Friday, June 29, 2007

DXing in the 21st century

I was reflecting last weekend how the information age has affected our hobby.

Let's even not go into what the cluster has done for DXing! I used to be a fan, but it's mortally wounded DXing as far as I'm concerned, at least on HF.

More positively though, I worked a Norwegian on 50MHz last weekend. I'd never worked him before. He greeted me by name and already knew my locator - I'm guessing from a VHF database. Not to be outdone, I was already looking at where he lived on Google Maps!

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