NADXC Huntsville Hamfest Dinner Banquet Details

NADXC 2018 Huntsville Hamfest Dinner Banquet

We hope you enjoyed the banquet this year! Many thanks to our speaker Jim Fenstermaker K9JF for a wonderful program, to our many drawing prize donors, and to Huntsville Utilities for restoring the power before the night was over!

2018 North Alabama DX Club Banquet Doorprize Donors

The NADXC wishes to thank the following for their gracious donations of dooprizes for the 2018 Banquet.

Yaesu and GigaParts – grand prize – FTDX 1200 transceiver – won by N5DF

Heil Sound – 2nd prize – Pro 7 Headset – won by K4NKP

ABR Industries


Batteries America

CQ Magazine

Diamond Antennas

DX Daily


Gold Medal Ideas

Ham Radio Outlet


LNR Precision


MFJ Enterprises

N3FJP Software

N3ZN Keys

R&L Electronics

Radio Sport Headsets

Tower Electronics

W4BRE estate

WB0W Inc.

Wired Communications

The Wireman

2018 Banquet Details — watch for updates for 2019

In conjunction with the Huntsville Hamfest, the North Alabama DX Club announces the 42nd annual DX Banquet. This year’s guest speaker is Jim Fenstermaker K9JF, of the Z60A Kosovo first activation.

Jim Fenstermaker K9JF was first licensed as KN9TZH in 1959. General class followed in 1960 with K9TZH on the bands, hungry for DX. His first DXCC was earned in 1962. Today, he has 359 “entities” worked and confirmed. A dedicated “low band” DXer, Jim has DXCC on 160 from the Pacific Northwest, over 225 worked on 80 and 250+ on 40 meters.

In March of 2018, Jim was part of the Republic of Kosovo’s first activation Z60A after ARRL’s Board of Directors approved Kosovo’s DXCC status on January 21, 2018.

Jim is ARRL Vice Director for the Northwestern Division. He was just appointed for the third year to the ARRL Administration and Finance Committee.  He was the first president of the Greater Milwaukee DX Association, president of the Willamette Valley DX Club, and president of Clark County ARC. Jim was licensed as DL5JF in Germany, operated from Market Reef as OJ0SUF, and from the British Virgin Islands as VP2V/K9JF. He has operated as a hired gun from stations such as W9LT, N9MM, W9DUB, W7RM and others.


Saturday night, August 18, 2018 at the Springhill Suites, 745 Constellation Place Drive SW, Huntsville, AL 35801 — just behind the VBC!

Social hour at 5:00 PM with Dinner seating at 6:00 PM.


Tickets for the DX Banquet are $38, available via our web site A PayPal account is not necessary, the secure page accepts credit card transactions. Tickets ordered online will be marked with your call sign and will be waiting for you at the will-call table at the banquet.

Online ticket sales have closed. We have reserved a limited number of tickets that will be available at the DX Club table at the Hamfest, so check with us there, or email Steve AG4W to reserve a last-minute ticket ($38 each, cash or check only).

Online ticket sales will close on Sunday, August 12 at midnight to give the caterer a final meal count.


A full buffet, non-alcoholic beverage, and dessert. The hotel offers a full service bar before and during the Banquet.


This year’s grand prize is a Yaesu FTdx-1200, thanks to Gigaparts and Yaesu!

You must be present to win.

We expect this to be a sold out event, please purchase your tickets early.

If you have a group of 8 guests that wishes to be seated together, please notify our treasurer via email.

Banquet tickets are non-refundable.