THE KINGMAN REEF/PALMYRA DX GROUP PROUDLY PRESENTS KINGMAN REEF 2000

These are the operators who will make your qso with Kingman Reef Possible:

NI6T- Garry Shapiro

GARRY SHAPIRO

NI6T

Co-Coordinator

Responsible with N4XP for overall leadership and direction.

First licensed in 1956 at age 13 as KN2RQC. Upgraded to General a few months later. Never completed first DX QSO (with HP1EH)---ran out of shack screaming with joy. Built gear with miniscule allowance. Upgraded to Extra in 1959 for no particular reason. Completed Bachelor’s (RPI ‘63) and Master’s (Stanford ‘67) degrees in Electrical Engineering—and DXCC (’63). Began EE career in Silicon Valley in aerospace, then data communications and finally semiconductors.

Lured away from radio by the pleasures of the ‘60’s and license lapsed; failed to notice. Re-licensed in ’82 as NI6T after a ham friend casually asked if I could still copy CW-- I could. But the home QTH in a canyon was not encouraging for DX. The DX fire lit again in ’89 while operating mobile on a fishing trip; started hanging out on ridgetops, building antennas, boring friends.

Invited on Contest DXpedition in ’92 (T32) for CQWW RTTY; the bonefishing was excellent, as well. Member of ’95 Conway Reef DXpedition (ARRL DXpedition of the Year), and of ’99 Rodrigues I. DXpedition.

Extra Class; Preferred mode - CW.  Primary interest - low bands, WARC’s, RTTY.

AWARDS

DXCC Honor Roll, Mixed, CW, Phone

5BDXCC with 160, 17 and 12m endorsements

5BWAZ

WAZ CW, WAZ Phone

CLUBS AND ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

·         ARRL

·         NCDXF

·         INDEXA

·         NCDXC

·         NCCC


N4XP- Tom Harrell

TOM HARRELL

N4XP

Co-Coordinator

Responsible along with NI6T for overall leadership and direction.

First licensed in February 1960 as KN4TSJ while in Junior High School in Norfolk, Virginia.  Operated as a novice and upgraded to general with the call K4TSJ remaining active with DXing as the primary interest.  Employed as a firefighter for the U.S. Government from 1967 to 1996.  Work assignments included Norfolk Virginia, Washington D.C.,  Delta Junction, Alaska, Aberdeen Maryland, Atlanta Georgia, Watertown New York, and Menominee Michigan.   During the Alaska assignment obtained the call AL7EL.  From 1983 to 1997 operated using AL7EL both from the home QTH and from several DX locations.  Retired at the rank of Fire Chief in January 1996 with 30 years service.  Resided in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in 1997 and obtained the call K8XP.  Currently residing in Athens Georgia and obtained the call N4XP in 1998.

Now provides consulting services world-wide for firefighting in operational readiness, organizational structure and effectiveness and fire origin and cause investigations.  

Served in the U.S. Army Active Reserve 1965-1971.  Outside interests include running, boating and airplanes.

Extra class; mode of choice – CW with primary interest being DX, DXCC total at 352

AWARDS

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

USACA

CLUBS AND ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

·         American Radio Relay League – Life Member

·         Northern California DX Foundation

·         INDEXA

·         Southeastern DX Club

·         Bay Area Wireless Association (Michigan)

DXPEDITIONS

·         Isle of Man  -              GD5BBG   1972

·         Marshall Islands  -              V7/AL7EL   1993

·         Wake Island   -               KH9/AL7EL   1995

·         Wake Island   -               AL7EL/KH9   1996

·         Penrhyn Atoll, North Cook -      ZK1XXP   1997

·         Wake Island   -               K8XP/N2OO/N2WB//N6MZ/KH9   1998

·         Marshall Islands   -         N4XP/V7   1999

·         Spratly   -                     9M6OO   1999

·         Marshall Islands   -         V73XP   2000 


WA1S- Ann Santos

ANN M. SANTOS

WA1S

Operating Scheduling Czar and Web Page Liason.

