Joined: Aug. 2001
||Posted: Feb. 26 2002,6:23 pm
|Quote (DxChallenged @ Feb. 26 2002,6:48 pm)|
|The DxChallenged thing.......ya know you are the second person to ask the radio question and I don't get the connection |
In Amateur Radio, "DX" refers to radio contact with a distant station in another country, usually on another continent. There are 330 or so recognized "countries", including a lot of remote islands, and the quest to contact as many as possible is a large part of the hobby called "DXing" , with awards and prestige involved (I've contacted 303 of them, but it took 20 years to do it). So in the Ham Radio context, "DxChallenged" would imply an inept radio operator.
Now, if we could get the coordinates of each station contacted, maybe we could call it "DxCaching" and combine a couple hobbies.......
"If you don't care where you are, you ain't lost!"