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WS6X Awards

Considering the very small city lot that hosts my "antenna farm, and the limited budget for ham radio gear, one of my "small proud moments" is the DXCC totals I've earned over the years. You won't find me near the top of any list, but it certainly gives me a feeling of great accomplishment!

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Perhaps one of my most prized awards is the 5B DXCC. As you can see from my over-all DXCC Totals, I've actually worked — and confirmed — 9-band DXCC!

5-Band DXCC Plaque

5-Band DXCC!
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In retrospect, however, this was a relatively easy accomplishment compared to the 5-Band Worked All Zones, which I'm currently chasing. Again from the DXCC Totals chart, I am just one Zone shy on 80M from reaching this pinnacle. I still need Zone 34 on 80!

Now, here's the irony that still has me grinding my teeth. During my CQWW CW stint with KP4US, November 2006, one of my buddies worked 5A7A from MY station, using only 200 Watts! He forgot that I NEEDED Zone 34 on 80, so never bothered to work them with my call! Arrggghhh!!

The J. Alan Ross award is the most distinguished award issued by the Fresno Amateur Radio Club.

J. Alan Ross Award!

J Alan Ross Award
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I have been a member of FARC since 1983, and have served on various boards and held the offices of Vice President for one term and Treasurer for two terms. It was with tremendous honor, humility, and a bit of a shock when I received this award in 2003. The plaque is displayed prominently and proudly on the wall of my shack with all the rest of my most cherished awards.

Each year The Central California DX Club issues the DX-er of the Year award to a member who has made an outstanding contribution to the club.

DX-er of the Year

DX-er of the Year
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When I received the award in 2005, it was a complete surprise! I'm not exactly sure when I first joined the club, but I have always enjoyed the camaraderie of the Central Cal members. I have written several articles for the club newsletter and am currently the webmaster for The Club Website There is an interesting story behind the webmaster job. The president of the club at that time promised that I would never be asked to serve as President as long as I was the active webmaster. That seemed like a no-brainer to me!


DXCC Band Totals

WS6X DXCC Band / Zone Totals WS6X DXCC Awards
Band Worked Cfmd Zones Wrkd Zones Cfmd DXCC Earned
160M 180 166 33 27 9-Band DXCC (160 - 10)
80M 258 227 39 37 #1 Honor Roll
40M 331 309 40 40  DXCC Challenge - 2075
30M 268 199 40 30 Mixed DXCC - 351
20M 344 335 40 38 CW DXCC - 340
17M 296 218 39 29 Phone DXCC - 319
15M 309 278 40 36 RTTY DXCC - 229
12M 200 153 33 25  QRP Worked - 95
10M 277 230 40 34 Including 22 on 160M!