First licensed in 1979 as KA1DNB. Upgraded to Extra in 1980. Changed call to WA1S in 1989. Active since 1979, enjoys contesting, DX’ing (CW and SSB), and DXpeditions. First experience in contesting was Field Day 1980 and hooked ever since. Multi-op's included J39A, J3A, V63X, K1NG, W1RM, N1AU, K1KP, K1RX, NJ1V and W5PAA. In 1997 was first YL in History to win a major category in CQWW, 1st - USA SOLP SSB. Repeat performance in 1998 and 1999. In 1999 broke the USA SOLP SSB all time record. In CQWW 1997 place 5th SOLP CW in USA.

B.S. Degree in Computer Engineering. Employed as a General Engineer for the Federal Aviation Administration (1991-Present). 39 years of age, married to Russell, KA1OTN and currently reside in Milford, NH.

Outside interests include traveling, scuba diving, photography, and alpine skiing.

Extra class; mode of choice – CW - primary interest DXing and contesting. DXCC total at 334.

AWARDS

DXCC – CW, SSB, Mixed      DXCC Honor Roll -- Mixed

WAZ – Mixed

5BWAS

CLUBS AND ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

·         Yankee Clipper Contest Club

·         American Radio Relay League – Life - DXCC Card Checker

·         Oceania DX Group – Life member

·         Young Ladies Radio League (YLRL)

·         10-10 #48144, YLISSB #13855

DXPEDITIONS

·         Grenada  -                    J38AA   1996

·         Willis Island -            VK9WY 1997

·         Micronesia  -               V63HO  1998

(Kosrae, Pohnpei, Truk)

·         Grenada -                  J3/WA1S 1999


AA7A- Ned Stearns

NED STEARNS

AA7A

Operating position Czar and 6M Czar

First licensed in August 1963 as WN8JWY at the age of 12 in Warren, Ohio. After college, in 1974 moved to Phoenix, AZ and received the call sign WB7AEB. In cycle 21 caught the bug and started becoming seriously interested in DXing. Obtained the call sign AA7A in 1978. In 1980 participated in his first low-budget DXpedition to VP2A. In the years to follow, became incredibly radio-active and maintained a very active presence on 160, Satellites, 6 meters and 2 meter EME in addition to HF contesting and routine DXing. Participated in hundreds of contests and won the 1979 ARRL CW sweepstakes. Currently focused on the WARC bands and chasing DXCC on both 6 m and 2m via EME. In 1999 from 3B9R, spearheaded the 6 meter effort and made nearly 800 6m ops worldwide. For this DXpedition, has been asked to apply his skills on the “magic band” and will certainly give it his all.

 

Employed at Motorola in Phoenix, AZ since 1974 as a Systems Engineer.  Have been involved with the development of communication systems for both the US armed services and industry.

Extra class; mode of choice – CW - primary interest DXing, contesting, (ARRL CAC Chairman) and listening to white noise on the VHF bands awaiting for those elusive openings to far away places. DXCC total at 345.

AWARDS

DXCC Honor Roll – Mixed, Phone & CW

5BWAZ

160 Meter DXCC

Satellite DXCC #38

CLUBS AND ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

·         American Radio Relay League

·         Northern California DX Foundation

·         Central Arizona DX Association (2 time past president)

DXPEDITIONS

·         Antigua  -                    AA7A/VP2A        1980

·         Rodrigues Island  -              3B9R               1999


K4UEE- Bob Allphin

Bob Allphin

K4UEE

Antenna Czar and Web Page Liason.

First licensed in 1958 at the age of 13.  Began DXing and contesting very early. First taste of being on the DX-end of the pileups was as KR6LY (1960-1962) when his Father was stationed in Okinawa. Beginning in the late 70's began DXpeditioning in earnest. Since then visited 66 DXCC countries and operated from 31 countries. Participated in 4 "DX-peditions of the Year " which included AH1A, XR0Y, VK0IR and FO0AAA.

