The Club Member & DXer Of The Year Awards

Each year the NCDXC makes two awards: outstanding Member and outstanding DXer of the club. These are members who have consistently and actively participated in DX and club activities. The award is given at the International DX Convention.

Criteria for Selection of the Club Member or DXer of the Year

  • Cooperation and assistance with DX efforts, maintaining liaison with or coordinating DXpeditions, and helping other members to work DX.
  • Standards of operating ethics and practices. Compliance with FCC regulations, an exhibition of fair play, sportsmanship, and good operating practices at all times. Use of ethical practices in working new countries, and obtaining QSLs.
  • Participation in club activities. Serve as officer or director, DXer editor, participation in DX contests with scores contributed to the club, support of the club repeater, attendance of club and repeater meetings, service on committees, bringing in new members or making guests welcome.
  • Achievements. Winning major DX contests, winner of awards such as 5BDXCC, Honor Roll, etc. Amateur related appointments and service, as in ARRL offices or communications department appointments. Service to the public in emergencies, or promoting international goodwill. Assistance to potential or new amateur radio operators or conducting of training programs.
  • Members of the committee, if nominated from for the award, shall be withdrawn from the committee and replaced by members not nominated.
  • The time period considered shall be the calendar year immediately preceding granting of the award, but past performance in prior years shall also be considered by the committee.

The Dr. William Howard Myers W6OL Award

  • This annual award was established by Dr. Meyers' family in 2015 in his honor.
  • The primary purpose is to recognize excellence in high-level CW operation during a DXpedition.
  • The recipient does not have to be a member of NCDXC or an American citizen.
  • A suitable plaque is presented to the awardee at the International DX Convention each year.
70th International DX Convention, April 12-14, 2019

Member of the Year
Al Toothaker, N6TA

DXer of the Year
Dick Letrich, W6KM

W6OL CW Award
Steve Jones, N6SJ

69th International DX Convention, April 21, 2018

Member of the Year
The Elmering Team, Accepted By John, K6YP

W6OL CW Award
John Warburton, G4IRN

68th International DX Convention, April 20-23, 2017
Member of the Year
Mike Flowers, K6MKF
DXer of the Year
Paul Ewing, N6PSE
DXer of the Year
Bob Schmieder, KK6EK
W6OL CW Award
Ken Opskar, LA7GIA

67th International DX Convention, April 15-17, 2016

Member of the Year
John Miller, K6MM

DXer of the Year
Paul Ewing, N6PSE

W6OL CW Award
Dmitri Zhikharev, RA9USU

66th International DX Convention, April 17-19, 2015

Member of the Year
John Miller, K6MM

DXer of the Year
Bob Allphin, K4UEE

65th International DX Convention, April 4-6, 2014

DXer of the Year
John Miller, K6MM

Members of the Year
Carolyn (WB6ABC) & Mike (W6WZ) Gavin

64th International DX Convention, April 19-21, 2013

Member of the Year
Bob, W6OPO

DXer of the Year
Mike, K6MKF

Member of the Year
Phil, W6PK

Russ, K6KLY
DXpedition of the Year Recipient
PTØS (Fred Carvalho, PY2XB)
Steve, N6SJ

63rd IDXC
April 20-22, 2012
61st IDXC
April 16-18, 2010
61st IDXC
April 16-18, 2010
60th IDXC
April 17-19, 2009

Member of the Year
John Miller, K6MM

Member of the Year
Steve Jones, N6SJ
Member of the Year
Russ Bentson, K6KLY
Member of the Year
John Eisenberg, K6YP
DX’er of the Year Award Recipients Member of the Year Award Recipients W6OL Memorial Award Recipients
1965 – Dave Baker, W6WX 2002 – George Allen, W6YD 2016 - Dmitri Zhikharev
1966 – Jim Maxwell, W6CUF 2003 – Dick Letrich, W6KM 2017 - Kenneth Opskar, LA7GIA
1967 – No award made 2004 – Chuck Patterson, K6RK 2018 - John Warburton, G4IRN
1968 – Jack Troster, W6ISQ 2005 – No award made 2019 - Steve Jones, N6SJ
1969 – Bob Vallio, W6RGG 2006 – Ron Panton, W6VG
1970 – Bob Thompson, K6SSJ 2007 – No award made
1971 – Gene Darlington, W6TTS 2008 – No award made
1972 – Adam Mentes, VE3DXV/W6 2009 – John Eisenberg, K6YP
1973 – Rubin Hughes, WA6AHF 2010 – Steve Jones, N6SJ
1974 – Merle Parten, K6DC 2010 – Russ Bentson, K6KLY
1975 – No award made 2012 – John Miller, K6MM
1976 – No award made 2013 – Bob Lanning, W6OPO
1977 – Bob Thompson, K5SSJ 2013 – Phil Varinsky, W6PK
1978 – No award made 2014 – Carolyn Gavin, WB6ABC
1979 – No award made 2014 – Mike Gavin, W6WZ
1980 – Lloyd Colvin, W6KG 2015 – John Miller, K6MM
1980 – Iris Colvin,W6QL 2016 – John Miller, K6MM
1981 – No award made 2017 – Mike Flowers, K6MKF
1982 – No award made 2018 – The Elmering Team
1983 – Bob Bachman, W6BIP 2019 – Al Toothaker, N6TA
1984 – Jay O’Brien, W6GO
1985 – Josephine Clarke, WB6ZUC
1986 – Hal Godfrey, N6AN
1987 – Ron Panton – W6VG
1988 – Eric Edberg, W6DU
1989 – Kip Edwards, W6SZN
1990 – Rusty Epps, W6OAT
1991 – Bob Vallio, W6RGG
1992 – Lou Beaudet, K6TMB
1993 – Jim Knockenhauer, K6ITL
1994 – Ted Algren, KA6W
1995 – Stan Kuhl, K6MA
1996 – Len Geraldi, K6ANP
1997 – Gary Shapiro, NI6T
1998 – Gordon Girton, W6NW
1999 – Bob Fabry, N6EK
2000 – Bill Fontes, W6TEX
2001 – Chuck Vaughn, AA6G
2002 – No award made
2003 – No award made
2004 – No award made
2005 – No award made
2006 – No award made
2007 – No award made
2008 – No award made
2009 – No award made
2010 – No award made
2011 – No award made
2012 – No award made
2013 – Mike Flowers, K6MKF
2014 – John Miller, K6MM
2015 – Bob Allphin, K4UEE
2016 – Paul Ewing, N6PSE
2017 – Bob Schmieder, KK6EK
2017 – Paul Ewing, N6PSE
2018 – No award made
2019 – Dick Letrich, W6KM