“The DX Engineering Story…and a Few Words about Contesting”
Speaker: Tim Duffy, K3LR
Abstract: Tim will describe his world-famous contest station and antenna farm. He will discuss his equipment and antennas, as well as what it takes to keep a station like his running.
Tim has been an active amateur radio operator for 47 years, and has hosted 132 different operators from around the world as part of the K3LR Multi-Multi DX radio sport contest efforts since 1992. He was the ARRL Atlantic Division Technical Achievement award winner in 1998.
Tim has been the moderator of the Hamvention Antenna forum for 34 years, and serves as chairman of Contest University (13 years), the Dayton Contest Dinner (27 years), chairman of the Top Band Dinner – as well as coordinator of the Contest Super Suite (34 years) in Dayton during the yearly Hamvention. He is founder and moderator of the popular RFI Reflector (RFI@contesting.com) since 1999. Tim serves on the board of directors of the World Wide Radio Operators Foundation (WWROF) as Chairman and is President Emeritus of the Radio Club of America (RCA).
Tim is President of the Mercer County Amateur Radio Club (W3LIF). Tim was elected to the CQ Contest Hall of Fame in 2006. He was honored with the prestigious Barry Goldwater Amateur Radio service award by the RCA in 2010. K3LR was honored as Hamvention Amateur of the Year in 2015 by the Dayton Amateur Radio Association.
Tim is the Chief Executive Officer at DX Engineering, and is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University.