As an avid contester, set the Single band/Single operator World Records in CQWW: 80m CW (P40R), 75m Phone (P40R), 15m CW (ZP0Y), 15m Phone (P40R), and 10m Phone (P40R). Won the ARRL DX (CW) contest in 1995 (AB/HP/Single op) and 2nd in CQ-WPX (Phone) contest from P40R the same year. Participated in the 1996 WRTC along with N6IG, and finished in 5th place (53 teams). Also participated with N6IG in WRTC 2000 as S546Q.

Recently retired, is on the DXpedition trail with 3 DXpeditions in 2000, FO0AAA in March, A52A in May and going to Kingman Reef (KH5K) in October. Promises more “Big Ones” in the years ahead!


Other Interests: Golf, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Skiing

Extra class; mode of choice - CW - Primary interest DX, Contesting, Low Bands and DXpeditioning

AWARDS


DXCC totals: Mixed 330/352 (#1 Honor Roll),
Phone 328/341 (Honor Roll), CW 329/339 (Honor Roll)

160m: WAZ 37zones, DXCC 227countries


Clubs/Memberships :

 

·         ARRL

·         SE DX Club

·         SE Contest Club

·         NCDXF

DXPEDITIONS

VP2KAE, ZF2FX, VP2V/K4UEE, J87UEE, J87J, VP5FX, J34UEE, C6A/K4UEE, P40R, 3A/K4UEE, T30EE, ZP5/K4UEE, TA1/K4UEE, VR2/K4UEE, KH6/K4UEE, HS1/K4UEE, TI5/K4UEE, VP2KC, VP5KMX, XF4DX, VP2V/K9GL, PJ9W, AH1A, ZP0Y, XR0Y, CE0Z, TO0R, TO0R/mm, VK0IR, FO0AAA, and A52A.


RZ3AA- Roman Thomas

ROMAN THOMAS

RZ3AA

First licensed in 1975 at the age of 16. Russian first class license since 1980 and RZ3AA since 1984. Presently working as a lawyer and managing director of mechanical works in Moscow. In 1991 started a business and was inactive until April 1999. Visited and was an SWL from YB, 4S7, 8Q7, A61, 5Z4, IS0, XE, J3, PY, HC8, CE0A, etc. Attended the Dayton Hamvention for the first time in May 2000 and WRTC-2000 in Slovenia.

Home station consists of a YAESU FT-1000D & TEN-TEC OMNI-VI Plus. Antennas - FORCE-12 monobanders for 40-10 and shunt-fed towers for low bands. In CQWW CW 1999 placed 18th in Europe (SO/HP). At 41 years of age have been married 17 years and have a 16 rear old daughter. Recently licensed as NP2KY.

First class; Primary interest DXing and contesting, DXCC total at 298

DXPEDITIONS

·         Pamir Mountains, Tadjikistan -      EK8R/EY  1981

·         Virgin Islands -                    KP2A   2000


KH7U- Kimo Chun

KIMO CHUN

KH7U

Logistics

Responsible along with Pat, NH6UY for logistics and computers.

First licensed in 1973 (High School) as WH6IFN. Spent first two years as a Novice on CW. While in college upgraded to Advanced, operated a few contests, and VHF. Worked for Motorola as a technician and then at a local electrical contractor working on motors, controls, and marine electronics as the service manager and then the purchasing agent.

Presently working for a radio communications company, which he founded along with 2 others in 1982. Became inactive on HF until the 1993 Kingman Reef DXpedition when assisted the team with the logistics in Honolulu.

Currently involved with the local governments, hospitals and amateurs with emergency communications. Instructs amateur radio classes and is a volunteer examiner. Recently became involved with DXpeditions. Assisted in the planning of the K7K/K4M trip to Kure/Midway and 3B9R trip to Rodrigues. Majority of contesting has been part of the KH7R Multi/Multi team on Oahu.  Also operates 6m and Tropospheric Ducting.

