Wake 96, Wake 98 and Cook DXpedition Coordinator.
First licensed in February 1960, as KN4TSJ, while a student in junior high school in Norfolk, VA. Operated as a novice and upgraded to general within the required year. Remained active as K4TSJ until 1982 when an employment assignment meant Alaska for two years. During that period obtained the call AL7EL. Obtained K8XP while living in Michigan in 1997. Numerous employment assignments in the Federal Fire Service were in Washington, DC, Delta Junction Alaska, Aberdeen MD, Atlanta GA, and Watertown NY. Retired from the Federal Fire Service at the rank of Fire Chief with 30 years service in 1996. Now resides in Watkinsville, GA and provides consulting services to fire departments for operational readiness, organizational structure and fire origin and cause determination. Served in the US Army Active Reserve 1965-1971. Other interests include running, boating and flying. XYL Linda, KB2MFL.
DXCC Honor Roll-Mixed,DXCC #1 Honor Roll,DXCC Honor Roll-Phone, 5BDXCC,WAZ-Mixed,5BWAZ,WAZ-SSB,WPX-SSB,WPX-Mixed,WPX-CW,CQDX-CW,CQDX-SSB
Club and Association Memberships:
American Radio Relay League-Life Member, Northern California DX Foundation, Salt City DX Association (Syracuse, NY),Northeastern Wisconsin DX Association, INDEXA
Isle of Man GD5BBG - 1972
Marshall Islands V7/AL7EL - 1993
Wake Island KH9/AL7EL - 1995,1996
North Cook ZK1XXP-1997
Extra Class; mode of choice- CW with primary interest in DX; DXCC total of 348.
Berkeley - California, age 57
Wake 96 Computer Guru, Top band specialist.
Bob was licensed 1956, and is also an avid DXpeditioner. He was active as VK0IR (Heard '97),
VP5Y, N6EK/C6A, XE2GBD, N6EK/VE7, N6EK/1 (NA-148), HD8D, N6EK/HC8,
XE2GBD/XF3 (NA-90), J76EK, XE2/N6EK/XF1 (NA-189), and 3D2EK (OC-121/OC-156)
Bob is an advisor to the NCDXF, for whom he designed and fabricated their
new beacon system.
Bob studied Electrical Engineering. He founded and lead the project that produced Berkeley Unix at the University of California, where he worked as a professor in Computer Science. He is now retired.
Commerce, Georgia, age 53
Licensed since 1959, Lloyd is a active dxer and contester. He holds CW DXCC-325, and a member of RSGB, Chiltern DXC, Athens (GA) RC and life member of ARRL and QCWA.
Wake 98, Cook 97 Dxpedition Mechanical Technician and Computer Specialist
Michael was first licensed in 1966 at age 11, and has held N6MZ since 1977. His previous calls were WN8TLH and WB8HZO. Michael is an avid CW DXer and contester, but also uses SSB and the digital modes occasionally. Michael enjoys building and experimenting, and has restored many tube-type "boatanchors," both amateur gear and commercial test equipment. He also enjoys modifying commercial amateur transceivers and published a QST article as a result of one of his many modifications to the ICOM IC-765. N6MZ also enjoys building and experimenting with antennas, and has field-tested several new antennas for Telex/Hy-Gain.
He is a life member of the ARRL, a DXCC member (still looking for his last 10 DXCC countries!), and a member of the Western Washington DX Club. Michael received his BS degree in electrical engineering from Ohio State, where he was very fortunate to work with and study under Dr. John Kraus, W8JK. Recently, N6MZ was one of the VK0IR DXpedition team members; he has also operated from FR5, FT5X, and SV5. When not chasing new ones, he loves sailing, scuba diving, bicycling, cross-country skiing, and opera.
Mode of choice - CW with DXCC countries totals currently exceeding 315.
DXCC - CW, DXCC - MIXED, DXCC - SSB
Club and Association Memberships:
American Radio Relay League - Life Member, Western Washington DX Club
Heard Island 1997 VK0IR
First licensed in February 1965 as WN2RJJ at the age of 14. Upgraded to General in 1965 and to Extra in 1975. Obtained present call N2OO in 1976.
Extremely active in local radio club activities for over 33 years holding many positions of responsibilities. Loyal interest in field day activities for many years.
Very active in the DX area not only from his home QTH but also from many locations around the world. In addition to DXpeditioning, manages QSL's for some 50 calls, many which are from past DX operations.
Currently serving as the EC for Ocean County, New Jersey (ARES). Trustee of the Ocean County RACES repeater 146.835 (835 User Group). Field Day Chairman for the Old Barney ARC.
Life member of ARRL and married to Beth, KF2BQ. Emplyed by Bell Atlantic with 28 years of service in the Central Office.
Other interests include fishing and boating, camping, gardening and pets.
