Here is your current leadership for NCDXC. Please feel free to reach out to them with any questions, comments or concerns. You can also check past leadership by visiting that page and the NCDXC volunteers below the board list.
NCDXC Board Members
President - Tony Dowler - K6BV
dxer at k6bv.net
I am a native-born San Franciscan who was originally licensed as KA6LSY in 1981 and almost immediately became a “DXer" having held the callsigns N6GBM, KM6DA & AA6ZA. I have twice been on the other side of the pile-up operating from the U.K. as G0/N6GBM and from HV0A-The Vatican. My club affiliations have included San Francisco Radio Club, R.S.G.B., CXDC and NCDXC. When I am not on the air (RARE), my focus and enjoyment come from music and photography; oh, and I play the drums.
Vice President - VACANT
Secretary - Frank Kibbish - N6OI
kibbish at gmail.com
I was first licensed in 1975 as WN6MRQ. The call changed to WB6MRQ when I passed the General and Advanced tests on the same day less than a year later. I finally upgraded to Extra more than 30 years later, and changed my call to N6OI in 2012. I've only been serious about DXing for the last 15 years or so, but also do some public service work and some light contesting. Career wise, I spent nearly 40 years working in various high tech roles, and retired in 2018. I was a music major in college, and I still love to spend time playing music (clarinet, sax, guitar, vocals). My wife and I enjoy traveling when we can. I'm a member of NCDXC (obviously), NCCC, 10-X, and a life member of the ARRL.
Treasurer - Jim Sansoterra - K8JRK
jamesnoland42 at gmail.com
My primary interest is DX. Along the way to my current 335, I have also focused on Zones. I completed my 5 band WAZ a few years ago and lack 4 or 5 for 17 and 12. I prefer CW or SSB. I was first licensed in 1958.
My education includes degrees in Mathematical Economics and Finance. I am semi-retired from a career in Private Banking - Investment Management and continue to research and write a Weekly on economics for clients and a few others.
Other long-term interests include fly fishing and bird hunting, something growing up in Michigan made easy, photography and woodworking. I also work a great deal on my 32 Ford.
Also native to Michigan, my wife, Wendy WF8R, and I now live in Fredericksburg, Texas with our Dobermans. We’ve joined the Hill Country Amateur Radio Club and are slowly meeting the local hams. Over the years, I’ve held calls for Tuvalu, TZ8RK and French Polynesia, FO0SSJ for both expeditions and personal use. Other calls include C6A, P4OGP & VK5ACG. Five fellow hams and I spent 12 years on the Formula 1 – TRANSAM racing circuit providing some of the earliest pit/car and track management networks. This afforded us access to some of the world’s finest tracks until commercial interests arrived and we went back to our real jobs.
Prior to COVID, Wendy and I were on the pistol range on a weekly basis where were licensed Range Safety Officers. We are both voracious and eclectic readers. We are working on a tower for our new home here in Texas and now that the gym is built and the gym equipment is in place, getting back to regular exercise.
Past President - Art Rizzi - N6MFT
art.n6mft at gmail.com
Main interests, FT-8, SSB, CW. Outside radio I enjoy reloading and competing in Cowboy Action Shooting. Member of ARRL. Retired teacher. Part time private practice Family Counseling. Former Call Sign KK6WJZ. Born in Girard, Ohio in 1953. Moved to San Jose in 1963
Director - John Notor - KM6TUX
jnotor at icloud.com
2018 is my beginning amateur radio year, I turned 70 in December 2017, closed my consulting business, and decided I needed a hobby. I passed my Technician Class exam in June, then passed my General and Extra Class exams in August 2018.
My technical background includes 40+ years as an RF/Wireless hardware and system engineer. My education includes a BSEE from Cal Poly and an MSEE from San Jose State. I enjoy DX, primarily FT8, and operating portable, including a more recent focus on POTA. I'm part of the 100 W and a wire crowd, although I do have a small triband antenna mounted on a mast system I designed that has been very effective for DX.