Outside interests include fishing, reading science fiction, computers, listening to music and reading magazines.

Extra class; mode of choice - SSB. Primarily enjoys contesting and DXing.

CLUBS AND ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

·         American Radio Relay League

·         Northern California DX Foundation

·         Oahu RACES

·         South Sandwich Islands DX Group

·         Oahu CQ Contesting Club

DXPEDITIONS

·         Rodrigues Island  -              3B9R   1999

·         Cambodia  -              XU1A   1998

·         Kure Atoll / Midway   -         K7K / K4M   1997


KH6ND- Michael Gibson

Michael operating from Palmyra

KH6ND

First licensed as WN7FHD at age 12. Upgraded to General as WA7FHD at age 13. Upgraded to Extra-class at age 15. Became KH6HKM in 1970. Became KH6ND in 1977.

Main focus in Amateur Radio: HF Competition and antenna building.

AWARDS:

ARRL INTERNATIONAL DX COMPETITION:

Oceania Continental Champion - CW
1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1988(@KH6XX), 1997(@KH6BZF), 1999(@KH7R)

Oceania Continental Champion - Phone
1983, 1988(@KH6XX), 1999(@KH7R)

World Combined Score Trophy winner
1981, 1988(@KH6XX), 1999(@KH7R)

ARRL SWEEPSTAKES:

Pacific Division Trophy Winner - Phone
1998(@KH7R) - fifth place overall
1999(@KH7R) - second place overall

CQWW DX CONTEST:

Oceania Winner - CW
1982

Multiop team member @KH6XX in most other CQWW and WPX CONTESTS from 1982 - 1988.

Multiop team member @KH7R in most CQWW, WPX, and other contests from 1997 - 2000.

CQWW WPX CONTEST:

Oceania Continental single band record holder

28Mhz(@KH7R) - SSB(99)
21Mhz(@KH7R) - CW(99)

CQWW CW CONTEST:

Oceania Continental single band record holder

28Mhz(@KH7R) - 1999

Charter Member PACIFIC Radio Amateur Transmitting Society (An SSC/ARRL Club)


NH6UY- Patrick Guerin

PATRICK GUERIN

NH6UY

Patrick is a network consultant in Honolulu, Hawaii.

DXPEDITIONS

Christmas Island T32, Wake KH9, Kwajalein V73, Baker & Howland AH1, Palmyra and Kingman Reef KH5 and KH5K, Namibia V59, and Midway Atoll KH4..


JH7OHF- Katsushi Ono

Katsushi Ono

JH7OHF

First licensed in 1975 as JH7OHF while in High School in Miyagi, Japan. Moved to Australia in 1980 to study at a university in Sydney. While in Australia was active as VK2PJJ. In 1982 adventured on a DXpedition alone to the South Pacific. After returning to Tokyo, operated JH7OHF/1. Operated contests from club stations. Moved to Saitama in 1987. Presently active DXing on SSB, CW, and RTTY.  Primarily active on 6 meters. Also licensed as 7N4GXJ in Saitama, Japan.

Presently working building Web based applications on the internet including homepages, multi-media titles, video and film production.

Primary interest; HF DXing, Contesting and 6 meters. DXCC total at 301.

CLUBS AND ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

·         Japan Amateur Radio League – Life Member

·         American Radio Relay League

·         Oushu DX Club

·         GOMI DX Group

 

DXPEDITIONS

·         Lord Howe Island   -  VK2PJJ/LH  1982

·         Vanuatu  -               YJ8NKO   1982

·         Fiji   -                3D2WR   1982

·         Okinawa Island for IOTA   -  JH7OHF/JR6    1999


VE7CT Steve Wright

Steve Wright

VE7CT

First licensed in May 1957 as VE4SW in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Stayed on CW for a year and nearly flubbed with the CW test during my initial exam (3rd try made it, the Radio Inspector must have been in a benevolent mood that day!). Stuck with the code and worked all states as well as a few countries with a random length of wire and 35 watts. One might think that was pretty good except in retrospect it was probably the best sunspot cycle ever experienced then or ever again. Upgraded to advanced license a year later and changed call to VE4XJ. Apart from a 3 year stint as VE5XJ held it for 20 years. As an avid DXer, amassed some 323 countries confirmed. Was a charter member of the Winnipeg DX Club.

