August 10, 2019 Meeting
Through the hard work of Jerry Hess-W9KTP, we will have a special guest for the August 10th meeting-Craig Thompson-K9CT.
Craig will be talking about contesting and also about the upcoming VP6R Pitcairn Island DXpedition. (October 18-November 1, 2019)
An experienced DXpetioner, he has been on at least eleven Dxpeditions including such exotics as Swains Island, Conway Reef and Amsterdam Island. He was a member of the dangerous and aborted 3Y0X Bouvet Island DXpedition of 2018.
Craig Thompson has been licensed since 1967 and has been a Contester and DX’er ever since. He is currently on the Honor Roll with 360 DXCC Entities and DXCC Challenge with 2970 entities. His station has logged 491,710 QSOs between 1967 and 2019.
An extremely active and able contester, he is known for his huge contest station near Peoria, IL. Besides running a very busy business he is also President of the Society of Midwest Contesters, serves as the Central Division’s representative to the ARRL Contest Advisory Committee and is an emcee at the annual W9 DX Convention.
He will be joined by Anthony Willard, AB9YC, a board member of The Society of Midwest Contesters.
This will be a very enjoyable and informative meeting and one that you will not want to miss. The luncheon is at 12 Noon CDT, August 10th at the Round The Clock Restaurant, 1607 S Calumet Rd, Chesterton, IN.