Heart Of Texas DX Society

An ARRL Affiliated Club


Heart Of Texas DX Society


Where are we?   What do we do?   Who are we?


Heart Of Texas: This is an area define as being, the City of Waco and the surrounding area, located in McLennan County.

DX: A term used all over the world of amateur radio to discribe a radio contact with another amateur radio station outside its own country.

Society: A particular section of a community that is distinguished by particular qualities; an organized group of people who share an interest, aim, or profession.

  The club's name was chosen to precisely locate ourselves as being totally separate from any other point on the map. It is our desire to focus on individuals living in or near the Waco area so as to make it easier for them to participate in club activities and to get to know each member on a more personal level.

  The Heart Of Texas DX Society (HOTDXS) is being founded by a small group of DXers and other amateur radio enthusiasts in the Waco, Texas area to further DXing, contesting, as well as the individual interests of its members. The group seeks to attract members from throughout the surrounding area.

  Besides on-the-air activities, HOTDXS will hold regular meetings to provide opportunities to discuss DXing and other related topics, and to establish a forum for subjects of common interest or concern. Club meetings are at 9:00 AM on a second Saturday of every month at the Denny's Restaurant located at 2409 S New Road and nearby Interstate 35 South.

  HOTDXS moreover promotes amateur radio through newsletters and group activities. These include an SSB net every Tuesday at 8:00 PM local time on 28.437 MHz, occasional Special Event Operations to commemorate the anniversaries of local historical events, and the sponsoring of local awards and certificates to encourage participation in some of the more popular HF contests.

  A first goal was to become an ARRL affiliated club and have 100% of the club members join the ARRL, as well as to have the Heart Of Texas DX Society and its members to earn the DXCC Award.

  Heart Of Texas DX Society welcomes all licensed amateur radio operators and other interested persons to apply for membership. No annual dues at this time, it's free, you need only show an interest in DXing and playing a role in club activities.


For more information, contact HOTDXS by email at w5dxs@hotmail.com

Table of Contents
HOTDXS Workbench
W.A.S. Log Notes
QSLing Hints
HOTDXS Contest Results
Solar Activity
Propagation Primer
Earth Wind Map
DX Cluster-Call Book
Weather Reports
Global Lightning Strikes
HOTDXS - Hot Links

2001 and Beyond - W5DXS DXing Odyssey

All these entities are yours to enjoy. Contact as many as you can. Do so in Peace.

Summary of DXCC Logs


QSLs from new DX that are not confirmed on LoTW.


First DX Contact made by W5DXS



From the HOTDXS Workbench - How To Build It Yourself

SPC Tuner

Power Generator

One Tube Receiver

Portable Vertical Antenna

1929 Hartley Transmitter

6L6 Transmitter

5U4G Power Supply

AC-1   6V6 Transmitter

6AQ5 CW Transmitter

Pi Network Tuner

6X4 Power Supply

Type 80 Tube Power Supply

6SL7 Twinplex Regenerative Receiver

L - Network Tuner

6AH6 Electronic T/R Switch

R-390A Rack Mount Speaker

Straight Key Gallery

Equipment Rack

6DQ6 Transmitter

Buck Boost Transformer

T - Network Tuner

From the HOTDXS Kitchen - How To Cook It Yourself


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For contacting 100 Countries

The Award and Achievement List

W5V Special Event Station
The 150th Anniversary of Waco, Texas

The W5V Station Logs

Field Day 2000
Heart Of Texas DX Society

Pictures of our first Field Day

"moon's current phase"

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A Quick Look To See Who Is On The Air

DX Summit Cluster

HF DX Spots



HamCall DX Spots

DX Information Cluster

Amateur Radio Ham Radio Maidenhead Grid Square Locator Map


Calculate distance between two locations and other Information


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Look at Local and World Weather Reports

Texas Electrical Power Outages

Get Your Forecast

Enter Zip or City, State

Or select:
Weather Channel World Weather

World Weather
Information Service

World Weather

Waco Texas Weather

Texas Highway Reports

-Road Conditions in Texas-

New vs. Old Windchill Calculation (degrees F)

Wind Speed (MPH) =
Air Temperature (F) =

Old Wind Chill Index
New Wind Chill Index

Heat Index Calculation

Temperature : F
Relative Humidity : %
Heat Index : F

While Skywarn classes are poping up everywhere, here is information on a storm of a different kind.

A Storm that is out of this World

W5 Bureau Status Quick Search - See what you have on file.
Use the Browser's Back or Go to return here.

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Links to DX / Contesting and other Information

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