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 - Art Rizzi - N6MFT

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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


Vice President - John Eisenberg, K6YP

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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.


Treasurer - Frank Kibbish - N6OI

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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.


Secretary – Ross Forbes, K6GFJ

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Past President - Tony Dowler - K6BV

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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.


Director - Bob Lanning, W6OPO


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Director - Robert Chortek, AA6VB

Bob was first licensed as a Novice in 1976. His license lapsed while he was in college but was reintroduced to ham radio in 1990.  He fell in love with 80 meters while chasing Five Band DXCC and was soon bitten by the “Low Band Bug”.  After focusing almost entirely on 160 meters for about 15 years (a painful experience from a small city lot in the black hole of California) he finally turned his attention to DXing and qualifying for the Honor Roll.  Bob currently enjoys hunting for new countries and band fills between DXpeditions.  In addition to ham radio, his other hobbies include fly fishing for trout, skiing and triathlon.


Director - Lyle Meek, W6WF

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Director - Steve Dyer, W1SRD


Steve, W1SRD, is from Northern California and was first licensed in 1974 as WN0NOR and became W1SRD in 2000 after moving to California. The same year he erected his first beam in a tiny back yard in Redwood City and the DX bug bit hard.

He is a board member of Mother Lode DX and Contest Club and Northern California DX Club as well as past president of Northern California Contest Club.

An avid DXpeditioner he is Co-Organizer for TX5S to Clipperton Island in January of 2024. Prior expedition include TX5N Austral Islands (2022), VP8PJ S. Orkney Island (2020), VP6D Ducie Island (2018), VK9LX Lord Howe Island (2016), TX3X Chesterfield Island (2015) and PJ4D Bonaire (2013).

He enjoys station building, contesting in all modes, DX Marathon, chasing slots for Challenge and working towards Top of Honor Roll (337 confirmed). Hoping to see FT/G and FT5/X on the air soon. Sometimes in WPX he can be heard signing AG1RL, borrowing his very supportive XYL’s (aka K0BEE) call.

NCDXC Volunteers


DXer Editor

Gabriel Blaj, AJ6X

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DXer Editor

Art Rizzi, N6MFT

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Lucas Ford, W6AER

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Chat Postmaster

Rob LaNoce, AG6RK

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Social Media Manager

Frank Kibbish, N6OI

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Club Historian

Ross Forbes, K6GFJ

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DataBase Manager

Phil Verinsky, W6PK

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DataBase Manager

Jim Sansoterra, K8JRK

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QSL Card Mailing

Dick Letrich, W6KM

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W6TI Trustee

Peter Grabosky, W6OOL

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NCDXC Card Checkers

ARRL & CQ Card Checkers

QSL Card Checker (ARRL)Russ BentsonK6KLYk6kly at
QSL Card Checker (ARRL)Robert T. DevineKC6AWXrtdevine at
QSL Card Checker (ARRL)Bob WortmanWB6VYHWortman4 at
QSL Card Checker (ARRL)Andreas JungeN6NUandreas at
QSL Card Checker (CQ)Rusty EppsW6OATw6oat at