Welcome to the Arkansas DX Association
Celebrating 52 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.
2019 ADXA Officers:
President: Joel Harrison W5ZN
Vice President: Pat Patterson W5VY
Secretary-Treasurer: Glenn Wolf N5RN
Director: Earl Smith N5ZM
Director: Roger Gray, N5QS
Arkansas DX Association
52nd Anniversary Conference
December 7, 2019
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Holiday Inn Convention Center
The Arkansas DX Association’s 52nd Anniversary conference will be held Saturday, December 7, 2019, at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Springdale, Arkansas. The Holiday Inn is conveniently located at I-49 and U.S. Hwy 412, Exit 72. Our conference is once again ARRL sanctioned as a Specialty Convention and we will have ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, ARRL Delta Division Director Dave Norris, K5UZ and ARRL Section Manager J Ferguson, N5LKE attending.
We have a block of rooms available at the Holiday Inn for our special rate of $109 per night if reservations are made by November 8. There are several other hotel options adjacent to and close by the Holiday Inn if you choose to stay else where.
Our hospitality suite will be open Friday evening and again Saturday evening following the conference. We are very honored this year to have Ward Silver, N0AX as our special guest. We are also honored to have world renowned DX contester Kevin Stockton, N5DX, and DXCC subject matter expert Bill Kennamer, K5FUV, on our agenda as well.
The registration fee is $50 and includes all conference activities, the noon luncheon and hospitality suite. We are looking forward to another great conference. SEE YOU THERE!!
Ward Silver, N0AX
The Arkansas DX Association is excited to announce that Ward Silver, N0AX, will be our special guest December 7, 2019 at our annual meeting and conference.
Ward is President of The Yasme Foundation (www.yasme.org), a name founded on DX and DXpeditions that began with Danny Weil, VP2VP. Danny retired from active DXpeditioning in 1963 and about that time, the famous husband and wife team, Lloyd Colvin, W6KG (SK), and Iris Colvin, W6QL (SK), began what they called the “Yasme Round the World DX-Pedition” under the auspices of the Yasme Foundation. If you have a long history of DX’ing you definitely have Danny, Lloyd and Iris in your log!
Ward has been an active amateur since his Novice days began in 1972, operating from numerous locations around the world as a DX’er and in contests. His DXCC total is 331 Mixed & CW and he has operated from HC8N and as a team member of the K7C Kure Island DXpedition.
Ward is the author of numerous publications including ARRL’s very popular “Grounding & Bonding” as well as being the Lead Editor of the ARRL Handbook and the ARRL Antenna Book.
We are both honored and excited to have Ward join us this year.
Kevin Stockton, N5DX/ZF2DX
Kevin Stockton was first licensed at age 13 as a Novice in 1993 as KB5WWA. His father is K5GO and his late grandfather was N5DX, originally licensed in 1932 as W5DRW.
Contesting and working DX was probably in his blood from birth since both his dad and granddad had been DXCC honor roll members and active contesters. Shortly after receiving his novice license he placed second nationally in the Novice Roundup and the following year won the contest.
When the “vanity licensing” program began Kevin quickly upgraded to Extra so he could obtain his grandfather’s call sign and keep it in the family.
Kevin and his dad along with a group of other local contesters built an amazing multi-multi contest station on a mountaintop near Harrison, Arkansas. In 2010 ham radio presented a new opportunity when Kevin & Stan started Cycle 24 Antenna Products. They partnered with Scott, WU2X, to design and build the TX38 Triband Yagi antenna for WRTC 2014. Sixty-five TX38 antennas were hand built and pre-assembled by N5DX and K5GO for the WRTC 2014 world event.
Kevin is a subject matter expert on remote operating during DX contests. We are excited to have Kevin join us this year.
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