(Xenia, OH - May 18, 2018) - CQ magazine today announced the induction of two new members to the CQ DX Hall of Fame, which honors those DXers who not only excel in personal performance but who also "give back" to the hobby in outstanding ways. CQ DX Editor Bob Schenck, N2OO, presented Hall of Fame plaques at an induction ceremony held at the annual Dayton DX dinner on May 18.
The 2018 inductees to the CQ DX Hall of Fame are:
Kimo Chun, KH7U - was nominated by the Dateline DX Association, of which is is a founding member. He has operated on many major DXpeditions, including Kingman Reef, Christmas Island, Palmyra Atoll, Cambodia and Midway Island. In addition, he routinely provides logistical assistance to hams planning Pacific island DXpeditions; and provides electronic maintenance support for groups administering Pacific island nature preserves, including the Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A longtime member of Hawaii's Department of Emergency Management RACES team, Kimo was recently featured on an NBC News story about last year's accidental nuclear attack alert message sent out in Hawaii, and emphasized the role played by amateurs as the first to alert the public that the message was sent in error.
Krassimir "Krassy" Petkov, K1LZ/LZ1SA - Nominated by the Araucaria DX Group of Brazil, the Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs and the Yankee Clipper Contest Club, Krassy has made many behind-the-scenes contributions to DXing and contesting over the years. A veteran of two dozen DXpeditions, Krassy has also provided or arranged financial and/or material support to many others. He also co-founded the Young Ham Contest Program in 2003, taking hams under age 21 to operate in major contests from Caribbean superstations; and served on the board of the 2006 World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) competition in Brazil. He has also worked with fellow DXers during DXpeditions to promote amateur radio and provide equipment for hams in the countries in which the groups operated.
The CQ DX Hall of Fame was established in 1967 to recognize those amateurs who have made major contributions to DXing and DXpeditioning. This year's inductions bring the total number of members of the CQ DX Hall of Fame to 73.