The South German DX Group - SDXG
The South German DX Group is since 1971 a loosely organized group of DX- and Contest-minded hams of the age 19 - 90 in South Germany. Its purpose is the promotion of the DX-sport by combined efforts of the members in logistical and financial support of Dxpeditions, be it members or others, participation in the CQWWDX-contest and two or more annual meetings at different places, often at the famous DX-station of the Lampertheim Amateur Radio Club DL0WW.
Member can (and should) become every DXer in the above mentioned area.
Every monday at 19.00 CE(S)T members and friends meet on 3740 Khz under the guidance of Hardy DL8NU (DK0SD) exchanging DX-news.
An internet homepage maintained by DL2SBA containing news and reports and proven hamradio links can be found under the URL http://www.sdxg.net.
There is a SDXG-award and a challenge cup for members participating in the CQWWDX-contest in fone, cw or RTTY.
Our most famous travellers and DXpeditioners are Franz DJ9ZB, with worldwide reputation for excellent SSB-operation on his countless trips to rare countries and islands around the world, member of the CQ magazine´s DX Hall of Fame;
Norbert DF6FK, a survivor of the Spratley-desaster in 1983, with his travels into rare spots of the Pacific like T32BB, V6 and many more, active even as /KH5 from Palmyra Island.
Preferring southern Africa with trips to Namibia, Walfishbay and Penguin Islands are Roland DJ4LK (V51LK ex-ZS3LK) and Gunter DK2WH, recently also Hartmann DF3GY at V55O/p.
24 SDXG-members appear in the DXCC-Honor Roll, 13 of them # 1 Honor Roll mixed , 5 of them # 1 HR Fone and 3 of them HR #1 CW (as of March 2006).
On Top-band 160 m DXCC Peter Bobek DJ8WL was a long time DL-leader until he became a silent key in 1999.
Hardy DL8NU is #1 in DL and # 15 worldwide in the IOTA listings (1027 as of March 2006).
Wolff DJ5JH, WZ7N, SV0XAO & J43J is one of the few foreign hams visiting Monk Apollo SV2ASP/A in his monastery of Docheiariou on holy Mount Athos.
Recently top contester Frank DL2CC (A61J, CT9M and others) won, together with DL6FBL, an excellent 3rd place under 58 contestants in the WRTC 2002 in Finland.
President of the SDXG since March 2015 is Sigrid DL3LG, secretary Dietmar DL2SBA and treasurer Wolf-Dieter DK4IO.