Mid Florida DX
Association is an ARRL
Affiliated Club


QSL: LoTW, Direct or via Bureau ONLY.
QSL's sent without a SASE or as a postcard will not be answered or acknowledged
No E-QSL accepted or sent.
QSL Manager

Vice President
Secretary/Director of Special Ops

Founder & 1st Club President



MFDXA has 2 DXCC/WAS/VUCC/IARU Card Checking members.
Contact or to set up an appointment to check your cards.

Solar Wind page

Solar & Geomagnetic Conditions

VE Test
Aug 12, 2017, 10:00AM, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave, Valrico, FL 33596
Sept 9, 2017, 10:00AM, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave, Valrico, FL 33596

Next Meeting
Aug 12, 2017, 11:45AM, Beef O'Brady's, 4330 Bell Shoals Rd, Valrico, FL
Sept 9, 2017, 1145 hours at Beef O'Brady's, 4330 Bell Shoals Rd, Valrico, FL


RSGB Youth Video 15 Oct 2015
Amateur radio - a 21st Century hobby

Propagation Stats

Add PropagationStats to your ham radio site.

Tampa Bay WX

DX Code Of Conduct

Considerate Operator's Frequency Guide

Solar Cycle 24.com


Do I need a FCC license for my R/C or FPV?

6 Meter Propagation

NASA 4D Ionosphere
for Google Earth

Is it 73 or 73's?

Find your soil's
Electric Conductivity

V-UHF propagation
warnings by E-Mail

2010 Jamboree On The Air Photos
2009 Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) ARRL Photos
2008 Jamboree On The Air (JOTA)Photos

Thanks to Reidar K2PT

who spoke at the Aug 12 meeting about operating as YI9PT

IOTA Contest
July 28, 2007

Special Event Station N2D
March 17,2007

Champ E21EIC/KB1OVL visits
MFDXA VE 14 April 2007.

New Opportunities for EVERY Ham

US Amateur Bands Chart
effective 5 March 2012

December 15, 2006

FCC drops CW for Amateur Radio Service

ARRL Web: FAQ - WT Docket No. 04-140 - The "Omnibus" Amateur Radio Report and Order

Full text of Report and Order

47 CFR Part 97 Rules

MFDXA Club Application
Mid Florida DXA shirts, hats, coffee mugs

Call lookup:
QRZ.com Pathfinder
Buckmaster 1X1 calls
DX notebook 
Amateur News:
Amateur Radio Newsline The RAIN Report Ham Radio Now TWiT/Ham Nation
The Wire Man Vibroplex - EcoFlex

DX clusters:
DX Summit DXscape
WU3V Mega Cluster www.NG3K.com Amateur Radio Contest/DX Page
Telnet access to DX Packet Clusters SK3BG DX Calendar
Radio Sport.net DXwatch
WSPRnet.org DXheat


D-Region Absorption Prediction Long Range Forecast for Cycle 24 and 25
http://dx.qsl.net/propagation/index.html http://prop.hfradio.org/
DR2W DX propagation 3 Day Solar Forecast
DX Central SolarForecast HamCap HF Propagation Prediction too
Solar Winds from Space weather now DX Atlas Prediction Program
DX Atlas Prediction Program http://www.g4ilo.com/voaprop.html
Voice of America VOCAP V05.0119W Internet Ham Atlas by SP6NVK
Tropo Ducting Forecaster http://www.dxinfocentre.com/tropo.html WSPRnet - Weak Signal Propagation Reporter Network
Real Time Band Conditions SpaceWeatherLive.com

Digital Modes:
How to get started using the Digital modes RTTY Contesting
WSPR, JT 65 by K1JT 

Raspberry Pi:
Raspberry Pi Ham Radio Packages G0HWC Raspberry Pi projects

DX Bulletins:
The Daily DX QRZ DX weekly newsletter
ARRL DX Bulletin- From NG3K ARRL Propagation Forecast Bulletin - From NG3K
DL9GOA/DL7VOA DX News Letter - From NG3K Island News Bulletin- From NG3K
Ohio/Penn DX (OPDX) Bulletin - From NG3K 425 DX Bulletins
425 DX Calendar 

Islands On The Air:

Radio Society of Great Britain Islands On The Air

Island Radio Expedition Foundation
Islandchaser.com US Islands
IOTA's on Google Earth IOTA Mapping project

