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Paco Loco

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  1. I operated here for 12 years as a /XE1. When I first moved to Mexico in 2006, I went over to the SCT radio office in Zapopan. The Chief over there told me to just use my US call sign, portable XE1 ....no paper work, nada. When the sunspots vanished last year, I took my beam and tower down and sold my station equipment. This sunspot Cycle is expected to be weak. We may be entering into a solar quiet period like the Maunder Minimum that lasted five hundred years. No sunspots, no HF DX.

  2. The CBX makes it easy to cross the border. You buy the pass/ticket online. In the TJ airport at baggage claim, after you have your bags, you proceed to the CBX ( Big Signs, Impossible to miss) and walk through the passage way to the US border, go through US immigration and Customs and you are out into the US side of the CBX. It’s like an airport terminal.  Going back to Mexico is the same process and you walk across the border  into Mex customs and immigration, then pass into the TJ airport. The easiest border crossing in the world.

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  3. 20 years ago it was possible for a Resident Permenente to obtain an Amateur Radio license and a XE callsign. At that time SCT was the governing body. Now there’s a new entity since about four years ago (IFT) that regulates amateur radio licensing. They have effectively shut down reciprocal licensing and its impossible for a non Mexican to get an XE license.

     

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