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    History

    The name “Perseverance DX Group” originated during a planning session for The Mellish Reef 2014 DX-pedition. Several of the founders were together on a DX-pedition to New Zealand’s Campbell Island, a Sub-Antarctic outpost 700 kilometers south of New Zealand.
    Our boat was anchored in Perseverance Harbor during the expedition. It seemed appropriate to use the name of a harbor that requires one’s perseverance to withstand the wind, rain and wildlife. The harbor was named in 1810 after the ship (the sealing brig Perseverance). Its captain was Fredrick Hasselborough, the Perseverance was owned by Robert Campbell of Sydney, Australia, thus the name Campbell Island.
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    Who we are?

    • We are an international group of amateur radio operators.
    • We come from America, Hungary, Australia and Germany
    • We welcome amateur radio operators, worldwide, to participate in our projects
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    Mission statement

    The Perseverance DX Group (PDXG), founded in 2013, was established to support high frequency DX operations - on all bands / modes - to rare and semi rare DXCC entities, worldwide. By bringing together amateur radio operators from around the world we will pursue excellence in DX operating and encourage global cooperation in all aspects of DXing.

VP6D - Ducie Island DX-pedition Announced

Written by Gene Spinelli, K5GS.

The Perseverance DX Group (pdxg.net) is pleased to announce their planned activation of Ducie Island (a Marine Protected Area), currently Clublog #27 most wanted. Planning has begun for an expedition in Oct/Nov, 2018.

PDXG QSL Management Platform Update

Written by Gene Spinelli, K5GS on .

Earlier this year we released a report on the status of our PDXG QSL Management Platform that was designed to automate the QSL manager’s back end processes. Developed over the past 3 years it’s now at Version 4.3 and installed on servers in the United Kingdom and the USA. Exclusive users are Tim M0URX, Charles M0OXO, Pista HA5AO and Gene K5GS.

The development goal of this collaborative effort was to eliminate, or greatly reduce, a manager’s manual tasks. The first large implementation was the 2015 TX3X Chesterfield Island DX-pedition, we learned a lot about what QSL managers and users expect from an OQRS platform. The application eliminates most of the manual drudgery of processing confirmations for a single DX operator to the largest DX-pedition.

2017 Year to Date 2017 Metrics:

-    QSOs loaded:   5,018,167
-    Total number of DX logs:  800 (DX-pedition, contest, active DX stations handled by M0URX, M0OXO and HA5AO)

PDXG QSL Management Cloud Platform

Written by Gene Spinelli, K5GS on .

QSL Manager’s QSO Edit Page - Individually or in Batch (unconfirmed QSO information removed)With computers well entrenched in DXing and amateur radio in general the underappreciated QSL managers that work in the background are the recipients of thousands of e-mails (mostly all inquiring - sometimes complaining - about one or more missing QSOs), an untold number of snail mail pieces containing even more snail mail pieces, currency, IRCs, postage stamps and one or more QSL cards, even some with QSL cards for multiple DX stations or DX operators. This avalanche of paper is time consuming and labor intensive, sometimes requiring teams of volunteers to process. Add to this the hundreds of DX logs (in various formats), millions of DX contacts, donor lists, and consolidated DX club log submissions, all of which require accurate accounting and more importantly preservation. QSL managers use different methods to recover their operating costs which include items such as toner, labels, envelops, and sometimes pizza lunches for the volunteer teams. Some managers personally absorb the cost while others pass the cost to the DX-pedition.

TX3X Chesterfield Islands DX-pedition Financial Summary

Written by Gene Spinelli, K5GS on .

thumb accountingIn the spirit of DX-pedition financial transparency the Perseverance DX Group leadership team is releasing this financial summary of the TX3X DX-pedition to donor clubs and foundations.

The project’s actual cost was less than 2% above the initial estimate.

A stronger US Dollar helped offset the effects of currency exchange and close budget management was a contributing factor.

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