Moved to VE7 land as VE7EXJ for 5 Years and received the call VE7CT which along with the Maritime mobile call VE0CT is still in use.

In 1990 made the 3D2AM Conway Reef team and operated CW alongside Wayne N7NG.

Wrote the chapter on Conway for Martti Laine’s, book "Where do we go next?"  Currently experiencing a resurgense in DX-ing which was being saved for retirement.

Love: Pileups, pileups and more pileups, competing in pileups with the W's. Still a quiet unknown.....

CLUBS AND ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

·         BC DX club in Vancouver

DXPEDITIONS

·         Conway Reef   -        3D2AM  1990


K5AB- Alan Brown

Alan Brown

K5AB


First licensed in 1968 as WN5VQT, at the age of 13. Novice examiner and teacher was K5OSH. Became WA5VQT in 1968. Graduated to Extra Class in 1970. Changed call in 1977 to K5MW, and in 1997 to K5AB. Currently reside in Georgetown, Texas.


Graduate of Texas A&M University. Power supply design was his main technical area in the computer industry for 20 years before retiring in July, 2000.

In 1995 became interested in HF DXing. Also operates mobile HF using SSB and CW. The years prior to 1995 were mainly spent as a casual operator with a technical slant on the hobby,
building and designing many VHF/UHF repeater systems, power amplifiers, power supplies, and antennas. Propagation is indeed a fascination for me. Built and is currently maintaining the K5AB 20 watt CW propagation beacon operating on 28.280 MHz.

Extra class; mode of choice – CW

AWARDS

160 Meter DXCC

 

CLUBS AND ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

 

·         American Radio Relay League

·         QCWA

·         Central Texas DX and Contest Club

·         Dinosaur Valley DX Society

·         Williamson County Amateur Radio Club

·         Texas VHF-FM Society


KO4RR- Joseph M. Owen

Joseph M. Owen in E3

KO4RR

Medical Czar

First licensed in1978. Retired from the US Army in 1987 as a MSG (E8). While in the Army was in the medical field the entire 23 years. Spent a few years working on an oil drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico as the medical and safety director. Retired to do DXing. Living way out in the country on 15 acres, there is plenty of room to plant towers and antennas. Antennas are a Mosley PRO57B40 at 72 feet, a Cushcraft 10M mono bander at 64 feet and wire antennas for low bands. Ham station consists of a Kenwood TS850 & TL922 amplifier and a JRC 135 with JRC 2000F amplifier on base and TS50 mobile. Dream is to win the lottery and go on a South Pacific DXpedition with my wife N4WV, where she will operate CW and I SSB.

 

Mode of choice – SSB - primary interest DXing. DXCC total at 312.

 

DXPEDITIONS

 

·         Eritrea  -        E30GA   1998


WB4JTT- Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson

WB4JTT

Generator Czar and Team Hit Man

First licensed in May 1968 as WN4JTT while in Junior High School in Norfolk, Virginia. Operated as a novice and upgraded to Extra Class in January 1971 with the call WB4JTT. Graduated from Old Dominion University in 1975 as an engineer.  Worked in Virginia Beach as an engineer for six years, then went to the University of Virginia and graduated as a lawyer in 1984. Now practice patent law in California, Minnesota and Hawaii.  Have operated from numerous club and university stations, participated in dozens of Field Day, RACES and Civil Defense operations. Currently residing in Kurtistown, Hawaii.

 

Outside interests include airplanes.

 

Extra class; primary interest QRP on 80 and 40 meters and more recently 432 MHz EME.

