2017 North Alabama DX Club Huntsville Hamfest Banquet
In conjunction with the Huntsville Hamfest, the North Alabama DX Club announces the 41st annual DX Banquet. This year’s guest speaker is Bob Allphin K4UEE on ”A Preview of the Upcoming Bouvet Island DXpedition (3Y0Z) : The Challenges and the Adventure.”
DATE & LOCATION
Saturday night, August 19, 2017
Best Western – Madison (free parking and only 10 minutes from the von Braun Center)
9035 Madison Boulevard, Madison AL 35758
Social hour at 5:00 PM with Dinner seating at 6:00 PM.
Tickets for the DX Banquet are $38, available via http://www.nadxc.org/nadxc-dinner-banquet-details/
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.
Bob Allphin, K4UEE (from QRZ.com)
With the completion of the very successful K1N DXpedition to Navassa Island, K4UEE has reached a milestone in his ham radio “career”. He has now participated in, led, or co-led DXpeditions to ELEVEN of the DXCC “top 10 most wanted”. They are Baker/Howland (#8), Heard Island (#4), Bhutan (#3), South Sandwich Islands (#6), South Georgia Island (#10), Peter I Island (#4), Lakshadweep (#2), Desecheo Island (#6), Saba/St. Eustatius (all-time new one), Amsterdam/St. Paul (# 4) and now Navassa Island (#1). In 2012, the HKØNA Malpelo Island DXpedition ranked #12 “most wanted”, set a new World Record for QSOs for non-hotel, non fly-in DXpeditions.
Since retiring fifteen years ago to pursue DXpeditioning more or less full time, Bob has participated in ten MAJOR DXpeditions that have made over 1.25 million QSOs. He has ELEVEN “DXpedition of the Year” plaques hanging on his wall.
He is an active contester and has participated in 38 contest DXpeditions. From the mid- 80s through the early 2000s, Bob set five single operator/single band World Records and was a competitor in two World Radio Team Championships (WRTC) events in 1996 and 2000.
Bob is a member of the CQ DX Hall of Fame, Board of Directors of INDEXA, current President of The KP1-5 Project, and former Chairman of the ARRL DX Advisory Committee (DXAC). He is a member of the VooDoo Contest Group, FOC (First Class Operator Club), A-1 Operators Club, the Southeastern DX Club Hall of Fame.
To be announced…, You must be present to win.
The 2016 Banquet Grand Prize – a Yaesu FTdx-1200 was won by Edward Seeliger, Jr KD5M