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Author Topic: Would you like to go on a DX-pedition (or another one) some day?  (Read 3033 times)
KY6R
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« on: April 11, 2013, 04:05:06 PM »

I used to think I did - now I realize I just like helping behind the scenes.
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2013, 04:15:16 PM »

I used to think I did - now I realize I just like helping behind the scenes.

Why, and when, did you change your mind? I was under the impression that a DXpedition was your ultimate goal.

I'd love to be on one of those islands in the Pacific but due to back pain I don't even want to fly anymore and I loved to fly - at least before the TSA.  I usually get out of the North East for a few weeks during the Winter but not the past two years.

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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2013, 04:22:03 PM »

I think I would like to go to at least a semi-rare DX location on a expedition someday as part of my Bucket List. Nothing major like Amsterdam, but maybe something like Cocos-Keeling, Christmas Island, Midway, etc.

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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2013, 04:55:41 PM »

Absolutely YES!

Although my first experience with a DX-pedition was the recent ZL9 Campbell Island, I hope to get the opportunity to do a few more in the future.
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2013, 05:00:09 PM »

I have been talking with my XYL (KD8CMB) and I think we are going to go on a couple of "timid" holiday style DXpeditions... something not very rare to begin with, as I want to be able to do justice to it.  This will get my feet wet, and then see if there is a group out there that would like to have a strictly CW guy to add to their ranks.

I have always dreamed of going on a DXpedition; to somewhere that is in high demand and operate CW until I pass out everyday!  I am now retired; so I have the time, my health is pretty good and we have been blessed to have the means to make this dream come true!

73 de Jim - KE8G

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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2013, 05:09:42 PM »

I think I would like to go to at least a semi-rare DX location on a expedition someday as part of my Bucket List. Nothing major like Amsterdam, but maybe something like Cocos-Keeling, Christmas Island, Midway, etc.

John K7KB

My thoughts exactly.
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2013, 05:10:55 PM »

I would love to. Perhaps by the time I am retired (I am 31 now) I'll have the skills to be an asset.
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2013, 05:21:31 PM »

I used to think I did - now I realize I just like helping behind the scenes.
Why, and when, did you change your mind? I was under the impression that a DXpedition was your ultimate goal.
I won't retire for at least 11 years. Until then, there is no way I could take off up to a month to go to a very rare one - or even semi rare one and then pay my own way. I certainly will donate and help those who do put these on and go.

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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2013, 05:34:09 PM »

Yes!...but there are a few issues.....my fear of flying doesn't help, so I'd have to get over that....maybe get hypnotized or something to over come it......the other thing, and this is very important....NO COLD WEATHER LOCATIONS!!!!...PERIOD!!!....I get enough of that crap living in Pittsburgh.....

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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2013, 05:56:33 PM »

I certainly would, but it's not possible at the moment.
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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2013, 06:29:58 PM »

I would love too, however the horror stories about funding sort of scared me away from that!
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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2013, 06:31:07 PM »

SURE..... but only if I could turn the clock back 20 years or so.  Arthritis has pretty well taken  away most of the flexibility I once had, and from the neck to the butt is usually in pain, in varying degrees.  SO...... only in my deams now. Wink

73, Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2013, 06:54:22 PM »

Perhaps to 4U1UN.  Air conditioned, no mosquitoes, no foot-burning hot sands, no slow-going boat rides, no quarater-mile hikes to the potty, no noise or smell from the generators, etc.  Antenna is not working well?  Call the UN building maintenance crew Cheesy

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Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2013, 07:07:08 PM »

Antenna is not working well?  Call the UN building maintenance crew Cheesy

Tell that to the guys that run the IARU beacon that's been off the air for a couple of years now...
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« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2013, 07:10:57 PM »

Perhaps to 4U1UN.  Air conditioned, no mosquitoes, no foot-burning hot sands, no slow-going boat rides, no quarater-mile hikes to the potty, no noise or smell from the generators, etc.  Antenna is not working well?  Call the UN building maintenance crew Cheesy

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Jonathan W6GX

That would be a good one to hone skills on.  The biggest problem I see for American ops is the lack of time any of us get to run a pile up.  To be perfectly honest, the closest thing I have had, is field day which is partly at best compared to what a pileup in a "most wanted" country would be like. I have the utmost respect for the ops who can dig the weak ones out not just a few times, but 100s of times an hour for 15-18 hours at a time. 
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