The Central Texas DX and Contest Club (CTDXCC) is a
group of Amateur Radio operators in the central Texas area with a special
interest in Amateur Radio DXing
Most of the membership is from the Travis, Williamson, and Hays
counties of central Texas, with club activities centered near
CTDXCC is for DXers
CTDXCC member Richard King K5NA, with|
many DX and contesting awards
Many members of the CTDXCC are internationally recognized
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. At our meetings, you will
regularly hear discussions and presentations on DXing topics such as ten
meters long path, 160M DXing, DXpeditions, low band antenna choices, 50 MHz
DX, and more. If you have an interest in DXing, you should become a member
of the CTDXCC!
CTDXCC is for Contesters
CTDXCC members Bob Helms AF5Z and Pete
Brunet WS4G operating the ARRL International
DX Contest at the N5TW station.
CTDXCC also boasts some of the world's finest amateur radio
in our membership. CTDXCC members have competed several times in the
World Radiosport Team Championship,
representing the United States of America. CTDXCC members have won single
operator categories in the ARRL November Sweepstakes, the IARU HF World
Championship, the ARRL Ten Meter Contest, and the ARRL International DX
Contest, and placed in the Top Ten in other prestigious contests.
Our club enters team and club competitions every year in several contests.
We are always looking to help new contesters who are passionate about
radio and want to learn more about the sport!
Club Activities and Fun
CTDXCC members at the January 2017 meeting
at the Old Quarry Branch Library in Austin.
The club meets once a month,
when a program on some topic related to DXing, contesting, or both is
presented. The club also sponsors an
e-mail reflector, where
anyone can ask questions and stay abreast of events and items of local
interest. There is a network of DX
Clusters in the central Texas area, supported by the CTDXCC, and
heavily used by CTDXCC members. CTDXCC supports contesting by
contest award plaques. Many members help one another with
tower work and station design. The club sponsors the
DX and Contesting Forum
at the annual Austin
Summerfest Amateur Radio convention. We are an active organization,
with many opportunities for new members to get involved!
The Central Texas DX and Contest Club is actively seeking individuals
with an interest in high performance Amateur Radio. We enjoy
having visitors from around the world. We always welcome inquiries
and input. Please contact one of our club
for more information.