CQ DX Hall of Fame 2019 - K1JT - I2YSB
Today, 05:50 AM (Xenia, OH - May 17, 2019) -
CQ magazine today announced the induction of one individual and one group 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 17.
The 2019 inductees to the CQ DX Hall of Fame are:
Joe Taylor, K1JT -
Nobel Prize winning-astrophysicist who has revolutionized the face of DXing with his suite of WSJT weak-signal digital modes, including FT8, which is capable of decoding signals well below the noise level. The modes pioneered by Joe have kept the HF bands busy and the DXers active even during the current solar minimum. Other WSJT modes have also revolutionized VHF/UHF DXing via moonbounce and meteor scatter.
Silvano Borsa, I2YSB, and the Italian DXpedition Team -
The Italian DXpedition Team has made more than 20 major DXpeditions in the past 20 years, mostly to Africa, where its members have activated more than a dozen rare countries, making nearly 1.4 million QSOs along the way. In addition, the team has arranged for the donation and delivery of two ambulances from Italy to Somalia, one of the many countries it has activated.
the Italian DXpedition Team members include:
Alfeo Caputo, I1HJT;
Vincio Ravizza, IK2CIO;
Angelo Selva, IK2CKR;
Marcello Cassinelli, IK2DIA;
Stefano Casari, IK2HKT;
Angelo Gino Zambaiti, IK2RZP;
Mac Shimamoto, JA3USA.