NADXC Huntsville HamFest Dinner Banquet Details

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
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 needed, the secure page accepts credit card transactions.
A full buffet, non-alcoholic beverage, and dessert.
The hotel offers a full service bar before and during the Banquet.
Jim Fenstermaker K9JF speaking on Z60A in Kosovo
To be announced…. 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, just add your comments on the PalPal transaction instructions and we will reserve the entire table for your group.
If you have any questions contact our Secretary/Treasurer Kelley V. Johns W4VPZ @