December 1st, 2022
New Ham Radio DX book published by NCDXC member, Lucas Ford, W6AER.
"Ham Radio DX - A Complete Guide: How to go from Karaoke to a DXCC Rockstar"
Available on DX Engineering at: dxengineering.com/parts/vdx-dx-guide
Available on Amazon in both print and digital (Kindle) formats. Visit: amazon.com/dp/B0BNP3P7WH or click on the image below.
The Kindle version is also enrolled in the Kindle Unlimited program. So, if you are a subscriber, you can read the electronic version completely free.
Many NCDXC members (and some others) have contributed to making this book happen. Some have contributed and/or have taken photos, helped out as beta readers providing feedback, suggested topic ideas and much more.
Notable contributions from the following NCDXC members:
- Dr. Bruce Bern, MD, K3NQ
- John Miller, K6MM
- Paul Ewing, N6PSE
- Tony Dowler, K6BV
- Kären Wiggins-Dowler, KM6IND
- Charles “Rusty” Epps, W6OAT
- Dr. Andrew Calman, MD, K6ZP
- Mike Flowers, K6MKF
- Scott Esters, AF6RT
And from outside NCDXC a very special thanks to:
- Dr. Antonis Papatsaras, AA6PP
- Stan “Stax” Schwartz, KE5EE
August 19th, 2022
On December 16th, 2021 the Northern California DX Club had it's Holiday Party and Holiday Raffle. The winners are as follows:
$100 DXE Gift Certificates - Purchased by NCDXC - Robert N2GF
$100 DXE Gift Certificates - Purchased by NCDXC - Rob K6KM
$100 DXE Gift Certificates - Purchased by NCDXC – Russ K6KLY
$100 DXE Gift Certificates - Purchased by NCDXC – George N6NKT
$100 DXE Gift Certificates - Purchased by NCDXC – Rich W6UDS
$100 DXE Gift Certificates - Purchased by NCDXC – David KK6US
$100 DXE Gift Certificates - Purchased by NCDXC – Ed K6DMZ
$100 DXE Gift Certificates - Purchased by NCDXC – John KM6TUX
$100 DXE Gift Certificates - Donated by Tim Duffy K3LR – John AC6SL
$100 DXE Gift Certificates - Donated by Tim Duffy K3LR – Joe W6SNV
$100 DXE Gift Certificates - Donated by Tim Duffy K3LR – Matt K6EME
RS20s Headset - Donated by Dave Bottoms/RadioSport – Paul AA6Z
RS60s Headset -Donated by Dave Bottoms/RadioSport – Tony AB6BR
$100 Gift Certificate - Donated by Ham Radio Outlet- John K6YP
Swag-Bag - Donated by Icom - Paul N6PSE
Wattmeter - Donated by Wavenode – Jim WU6K
$75/Off Gift Certificate - Donated by FLEX - Wendy Baum WF8R
$1,000/Off Gift Certificate - Donated by FLEX – Dick N6RC
$99 Gift Certificate - Donated by Ham Radio Deluxe - Dan K6DLC
$25 Gift Certificate – Donated by MTC-Jim K8JRK
$25 Gift Certificate – Donated by MTC – Rich WB6EWM
$50 Visa Gift Card- Donated by NCDXC- Sue Flowers/K6MKF
$50 Visa Gift Card- Donated by NCDXC – Laura Grybos/KK6US
$50 Visa Gift Card- Donated by NCDXC – Phoung Williams/N6NKT
$50 Visa Gift Card- Donated by NCDXC – Mary Forbes/ K6GFJ
We would like to thank our donors/sponsors for their support! Please thanks them by visiting them and purchasing from them if in the market.
- On October 10th, 2021 the Northern California DX Club will celebrate our 75th year! To mark this milestone, we will hold an HF Special Event on the weekend of October 9th and 10th, 2021.
Using our call sign W6TI we can be found operating on bands 15, 17, 20, 40 and 80 meters and using SSB, CW and FT8 modes. The festivities begin at 16:00-23:59Z October 9th and continue 16:00-23:59Z Sunday October 10th.
A special QSL card will be available upon request. QSL details at W6TI on QRZ.com.
Since October 10, 1946 the Northern California DX Club has been dedicated to the finest ideals of good DXing, raising the standards of Amateur Radio practice and ethics and interactively sharing knowledge and information to enhance and benefit the Amateur Radio Community.
NCDXC has co-hosted the International DX Convention for over 70 years.
