(Hicksville, NY December 3, 2014) – Veteran DXer,
DXpeditioner and QSL manager Bob Schenck, N2OO, of Tuckerton, New Jersey, has
been named CQ magazine's DX Editor, magazine Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU,
announced today. A 2008 inductee into the CQ DX Hall of Fame, Bob succeeds
Wayne Mills, N7NG, who has stepped down to pursue other ham-related interests.
Licensed in 1965 as WN2RJJ, Bob's introduction to ham
radio was the annual Novice Roundup contest, and he has been hooked on DXing
and contesting ever since. A veteran of more than two dozen DXpeditions to over
a dozen countries, he is currently part of the K1N team planning to activate
Navassa Island in January, 2015. Bob is the team's QSL manager, another major
part of his ham radio activities. He has served as a QSL manager for over 100
DX stations and another 100-plus DXpeditions for more than 35 years and is the
founder of the QSL Managers Society, which serves as a single point of contact
for stations seeking a QSL manager, works to preserve old DX and DXpedition
logs, and promote a code of ethics among QSL managers.
Bob is also on the board of directors of the
International DX Association (INDEXA), president of the South Jersey DX
Association, a charter member of the Old Barney Amateur Radio Club (also in New
Jersey) and trustee of a local repeater. He lives in Tuckerton, New Jersey,
with his wife, Beth, KF2BQ, and is a father and grandfather.
"I am looking forward to the opportunity to work
with Bob," said CQ Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU. "His dedication to the
DXing portion of our hobby is unparalleled, not only in terms of his on-air
activities but of the all-important 'final courtesy' of QSLing as well."
"This will be a new challenge for me!" said
Schenck. "I look forward to joining the CQ staff and working with my
friends in the DX community as well!"
Schenck will begin writing the CQ DX column as of the
magazine's January 2015 issue - CQ's 70th anniversary edition.