Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Milestones: SP9FIH, 5K0K Win Cass Awards; Former CQ DX Editor W1UL, SK


2019 Cass Award
Single-Op winner
SP9FIH (Photo
courtesy Cass

Team members of the 2019
Cass Award Multi-Op winner
5K0K (Photo courtesy Cass Awards)
The 2019 Cass Awards were announced in late January. Sponsored jointly by Club Log, DXLab and the Northern California DX Club, the awards recognize operators of DXpeditions who work the most unique call signs during their activations. The single-op winner, for the third year in a row, is Janusz Wegrzyn, SP9FIH, who contacted over 7500 different stations during a two-week one-man DXpedition to Palestine, where he operated as E44WE. The multi-op Cass Award went to the nine operators of the 5K0K expedition to San Andrés Island in October, 2019, during which they made 20,744 contacts, a Cass Award
record. For more information, visit <>.

Urb LeJeune, W1UL (ex-W2DEC)
SK (photo courtesy K8CX Ham
Former CQ DX Editor Urb LeJeune, W1UL (formerly W2DEC), became a Silent Key in late January after contracting Covid-19. Licensed since 1949, he was one of the founding members of the North Jersey DX Association and was later a member and president of the Old Barney Amateur Radio Club in southern New Jersey. After a long absence from hamming, according to current CQ DX Editor N2OO, Urb became active again in 2009, operating with 100 watts and a multiband antenna. He managed to work 321 countries since returning to the air 11 years ago. Urb was 87.