The club welcomes William Orndorff KJ4NPR as a Full Member. A relatively new ham, William is on the cusp of obtaining his Amateur Extra class license. Nephew of Robert W4BNO and quickly logging DX contacts, William now becomes the youngest member of DDXG. Welcome aboard, William! Here, president Sheila Blackley presents William with his membership certificate.
DDXG welcomes Dr. Joe Palsa K3WRY as a Full Member. An ARRL Life Member and the EC for Chesterfield County, “Dr. Joe” enjoys experimenting and working with equipment for seismic and weather recording, among his other ham radio interests. Here, President Sheila Blackley presents him with a membership certificate.
Husband & Wife 12m DXCC – Bruce WD4LBR and Sheila K4WNW both received their 12 meter DXCC awards. Presenting the certificates is club Vice-President, Josh KD4ZDQ.
Congratulations are in order for DDXG members Duke W1ZA and Andrew K4PUF. The duo, along with Bob W4DR and Ed NW4V won first place Virginia Section for the 2010 ARRL International DX Contest, in the multi-operator single category. The team, which operated from W1ZA’s QTH, also placed 6th for North America (U.S. and Canada).
The June 2015 membership meeting will be held on June 20 in order to avoid conflicting with Field Day.
Our meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of the month at 9 AM. Information about our meetings is here.
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DDXG Headed To Costa Rica
DDXG QRV in Costa Rica – February 26, 2011 – Five members of DDXG will join hams from our sister club, CVCC, for participation in the ARRL International Phone DX Contest on March 5 & 6, from the QTH of Keko Diez in San Jose, Costa Rica. Mike N4LSP, Josh KD4ZDQ, Roy WK4Y, Marcus WV4Y and Parke N4KFT will arrive there on March 2nd and return to the US on March 8th. They will operate as TI5N.
While there, the DDXG hams will be QRV before and after the contest as TI5/K4VAC in various modes. Preferred QSL route for the club call is via LoTW.
August 6, 2010 – DDXG Back From Tangier Island
DDXG has returned from Tangier Island, VA. We operated during the 2010 IOTA contest and racked up our highest score yet. The club was operating in the low power DXPedition category. Our antennas were an 80 meter square loop on the run station and a ZeroFive vertical for our multiplier station. We had an ICOM-7600 at each operating position. N1MM was used for our logging. Several newcomers to contesting came along and did an admirable job. Thanks to everyone that worked us. 2010 IOTA operators for DDXG were: WD4LBR, K4WNW, K4PUF, KJ4NPR, KC4YNK, K4HIN, N4KFT, WS4WW, W4LEW, KD4ZDQ, N4DWK, WV4Y, N4LSP, and W4BNO.
Here’s our claimed score summary.
DDXG Going Back To Tangier Island
Tangier Island- IOTA NA-083, will be activated July 23 through 25, 2010. The activation will be in conjunction with the RSGB IOTA contest, 1200UTC Saturday 24 July to 1200UTC Sunday 25. Most of the team will arrive on Friday, July 23rd. Team members will be coming in by boat and aircraft to begin setting up in the early afternoon, and should be QRV Friday evening ahead of the contest. While these Friday contacts will not count toward contest credit, they still count as islands, both for IOTA and U.S. Island Chasers! Look for photos and updates here next week.
Roy Davis brings home 5 band DXCC
DDXG member Roy Davis (WK4Y) earned five band DXCC. Roy WK4Y achieves 5-band DXCC. Licensed since 1957, DDXG member Roy Davis did not start chasing DX until the 1980s. He recently uploaded his contacts to Logbook of the World and has become the club’s first member to accomplish 5-band DXCC. Here, Roy is congratulated by president Sheila Blackley K4WNW.
Members of DDXG put in a great effort in the January 2009 ARRL RTTY Roundup contest and it showed. The club took first place in the local club category with a score of 358,192 points. Club President Sheila Blackley said, “Congratulations to DDXG for its first ever first place win in a contest and congratulations to all participants of the 2009 ARRL RTTY Roundup. Several participants were first time RTTY contesters. There was much planning and hard work that went into making this effort a success. I am proud of everyone that participated”.
Here’s a link to the club scores on the ARRL web site (It’s member’s only).