W5DXS


Heart Of Texas DX Society







 

Heart Of Texas DX Society

 

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

 

Heart Of Texas: This is an area define as the surrounding area with its central location being McLennan County and the City of Waco, Texas.

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

Society: A section of a community that is distinguished by particular qualities; in this case an organized group of people who share an interest in DXing and contesting, while at the same time supporting other interest of its members.

  The club's name was chosen to precisely locate us as being totally separate from any other point on the Texas 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.

  HOTDXS moreover promotes amateur radio through group activities. These include at times, when band conditions permit, a SSB net on the second Tuesday of the month at 8:00 PM local time on 28.437 MHz, the occasional creation of Special Event Station 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.

  Besides on-the-air activities, HOTDXS holds meetings to discuss DXing and related topics, and to establish a forum for subjects of common interest or concern. Club meetings are held at 9:00 AM on the second Saturday of every month at a local restaurant. For the latest location information, check out the HOTDXS HOME PAGE

  A first goal is to have the Heart Of Texas DX Society, W5DXS earn the DXCC Award, the WAS Award and to also help our amateur radio members that have an interest in earning these awards.

  HOTDXS welcomes all licensed amateur radio operators and other interested individuals to join. We charge no membership fees. Simply show an interest by having an active role in promoting our club activities.

 

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



HOTDXS Texas SES Trilogy

W5R SES

The Texas Rangers
200th Anniversary
8/10/2023 - QRT - 8/25/2023

W5V SES
Waco Village
175th Anniversary
Date to be Announced

W5B SES

Waco Suspension Bridge
155th Anniversary
Date to be Announced


The W5R mailing address is as follows:

Larry Merritt
3200 Colcord Ave.
Waco, TX 76707-1814


Thanks to everyone for over 7,100 QSOs worldwide that joined us in the W5R special event.
Included in that number are all 50 USA states and 105 DXCC entities have been confirmed.
We look forward to having you join with us to celebrate the next connecting special events.










Table of Contents
NCDXF/IARU Beacons
W5DXS PFX List
W.A.S. Log Notes
QSLing Hints
---- 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







HOTDXS - GALLERIES

W5DXS QSL GALLERY

QSLs from new DX that are not confirmed on LoTW.

STRAIGHT KEY GALLERY

Keys owned and used by members of HOTDXS.

First DX Contact made by W5DXS

The W5DXS DXing Odyssey Begins.




   

WELCOME TO THE INFORMATION DESK OF THE VINTAGE ERA AND HOMEBREW AMATEUR RADIO




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

Equipment Rack

6DQ6 Transmitter

Buck Boost Transformer

T - Network Tuner


From the HOTDXS Kitchen - How To Cook It Yourself

HOTDXS CHILI







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THE DX-100 AWARD
For contacting 100 Countries

The Award and Achievement List








Field Day 2000
Heart Of Texas DX Society

Pictures of our first Field Day










Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)






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A Quick Look To See Who Is On The Air



HamCall DX Spots

DX Information Cluster
ALL BANDS + INFO






Amateur Radio Ham Radio Maidenhead Grid Square Locator Map


ENTER




Calculate distance between two locations and other Information


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Look at Local Weather Reports



Texas Electrical Power Outages

National WX Doppler Radar






New vs. Old Windchill Calculation (degrees F)


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

 
Old Wind Chill Index
F
New Wind Chill Index
F

Heat Index Calculation


Temperature : F
Relative Humidity : %
Heat Index : F








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HOTDXS - LINKS

Enter HOTDXS-LINKS PAGE
Links to DX / Contesting and other Information





We want to personally thank you for viewing our website and a record
of your visit is most important to all of us. Your comments as to the
appearance of this site and any change or addition is also welcome.
For any correspondence, please refer to our e-mail address or Guestbook.




w5dxs@hotmail.com



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