Welcome to the Arkansas DX Association

Celebrating 51 Years of Service to the Arkansas DX Community!

ADXA is a 100% ARRL Member Affiliated Club

ADXA is committed to the support of its member’s pursuit of DX activities and of DXers around the world.

ADXA holds quarterly meetings at different locations in Arkansas. These meetings allow sharing of DX information with the group and discussion of requests for support of various planned DXpeditions.

2018 ADXA Officers:

President: Joel Harrison W5ZN
Vice President: Pat Patterson W5VY
Secretary-Treasurer: Glenn Wolf N5RN
Director: Earl Smith N5ZM
Director: Roger Gray, N5QS

Next Meeting

December 1, 2018 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Wyndham Riverfront Hotel
North Little Rock, AR


Upcoming DX

VP6D Ducie Island
October 20-November 3

XX9D Macao
February 11-26, 2019


Bill, W5SJ Presents the TX5T Austral Island DXPedition at the September 15 Meeting

Photo Courtesy WQ5T

Arkansas DX Association

Annual Meeting & Conference

December 1, 2018

Wyndham Riverfront Hotel – North Little Rock

Special Guest


Frank Donovan, W3LPL

Frank’s contesting career began as a twelve year old at the Providence Radio Association, 1959 ARRL Field Day, W1OP/1, on Neutaconkanut Hill two miles from his home in Providence, Rhode Island. Soon afterwards he began to slowly build his own small contest station on 1/10th acre in a densely populated urban neighborhood.

17 year old K1LPL finished first place USA in the 1964 ARRL CW DX Contest low power category. In 1968 he was the leader of the W1OP/1 Field Day that finished in first place in the 4A category from a former World War II FCC monitoring site in Scituate, RI. Immediately after college, US Air Force 2nd Lieutenant Frank Donovan’s first military assignment was in the Washington D.C. area where he worked under PVRC member W3GN and with his multi-multi mentor W4BVV.

Frank finished first place USA single operator in four CQ WW CW and four ARRL CW DX contests from 1973 to 1978. His first multi-multi experience was with the world high scoring 1974 PJ9JT CQ WW CW team. W3LPL multi-multi teams started forty years ago with a small entry in the 1978 CQ WW Phone DX Contest. Less than four years later two incredible long nights of 10 meter JA runs unexpectedly produced the team’s first USA multi-multi win in the 1982 ARRL Phone DX Contest, the same year that renowned multi-multi competitor W2PV became a silent key.

W3LPL multi-multi teams have completed more than one million QSOs and achieved more than fifty first place USA finishes out of more than 150 entries in the CQ WW and ARRL DX Contests. Frank became a member of the prestigious CQ Contest Hall of Fame in 1999 and is a regular presenter at Contest University. He retired seven years ago as a Chief Engineer at General Dynamics Corporation after a 45 year career in electronics and systems engineering.


W5ZN’s feature article:

“A 5 Element Switchable Vertical Parasitic Array for 160 Meters”

September/October 2018 Edition of National Contest Journal (NCJ)

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