Martti Laine, OH2BH, Article on Working DX Pileups Now Available


An article by legendary DXer and DXpeditioner Martti Laine, OH2BH, on how to work DXpedition pileups now is available. The Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) has published the article, “The DX Chase: It Takes Two to Tango,” in a special edition of the NCDXF Newsletter. The article was written in cooperation with the DX University founded by Wayne Mills, N7NG, and the “original” edition appears on the DX University website.

The article reflects Laine’s lifetime of DXpedition experience, including the activation of 12 all-time new entities, and describes how DXpedition operators can more effectively work Europeans in a rare-DX environment. In an introduction to the article, Mills said, “In any DXpedition pileup, effective communication between the DXpeditioner and the DXers is critical.” When communication breaks down, he continued, “The result is often a complete lack of control by the DXpedition operator — and that’s not fun.”

Laine’s “original” article mentions the recent VK9WA Willis Island DXpedition, which he has called a “very pleasing experience” and “the most balanced and fair” geographically speaking. Mills will write a follow-up article, “The DX Chase: It Takes Two to Tango — Part 2.” — Thanks to NCDXF, DX University, and Martti Laine, OH2BH