Q: What is the Dominion DX Group?
A: DDXG is a central Virginia area radio club that is committed to furthering the Amateur Radio Service in its highest traditions, by drawing from the experience of seasoned operators. The club is committed to raising up the next generation of hams by looking to the rich past, while focusing on the future.
A hallmark of Dominion DX is “Elmering,” the willingness to teach others how to follow in their footsteps and raise their technical skills, while maintaining a high degree of discipline. The members of Dominion DX are committed to the teaching of and adherence to the FCC Rules and “good amateur practice.” Desiring to preserve amateur radio for generations to come, the club members have taken it upon themselves to Elmer newer hams; helping them reach their next level of achievement.
Q: What are the requirements to become a member of the Dominion DX Group?
A: Full membership is by vote, once candidates have accomplished the following:
- Work a minimum of 25 DXCC entities under your own call sign.
- Provide proof of ARRL membership.
- Have a record of compliance with FCC rules & observation of “good amateur practice.”
- Demonstrate the desire to further amateur radio, expand one’s horizons by striving for personal accomplishment, and further the mission of the club.
- 6 months as an Associate Member
Associate membership is is also available in accordance with the club Constitution & By-laws.
Q: Must I be a DXer to be a Dominion DX Group member?
A: No. The club has many members who enjoy other facets of the hobby. But one of the elementary rungs on the ladder of achievement in ham radio is a working knowledge of the basic radio theory that is part of the General Class license requirements. Absent that experience, one would find it difficult to teach others how to do what they have not yet accomplished themselves. Amid the many areas of interest in ham radio there is room for all in the Dominion DX Group, as long as they desire to teach others.
Q: Can I get help from DDXG with ham radio?
A: Absolutely! We’re more than glad to assist any ham in exploring all that ham radio has to offer! Just send us an email or visit our meetings.
Here are the DDXG Bylaws 2012.