DXCC is #1 Honor Roll. DXCC Totals: 342. Other awards include WAZ, WAS and 5BWAS, Contest activities include winner of several major contests.
1997 - 9M6OO Spratly
1997 - 9M6HIL
1997 - KP2/N2OO
1996 - N2OO/2 - IOTA NA111
1995 - N2OO/2 - IOTA NA111
1995 - N2OO/3 - IOTA NA139
1991 - VS6VO-VS6/N2OO-VS6/KF2BQ
1991 - 9M6OO/9M6BQ
1991 - V85OO/V85XYL
1990 - 9M6OO
1990 - V85OM
1990 - SX5AA
1990 - SV5/N2OO
1989 - XX9OO/XX9JG/XX9AF
1989 - 9M6OO
1989 - N2OO/SV1
1989 - N2OO/SV5
1982 - KP2A/KP1
1981 - KP2A/D
1980 - VS5OO/VS5GM
1980 - 9M6MU
1979 - VS5OO
1979 - 1S1DX
1979 - VS6AK
First licensed in 1976 as WA2JXK at the age of 16. Relocated to Ormond Beach Florida in 1977. Issued WD4GDZ in 1977. Obtained present call, N2WB under vanity in 1996. Holds Extra class.
Active in DX circles with avid interests in contesting and RTTY, satellites and low band operation. Other related interests are antenna and tower work.
A life member of ARRL, currently serving in the ARRL and W5YI VEC programs. Also active locally in the Central Florida DX Association and the North Ormond Beach Amateur Radio Society.
Married to Dawn, KB4NOA, with one son, Billy, age 11.
Other interests are traveling, computers and gardening.
DXCC - 327
Contest winner for 1995 and 1996 ARRL SS North Florida First Place, Multi OP Phone.
Operated from KG4WB Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 1997
Cook Dxpedition Plans and Setup/breakdown Officer
Born in Sioux Falls, SD but reared in the Los Angeles area. First licensed as K6BVN but after a period became inactive and license lapsed. Renewed interest and became active as KI6AN in 1987 after retiring from GTE Sylvania after 29 year career as an electrical engineer. Relocated to Paradise, CA and commenced second career in electronics doing field engineering work in the security field for Perimeter Products in Mountain View, CA. Now fully retired. Five year U.S. Navy veteran serving in the aviation electronics field. Outside interests include golf, RVing and car racing.
Extra class; mode of choice-CW with primary interest DX and contesting, DXCC total at 319.
DXCC-MIXED, WAZ MIXED
Clubs and Associations Memberships:
American Radio Relay League, Shasta DX/Contest Club, Masonic Lodge, Northern California DX Foundation, Inc.
Cook Dxpedition Operation Scheduling and Procedures Officer
First licensed in 1954 at the age of 13 in Bellingham, WA as W7VRO. With an early interest in DX and using homemade yagis and wire antenna, made DXCC quickly. Upgraded to N7RO in 1977. Remains active in all phases of DX and DX related activities. Currently Northwestern Division representative for ARRL DX Advisory Committee(DXAC). Operated N7RO Outgoing QSL Bureau for 13 years until 1995. Managed QSLs for over 75 different stations since 1963. Avid contest operator both as single operator and multi entries with station equipped with multiple towers and radio positions. Also active in IOTA program. Employed by a engineering company that designs and manufactures specialized electronics for the logging industry and security equipment for banks world-wide. Other hobbies include bowling, RVing and sprint cars.
Extra class; mode of choice - CW with primary interest DX and Contesting, DXCC totals over 350.
DXCC #1 Honor Roll, DXCC Honor Roll-Mixed,DXCC Honor Roll-CW,DXCC Honor Roll-Phone, 5BDXCC, WAZ-Mixed, WAZ-CW, CQDX Honor Roll, Clubs and Association Memberships, American Radio Relay League-Life Member, Northern California DX Foundation, · Western Washington DX Club, Fraser Valley DX Club.
Dxpeditions and other Operations:
Dxpedition Medical Officer and Photographer
First licensed in 1991 as ZR6TAA and upgraded to HF privileges in 1993 as ZS6RI. After relocation to Natal, Republic of South Africa obtained ZS5IR and became active in Dxing and contesting with ZS6EZ. Operated as 3DA0Z in 1994 and later as 3DA0/ZS6RI and C9/ZS5IR. Enjoys Dxing and contesting. Serves as CW examiner and test moderator for the licensing process.
Operated from Marion Island as ZS8IR from March 1996 to May 1997 on all bands with special emphasis on 80 and 160 meters.
Trained as an Advanced Medical and Trauma Care Paramedic to provide advanced life support medical treatment in remote areas where no medical assistance is available. Most recently served as Medical Officer on Marion Island, South Indian Ocean for the South African Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.
Other interests include running, yachting, photography and scuba diving.
Mode of choice - CW with primary interests being Dxing and contesting.
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