September 2018 Club Meeting - Behind the Veil of DX-pedition Planning

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Friday, September 21, 2018

7:00pm MST

Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ


Handy Man Corner

Presented By Jim, W5ZIT

How to build an inexpensive 440 MHz Yagi antenna.



Behind the Veil


DX-pedition Planning


Presented by

Gene, K5GS


Gene was first licensed in 1976 as WB5WFD, and issued K5GS in 1996; previous calls were WD6DLK and KE6LT. His DXCC totals are 353/340 (mixed).

Gene’s radio interest has always been DXing with occasional diversions into restoring vintage Collins and Drake equipment, 2m/70cm repeaters and the digital modes.

He was a team member on: 2012 ZL9HR Campbell Island, 2014 VK9MT Mellish Reef and 2015 TX3X Chesterfield Islands, next up is Ducie Island VP6D in Oct, 2018. Being a co-planner and treasurer on three DX-peditions gives him valuable insight on what goes on behind the veil of DX-pedition planning to rare locations.

He also holds call signs VK2IXC and ZL1NA.

Retired after 45 years in the I/T industry Gene and his wife moved to Tucson in Sept, 2016.