The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Special Bulletin No. 1414.3
May 18, 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 Contest Hall of Fame).
[edited] Rich Moseson, W2VU, Editor or CQ Amateur Radio, sent out the
following on May 18th: Bruce Horn, WA7BNM; Dean Straw, N6BV, and Kresimir
"Chris" Kovarik, 9A5K (SK), Inducted into CQ Contest Hall of Fame --
(Xenia, OH - May 18, 2019) - CQ magazine today announced the induction
of three new members to the CQ Contest Hall of Fame, which honors those
contesters who not only excel in personal performance but who also "give
back" to the hobby in outstanding ways. CQ Contesting Editor David Siddall,
K3ZJ, presented Hall of Fame plaques at an induction ceremony held at
the annual Dayton contest dinner on May 18th.
The 2019 inductees to the CQ Contest Hall of Fame are:
* Bruce Horn, WA7BNM, provides a great service to the contesting com-
munity via web-based resources for many popular contests. He maintains
the most comprehensive contest calendar on the web, and he developed
the popular <3830Scores.com> website where contesters go to post raw
scores after an event ends, to compare notes and search past contest
logs. He is also manager of the North American QSO Party and developed
the current National Contest Journal website.
* Dean Straw, N6BV, is an outstanding contester, a talented writer,
editor, presenter and educator, and has advanced the state of the
art in antennas, computer modeling, propagation and contest planning
and preparation. As an ARRL staff member for 15 years, he edited
multiple editions of The ARRL Antenna Book and several other public-
ations. He also developed the High Frequency Terrain Analysis (HFTA)
software ,which revolutionized antenna system planning by linking
antenna design, installation height, tower location, surrounding
terrain, and the expected angles of propagation to target regions.
His work with the propagation prediction program VOACAP revolution-
ized the way we plan for contests, allowing specific band opening
predictions dependent on solar conditions to indicate when band changes
and operations should be planned.
* Kresimir "Chris" Kovarik, 9A5K (SK), developed the DXLog and KLog
programs, competed in the World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC)
and served the broader amateur radio community in Europe as past
president of the Croatian Amateur Radio Association and as vice-
chairman of the IARU Region 1 HF Committee. He became a Silent Key
earlier this year.
The CQ Contest Hall of Fame was established in 1986 to recognize those
amateurs who have made major contributions to the art of radio contesting.
This is the 36th annual induction.