This report from the DX Code of Conduct Committee – Randy W6SJ;
We have received over 12,700 unique visitors to our website. This is a significant accomplishment given that we have now been “in business” for just a year and our budget is zero. Over 80% of the visitors are NOT from the U.S.A. so we are achieving our goal of having this be a truly universal, international movement.
We have added more clubs and more DXpeditions who endorse the Code. Feedback from some DXpeditions suggests that we are making good progress.
We have recently developed a new logo. We should have done this a year ago but getting it translated into over 30 languages seemed more important at that time. So here it is top left of this report. I hope each of you will put this on your website or QRZ.COM page and use it as a link. Ideally, every DXer, particularly the ones who NEED to align their operating practices with the Code, will see it and realize how strong the support is.
To that end, it is incumbent on each of you to carry this message
1. to your HF operator friends, particularly DXers,
2. to your club, especially if it is a DX club,
3. to your national society and encourage them to send information about the Code to their memberships and to post the logo at their society website.
Get EVERYONE to put the logo up on the web so we can increase our visibility.
We have a Power Point that is intended for use at Club meetings. It is available with an audio track, or you can narrate it yourself.
Finally, we have a new publication at the website THE NEW DXER’S HANDBOOK by K7AU athttp://dx-code.org/newdxer.pdfI think you will find in enjoyable, even if you are a pro. Tell your club about it and make sure that new members get a copy. After all, it’s an e-book and it’s free.
I want to thank the many who have written encouraging words of support to me. It means a lot to the Committee and I know this project means a lot to you too. I always am delighted to get feedback so keep the e-mails coming. Respond firstname.lastname@example.org ….
I was born in the 1960’s and have lived all my life in the Coal Mining Town of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, Northern England. My parents were all from this area of Yorkshire and my father worked in the main Industry of the local Collieries as a face worker. I have been married to my wife Debbie for 35+ years and we have two children and two grandchildren.
I have been licensed for around 20 years after my interest was re-kindled when I retired from my role as a Police Officer within South Yorkshire Police Force. The latter few years were spent as Radio Operator in the Force Operations Control Room at Sheffield, before my career ended.
IOTA chasing is (and always has been) my real passion, as climbing the ladder to reach Honour Roll status was always my main aim. The 1000 Islands Trophy is still out of reach but I am heading in the right direction. I am currently a Board Member of IOTA Ltd and IREF.
In my free time I am a keen Photographer of Wildlife, Aviation, (anything really) but the QSL Manager role is my main passion within Ham Radio.