We are happy to announce these new members of the team. We have one open position, were awaiting an answer from a well known DX-peditioner who is trying to fit the project into his work schedule. Stay tuned.
TX3X Chesterfield Islands DX Pedition
Joining the team
Joe Blackwell AA4NN
Joe was licensed in 1955. Since 2001 he has been on 26 major DXpeditions, most notably: 3D2R Rotuma Is., BQ9P Pratas Is., BS7H, Scarborough Reef, C6DX Eleuthera, C91F, Mozambique, K4M Midway Is., K9W Wake Is., NH8S Swains Is., T33C, Banaba Is., TI9KK, Isla de Cocos, TO5DX, St Barths, VU4AN, Andaman Is., VU7RG, Lakshadweep Is. XY3C, Myanmar, ZS3NN, Springbok RSA. His mini DXpeditions include calls: 3D2NN,3DA0NN, 7P8NN, A25NN, CA6/AA4NN, C91NN, C91F, T30NN, T33NN, XY4NN, ZS6/AA4NN.
His is a member of ARRL, NCDXF, INDEXA, GDXF, CWops, A1 Operator, Carolina CW Ops, and the Carolina DX Assn. Joe is a former Manager of the ARRL 4th Area QSL Bureau, and continues to sort letters "A", and "X."
A retired computer professional, Joe has been known to work major CW contests from his home on the shores of Lake Wylie, SC.
John Miller K6MM
John was first licensed as WV2BQJ in 1958 while living in Syracuse, NY. He is an avid DXer and contester. John’s DXpedition experience includes PJ7E Sint Maarten (Operator & Webmaster); NH8S Swains Island (Pilot & Webmaster); C82DX Mozambique (Pilot & Webmaster); K9W Wake Atoll (Operator & Webmaster); FT4TA (Pilot); K1N Navassa (Operator)
John is Past-President of NCCC; founding member of CWops; Director of NCDXC; Director of NCDXF; Co-Chairman, International DX Convention, 2011, 2013, 2015; and Contributing Editor, NCJ
John recently retired after careers in the pharmaceutical, medical diagnostics, and human resources industry. Married to Celestine for 46 years, John has three children and four grandchildren. He also enjoys website design, jazz piano music composition, film noir movies, and his Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Stu Phillips K6TU
Stu is originally from the UK where he was first licensed as G8HQA in 1973. He moved to California in 1983 and operated as G8HQA/W6 until getting his first US call (N6TTO) in 1988.
After moving to Woodside, CA in 2003, Stu designed and implemented a fully remote controlled station which he uses for chasing DX and pursuing his passion for contesting. An avid "home brewer", Stu has developed several ham radio related products including the FlexRadio Systems FlexControl, the k6tu net propagation-as-a-service website and the K6TU Control iPad application for controlling the new FlexRadio Systems 6000 series radios. He also provides consulting on site and antenna selection combined with propagation modeling for DXpeditions including FT5ZM, K9W, FT4TA and many others.
Stu is a member of the Northern California DX Club, Pizza Lovers 259 (PL259 - a local Silicon Valley based contest club) and a life member of the ARRL. He is President and a founder of Pizza Lovers 259, Past-President and Vice-President/Contest Chair of the NCCC and has participated on the
organizing committees of the 2011, 2013 and 2015 International DX Conventions in Visalia California.
We have one open position and are awaiting an answer from a well known DX-peditioner who is hoping to rearrange his schedule.
Hiroo Ide JA1WSX JA
Joining the corporate sponsors this week is: Elecraft
Chesterfield 2015 DX-pedition Team