations from various West African countries to the delight of DX’ers and contesters world wide. Their operations have been keyed to the CQ World Wide DX contest, the unquestioned crown jewel of contesting.

‘Contesting in Africa’ is a fascinating new book detailing the VooDoo group’s experiences, edited and much of it written by renowned contester and DXpeditioner extraordinaire Roger Western, G3SXW, as well as additional chapters contributed by other Voodoo team members. The book also features many photographs.

This book provides an unusual and most fulfilling treat in simultaneously entertaining the armchair traveler with accounts of the challenges and adventures in getting to and operating from exotic sun burnt countries, and at the same time providing inspiration and an informal planning guide for your own adventure and DXpedition.

A straightforward account, well balanced, this 190 page book is a must read for Contesters and DX’ers.

"Up Two" by G3SXW“Up Two” by G3SXW

Are you a DX’er? Have you longed to be on the other side of the pile-ups? Do you dream of taking a rig to exotic locations? Do thoughts of mountains, oceans, and deserts send shivers down your spine? If your answer to any of the above questions is yes, you are in for a rare treat. A new book, “Up Two – the Adventures of a DXpeditioner” by renowned DX’er Roger Western, G3SXW, is certain to bring you the vicarious thrills of operating from exotic places.

Are you a DX’er? Have you longed to be on the other side of the pile-ups? Do you dream of taking a rig to exotic locations? Do thoughts of mountains, oceans, and deserts send shivers down your spine?

If your answer to any of the above questions is yes, you are in for a rare treat. A new book, “Up Two – the Adventures of a DXpeditioner” by renowned DX’er Roger Western, G3SXW, is certain to bring you the vicarious thrills of operating from exotic places. Roger’s DX’ing endeavors go far more afield than the relatively sanitized isles of the standard winter tourist circuit, bringing us operations from places as diverse as Afghanistan and Tristan da Cuhna.

Some of Roger’s operations were keyed to major DX contests, others purely as DX’peditions. Always operating without support from any of the major DX Foundations, Roger has mounted exciting operations from 22 different rare countries. Without exception, these were countries reached by standard commercial travel arrangements, and in most cases hand carrying in the radio equipment needed. Some operations were solo, others with one or more other operators.

Roger details his adventures with licensing authorities, the excitement of land fall on a long sea journey, of bus rides across West Africa, of hostelry owners suspicious of things like antennas, of taxi drivers and of course of the huge pile-ups.

The book is also filled with invaluable advice for others interested in their own DX’peditions; what to take, what to do, problems to avoid, ways to make things work.

This 240 page book spans over 30 years of DX’pedition life experiences. Anyone with an appetite for exotic locations will find tales of wonderment about some very foreign places. Be sure to order your copy today.

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