MINNEAPOLIS DX CONVENTION REGISTRATION INFO
The NRC and IRCA, the Minnesota DX Club and the Worldwide TV-FM DX Association will convene in Minneapolis August 1st through the 4th, 2013.
The hotel selected for the 2013 Convention is the Holiday Inn Bloomington South Airport Mall in Minneapolis. The hotel provides free transportation to and from the airport and the Mall of America and will host the Saturday night joint banquet. All hotel rooms have microwave and refrigerator, HD cable. Free WiFi, and a Business Center are available. There’s a great pool area where we’ll have a Hospitality room. Breakfast is provided each morning and there’s a Green Mill Restaurant and bar area.
Make your hotel reservations right now, to get the special convention rate. Call the Holiday Inn at 952-884-8211. Use the registration code “NRC” to obtain the special convention rate of $79.00 per night. This rate includes tax.
Cost for convention registration is $45 for members and guests. This includes the Saturday night banquet, as well as the amenities at the Museum of Broadcasting and the Friday evening “Pizza-fest” at the Museum.
Your check or Money Order for registration should be payable to: “The National Radio Club”. Send to Skip Dabelstein at 8008 North Iron Ridge Drive, Tucson, Arizona 85743. You can contact Skip at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you are registered, we’ll send you an information form so we can learn about your special needs and interests. PLEASE register early so we can include you on pre-convention information.
You can also register on-line at http://www.nrcdxas.org/convention/13nrccon/2013Info.htm Remember to add a dollar to the on-line cost if you’re using PayPal.
Auction items as well as anything else you wish to send ahead of your arrival should be sent to: Steve Raymer, Museum of Broadcasting, 3517 Raleigh Avenue, St. Louis Park Minnesota 55416. Please put “HOLD FOR DX CONVENTION” on your packages.
If you have questions please contact Host Mark Durenberger at www.durenberger.com. For further information about the clubs, click on their logos above.
Over 32 Years of DXing Excellence
The Minnesota DX Club was
formed in March of 1973.
The purpose of the club is the pursuit of radio DX.
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Pages on the MDXC Web site.
What is DX and what can I hear on the radio?
DX is when you try to pick-up stations from great distances. Our member's listen to all that can be listened to. Our members have a wide range of listening interests. Some members may listen to just one band that they like such as the AM band, while others listen to many of the different bands.
Here are some of the different bands that you can listen to.
Long Wave: 150 KHz to 520 KHz This is a band that is made up of navigation beacons. These stations transmit a series of two or three letter Morse Code ID's over and over. By finding the direction of two or more of these stations you can find you location.
Medium Wave: 540 KHz to 1700 KHZ This is the AM broadcast band. The goal of many AM DXer's is to receive station at great distance. If the conditions are right you can pick up stations from great distance. Europe and South America are some that you can pick-up from the Midwest area.
Short Wave: 1.7 MHz to 30 MHz This is the part of the radio spectrum that you can find the international broadcast stations. Many countries have stations that you can receive. Many have broadcast in English. You can also find broadcasts in many different languages. There are also utility stations that broadcast in many different digital methods. These can be Morse code, teletype and fax. You can also monitor military, aviation and maritime communications.
Television and FM: This part of the hobby use the phenomena of skip. There is e-skip, this is a condition that occurs in the ionosphere that cause radio signals to bounce off the ionosphere. Troposphere ducting is another way that you can receive these signals. This happens during thermal inversions in the weather. There is also meteor skip. In this you can pick up signals as they bounce off the trails of meteors. These things do not happen all the time. When they do happen you may pick up stations from the other side of the country.
Scanning: In scanning you can pickup local police, fire, ambulances, and local city services. You can also pickup railroads, aircraft, military, and utility services.
If you would like to find out more information about the club or on how to join you can send a email please go to the E-mail Page.
This page was last updated on 02/04/13.