What is DXing

The term DX comes from an abbreviation for “distance” that has been used by Morse code operators for over a century. A DXer is someone who listens to, or seeks out contact with, other radio stations in distant or exotic places. For an amateur radio DXer, it is usually not the content of the communications that is important, it is the ability to establish two-way communications at all that is important. DXers are known for giving the extra effort to improve their stations and their operating skills in order to “work” that next rare DX station.

Many DXers enjoy collecting QSL cards from other Amateur Radio stations they contact over the air. Ask a DXer to show you their QSL card collection, and you may be pleasantly surprised to see cards from all over the world – from exotic islands, remote desert lands, arctic regions, or other places you’ve read about and maybe imagined visiting some day.

Many members of the Central Texas DX and Contest Club are internationally recognized DXers, who have earned DXing awards for their documented on-air contacts. Several of our members have become DX themselves, travelling abroad and making contacts from the place like the Caribbean, southern Africa, the South Pacific, Antarctic islands, or central Asia. If you have an interest in DXing, you should become a member of the CTDXCC!

ARRL DXCC Member Totals
Check out the mode and band totals for CTDXCC members participating in the ARRL’s DX Century Club (DXCC) award program.
CQ WAZ Member Totals
Check out the mode and band totals for CTDXCC members participating in CQ magazine’s Worked All Zones (WAZ) award program.
Central Texas DX Clusters
There are several local DX Clusters available for all central Texas hams to use. Everyone is welcome to log into to any DX Cluster.

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