The art of DXing or making contact with distant stations is one of the core areas of attraction for the amateur radio hobby. No where is this attraction more evident than in these great videos about teams of ham radio operators that went to some of the most remote areas of the world, in order to establish contact with eagerly awaitng hams around the world.
WRTC 2002 Finland
This film documents the 2002 World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) held in Finland. Continuing an idea that began in Seattle in 1990 with the first WRTC, this “contest within a contest” was designed to determine the world’s best operators under near identical QTH, propagation and station conditions.
ZL9CI Campbell Island DXpedition
Located within the Southern Ocean’s “furious fifties”, Campbell Island is New Zealand’s coldest, and most remote Sub-Antarctic outpost. Originally home to a weather station, the island is now uninhabited and designated by New Zealand as a protected nature reserve.
FO0AAA Clipperton Island DXpedition
Located in the lonely Northeast Pacific Ocean, Clipperton is one of the world’s most mysterious and unknown islands. For almost 300 years it’s legendary, and sometimes brutal curse has made this island notorious with sailors for bad luck.
VK0IR Heard Island – Outpost at The Edge
Heard Island is a pristine and isolated natural wilderness, and one of the few places on the planet completely free from any human introduced species. Its remote, inhospitable, and almost as far from civilization as possible. This might explain why it has been twice occupied and twice abandoned.
A52A Bhutan DXpedition
Tucked away, far up in the Eastern Himalayas is the tiny Kingdom of Bhutan – one of the most isolated and unknown nations on Earth – and one of the most wanted DXCC entities of all time. This film goes behind the scenes at the 2000 A52A DXpedition to Bhutan, with some of the best operators ever assembled.
VP8THU South Sandwich Islands DXpedition
Described by Captain James Cook as the most horrible place on Earth, the South Sandwich Islands are also one of the most logistically difficult places for a DXpedition. Using only 100 watts and verticals, this experienced team took on the South Atlantic’s tough environmental challenge by heading to Southern Thule – the planet’s most southerly piece of land outside the Antarctic Treaty Zone.
FT5XO Kerguelen DXpedition
Located halfway between Africa and Australia, and just about as far away from North America as possible, this icy, windswept island has always held a top spot on the DX world’s most wanted lists. But just what kind of DXer does it take to leave home for six weeks and travel to such a faraway place?
ZL8R Kermadec Islands DXpedition
Separated from New Zealand by over 1000 km, and located at the junction of two opposing continental plates, the Kermadec chain of islands is one of the most seismically active regions of the world. Raoul Island, located at its northern end, is home to a large volcano which violently erupted without warning on March 17, 2006.
K4M Midway Island DXpedition
Well known as a World War II battleground, a military base and a trans-oceanic fuel stop, today Midway has an entirely new purpose. Managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service this ancient volcanic atoll is now a national wildlife refuge and gateway to the remote Northwest Hawaiian Islands.
VP8ORK South Orkney Islands DXpedition
Located just below 60 degrees south, the South Orkney Islands are one of only four DXCC entities within the UN Antarctic Treaty Zone. Both Britain and Argentina have scientific bases on the islands, but neither nation holds a recognized sovereign claim.
BS7H Scarborough Reef DXpedition
Located in the South China Sea just west of the Philippines, Scarborough Reef is without a doubt the rarest and most controversial entity on the DXCC list. Few places are harder to access, and fewer still create such intense debate.
WRTC 2014 Documentar
The World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) is a competition between two-person teams of amateur radio operators testing their skills to make contacts with other Amateur Radio operators around the world over a 24 hour period. All teams use identical antennas from the same geographic region, eliminating all variables except operating ability.
Antennas Remote Lightning Protection
Amateur Radio Antenna Remote Disconnect for Lightning Protection from alk on Vimeo.
Video by Art K4FWJ
A single lightning strike can destroy thousands of dollars worth of radio equipment. Experienced...