How to become part of the CTX Team
First up, everyone is welcome to participate in this CT eXtreme section of the CT site - we welcome interaction
To become an CT eXtreme Team member and be able to use a CTX callsign is not easy though - in fact, deliberately so, as we need to ensure any activities are carried out is as safe and responsible manner as possible and push the boundaries of the hobby.
At the end of the day, there are no hard and fast rules to what we'd consider suitable as an eXtreme Team event or activation but the radio equipment should be self-powered. No mains or vehicle nearby to power it, a good hike away from your vehicle around 30 minutes or more. Of course an activation while on a bicycle is permitted. If an any doubt what makes a CTX activation, just ask.
At least 1 CTX activation per year along with either video or picture evidence .So, to become a CT eXtreme Team Member and get a CTX callsign:
Step One: If you haven't already, join up with the CT Group and request a CT Callsign.
Step Two: Decide whether it's for you - understandably, it's not everyone's cup of tea and we don't wish to take anything away from homebase, mobile or static mobile operators, as this is just another method of operation.
Step Three: Think of something you'd like to have a go at and do some research.
Step Four: Contact the eXtreme Team staff and let us know roughly you're thinking of doing.
Step Five: If we're into it, make some firm plans. Show us you're prepared, put some potential dates to it, assess the risks, take steps to minimise them, and forward the plans to us. If it's good to go, we'll promote your event or activation as a "CT eXtreme" one and set you up as a "Provisional Member".
Step Six: When you've completed the first activity successfully, you'll be given "Full Member" status and be allowed to use "CTX", with your current CT unit number, for your future CT eXtreme activities
Step Seven: Keep it going - the more effort you put into it, the more you'll get out of it! Let us know what you're planning and we'll do our best to promote it.
73, The CTX Team.