Monday, November 23, 2009

21st Anniversary of BCDX Net :

The weekly BCDX Net operating on the 40 Meter Amateur Band in South India is celebrating its 21st anniversary this year.

This Net was started on Sunday November 27, 1988 by a small group of Amateurs viz. Shanmughasundaram VU2FOT, Victor Goonetilleke 4S7VK, Jose Jacob VU2JOS and some SWLs.

The whole concept of this net started when these Hams used to meet regularly on the band and exchanged DX news at various times. This later transformed into a regular net which benefited many people. This net is conducted on Sunday mornings for the advantage of those who are keenly interested in Broadcast Band Dxing and to exchange BCDX News. The unique thing about this net is that is helped Hams to become SWL Dxers and SWLs to become Hams!

The BCDX Net has been very regular all these long 20 years, thanks to the dedicated Net Controllers. Now a days it is conducted on Sunday mornings at 0830 IST (0300 UTC) on 7085 kHz LSB on 40 meter Amateur Band.

Currently the regular net controller is Sanil Deep VU3SIO and assisted from time to time by VU2JOS, VU3BGK etc.

The postal address of BCDX Net is : Box 211, Kozhikode 673001, Kerala , India.

Courtesy : OM Jose Jacob, VU2JOS

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