Danish Shortwave Club International (DSWCI), der eksisterede i 60 år, blev opløst i efteråret 2016.
Klubbens midler blev i forbindelse med opløsningen
fordelt på 5 donationer, hvor Sønderjyllands Radiomuseum blev tilgodeset med en af donationerne lydende på 3146,35 kr.
Pengene vil blive brugt til at opfylde museets formål, som er:
Gennem drift af Sønderjyllands Radiomuseum:
- i videst muligt omfang, at udbrede kendskabet til radiofabrikation og vedligehold af de heraf affødte produkter.
- at opnå kontakt med personer, virksomheder, institutioner o.l., som har været tilknyttet radiofabrikation
og vedligehold af denne branches produkter.
I nedenstående er der en kort beskrivelse af DSWCI´s historie. Teksten er taget
fra klubbens hjemmeside, som stadig er aktiv, og som kan findes på:
About the Danish Shortwave Club International (DSWCI)
On May 4th, 1974, a society was
started in Copenhagen, Denmark, named "The Danish Shortwave Clubs International" or DSWCI. The DSWCI was a merger of "The Danish Shortwave Club International", founded November 18, 1956, and "The Cimbrer DX-Club", founded July 15, 1961. The name of the society
was changed to "The Danish Shortwave Club International" by the Annual General Meeting of May 18, 1996.
The object of the DSWCI was to consolidate contacts among practisers of the hobby indicated
as DX-ing and to promote the practise of this hobby in general. DX-ing is the reception of distant radio signals and all other activities related herewith.
The DSWCI reached its objects by
(Articles 1 - 3 of the Statutes)
- the regular publications of a club paper called "Shortwave News"
- giving advice, answering questions and rendering assistance
to members, and if possible to non-members
- organizing meetings to discuss problems related to the DSWCI or to the hobby of DX-ing
with other societies which pursue a similar object
- all other legal means which stimulate the object and are not contrary to these regulations
On May 9th, 2015 at the annual general meeting in Tarp (Germany), the members decided to dissolve the DSWCI by the
End of 2016. The main reasons were:
The last annual
general meeting was held on October 8, 2016, at the longwave station of Radio Denmark in Kalundborg.
- More and more SW and MW stations replace their broadcasting with live streaming on the Internet with high quality.
- Six of the eight members of the Board of the DSWCI have passed the age of 75 years.
- Shortwave listening no longer fascinates younger people, when they can hear
the whole world well on the Internet.
- Thus nobody were prepared to replace the present Board.
During it's 60 years of existence, 3786 individuals have been members of the DSWCI. The DSWCI had global membership with members in all 6 continents
since 1965. At the time of the last annual general meeting, the DSWCI had 227 members living in 33 countries in 6 continents. Therefore, the DSWCI has claimed to be "the DX Club that had global membership 30 years before 'Globalization'".