Essentials for the Support of a DXpedition
The German DX Foundation (GDXF), founded in 1996, was established to support HF DX activities, on all bands or modes, to rare countries all over the world. Eligible for support are especially DXCC- and IOTA activities if they are high in the Club Log W-EU Most Wanted Ranking or RSGB IOTA Ranking and offer at least one main mode. This support will be realized by means of financial grants or by personal, instrumental or logistic aids. All decisions on behalf of the Foundation will be made by the GDXF Board of Directors.According to the GDXF statutes and by-laws, all organizers of a DXpedition who apply for a grant or any non-financial support of their project have to declare their approval of the most important principles of the Foundation:
1. GDXF Logo, Write-up
The GDXF will only support DX activities if their organizers are willing to reproduce our logo on their QSL cards. In exceptional cases it will be sufficient to mention the grant in another suitable form which must be approved by the GDXF Secretary. Applicants are requested to provide two QSL samples (specimen) and e.g. a DVD for the GDXF archive. Include the GDXF as sponsor (with logo) on any DXpedition website and provide a write-up, in German or English, for the GDXF webpage usually within 2 months after the dxpedition. Publicize the GDXF as sponsor in all articles and presentations about the DXpedition.
2. QSLing Practice, GDXF QSL Service
The organizers of DX activities seeking for a GDXF donation have to declare that all incoming correct requests for QSL cards (via the Bureau system or via direct mail with enclosed compensation for postage by means of SASE, IRC, valid stamps or foreign currency) will be answered as soon as possible using the same way. Any discriminations due to political, racial or any other reasons are by no ways acceptable for the GDXF. GDXF encourages full log uploads to Club Log and LoTW in a reasonable time after the DXpedition. A fast and uncomplicated supply of GDXF members with QSL cards of sponsored DXpeditions has a high priority. In case of an agreed GDXF QSL Service our cards have to be handled with priority. The QSO data will be collected by the GDXF and will be reported electronically to the DXpedition's QSL manager. The manager verifies the data, completes the cards and sends them as a bundle to the GDXF QSL manager who will manage the distribution to the GDXF members.
Organizers of a DXpedition are asked to completely fill the DXpedition support application form. With the submission of this form the applicant agrees upon the above mentioned GDXF rules.
by Dr. Lutz D. Schmadel, DK8UH (sk)