 

CLUBS AND ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

·         Northern California DX Foundation

·         Big Island Amateur Radio Club

DXPEDITIONS

·         Palmyra Atoll      --      WB4JTT/KH5  2000    


I8NHJ- Massimo 'Max' Mucci

Massimo “Max” MUCCI

I8NHJ

Born in 1958, was First licensed in 1974 at age of 16 as IW8XAC (VHF and higher). As Einstein failed Math, Max failed CW! Upgraded to Normal in the subsequent exam session. First QSO was with a Russian Ham, and the good old father’s friends gave a napkin as a present. As a young ham without the power to build large antennas and run high power, learned and developed all the skills needed to work all the rare countries. During the 70’s completed WAC, 5BWAC, WAZ and DXCC running QRP. Enjoys working the low bands.

Became relatively inactive during the 80’s while studying for a Masters’ in Information Technology, working and chasing girls. In early ’90 purchased a new house, ICOM, quad and amplifier. Always in need of a challenge, convinced Monica EL2PP to allow a visit to her in Liberia and activate the country during CQWW CW. With a machine-gun shot and a refueling of the generator, achieved 2nd place in the world in the single op/low power class. Dreaming became a reality running Pile-Ups from 1A0KM, JT1Y and from E30GA. First QSL was a letter of thanks my grandfather received from Marconi for helping him with experiments.

Preferred mode - CW.  Primary interest - low bands.

AWARDS

DXCC Honor Roll, Mixed, CW, Phone

5BDXCC

5BWAZ

WAZ CW QRP

IOTA

CLUBS AND ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

·         ARI

·         INORC


N1DG- Don Greenbaum

Don Greenbaum

N1DG

Webmaster

Don was first licensed in 1961. He has held DXCC Top of the Honor Roll; he now only needs BS7 and P5. In May, Don was a member of the A52A Dxpedition to Bhutan. Previous operations include over a dozen trips to the United Arab Emirates to operate A61AD, and WB2DND/KH9, /VP9, /VS6, /BV2, /4X and /9V. Active contester and member of YCCC. Formerly the ham known as WB2DND. Member of FOC.

Don is President of Aurum Telemedia Co. (www.aurumtel.com), a Compaq dealer and corporate sponsor of over 25 Dxpeditions around the world. An accomplished musician with mulitple television appearances and records, Don moonlights as a Tubist with local symphonies.


K6GNX- Bill Avery

Bill Avery

K6GNX

North America/South America Pilot

A ham since 1956, Bill's K6GNX call sign is an original. He is an Electrical Engineering professor and designs circuits for a living.

With 325 confirmed, his passion is now working all countries on SSB and CW, 160 through 10. Bill's station is on top of a small mountain with a 360-degree view down slope in all directions. He has Yagis for 80 through 10 meters. The 160 four square is a work in progress.

His wife Lois is N6GDA. Her very first QSO was with the North Cook Islands. Lois always comes to the Visalia DX convention; Bill says he is a lucky man. She works W6EU every year on CW during sweepstakes. Bill's 30-year-old son, Bill the third, loves computer programming and digital design. He almost got hooked on ham radio when he was 9 and wanted to help Bill work all states. His recent birthday present to Bill was coming over to help change the 40 meter Yagi--good kid!


JA3AAW- Takeshi Yoshida

Takeshi Yoshida

JA3AAW

Japan/Asia/Australia/New Zealand Pilot

First class amateur radio operator. Licensed in 1954 at age 19. Station is located 1 mile South-west of the 135E/35N cross point. The QTH is surrounded by mountains, so I’m handicapped on the higher bands.  I enjoy DXing on the low-bands, especially on 160M.

Other interests include: photography, gardening, golf, listening to music and volunteer service in the local community.

Mode of choice – CW with primary interest being DX, DXCC total at 358.

AWARDS

DXCC Honor Roll

Association and Club Memberships:

Nara DX Association

Japanese Amateur Radio League


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