John Lindholm, W1XX, has stepped down as director of the CQ World Wide VHF Contest after ten years at its helm. During his tenure, participation in the annual July competition quintupled. Lindholm said he felt it was time for "new blood" to lead the contest in the future. John is also campaigning for a seat in the Rhode Island state legislature.
Steve Bolia, N8BJQ, has agreed to step into John's shoes. In addition to his current responsibilities as WPX Award Manager, Steve has already been helping John with VHF Contest log-checking for the past several years, so he is well-equipped to hit the ground running, starting with the 2012 contest this coming weekend.
We thank both John and Steve for their many contributions to CQ and to amateur radio.