Logging Software:
Logger32 N1MM
Cabrillo Contest Converter (Jim AD1C) ADIF to Cabrillo
Ham Radio Deluxe DXLab

On-Line logs:

ClubLog on-line logs of DX stations 

West Mountain Radio RASCAL interfaces and many other Amateur items

Other Software
MMTTY RTTY Program MMSSTV Slow Scan Television program
Digipan Digipan PSK 31 program CWGET CW Program
FLdigi program WSPR - Weak Signal Communication Software by K1JT

Computer cable pinouts

IRC & Postal Rates:
Rates, IRC    How to exchange Doha, Exp 31 Dec 2013 IRC 381.2 Previously Sold Coupons and Exchange Value


IARU QSL Bureaus International Mailing Address Formats and Other International Mailing Information
Nesting Airmail Envelopes:
William J. Plum Printing and Supplies
12 Glenn Road
Flemington, NJ 08822-3322
(908) 788-1020 Telephone
(908) 782-2612 Fax
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015 1:52 PM
Subject:November 2015 DX news and specials
Dear Customer,
Below are specials for November 2015.

If you need a current stamp list or supply list, I can mail or email it to you.

NEWS: Check Out the bigger and super cheap new Grab Bag postage offers!!

IDEA: Here's an envelope combo idea that I didn't consider. 100/100 European envelopes made up with a 50/50 airmail mailers and returns combo & a 50/50 plain mailers and returns combo for $22.00...That's a good mix.

NEW RATE: Iceland increased their rate recently. It's now 240 ISK for 50g, up from 230 ISK. No problem tho as Iceland forever stamp covers this increase.


IN STOCK AGAIN: Argentina, Brazil.

STAMPS ON BACK ORDER: Fiji, Russia (order posted 3rd week of October), Slovak Rep., UAE.

Save Big on your domestic mailings when you plaster
your envelope with colorful stamps.

49c Units


in 2 stamps

in 3 stamps

in 4 stamps

in 5 stamps

x 100






x 200






x 400






(3 stamps mean 49c unit made with 3 stamps: 25c, 20c and 4c for example)

International Rate

$1.20 Units


3 stamps

x 20



x 100



x 200



(3 stamps mean $1.20 unit made with 3 stamps, such as 41c, 42c and 37c)  


  $100 Grab Bag - $75        $300 Grab Bag - $210

$500 Grab Bag - $340      $1000 Grab Bag - $670!!

Values from 3c to 30c+ in envelopes of 100 ea. I'll send a good mix.      

No charge for shipping US postage deals to US addresses.

Buy 200 units of discount postage, domestic and/or international
and get
on envelope orders of 200/200 or 
on an order of 2 Standard QSL albums
Remember, you need to buy 200 units of discount postage
to get the FREE SHIPPING on the envelope or album deal.
2 Germany-$2.60    2 Russia-$2.60    3 Japan-$3.90  
2 France-$3.60      2 Spain-$3.40
10 Spain-$14.00    20 Spain-$24.00!!
200/200 European Mailers and Returns -$40.00
200/200 Stateside Mailers and Returns - $19.00
2 Standard QSL Albums - $50.00
Priority Mail Shipping Rates: Orders up to $40.00 add $9.00, orders from $41.00 to $100.00 add $15.00. orders from $101.00 to $150.00 add $20.00, orders over $150.00 add 15%. When ordering supplies and stamps, the stamps ride free, just use supply total to figure shipping costs. Shipments to Canada and overseas ship at a greater cost. (07/2015 modified)

Stamps Only Orders: Just add $1.00 P&H for posting to USA, add $2.00 for posting to Canada.

73, bill
William Plum
12 Glenn Road
Flemington, NJ 08822
908 788 1020
Email: plumdx@msn.com
QSL cards:
LZ1JZ.com Tony Stefanov

DX stations:
4U1ITU International Amateur Radio Club

Smith Chart:
How to use a Smith Chart

Software for Amateur Radio:
Lots of links for Software

Space Weather:
NOAA SOLAR Prediction Center Space Weather TV
Dr. Tamitha Skov YouTube Dr. Tamitha Skov Twitter

How to work DX Pile-ups from QRZ DX


ABC Channel 28 Tampa, Florida Florida Media Communications
FOX Channel 13 Tampa, Florida Very good RADAR Hurricane Tracking using Java
NOAA Real Time WX
N4GD Pinellas Park FL Local WX Warnings and Watches WCF Section

Way Back:
The History of Amateur Radio

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