The mission of the TCDXA is to support DXing and the major DXpeditions by providing funding. Annual contributions (dues) from our members is the major source for the funding. Since 1997 the TCDXA has provided funding to almost 100 DXpeditions.
A funding request from the organizers of a planned DXpedition should be directed to the DX Grant Manager, Mike Cizek, WØVTT, firstname.lastname@example.org. He and the TCDXA Board of Directors will consider how well the DXpedition plans meet key considerations (see below).
If the Board of Directors deems the DXpedition to meet the criteria for support, a recommended grant amount will be proposed to the membership for a vote of approval. The Grant Manager will communicate the outcome of the vote to the requesting group. If approved, the TCDXA Treasurer will process the funding.
Key considerations for a DXpedition grant request:
|DXpedition destination||Website with logos of club sponsors|
|Ranking on ClubLog Most Wanted List||QSLs with logos of club sponsors|
|Most wanted ranking by TCDXA members||On-line logs and pilot stations|
|Logistics and transportation costs||Up front costs to each team operator|
|Number of operators and their credentials||Support by NCDXF and other clubs|
|Number of stations on the air||Previous operations by the same group|
|Bands, modes, and duration of operation||Valid licensing and DXCC approval|
|Equipment being used||LOTW log submission|