* PA3GVI Interview with N2WB:http://sitekreator.com/pa3gvi/n2wbbill.html
- DX ¨Feet¨ Countries (DXFC) -
What is DXFC?
The ‘F’ in DXFC stands for ‘Feet’: countries in which you have stepped foot. This is for licensed radio amateurs who like travelling. We DXers know all about DXCC so this is just our bit of fun. It works with the same 340 current ‘entities’.
The pins in the map above represent the countries/entities that I've visited.
Current count: 72 QRV: 51
To learn more about DXFC, click the image below:
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+ 29 July 2007 25,000
+ 01 July 2012 100,000
+ 26 Aug 2013 120,000
+ 16 Jan 2013 125,000
+ 22 April 2014 128,000
+ 06 May 2014 130,000
+ 12 Oct 2014 135,000
General Information: Bill was first licensed as a Novice in December 1971, at the age of 11 years old. He has earned his Extra Class Amateur (N2WB), and is very active in DX-peditions, Contesting and Development Projects.
DXpedition Experience: Participated in over 40+ World-Wide Expeditions...
Contest Experience: To numerous to list.
Club Memberships: American Radio Relay League, ARRL - Life Member (SINCE 1979).
Member of the ARRL A-1 Operator Club.
DXCC Honor Roll #1.
Member of the Clipperton DX Club - (Life Member) - "Clipperton DX Club Merit Award" Web Site : http://wp.cdxc.org/
Hillview Gardens Amateur Radio Club 9M6AAC - Malaysia (Life Member)
Friends of the F6KOP Club - Team - France
Friends of PCARS -Platinum Coast Amateur Radio Society - Melbourne - Florida
Friends of Old Barney Amateur Radio Club - New Jersey
Friends of SFDXA- South Florida DX Assn. - South Florida
HAM RADIO AWARDS: "Clipperton DX Club Merit Award", Dxpedition of the Year 2005-2006 (3Y0X), A-1 Operator's Award, DXCC Challenge, Top Honor Roll, Florida QSO Party TOP Florida SSB 2006 and 2008, First Place - Phone - Southeast DX Club Contest 2008.
About Bill: A well known, seasoned and respected Expeditioner, an avid DXer has visited (72) DXCC entities and all seven continents.
He has participated in (40) + DXpeditions, including two involving top 20 DXCC entities, i.e. Spratly Island and Peter I Island. In fact, in the last ten years plus,
the Dxpeditions that Bill has participated in have made over 500,000 QSOs with the deserving. WORLD Record for DIGI Mode QSO's on a Expedition Team - TS7C (12,354 RTTY or 13,918 RTTY + PSK). He has been an operator on 2 of the top 7 DXpeditions with the highest QSO totals.
In addition: Bill has had the honor of having participated in several "TOP" DXpeditions and DXpedition of the Year. He enjoys DX'ing and DXpeditions also World Travel. Look for him on Phone, RTTY, Low BAND a little SSTV.
DX-Pedition Leadership Experience:
CE0Z Team Leader 2006
Shipping Manager for PJ7E
YI9PSE Phone - Radio Leader and Team Fundraiser.
Florida Dxpedition Group, Equipment Procurement and QSL Cards Design.
Behind the Scense on Several Expeditions.
Occupation:Self-Employed - design, build and maintain amateur radio stations. In addition, Private and Public investments.
Operated From 08 US States:Florida, New Jersey, California, Connecticut, Alaska, Hawaii, New York, Virginia.
But probably most important, Bill has mentored or elmered literally dozens of DXers and Expeditioners over the years. He has become a role mode,
for many in the sport of DXing and Pile-up managment. As a part of these impressive amateur radio accomplishments, he has operated from what are now National Wildlife Refuges,
public lands or environmentally sensitive locations around the World. 2008 - Clipperton Island: (French Overseas Territory) Call sign: TX5C. 2006 - Amateur radio expedition to the Antarctic island of Peter I Island (Norwegian Overseas Territory) Authorized and approved by: Norsk Polar Institute,
Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Union, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of State. His team was ashore for approximately two weeks with off-shore support. Call sign: 3Y0X. 2002 - Chatham Island: Authorized and permitted by New Zealnd Gov't. Call sign: ZL7C 1998 - Wake Island: Closed US Military Installation in the Central Pacific Ocean. Call sign: KH9/N2WB.
*2010 - PJ7E Expedition: NEW DXCC Country.
Past Expedition / Dxpedition:
World Traveler / Globetrotter / Jet-setter / Voyager:
2004 - T77C San Marino Club station March 2004 QSLvia T77C
2004 - IS0/N2WB 22-27 March 2004 QSL via N2OO
2003 - VP2MWB Montserrat 22- 29 July QSL via N2OO
2003 - HK0/N2WB and 5J0X San Andres Island Oct 10 days
2002 - ZL7C Chatham Island Oct
2001 - J68WB St Lucia OCT QSL via N2OO
2000 - FG/N2WB Guadeloupe Oct QSL via N2OO
2000 - HH4/N2WB Haiti NWCM March QSL via N2OO
1999 - 9M6OO Spratly Islands Oct 1999 QSL via n2OO
1999 - 9M6AAC Bureno Western Malaysia Hillview Gardens Oct/Noc 1999 QSL via N2OO
1999 - J68WB St Lucia Oct 1999 QSL via N2OO
1999 - KG4WB Guantanamo Bay, Cuba March QSL via N2WB
1998 - KH9/N2WB (Team) Wake Island Oct QSLvia N2OO
1998 - KH6/N2WB Hawaii Oct QSL via N2OO
1998 - KP2/N2WBSt Croix @ Wood wind Estates WP2Z Oct QSL via N2OO
1997 - KG4WB Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Oct QSL via N2OO
1994 - W1AW ARRL HQ, Newington, CT June QSL via W1AW
etc etc . . .
Other experience: He has had formal Military/Wilderness survival training and taken courses in Survival Training by the US Army / NATO Military. Amateur Radio VE with ARRL and W5YI and Ham Radio Presenter / Guest Speaker. On Ham Radio, DX'ing and Dxpeditions. Home QTH is in Ormond Beach, Florida about 70 kilometers Northeast of Orlando.
DXCC (TOP) Honor Roll with 344/338 confirmed countries. Honor Roll on MIXED, PHONE and CW. RTTY Mode 304 DXCC. 9-BAND DXCC, 5BDXCC + 160, 30, 17, 12 Meters 2421 (2436) DXCC Challenge! Plus 47 DXCC on SATELLITE and 89 DXCC on 6 Meters.
QSL Manager: N2WB - DIRECT SASE, DX CALLS OPERATION GO TO MGR N2OO ONLY.
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Ham Radio has provided so many satisfying moments in my life that I could never repay the debt I owe to this avocation. The world of joy, good friends, public service, world travel and technical satisfaction can't be matched by any other pursuit.
My thanks to the many hams who have made the last 43 years so much fun! (27 Dec 1971)
To the Ham/DX Community: Thank you for the support and encouragement you have shown me. I have enjoyed meeting thousands of you on the air and hundreds of you in person. Hope I have been able to provide you with a new country/band/mode or the enjoyable pursuit of a new DX QSO.