The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Special Bulletin No. 1414.2
May 17, 2019
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written/Sent from Dayton, Ohio
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet
Clusters Network and W2VU for the following DX information.
CQ NEWS RELEASE (Announcing: 2019 Inductees, CQ DX Hall of Fame). [edited]
Rich Moseson, W2VU, Editor or CQ Amateur Radio, sent out the following
on May 17th: Joe Taylor, K1JT, and the Italian DXpedition Team Inducted
into CQ DX Hall of Fame -- (Xenia, OH - May 17, 2019) - CQ magazine today
announced the induction of one individual and one group to the CQ DX Hall
of Fame, which honors those DXers who not only excel in personal performance
but who also "give back" to the hobby in outstanding ways. CQ DX Editor
Bob Schenck, N2OO, presented Hall of Fame plaques at an induction ceremony
held at the annual Dayton DX dinner on May 17th.
The 2019 inductees to the CQ DX Hall of Fame are:
* Joe Taylor, K1JT - Nobel Prize winning-astrophysicist who has revolu-
tionized the face of DXing with his suite of WSJT weak-signal digital
modes, including FT8, which is capable of decoding signals well below
the noise level. The modes pioneered by Joe have kept the HF bands busy
and the DXers active even during the current solar minimum. Other WSJT
modes have also revolutionized VHF/UHF DXing via moonbounce and meteor
scatter. Taylor shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in physics for the discovery
of binary pulsars.
* Silvano Borsa, I2YSB, and the Italian DXpedition Team - The Italian
DXpedition Team has made more than 20 major DXpeditions in the past
20 years, mostly to Africa, where its members have activated more than
a dozen rare countries, making nearly 1.4 million QSOs along the way.
In addition, the team has arranged for the donation and delivery of
two ambulances from Italy to Somalia, one of the many countries it
In addition to team leader Silvano Borsa, I2YSB, the Italian DX-
pedition Team members include: Alfeo Caputo, I1HJT; Vincio Ravizza,
IK2CIO; Angelo Selva, IK2CKR; Marcello Cassinelli, IK2DIA; Stefano
Casari, IK2HKT; Angelo Gino Zambaiti, IK2RZP, and Mac Shimamoto, JA3USA.
The CQ DX Hall of Fame was established in 1967 to recognize those amateurs
who have made major contributions to DXing and DXpeditioning. This is the
53rd annual induction.