Tangier 2010

The group

Tangier 2010 Team

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.

Band Mode QSOs Pts Sec
3.5 LSB 2 30 2
7 CW 3 45 3
7 LSB 202 1254 39
14 CW 6 78 5
14 USB 788 3960 62
21 USB 2 6 0
Total Both 1003 5373 111

Score: 596,403

Tangier 2010

Tangier historical marker

Tangier historical marker

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.

Five Band DXCC

Sheila, K4WNW, presents the 5 band DXCC award to Roy, WK4Y.

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.

DDXG Wins Local Club Category

RTTY Round Up 2009

Participants int the 2009 RTTY Round Up

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).