The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Special Bulletin No. 1354.1
March 2, 2018
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent From Strongsville, OH
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet
Clusters Network and W8GEX for the following DX information.
SWODXA DXDINNER ANNOUNCEMENT (Press Release, dated March 1st)[edited].
Mindi Jones – KC8CKW (Kc8ckw@fuse.net) -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The SouthWest Ohio DX Association (SWODXA) has announced that Gary
Dixon, K4MQG, will be the keynote speaker at the 33rd annual DX dinner.
The dinner, held in conjunction with the 2018 Dayton Hamvention, will
be on Friday, May 18th, at the Marriott Hotel in Dayton.
Gary Dixon has been licensed for over 61 years and has been a DXer from
the start. He was born in Georgia on December 7, 1941, during the actual
hour that Pearl Harbor was bombed. Gary is married to Carol, KA4WUR, and
together they have two sons and one daughter-in-law that are also Hams.
He has lived in SC most of his Ham life but did a ten year stretch from
1970-1980 in Charlotte, NC. Gary’s current DXCC totals are 380 Mixed,
376 Phone, 353 CW with DXCC on 10 bands and DXCC Honor Roll on 8 bands.
He was also the first USA station to work and confirm the 5 Band WAZ
award. Currently he is the ARRL DXAC representative for the Roanoke
Division. He has also been heavily involved in INDEXA for 35 years and
was the recent past president for 10 years. He has several very interesting
Human Interest stories involving several DX stations that I think you will
certainly enjoy. His "brag" tape includes:
* Managed the ARRL Single Letter QSL Bureau Manager (W4/K4/N4 QSL
Bureau) in Charlotte, NC from 1981-1988.
* Appointed as the ARRL Roanoke Division Member to the DX Advisory
Committee (DXAC) in 1988. Still serving in this position.
* Received the ARRL Roanoke Division Service Award in 2009.
* Appointed in the late 1980s as an ARRL QSL field checker for all
* Inducted into CQ DX Hall of Fame in 2013.
* Appointed in the early 1990s as a CQ Magazine QSL field checker for
all CQ DX Awards.
* Charter member of the Carolina DX Association in 1981 (CDXA) an
affiliated ARRL DX Club.
* Charter member and past President and current Director of the Inter-
national DX Association (INDEXA) for 10 years. Served as Vice President
and Director during the 1980s-2006.
For more information and to order dinner tickets, visit WWW.SWODXAEVENTS.ORG and follow us on Twitter (@SWODXA).
Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW - E-mail addresses:
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Editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin (OPDX - DXer's Tool of Excellence)
President of the "Northern Ohio DX Association" (NODXA)
DX Chairman for the "Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society
ARRL Assistant Director of the Great Lakes Division
Sysop of the "Basic Amateur Radio Frequency BBS" (BARF80.ORG)