DXers and Contesters
Eric Scace (K3NA) is a seasoned DXpeditioner who has traveled to and been FO0XX (Clipperton Island), VK9ML (Mellish Reef), YK0A (Syria), 3D2XX (Rotuma), ZA1A (Albania), AH3C/KH5J (Jarvis Island), Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, and 3B9C (Rodrigues Island). Eric has done extensive antenna modeling and is a frequent contributer to the National Contest Journal. We are pictured holding the QSL card I received from the 3B9C DXpedition.
From Boxboro 2004.
Bob Allphin (K4UEE) was co-leader of the DXpedition to Peter I, one of the rarest of the rarest spots on Earth. More people have traveled in space than have set foot on Peter I! Bob is also an active contester and has been involved in twenty-two contest DXpeditions, six resulting in new World Records. He was also a participant in the 1996 and 2000 WRTC (the Amateur Radio Olympics of Contesting).
Ann Santos (WA1S) is also pictured. Biographical notes for Ann appear below.
From Dayton 2006.
Roger Western (G3SWX) has served as president of the First Class CW Operators Club, and has served as International Advisor to the CQWW Committee. He was inducted as the 30th member of the CQ Contest Hall of Fame in 1998 and was inducted along with Nigel Cawthorne (G3TXF) into the CQ DX Hall of Fame in 2007. He has also written two books: Up Two Adventures of a DXpeditioner, and Contesting in Africa Multi-Multi on the Equator (with contributions from all of the VooDoo Contest Group members).
From ARRL headquarters May 2006.
Ann Santos (WA1S) is an avid DXer and contester. She is on the DXCC Honor Roll with 338 countries and 5BDXCC with 12, 17 and 30 meter endorsements. Among her DXpeditions are VK9WY (Willis Island), K5K (Kingman Reef), J38AA, J39A (Grenada), VK4AMS (Australia), V63HO, V63X (Micronesia), T32R (Christmas Island), KH5/WA1S (Palmyra Island), J3/WA1S, J38AA, J3A (Grenada), 8N1OGA (Ogasawara), VP9/WA1S, VP9I (Bermuda), and of course K7C (Kure Island).
From New England DX club meeting April 2006.
Wes Lamboley (W3WL) is a member of the famous Microlite Penguins DXpedition team and other DXpedition efforts. He has operated as FT5XO (Kerguelen Island), VP8THU (Thule Island) and VP8SSI (South Sandwich Island), A52A (Bhutan), D68C (Comoros), VK0IR (Heard Island), XR0Y (Easter Island), and others. He is a member of the ARRL A-1 Operator club.
From Dayton 2006.
Joel Harrison (W5ZN), President of the ARRL, was kind enough to allow me to indulge in my shameless pursuit of photo ops. This shot was from the 2006 Boxboro convention. Not having been satisfied with 9 band DXCC on HF, DXCC Honor Roll, DXCC Challenge, WAC, WAS, RTTY WAS, and more, Joel moved up to start capturing every award known to man on VHF, UHF and beyond. My goodness the man is going to need a bigger house for all that wall paper! Obviously he's an excellent operator but I can also attest he is gracious and generous in person, even to a publicity hound like me.
From Boxboro 2006.
ARRL President Emeritus Jim Haynie (W5JBP) was named Amateur of the Year at the 2007 Dayton Hamvention. I was lucky enough to get this picture with him at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
From Dayton 2007.
Charles Lewis (S9SS/KY4P) and his wife Leslie (N3TIA) are now back in the States after a stint on Sao Tome/Principe. I worked S9SS a few times and remembered one particular time I had broken a pile-up to get him. They were gracious and paused long enough for me to thank them for the QSOs and get this picture.
From Dayton 2007.
Dick Norton (N6AA) is the ARRL Southwestern Division Director and is one of only two people to have operated the CQWW DX contest from each of the 40 CQ zones. (Silent key Phil Goetz (N6ZZ) is the other). If you wonder who goes through all those logs in the major contests and figures out who's been naughty and who's been nice, look no further. He has provided many years of service and thousands of hours of effort helping to make contest results fair and accurate.
From Contest University ~ Dayton 2007.
Ward Silver (N0AX), Author, DXer, Contester, experimenter, Radio Amateur of the Year (Dayton 2008), and now President of the Yasme Foundation visited the Yankee Clipper Contest Club meeting on 5 October 2013. I was able to get a picture with Mr. Silver at the meeting. When did I get so grey?
The World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) 2014 was held in the Boston area July 8-14. I volunteered along with Fred (AB1OC) and his wife Anita (AB1QB) to support the competition site in Hollis, New Hampshire (North America 4 West). Here we are with our competitors. Left to right: Dan Thompson (W4UH), Julio Henriquez (AD4Z), Fred Kemmerer (AB1OC), me (NE1RD), and the referee for this site Alex Orlov (RW4WR). [Not pictured and behind the camera was Anita Kemmerer (AB1QB)]
My part was pretty simple: help set up the tent, commode, and generator, then guard the site from Thursday morning through Sunday afternoon, camping out in the sweaty Boston summer heat. It was all for a good cause, and I learned a lot.