The Northern California DX Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of two new Directors to fill vacancies created by retiring board members.

Ross Forbes, K6GFJ has been licensed since 1964. He has traveled and operated extensively throughout the South Pacific. A long-time advisor to the Northern California DX Foundation, Ross is a past president of the Northern California DX Club, a previous Vice-Director of the ARRL Pacific Division, and former manager of the Incoming W6 QSL Bureau. Currently retired, Ross has held various IT positions in the financial and legal industry, ran his own import/export company in the 1980s, and has held various positions in commercial broadcasting. Ross lives in San Jose, CA.

George Wallner, AA7JV was born in Hungary in 1951. After studying electrical engineering he joined the military in 1970, and served in a number of overseas postings as a radio operator and communications specialist before moving to Australia and the US, where he founded several payment processing companies. An active amateur radio operator since 1966, George’s main interests are low band CW operation and DXpeditions to very difficult entities located on small islands and reefs. George lives in Miami, FL.

The full list of Officers for 2018-2019 can be found on the NCDXF website:

The ten-member Board of Directors oversees all of the Foundation’s business. These Directors and the volunteer advisors who assist them have held responsible positions in the business or academic worlds. They all are active DXers. The Foundation does not have a paid staff, and no Foundation officer, director or advisor receives a salary or compensation in any form.

The primary purpose of NCDXF is to help fund well-organized DXpeditions to rare, difficult and expensive entities. Those funds come from the contributions of our supporters in the DX community. Your contribution will help make DX happen. Visit our website:

In addition:

  • NCDXF provides scholarships to Contest University for those 25 years of age and under.
  • Partners with IARU to operate the NCDXF Beacon System worldwide.
  • Oversees the Cycle 25 Project: an endowment-fund created from estate planning

We thank you for your continued support.

73, John Miller, K6MM
President, NCDXF


  1. No doubt the NCDXF does great work.

    I had a look at the bio of the Officers on their web-site. I don’t think a single Officer is under 50 years of age, many were much older.

    Experience often (not always) comes with age. but IMHO, it is a sad reflection on our hobby when a prestigious organisation like this doesn’t seem to have any Officers in their 20s, 30s or even 40s. Hardly encouraging for young amateurs (or those thinking to enter this hobby).


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