According to an article soon to be published in QST, DDXG has again won the 2011 RTTY Roundup! A concerted club effort, the group beat out the Orleans County (LA) Amateur Radio Club with a score of 639851 points, compared to the latter’s 541423. DDXG won in the same category in 2009, only to be beat out by the Orleans club in 2010. Now with a target on their backs, DDXG members have several months to hone their operating skills for what will be a fierce contest in early 2012!
DDXG member stations N4KFT (+op W4DKR) and W4BNO (+ops KC4NYK, KJ4NPR) also showed in the Roanoke Division Multi-op High power and multi-op low power categories, respectively.
Club member Lew Best W4LEW poses with his first (mixed) DXCC. Along with this award he also received his DXCC phone endorsement. Licensed for less than two years, Lew quickly obtained is Amateur General and Amateur Extra class licenses in order to take full advantage of the DX found throughout the spectrum. Congratulations to Lew for a notable achievement in an incredibly short period of time!
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.
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).
We are a small club located in Richmond, VA. We have a diverse member base that enjoys many aspects of amateur radio.
DDXG monthly meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of each month. We meet in person at the Deep Run Recreation Center, 9900 Ridgefield Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23233. The meetings are also available via Zoom. As we enter 2024 be sure to check back here often as several meetings in 2024 will be Zoom only due to conflicts at the Deep Run Recreation Center. If you would like to join us in person or via Zoom please contact Jim Mundy, WY4O, club secretary via email at wy4o73 at gmail dot com.
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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.
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”.