|15 Meters||SSB||Dick W6KM||Russ K6KLY|
|17 Meters||SSB||Tony K6BV|
|FT8||Michael AI6UI||Gabriel AJ6X||Sheryl WW6G|
|20 Meters||SSB||Steve NC6R||Ed K6DMZ||Eric N6SPP||Tony K6BV|
|CW||Bob N6TV||Roger AC6BW|
|FT8||David KK6US||John K6MM||Richard WB6EWM|
|40 Meters||SSB||Art N6MFT||Eric N6SPP|
|15 Meters||SSB||Dick W6KM||Mick W6MOB|
|17 Meters||SSB||Anna W6NN|
|FT8||Gabriel AJ6X||Richard WB6EWM|
|20 Meters||SSB||Ed K6DMZ||Steve NC6R||Tony K6BV|
|CW||Rich KE1B||John K6MM||Roger AC6BW|
|FT8||Jim WU6K||David KK6US|
|40 Meters||SSB||Art N6MFT|
- Congratulations to the 2021 Award recipients:
- 2021 DXer of the Year – Paul Ewing, N6PSE
- 2021 Member of the Year – Art Rizzi, N6MFT
- 2021 Les Nuhn NN6K Public Service Award – George Williams, N6NKT
- 2021 Dr. William H. Myers W6OL Award – Mats Strandberg, RM2D
- Many online Zoom Presentations have been posted to our Member's only area, October 2020. Please check it out. If you would like to see a past presentation you can find some them in the past presentations section of the website. It is password protected, so you have to be a member to view. We have also posted videos linked to our private YouTube Channel.
Also a reminder that if you want to support our club, please join our Facebook page as well as follow us on Twitter. Club donations are always welcome around the year if you would like to contribute. You will be listed on out Donor Page.
- Due to COVID-19 we have moved our meetings online only until further notice. May, 2020. Please check the meetings page for details on how to join our Zoom meetings! Also be on the lookout for emails with announcements from the board.
- The NCDXC Holiday Luncheon Registration is now open, November 8th, 2019
As always, do it securely via Paypal or by sending a check!
Please visit ncdxc.org/holiday (Link now disabled) to register, be sure to indicate your name and callsign. Don't miss the fun!
- NCDXC Makes Donating Easier August 22nd, 2019
Do it securely via Paypal
Due to popular demand, in an effort to make optional donations easier for club members as well as non-members who wish to support our causes, we have added a donation button in our checkout system. You can find this on our renewal page.
Your Name and Call Sign will be listed on our donor's page (Coming soon) unless you prefer to remain anonymous please note this at checkout time.
- NCDXC Picnic July 20th, 2019
NCDXC Donates $4,000 To NCDXF
Again, at our annual July picnic, NCDXC presented a check for $4,000 to the Northern California DX Foundation. NCDXF President John Miller (K6MM) stated, "The Northern California DX Foundation is very grateful for NCDXC's generous annual contribution. It will be used to provide the necessary support for well-organized DXpeditions to desirable DXCC entities."
- NCDXC Launches New Website on April 24th, 2019
The Northern California DX Club has decided to migrate to a new web platform for better mobile compatibility as well as ease of updates by members. We will also be adding more content soon in the coming months. Please contact us with any ideas or suggestions for the website: Lucas at w6aer dot com
NCDXC would also like to thank John Miller, K6MM on his service to the club and amongst many other things, maintaining the website for 8 years!
Lastly, please be sure to follow us on social media, links can be found above near the navigation bar or follow the links below:
Courtesy of Lucas Ford, W6AER. You can watch it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB03uf6wkfc
- NCDXC Picnic July 15th, 2018
NCDXC Donates $4,000 To NCDXF
At the July picnic, NCDXC presented a check for $4,000 to the Northern California DX Foundation. NCDXF President John Miller (K6MM) was not able to attend, but has stated, "We are very grateful for this generous donation and value our partnership with NCDXC."
- NCDXC Picnic July 2017
NCDXC Donates $4,000 To NCDXF
- At the July picnic, NCDXC presented a check for $4,000 to the Northern California DX Foundation. NCDXF President John Miller (K6MM) was handed a check by NCDXC President Tony Dowler (K6BV).
- NCDXC Christmas Luncheon
Saturday, December 7th, 2013
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Michael's at Shoreline
2960 Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043
NCDXC Picnic July 20, 2013
NCDXC Donates $8,000 To NCDXF
- July 21, 2012
NCDXC Donates $4,000 To NCDXF
At the July picnic, NCDXC presented a check for $4,000 to the Northern California DX Foundation. NCDXF President Rusty Epps (W6OAT) stated, "This donation, the largest ever received from a Club, will help to provide critical funding to DXpedtions high on the Most Wanted List. Often without support such DXpedtions would not be possible. We are very grateful for this donation and value our partnership with NCDXC."
- NCDXC Picnic, July 21, 2012
10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM
Patriot's Corner, Shoup Park, 400 University Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94023
Come, meet your friends and enjoy a day in the sun and swap tales of DX worked and lost. NCDXC will provide basic picnic food and drink including Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Snacks, Soda and Water. Please feel free to bring items to pass such as salads and deserts. Please do not bring alcoholic beverages of any type as these are not allowed at Shoup Park.
- April 20, 2012: NCDXC Announces Annual Awards
On Saturday, April 20, 2012 at the IDXC meeting in Visalia, CA, the following Awards were announced (click on each photo to enlarge)Member of the Year
John Miller, K6MMDXer of the Year
Paul Ewing, N6PSEDXpedition of the Year
STØR, Southern Sudan
- January 1, 2012: Malpelo - Pitcairn Coordinated Frequency Plan
Two very visible DXpeditions will be operational simultaneously from the Pacific this month.
VP6T Pitcairn will be operational 20 Jan – 4 Feb, 2012. (www.vp6t.org)
HKØNA Malpelo will be operational 21 Jan – 8 Feb, 2012. (http://hk0na.com)