KS1K, Dave forwarded to me his notes and tips from the presentation on Tuesday March 6th on the North American 60 Meter Net - I also have an Audio Recording of the presentation, should anyone wish a copy of that recording please contact me and I will forward same to you. Here are the notes and tips from Dave.
DXPEDITION OUTLINE
SELECT THE DATES AND LOCATION FOR YOUR OPERATION..
IF YOU STAY IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY YOU NEED ONLY TO SEND A SUPPORT TICKET TO CHANGE YOUR LOCATION FOR THE DURATION OF YOUR TRIP. QSL CARDS ARE UP TO YOU.
IF YOU WILL BE IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY YOU WILL NEED TO SEND A SUPPORT TICKET WITH THE DATES AND LOCATION AND THE DXPEDITION COORDINATOR WILL CONTACT YOU.
IF IT IS DETERMINED THAT YOUR DXPEDITION WILL BE TO A RARE OR MUCH NEEDED COUNTRY A DX PACKAGE AND QSL CARDS WILL BE PROVIDED. THIS DECISION IS MADE ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS. THE DX COORDINATOR WILL SELECT THE CALLSIGN AND YOU WILL BE PROVIDED A PASSWORD FOR THIS ACCOUNT.
INTERNET SERVICE OR SATELLITE SERVICE CAN BE COSTLY OR OF POOR QUALITY IN MANY DX LOCATIONS. IF YOU ASK, YOU WILL PROBABLY BE TOLD THAT THEIR SERVICE IS GOOD. DO NOT BELIEVE THE FOLKS THAT TELL YOU THIS. YOU WILL FIND OUT WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE LOCATION.
REMEMBER THAT, AS THE DX STATION, YOU ARE IN CHARGE. YOU DECIDE WHERE AND WHEN YOU WILL OPERATE.
YOU SHOULD STUDY THE PROPAGATION IN THE DX LOCATION AND DETERMINE WHAT BANDS WILL GIVE THE BEST RESULTS AT VARIOUS TIMES OF THE DAY AND NIGHT.
I SUGGEST THAT YOU LOG AND SEND QSL CARDS ON THE FLY. DON'T BE SO RUSHED THAT YOU LEAVE A BIG JOB FOR YOURSELF AFTER YOUR OPERATION. GET USED TO LOGGING AND SENDING QSL CARDS AS YOU GO.
DO NOT WORRY ABOUT TURNING YOUR ANTENNA FOR EACH STATION YOU CONTACT. IF YOU CAN HEAR THEM, WORK THEM. YOU SHOULD VARY YOUR DIRECTION FROM TIME-TO-TIME AND IT IS OKAY TO GIVE DIRECTIONAL CALLS. I.E. CQ EUROPE, CQ SOUTH AMERICA, CQ NORTH AMERICA, CQ ASIA, AND SO FORTH. IF YOU GIVE A DIRECTIONAL CALL, IGNORE THOSE NOT IN THAT AREA.
DECIDING WHETHER OR NOT TO WORK SPLIT IS UP TO YOU. IF YOU CAN HANDLE A PILEUP AND ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH SPLIT FREQUENCY OPERATION, THEN BY ALL MEANS DO WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU. FOR ME SPLIT IS THE WAY I PREFER.
YOU MAY WISH TO BEGIN THE OPERATION BY CALLING CQ IN THE BLIND OR CONTACT SOMEONE WHO IS CALLING CQ. I DID THAT ON ONE OPERATION AND IT SURE MADE THE STATION HAPPY.
REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE IN CHARGE. YOU CAN CHOOSE TO BLACKLIST BULLDOZERS, OR YOU CAN WORK THEM TO GET THEM OUT OF THE WAY. YOUR CALL.

Dave's notes for working DX pileups.

1. Listen, listen, listen. A good DX station will tell you what he wants. If he is giving directional calls, i.e. CQ North America, do not call if you are not in North America.
2. Do not give the DX stations callsign. He knows it very well.
3. Do not give the DX station any unnecessary information. If he wants your weather or other things he will ask for them.
4. Keep the contact short. Confirm his report to you and give your report short and sweet.
5. Be respectful of others who are awaiting a contact.
6 When calling you only need to give your callsign. No need to give your location and say that you are standing by.
7. Keep it simple.
8. If the DX station is working split -- which you will know if you listen, listen, listen -- be sure not call on his transmit frequency.
73 DE KS1K

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73
Paul
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