Director - Richard Clare - WB6EWM
crrr at pacbell.net
My main interests are CW, low bands and 9 band DXCC. Got a way to go on 160. I have many outside interests including long range fishing, gardening, cycling, fishing with my wife and camping in my truck camper. I also do remodel my homes, and now the new one. I belong to ARRL and attend some meetings of SBCARA. I was a past board member of SCARA. I was a machinist for 40 years, including working on the wheels of the Curiosity rover and the D5 Trident MIRV missile. I also built parts for the radiation (Varian) machine used to treat my cancer. My previous call sign was wn6adz acquired in 1969.
Director - John Eisenberg - K6YP
k6yp at arrl.net
John was born in Jamaica, Long Island, New York. He was fascinated by electronics at an early age and earned his Novice amateur radio license WV2EGR in 1957 followed shortly thereafter by a General ticket as WA2EGR. John’s interest in electronics led to a BSEE and a MSEE both from Cornell University.
After college, John went to work as a microwave engineer. He designed and produced some of the first low noise solid state microwave amplifiers. Believing there was a growing need for these amplifiers in both defense and commercial markets, John and two associates founded Narda Microwave Western Operation, a division of The Narda Microwave Corporation in 1975.
John left Narda West in 1984 to start John A Eisenberg and Associates, a RF and microwave consulting company. John participated in the startup of two additional businesses as a founder. WhereNet marketed a real time locating system using RF emitting tags attached used to track and locate items in manufacturing environments. Cool Dry developed a new concept for drying clothes which employed RF energy to do the job. John retired from industry and closed John A. Eisenberg and Associates in 2019.
He is now enjoying life pursuing his interests in travel, wine and food with his wife Joan and woodworking and amateur radio on his own. John currently holds an amateur Extra class license as K6YP and is an avid DXer. John needs just Syria to complete ARRL No. 1 Honor Roll. He also enjoys designing and building equipment for use at his ham radio station. John has been a member of the Northern CA DX Club since 1998 and has held all club Officer and Director positions except Treasurer. He Co-chaired the International DX Convention in 2007 and 2009 and has served on the IDXC committee as Major Prize Chair since 2007.
Director - David Grybos - KK6US
david at grybos.com
I grew up in Michigan South of Detroit. I have been continuously licensed since 1969, originally as WN8FKH and WB8FKH. Thanks to Bill Pearson, W8AEJ (SK), who taught me electronics and Ham Radio sufficiently to get my Ham Radio license and First-Class Radiotelephone license as a teenager. The Radiotelephone license provided summer jobs during my undergraduate studies in an air-conditioned Motorola 2-Way radio repair shop instead of a more traditional student or factory job.
This interest in radio, and a corresponding interest in Space inspired my career choice. I received a BSEE from the University of Michigan – Dearborn and a MSEE and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. I spent 40 years helping to build National Security and Commercial Space payloads, satellites and systems. I retired in September of 2018. Besides building Ham Radio antennas and electronics, I’ve been known to build copies of vintage vacuum tube Fender Guitar Amplifiers, wood working projects and ‘60’s automobile projects.
Gabriel Blaj, AJ6X
blaj at ieee.org
Art Rizzi, N6MFT
art.n6mft at gmail.com
Lucas Ford, W6AER
Lucas at w6aer.com
Rob LaNoce, AG6RK
robsendemail at yahoo.com
Social Media Manager
Ross Forbes, K6GFJ
k6gfj at comcast.com
Phil Verinsky, W6PK
w6pk at att.net
Jim Sansoterra, K8JRK
jamesnoland42 at sbcglobal.net
QSL Card Mailing
Dick Letrich, W6KM
dlw6km at aol.com
Peter Grabosky, W6OOL
w6ool at sbcglobal.net
NCDXC Card Checkers
ARRL & CQ Card Checkers
|QSL Card Checker (ARRL)||Russ Bentson||K6KLY||k6kly at sbcglobal.net|
|QSL Card Checker (ARRL)||Robert T. Devine||KC6AWX||rtdevine at comcast.net|
|QSL Card Checker (ARRL)||Bob Wortman||WB6VYH||Wortman4 at comcast.net|
|QSL Card Checker (ARRL)||Andreas Junge||N6NU||andreas at n6nu.org|
|QSL Card Checker (CQ)||Rusty Epps||W6OAT||w6oat at sbcglobal.net|